GTA 6, the next rumoured entry in Rockstar's best-selling open world crime franchise, could be releasing within the course of the next two years, according to Steven Ogg, the actor now famed for his performance as Trevor Phillips in GTA 5 (opens in new tab).
According to someone in attendance (opens in new tab) at Ogg's recent appearance on a panel during the Brazil Game Show, the actor said GTA 6 would be releasing "soon", explaining that Rockstar's "games take 7-8 years to make, do the math."
GTA 5 released in 2013, so Ogg's math sets up the GTA 6 launch date as either 2020 (next year!) or 2021, presumably for the next gen consoles of PS5 (opens in new tab) and Xbox Project Scarlett (opens in new tab), which are both releasing in the Holiday season of next year.
Now, it's unclear whether Ogg is just making baseless predictions as an external onlooker, or is involved in the making of GTA 6 himself, and has accidentally revealed an insight into Rockstar's development timeline. Indeed, it's entirely possible that his character of Trevor Phillips could be returning to GTA 5's sequel, as Rockstar has a precedent for bringing former Grand Theft Auto protagonists back in as surprise secondary characters for future instalments.
That said, there is (spoilers!) an ending in GTA 5 where Trevor ends up at the wrong end of Franklin's gun, so perhaps this is all just smoke and mirrors on Ogg's part. Meanwhile, Rockstar is still gearing up for the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 (opens in new tab) on PC next month, so at least we have that to look forward to for now.
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