Unexpected GTA 7 Tease Sparks Fan Speculation Before GTA 6 Release

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In an unexpected twist, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick jokingly hinted at the existence of Grand Theft Auto 7, even though the much-anticipated GTA 6 has yet to be released. This playful mention underscores Rockstar’s long-term dedication to the Grand Theft Auto series. While specific details about GTA 7 remain scarce, the buildup to GTA 6 suggests it will be a monumental release. Fans should keep an eye out for future announcements, particularly regarding the PC version and potential online features.

When GTA 6 was announced in December 2023 along with its first trailer, it was slated for release on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. The absence of a PC confirmation was a letdown for many but not entirely unexpected given Rockstar’s history. In a recent interview at the TD Cowen 52nd Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Zelnick addressed the missing PC version along with other questions about GTA and the company’s overall strategy. The interview has been transcribed for clarity.

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During the talk, the host highlighted that GTA V has generated approximately $10 billion in bookings since its launch, a figure Zelnick seemed to agree with, calling it “simple math.” The discussion then shifted to GTA VI, with the host asking, “When you think about GTA VI and what you’ve seen they’re working on, are you confident that this franchise can take another leap forward in terms of its revenue and its reach?”

Zelnick’s response was insightful, emphasizing the evolution of the gaming landscape since the launch of GTA V. He noted, “The world is a different place than when we did launch GTA V. What came before at that point was IV, we had some downloadable add-on content, there was no online version.” Although GTA IV did have an online mode, it wasn’t as expansive as “GTA Online.”

The brief mention of GTA 7 has already fueled fan speculation about possible settings for the next installment. Enthusiasts are suggesting locations such as New York City or Las Venturas, which have either been underexplored or absent in previous games.

This speculation was further amplified by the community’s optimism about Rockstar’s future plans. The company’s ambition to shorten development gaps between releases has generated excitement, particularly given the decade-long wait since GTA 5. However, some fans are urging caution, advocating for Rockstar to maintain their high standards of quality rather than rushing the development process.

Although no official confirmation about GTA 7 has been made, the mere mention of it has ignited fervent anticipation among fans eager to see what the future holds for the iconic franchise. As the release of GTA 6 draws closer, the gaming community remains abuzz with excitement, looking forward to what could be another groundbreaking chapter in the Grand Theft Auto series.

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