Rockstar officially confirms GTA 6 is in development

Today: Blizzard is finally bringing World of Warcraft to mobile — Save The Hero Project will let you back up any game cartridge — Google is giving up on games and rebrands Stadia to Google Streaming

Grand Theft Auto VI is well underway

Grand Theft Auto V's Los Santos

Rockstar has finally officially announced the next Grand Theft Auto game, confirming that it is in development at the very end of a community blog post.

The “unprecedented longevity” of Grand Theft Auto V has left many wondering what's next for Grand Theft Auto, and what it might mean when Rockstar says its “goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered”.

  • Grand Theft Auto V launched in September 2013
  • GTA Online has been a major success
  • Fans have not been pleased about Grand Theft Auto V DLC being scrapped
  • Rockstar has not even offered the vaguest hint of where the next game could be set

Grand Tease: “We are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway,” Rockstar concluded, promising more details “as soon as we are ready”. Take-Two’s recent financial report hinted at a March 2024 target for its next big project, which could very well be GTA 6. 

March upgrade: In the meantime, the next-generation upgrades for Grand Theft Auto V will debut on March 15th for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, including major visual upgrades as well as ray-tracing.

What defunct company made the JB Harold Murder Club?

a) Smilebit
b) Human Entertainment
c) Riverhillsoft
d) NEON Software

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Kingdom Hearts series finally on Switch

Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece logos

The entire Kingdom Hearts arrives on Switch this week, albeit only via cloud streaming. On the indie side of things, we have Sifu and OlliOlli World.

Tuesday – February 8th

  • OlliOlli World for PC, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Sifu for PC, PS4, PS5

Thursday – February 10th

  • CrossfireX for XBO, XSX
  • Kingdom Hearts III for NS
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix for NS
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix for NS
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue for NS

Friday – February 11th

  • Lost Ark for PC

World of Warcraft coming to mobile

World of Warcraft’s Burning Crusade Classic

Activision Blizzard's quarterly earnings report has revealed that World of Warcraft is coming to mobile, and that “new experiences” will be introduced to the game this year.

Despite being either a dominant or major player in the MMO space since its launch in 2004, World of Warcraft has resisted a move to mobile while competitors like Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIV have found considerable success on the platform.

Mobile 2022: Activision Blizzard made a vague statement saying that it's “planning substantial new content for the Warcraft franchise in 2022” and that the mobile version is a separate project.

Bad reception: Diablo Immortal is Blizzard's only earlier attempt at bringing one of its flagship IPs to mobile platforms, but it remains in technical alpha and did – to put it mildly – not spark joy with fans when it was revealed at BlizzCon 2018.

Brave Browser rewards you for surfing

Brave Browser

Maybe your internet connection is fast, but what about your browser? The Brave Browser is built from the ground up for speed, privacy and providing an ad-free Internet.

You can opt-in for ads that respect your privacy, and even earn rewards. It’s quick and easy to use, featuring the same comforts and conveniences you expect from a modern browser.

What defunct company made JB Harold Murder Club?

Interviewing a suspect in J.B. Harold Murder Club.

ANSWER: Riverhillsoft!

Detective games used to be pretty popular in the early halcyon days of PC gaming, and Riverhillsoft's JB Harold games are a great example. They are mostly made up of static scenes, but their focus on interviews with witnesses and suspects was still novel and immersive. You might not have heard about it, but it was a huge success in Japan and sold over 20 million copies.

The series made it to the states, but only for DOS and – of all things – the TurboGrafx-CD. The first game finally arrived on Switch in 2017, but is only available in Japan. Fingers crossed for a proper localization at long last!

What era would you like to see GTA 6 set in? We're predicting a multiverse with all the characters returning, and some more alien mysteries…

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!