Grand Theft Auto VI still 4 years away
According to Tom Henderson, noted for making accurate predictions about upcoming games, Grand Theft Auto VI is around 4 years away from release. Bloomberg's Jason Schreier agrees, claiming his own sources corroborate this.
Apparently, the massive development time is a result of Rockstar trying to discourage crunch and ensuring their employees have a healthier work/life balance. Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto V is still selling strongly while GTA Online remains hugely profitable and the game is about to enter its third console generation.
Return to Vice: “Everything Tom Henderson has said about the game matches up with what I’ve heard,” said Schreier. The next Grand Theft Auto is supposed to be set in modern-day Vice City, which is based on Miami.
Slow and steady: It is also believed that Rockstar is taking a new approach to the next Grand Theft Auto and that they will expand and evolve the game world after launch. This could also help keep pressure off the team since the game's scope will be more flexible.