Grand Theft Auto V is one of the most commercially successful games and pieces of entertainment in human history, and it’s set to grow bigger still when it comes to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in 2021. Given the enormous success of the title and its online mode, it makes sense that developer Rockstar Games would make a sequel … eventually.
It probably won’t happen soon, but Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, is now seemingly protecting its future right to do so by renewing the domain registration for GTAVI.com.
This is nothing new or extraordinary; it’s normal and expected for video game companies to secure domains for upcoming or unannounced titles, whether they intend to actually make them or not. Take-Two has also renewed its domain for gtavicecityonline.com, according to GamesRadar.
In April, Kotaku reported that Rockstar Games had begun work on the next Grand Theft Auto title. The game is reportedly “early in development.”
If Rockstar is indeed making a new GTA title, it will do so without Rockstar founder Dan Houser, who left the company earlier in 2020. Veteran GTA writer, producer, and in-game DJ, Lazlow, has left Rockstar Games as well. Leslie Benzies, the former head of GTA developer Rockstar North, said he was forced out of the company and sued the studio for millions.
Rockstar’s latest release was Red Dead Redemption II, which has sold more than 32 million copies to date.
As for GTA 5, it has sold more than 135 million copies, but that is just the beginning of the game’s success, as the GTA Online mode brings in lots of money from its various microtransactions.
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