To be honest, this rumor isn’t fairly as far-fetched as it could have been in earlier years. Not solely is Grand Theft Auto writer Take-Two Interactive scheduled to host their E3 presentation on Monday, June 14, however latest stories counsel that we could also be closer to playing GTA 6 than we thought.
So does that imply a GTA 6 reveal is certainly imminent at E3 2021? Whereas that actually appears extremely unlikely, within the curiosity of being thorough, let’s take a look at every part we learn about the opportunity of GTA 6 being revealed at E3 2021.
GTA 6’s Improvement Timeline Doesn’t Help an E3 2021 Reveal
Look, the reality of the matter is that no one exterior of Rockstar actually is aware of what’s occurring with GTA 6‘s growth. Whereas we all know that GTA 6 is in growth not directly and that planning phases for the sequel started years in the past, it’s merely not clear right now how far into the event course of the GTA group is or in the event that they’ve even set an inner projected launch date for the sport.
Extra importantly, the historical past of Rockstar’s launch schedule doesn’t assist the concept a GTA 6 reveal is imminent. Sure, it’s been eight years since GTA 5 was released, however since then, members of the Rockstar household have launched PS4/Xbox One/PC variations of the sport, a number of GTA On-line updates, Crimson Useless Redemption 2, Crimson Useless On-line content material, and are at present engaged on the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of GTA 5. Sure, Rockstar is greater than able to working managing a number of tasks without delay, however you possibly can’t simply use the time since GTA 5‘s launch because the measuring stick for GTA 6‘s reveal.
Whereas “educated guess” is the most effective factor you possibly can label a GTA 6 launch date prediction in the intervening time, even essentially the most beneficiant predictions can’t make a case for the sport being launched earlier than 2023. Based mostly on the timelines of earlier Rockstar reveals, that implies that even a 2021 teaser trailer reveal feels unlikely
GTA 6 Doesn’t Want E3 or the Competitors
The truth that Rockstar and the GTA franchise have traditionally had nearly no E3 presence to talk of (exterior of a couple of memorable moments) could also be motive sufficient to shoot down any GTA 6 rumors forward of E3 2021, however on this occasion, the larger impediment is the truth that GTA 6 doesn’t even want the E3 highlight to shine vibrant.
Rockstar may definitely steal the present if it revealed even a GTA 6 teaser throughout Take-Two’s E3 2021 presentation, but it surely’s not like the sport actually wants the eye increase from the commerce present. The studio may simply reveal the brand new sport by itself phrases, much like how they dealt with Crimson Ded Redemption 2‘s reveal.
Extra importantly, a teaser for such a large sport that possible gained’t be launched for one more 2 years (on the very least) may very well negatively affect the thrill for the opposite video games Take-Two will showcase that want the eye. We’ve all seen how teaser trailers for far-off, much-anticipated sequels can dominate the dialog, and Take-Two would in all probability desire that as a lot of that dialog as attainable is targeted on video games you’ll sooner be capable to purchase and play.
The E3 Staff Has Softly Shot Down GTA 6 Rumors (By means of Memes)
In case you missed it, the E3 2021 Twitter group not too long ago induced a little bit of a stir by responding to a query about whether or not or not GTA 6 will likely be at E3 2021.
Whereas gaming conspiracy theorists (who appear to actually love speaking in regards to the GTA collection) have been desperately attempting to spin that reply into some sort of GTA 6 affirmation, the extra possible situation is that the E3 social media group was attempting to relay its try and placate a very hyper determine and provide a little bit of consolation in lieu of utterly smashing their goals. An much more possible chance is that the E3 social group merely doesn’t know what Take-Two and Rockstar plan to do on the present however, like most of us, feels that the percentages of a GTA 6 reveal are astronomically low.
A GTA 5 Subsequent-Gen Replace, GTA On-line, or GTA Remaster Are A lot Extra Possible for E3 2021
Earlier than you utterly abandon all hope for some sort of GTA reveal at E3 2021, take into account the truth that the GTA universe is a multi-headed beast, and that there are a number of different franchise updates that may very well be shared throughout Take-Two’s stream.
It’s really extremely possible that we’ll get some sort of replace in regards to the next-gen port of GTA 5 throughout E3 2021. Rockstar beforehand used a PlayStation showcase to unfold the phrase about that upcoming improve, so it’s not just like the studio is against utilizing these sorts of occasions to speak about smaller updates. On the very least, we could also be handled to a GTA On-line replace trailer.
There’s a a lot smaller likelihood that Rockstar may share an replace on its GTA 3 anniversary plans. Whereas no one is aware of precisely what these plans embody (and it’s attainable Rockstar gained’t reveal them till nearer to the precise anniversary later this yr), we hereby grant you permission to a minimum of maintain on to some hope that we would quickly be handled to a sneak peek at that rumored GTA 3 remaster or remake.