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The mention of a new GTA title they are currently working on is at the bottom of this community update.  It's as vague as announcements get but this is the first time they have officially confirmed they are working on the next iteration:

 

 

 

 

Grand Theft Auto Community Update

Updates to The Contract, New Details on GTAV for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, and More

February 4, 2022

As the GTA Online community continues to grow stronger with each passing year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for playing with us across 2021, whether through the high-speed thrills of Los Santos Tuners, chasing down Dr. Dre’s lost tracks in The Contract, or just causing havoc in Freemode with friends. As we enter our third console generation and with much more to come in 2022 and beyond, here is a look at just some of what’s on the way.

The Contract – Short Cuts to Short Trips and More

The Contract brought GTAV’s story into present-day GTA Online as players helped Franklin Clinton set up his celebrity solutions agency and track down hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre’s lost, unreleased music, along with an array of new gameplay including Security Contracts, Payphone Hits, and the ability to step into the shoes of Franklin and Lamar for the Short Trips co-op story missions.

To ensure everyone can easily experience the fun of Short Trips, players will soon be able to access Short Trips directly from the Jobs menu without completing The Contract’s story missions. And look for official versions of Dr. Dre’s tracks from The Contract, hitting your favorite music streaming service today.

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A New Generation for GTAV and GTA Online

With the GTAV community stronger than ever, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online will come to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S platforms this coming March 15, bringing the blockbuster open-world experience to players on the latest hardware. We sincerely appreciate the entire community’s support over the years as the game now heads into an unprecedented third console generation.

Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S features new graphics modes with up to 4K resolution, up to 60 frames per second, texture and draw distance upgrades, HDR options and ray-tracing, as well as offering the technical advancements of the latest console generation with faster loading times, immersive 3D audio, platform-specific features like advanced haptic feedback, and much more.

PS4 and Xbox One players eager to continue their journey on the newest generation of hardware will be able to transfer both their GTAV Story Mode progress and their current GTA Online characters and progression to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S with a one-time migration at launch.

Plus, a new standalone version of GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will debut at launch — available for free for the first three months to PlayStation 5 players — making it easier than ever before for new players to experience everything GTA Online has to offer.

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Improvements to GTA Online

GTA Online for PS5 and Xbox Series also includes a range of improvements including the ability to skip the GTAV Story Mode prologue before entering Online, and an all-new GTA Online Tutorial. New GTA Online players will now enter the Career Builder, with instant access to their choice of one of four illicit businesses — Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, or Gunrunner — and a sizable GTA$ windfall to help select a property, high-end vehicle, and the firepower required to kickstart their enterprise. Returning players will also have the option to restart their character and take advantage of the Career Builder at any time.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of GTA Online also include the new Hao’s Special Works auto shop, located within the LS Car Meet, which will allow players to upgrade select vehicles (5 new vehicles and 5 existing vehicles at launch) for elite driving performance that takes full advantage of the upgraded power of new console hardware.

 

What’s Next

With the unprecedented longevity of GTAV, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway. We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready, so please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official details.

On behalf of our entire team, we thank you all for your support and cannot wait to step into the future with you!


- Rockstar Games

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I hope so.  The PS5 version of GTAV launches next month IIRC along with 3 months free access to the new, enhanced version of GTAO.  I'm sure my PS5 friends and I will be checking that out for a while.  .....and I'll likely end up buying the new PS version of the game too.  

Hate to think about when "GTA6" will finally release.  I'm sure it's still a long way out.

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In my opinion, Rockstar as a company has fallen apart. I'm surprised they are hanging on by a thread keeping the fan base intact by hyping up the newer GTA project news, because if this project is a fluke, it's game over. Really unfortunate to see one of my favorite game developers fall this hard in recent years.

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19 hours ago, DylBandit said:

In my opinion, Rockstar as a company has fallen apart. I'm surprised they are hanging on by a thread keeping the fan base intact by hyping up the newer GTA project news, because if this project is a fluke, it's game over. Really unfortunate to see one of my favorite game developers fall this hard in recent years.

.....R* is far from falling apart though and nowhere near hanging by a thread.  

RDR2 continues to generate sales numbers reaching over 43 million copies sold as of the beginning of this year.  ....GTAV is upwards of 155 million copies having sold 5 million of those in the last quarter.  ....GTAV has made them over $6 Billion in revenue.  

I imagine their 2021 fiscal year-end report (FY2021 ends March 31st this year) will show even greater growth and success with the launch of the next gen version of GTAV, the GTA trilogy (even with the buggy launch), etc.   

We may not like that R* hasn't spent the time with RDR2 as they have with GTAV, announced an RDR2 next-gen version, etc., but that doesn't change the fact that these R* titles are still generating lots success in both continued revenue, new sales and player engagement.

I'm disappointed too in any ways regarding RDR2 and some with GTAV.  ....then again, I still went ahead and bought the PS5 version of GTAV recently and my other PS5 friends did too so we can get back into it.

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I don't think Rockstar has to fear any flops. GTA6 is going to be hugely successful just by virtue of being GTA6. It's going to be a day 1 preorder for millions upon millions of gamers. The same will be true of the inevitable RDR3. Know the old saying "The only certain things in life are death and taxes"? Well, we can pretty much amend that to death, taxes, and Rockstar Games making billions.

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For only a year old, I'd say this looks pretty far along.

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By contrast, this was Spider-Man at the same point in development.

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On a side note, I just love how every argument for the game being "woke" ended the moment people saw Lucia's ass. 🤣

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1 hour ago, Parzival said:

For only a year old, I'd say this looks pretty far along.

