Grand Theft Auto 6 is officially on the way

This story about big announcements, boiled down, in 1:11 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

Something that we thought we wouldn’t be alive to see is actually happening — the mythical next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is officially on its way! It means a lot to more than just gamers.

The situation

Spanning 7 mainline games and 9 spin off titles, the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series is the 6th best selling video game franchise of all time.

  • The franchise is beloved for its immersive, realistic world that allows the player to do almost anything, but is also steeped in controversy for its adult nature and abundance of violence.
  • Historically, we have gotten a new GTA title around every 3 years, but we’ve been waiting almost 8 years for Grand Theft Auto 6.

An official press release from the game’s developer has revealed that Grand Theft Auto 6 is actually in-the-making, to the delight of gamers everywhere.

  • Other than the fact they say that the sequel is “well-underway”, the developer remains tight-lipped on any other details.
  • No specific release date was announced, but leaks have cited a potential release sometime in 2025.

Boiling it down

Grand Theft Auto Online, Grand Theft Auto 5’s online mode, is the reason why we haven’t seen a new title in the franchise for so long.

Not only are gamers happy, but investors as well.

  • Upon announcement, the stock price of the developer’s parent company shot up upwards of 7%, adding another ~$1 billion to the company’s market cap.
  • Given how many billions of dollars in revenue Grand Theft Auto 5 makes, investors seem to be looking forward to renewing growth in the aging franchise.

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