Rockstar is seemingly saying farewell to Red Dead Redemption 2 in the latest Red Dead Online update and has possibly just said goodbye to GTA V and GTA Online. Naturally, fans and speculators have swarmed into suspecting that this is due to the development of GTA 6, where things may be ramping up.
Firstly, Red Dead Redemption Online‘s latest update had an emphasis on Telegram missions by adding extras and enabling players to access them from the menu and camp. The update also fixed several bugs and stability issues to improve the overall experience. However, where this ties into GTA 6 is that the update also featured a link to allow players to view the credits in the pause menu, which now includes a message reading “Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped create Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online”. While this should be taken with a pinch of salt as it could simply be a general thank you message, the timing coincides with a similar message now seen on the GTA V website.
On the GTA V website, a thank you message reads “Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online represent the combined efforts of our global team over many years. We want to acknowledge and thank everyone who has contributed to these games, from their original launch in 2013 all the way through to present day.” This was presented alongside a list of credits. While GTA V won’t be going anywhere, fans have interpreted these thank you messages as a sign that Rockstar will be focusing its efforts elsewhere.
Rockstar did confirm in a press release that “active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway” back in February, however, there are next to no details on the project. Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice that Take-Two’s next earnings conference is next month, which has been where some Rockstar titles have been previously revealed or at least offered an update.
GameLuster will be keeping a close eye on GTA 6 updates, so stay tuned!