With an estimated 80 million copies shipped worldwide, GTA V has been one of the most successful video games of all time, contributing to the meteoric increase in share prices of publisher Take Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO).
Of course, no game can continue to grow forever-but Take-Two has another potential blockbuster in the wings with Red Dead Redemption 2, the sequel to the 2010 hit open world western game, due in the Spring of 2018.
Although Neff has since insisted that the leaked resume was just a big fat hoax, the hype machine was kicked into overdrive regardless.
So if we have any viable proof that Grand Theft Auto 6 is indeed coming, we are going to accept it.
It's also important to look at the timelines that Rockstar seems to operate on.
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Finally, the credits were removed entirely from the Breakdown Express listing where it remains as of this article's posting. However, there's some doubt the next game will take place outside the USA, as Rockstar VP Dan Houser told The Guardian that "my own personal feeling is that GTA is America".
Despite their accusations which may have some credence to them, the timing of the lawsuit is unusual, considering it comes 15 years after the video game was first created.
The fact that the game is under development right now shouldn't be too surprising.
If the next GTA does revisit old locations, it's entirely possible we'll see the return of some old cast members as well. How can Rockstar possibly top the stellar GTA 5, and will the series ever bring us a credible female character?
Almost four years into its life cycle, Grand Theft Auto Online refuses to die.
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Zelnick shared that while he does have high hopes for "Red Dead Redemption 2", he does not think it can be on the same context as "GTA Online".