'GTA 6' release date: 'GTA Online' may fast-track 'GTA 6' development; release may be between 2018 and 2020

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Take-Two Interactive announced that Rockstar is about to introduce their latest projects soon, including the "Red Dead Redemption 2" and the much awaited "GTA 6."

"Red Dead Redemption 2" is speculated to be released within the year, but "GTA 6" is believed to be unveiled between 2018 and 2020. This means, Rockstar may not give out any details regarding the racing game since the release will not happen anytime soon.

Enthusiasts previously speculated that the success of "GTA Online" has paved the way for "GTA 6" to finally be in development. Furthermore, the conflict between Rockstar and their former president, Leslie Benzies, will most probably cause the game to depart from the previous titles.

Benzie's exit has caused a lot of rumors, including the major changes that will reportedly be apparent in the upcoming title. He reportedly sued Rockstar for over $150 million and stated that they should not benefit from his work without his consent.

This implies that the "GTA 6" may be launched with different concepts, which may cause further delay.

Meanwhile, the game's lack of details has enthusiasts wondering if "GTA 6" may possibly happen. Rockstar has been quiet about the issue, as well as about the development of the title. According to N4BB, the company may have chosen to remain quiet for a long time.

"GTA Online," on the other hand, is still reaping its success with the microtransactions contributing to millions of dollars in revenue. This sparked another rumor that Rockstar may be fast-tracking the development of the "GTA 6" due to the unexpected, humongous earnings they receive from the "GTA Online."

In previous news, Rockstar was rumored to develop a Tokyo setting when the team allegedly traveled to the Japanese capital to get a feel of the place for the game. However, they reportedly decided not to continue with their plans due to possible problems seen, which includes the city's road system.