GTA 6 release date news update: Various reasons why the game may be further delayed

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There is no doubt that fans will keep clamoring for the highly anticipated open world, action adventure game, "Grand Theft Auto 6," thanks to the overwhelming success of its predecessor "GTA 5." Game developer Rockstar Games has kept mum about the release date of "GTA 6" but recent reports claim to know the reason behind the long delay.

Speculations have now surfaced saying the game developer has been struggling to gather the multi-million dollar fund required to complete the anticipated "GTA 6." Reports are now blaming the lack of funds as the reason why there is still no announced launch date for the game.

According to Neurogadget, Rockstar Games spent $265 million developing the predecessor, "GTA 5." Considering the intricacies of the upcoming installment, which suggests a much bigger budget, rumors say that the long delay is logical.

The publication also mentioned that although the predecessor required that much development cost, the game has sold more than $800 million within 24 hours of its release. The report also predicted that the successor will most probably generate a significant amount of income to immediately break even.

The report also mentioned another possible cause of delay. The site noted that the anticipated "GTA 6" will no longer be developed by Leslie Benzies, who was the lead developer of the game series. Benzies has allegedly left the Rockstar Games and is currently suing the company regarding royalties.

In another report, the "GTA 6" is speculated to have VR support, which is said to be another cause of delay, News Everyday wrote.

With regard to the possible release date, the much-awaited "GTA 6" might be launched in 2018 if the game developer will continue following its five-year release pattern. But other reports believe that two more years is still needed to finish the game, which moves the release date to 2020, Parent Herald reported.