Rockstar Games is still enjoying the success of Red Dead Redemption 2, which has now been out for basically a whole month.
The massive success of the game has led people to ask about Rockstar’s other show-stopping IP – Grand Theft Auto – but it doesn’t look like a new title is coming anytime soon.
Speaking to GQ, Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser said he’s “thankful” to not be releasing GTA 6 in the era of President Trump.
He went on to say: “It’s really unclear what we would even do [the game], let alone how upset people would get with whatever we did.
“Both intense liberal progression and intense conservatism are both very militant, and very angry. It is scary but it’s also strange, and yet both of them seem occasionally to veer towards the absurd. It’s hard to satirise for those reasons.
“Some of the stuff you see is straightforwardly beyond satire. It would be out of date within two minutes, everything is changing so fast.”
It’s true that the GTA games are some of the most controversial in gaming history, with lots of people complaining about their content.
Back in 2014, Australia removed GTA 5 from shelves following customer complaints, and let’s face it, GTA 6 would definitely cause a stir in today’s political climate.
It’s not something to worry about for now though, as the thing that makes Rockstar’s games some of the best in the industry is the attention to detail and extreme craftsmanship that goes into its projects.
There’s usually a number of years between releases of any of its IPs, giving staff a chance to make sure what they’re putting out is nothing less than perfect (or at least a 97 on Metacritic).
It’s been over five years since GTA 5 launched, but with Grand Theft Auto Online still getting updates, Red Dead 2 only having just come out, and Red Dead Online planned, it’s easy to see why GTA 6 is taking a backseat.
It’s pretty much guaranteed we won’t be getting GTA 6 for this generation of consoles, but who knows what the Xbox Two and PlayStation 6 will bring?