By contrast, this was Spider-Man at the same point in development.

On a side note, I just love how every argument for the game being "woke" ended the moment people saw Lucia's ass. 🤣

Yeah, the game world looked nearly complete although many of the assets looked really familiar.  I'm assuming some of those have or will be changed along the line.  .....the current game world being more of a test environment while the game is still in development?

Seeing how other games have joined the woke train, I'd say it was a legitimate argument / concern.  Although I can't see a game like GTAV going over very well these days due to oversensitivity, I think a more serious GTA6 should be able to circumvent that.  ....and yeah, glad to see Lucia wasn't affected by the current culture.  lol

Nothing wrong with making people look like real people you would typically see on the street.  I'm really tired of the trend to make characters look a certain way to cater to a particular segment for the sake of "inclusiveness", etc.  This is what is great about GTAV Online as people can create their own avatars as they want to appear in the game world.  I'm all for that including implementing further options to support it like genders beyond M/F if people want that.  .....but placing folks into characters or game worlds that feel more like they were generated to fulfill a social justice agenda is a huge turn off for me.

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17 hours ago, Kean_1 said:

Yeah, the game world looked nearly complete although many of the assets looked really familiar.  I'm assuming some of those have or will be changed along the line.  .....the current game world being more of a test environment while the game is still in development?

Seeing how other games have joined the woke train, I'd say it was a legitimate argument / concern.  Although I can't see a game like GTAV going over very well these days due to oversensitivity, I think a more serious GTA6 should be able to circumvent that.  ....and yeah, glad to see Lucia wasn't affected by the current culture.  lol

Nothing wrong with making people look like real people you would typically see on the street.  I'm really tired of the trend to make characters look a certain way to cater to a particular segment for the sake of "inclusiveness", etc.  This is what is great about GTAV Online as people can create their own avatars as they want to appear in the game world.  I'm all for that including implementing further options to support it like genders beyond M/F if people want that.  .....but placing folks into characters or game worlds that feel more like they were generated to fulfill a social justice agenda is a huge turn off for me.

I imagine there will be a lot of reused assets simply because, from an architecture standpoint, a brick building or drywall interior will look the same in Florida as it does in California. But in the screenshot above, pretty much everything except the female NPC in front of Lucia looks ready for gold to me.

Considering GTAV was rereleased for a third time and about the only bad press I saw for it was that this "Expanded and Enhanced" version's announce trailer was made with PS4 graphics and wasn't really expanded or enhanced, I honestly don't think there would be much of an issue. It being "old media" doesn't make a difference when there are calls for disclaimers about "outdated views" and other nonsense to be added before movies like Gone with the Wind which remains a timeless classic despite the push to vilify every tiny thing about the pre-Civil War American South. I'm not going to jump to conclusions about GTA6 simply because we don't know much of anything about it to begin with. The two rednecks arguing over the existence of Finland is classic GTA, though.

Diversity where it's warranted is one thing, but diversity just for the sake of diversity (as in, say, Assassin's Creed Odyssey) is every bit worthy of criticism. Modern day Miami isn't short on diversity, so its GTA counterpart shouldn't be either. As far as looking like "real people," even the old Victoria's Secret models who largely made that perfect hourglass figure so popular and desired were real people, so unless Lucia has four arms, four legs, and a pair of dragonfly wings, there's no strict set of criteria that defines what makes her or anyone else "real." No, the main thing that I took away from that was how some people's priorities are arranged.

"This game terrible, it's going to be so wo---OH MY GOD, LOOK AT THAT ASS!"

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Yeah, I guess the "real" remark came out wrong. .....more along the lines of vs. when elements start to feel shoehorned into a game for the sake of such things. 

Anyhow, I like what I saw in the leaked footage. Given it's age (a year apparently?)I have to imagine the game is much further along now.  I just hope those hacker(s) don't screw up the games progress.  I heard something about the source code being ransomed now?  

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Rockstar released a statement that they anticipated no delays.

And yeah, the hacker supposedly stole the source code for both GTAV and GTA6 and was demanding "no less than six figures" for them. But there are conflicting reports that they were identified and arrested, in hiding, etc.

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2 hours ago, Parzival said:

Rockstar released a statement that they anticipated no delays.

 

And yeah, the hacker supposedly stole the source code for both GTAV and GTA6 and was demanding "no less than six figures" for them. But there are conflicting reports that they were identified and arrested, in hiding, etc.

Yeah, I saw that and I hope they're right that this won't throw a wrench in things.  Also been seeing those various, sometimes conflicting reports.

Either way, I hope they get nailed.

btw, I noticed R* disabled comments on their Tweets at least for now.

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........looks like they may have that dude in custody in the UK.  Also appears they have and / or are closing in on others within that group.

I hope they feel the full brunt of the consequences including prison and heavy fines.

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A list of gameplay features found in the leak.

(Sorry for the long post)

As expected, a number of features from RDR2 are present, such as a limited on-person arsenal. A duffel bag system seems to play the same role as the saddle in RDR2.

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Yeah, I'm really liking the direction the game is taking with these elements that have been revealed.  Let's hope they stick with them and even expand.  

I really like the inventory management being similar to RDR2.  I always hated the idea of having access to every gun you own, etc.  I'm wondering if in fact the duffel bag is you gun inventory system (like the horse in RDr2), can you store that in a car?  I'd like to see that.... personally.

Something I never liked about GTAV and even RDR2 is the gunplay and even movement to be honest.  I hope there is a lot of attention spent on improving that which (from what we've seen) they may be.

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