"Grand Theft Auto" is arguably one of the most successful video game franchises out today, which makes it understandable that fans are eagerly anticipating a sixth installment. However, according to a new rumor, "Grand Theft Auto 6" may not see the light of day until 2021.
This new speculation is courtesy of YouTube user Itz Frolickz, who claims that an Easter egg in "Grand Theft Auto 5" may be indicative of the sequel's release. While exploring the airport within the game, two doors with the numbers 2013 and 2021 are seen next to each other. According to his reasoning, since 2013 is the year "Grand Theft Auto 5" was released, the door numbers could mean that "Grand Theft Auto 6" will arrive in 2021.
However, there are also other rumors claiming various possible release years for "Grand Theft Auto 6." Since Rockstar Games plans to release "Red Dead Redemption 2" within this year, it can be safely assumed that the earliest arrival date for "Grand Theft Auto 6" may be 2018. However, there is also a considerable number of reports out there saying that a much later release date is more reasonable.
One of the reasons supporting a later date is the issue of virtual reality. It has been speculated that Rockstar Games is eyeing virtual reality support for "Grand Theft Auto 6," which would mean a larger budget and more time to work on the game. There has even been a rumor circulating that the studio requires $300 million in funding in order to achieve their vision for the upcoming sequel. It is important to note that "Grand Theft Auto 5" was already very expensive to produce, and setting sights on more features - especially virtual reality support - will undoubtedly inflate cost.
Additionally, Rockstar Games is notorious for delaying the release dates of their titles, and "Grand Theft Auto 6" could be no different. However, since the studio has yet to comment on these speculations, readers are advised to take this with a grain of salt.