Now that the dust has settled on GTA V I thought I'd do a little research to see when we can expect GTA VI.
My estimate is 2018. Here's why:
The time period from SA to GTA IV to V followed a similar pattern of roughly 4-5 years in between:
- SA: 2004
- IV: 2008
- V: 2013.
The next question is, when will it be announced? IV and V had a time-frame between announcement to release of 16 months and 18 months respectively. Traditionally, Rockstar released GTAs in the autumn, but IV was released in April and V was originally penned for release in April. If they decided to release VI in April 2018, then we should expect an announcement about 16-18 months earlier, which be between August-October 2016. I'd say this is too early especially as RDR2 is likely to be announced this year and released in 2017. The second option then is for VI to be released in Autumn 2018. Using the same time-frame, that would mean an announcement around February-April 2017. This to makes more sense as it allows RDR2 to be hyped and released without a crossover.
So, in my mind, expect to see GTA VI announced around March 2017 with a release for October 2018.
Apologies for any errors and of course this is just guesswork/gibberish, but I believe this will be fairly correct.
Set your hype-o'clock for March 2017 .