At some point, you have to wonder how Rockstar can possibly follow GTA 5. Take a step back and think about this for a second: the fifth instalment has sold 170 million copies – the pressure to improve upon that must be unfathomable. Nevertheless, we know the label is effectively all hands on deck right now, with rumours of a Bonnie & Clyde-style sequel storyline emerging recently.
According to overlord Take Two’s top brass, we should be excited about the project: “With development of the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series well underway, the Rockstar team is determined to once again set creative benchmarks for the series, our industry, and for all entertainment, just as the label has done with every one of their frontline releases.”
By the time the title launches in 2024, it’ll have been over ten years since the last game in the series. Obviously in that time, GTA Online has grown immeasurably and Red Dead Redemption 2 released – but that’s one helluva development cycle. We just don’t see how it can possibly meet expectations at this stage – and yet, you’d never rule out Rockstar, would you?