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Grand Theft Auto 6 is in production, according to reports

Developers Rockstar also came close to making Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo, according to the same report – though the new game is almost certainly going to be set in the US

Andrew Griffin
Sunday 27 March 2016 10:54 BST
Grand Theft Auto V is being touted as the definitive version
Grand Theft Auto V is being touted as the definitive version

Grand Theft Auto 6 is on its way, according to a report.

Developers Rockstar have begun work on the follow up to GTA 5, which was released in 2013 and is by many measures the most successful and expensive game in history, according to a report from TechRadar.

The company hasn’t yet settled on a location and it isn’t clear exactly when the new game will be released. It might not be released for some years yet – GTA V came five years after its predecessor.

The game is unlikely to be set outside of the US, according to the same report.

It suggested that the developers had come very close to releasing a Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo. Around the time of Grand Theft Auto 3, it had scoped out the location – making reference trips to the city and planning a game – but details including the city’s road system were said to be too complicated.

The company has also realised that it would be difficult to take the games outside of the US, according to TechRadar. Doing so would mean changing much of the series’ recurring details – such as brands and cars – and so the new game is likely to stay in the US.

Grand Theft Auto V - Rockstar Editor Trailer

Rockstar is set to reveal a new Red Dead game before the release of GTA 6. Last week reports suggested that Red Dead Redemption 2 might arrive by the end of the year, though details have been limited on what exactly the game might consist of or when it will be revealed.

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