Rockstar North, the British developer renowned for creating the Grand Theft Auto series, may have just confirmed its working on the next series in its open world crime franchise, GTA 6 (opens in new tab), thanks to detail found in the company's recently published tax returns.
As outlined by TaxWatch UK (opens in new tab), Rockstar North filed for a significant increase in its claims for Video Games Tax Relief with HMRC in the UK for 2018/2019. The claims were approved on the basis that its ongoing project is registered as 'Culturally British (opens in new tab)'; a historic tax requisite that allows video game developers to seek large subsidies for high cost productions with cultural ties to the UK.
Interestingly enough, a trusted Rockstar insider (opens in new tab) has also recently claimed that Take-Two Interactive, the studio's publisher, has been pushing for a faster and more frequent game release schedule, implying that GTA 6 could be coming as "soon" as GTA 5's Trevor Phillips himself (opens in new tab) has suggested.
With both PS5 (opens in new tab) and Xbox Series X (opens in new tab) primed and ready for release later this year, the concept of a next-gen GTA is certainly enough to dream about for now, but - in the meantime - be sure to follow GamesRadar for all and any Rockstar news as it's announced.
Correction: The article originally stated that Rockstar hadn't registered any other games since GTA V as "Culturally British". It had in fact registered Red Dead Redemption 2 as "Culturally British", which the BFI approved in Feb 2019 (opens in new tab). We have updated the article and regret the error.
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