GTA 6 Release Date Boost: Rockstar’s good news for next Grand Theft Auto on PC

GTA 5was the most downloaded game on PlayStation Store in August and if not for the fact that FIFA 20 is released in September, we wouldn't have ruled out the Rockstar game topping the charts yet again.

With such a massive cash cow, you'd have to be mad to think that Rockstar Games isn't working on GTA 6 in some capacity.

Exactly how far along they are with that progress isn't entirely clear, given both the length of time since they last released GTA 5, the continued development of Red Dead Redemption 2 and the constant rumors surrounding Bully 2 .

You'd have to say though, that regardless, Rockstar Games like to announce their games quite a bit in advance.

Both GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 saw trailers launch pretty much a full year before the games eventually came to stores.

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So it seems pretty apparent that the next Grand Theft Auto game, if it is coming, won't arrive until 2021 at the earliest.

Which makes sense, because by that point, Rockstar can also take advantage of the next console generation, both PS5 and Xbox One.

Whilst a console release is certain, what's currently going on at Rockstar in the PC market right now could have drastic consequences for GTA 6 in the future.

Earlier this week, as fans of the developer, will no doubt be aware, Rockstar released the Rockstar Games Launcher.

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This Windows desktop application allows you to quickly and easily access Rockstar Games PC collection in a single place, although, it's a little fiddly when opening games in another launcher, like Steam.

"The Rockstar Games Launcher comes with a host of features," boasts Rockstar's blogpost. "including the addition of cloud save functionality to all supported titles, the ability to keep your Rockstar Games PC library updated automatically, and ways to follow all the latest Rockstar Games news from directly inside the Launcher."

So, it's a bit like Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher and though it's not clear what Rockstar's plans are long term, many fans have been speculating that this new launcher will be used to sell Red Dead Redemption 2 directly when it (eventually) comes to PC.

What's really interesting, is what impact this could have on GTA 6 a few years down the line.

Though the service is pretty bare-bones right now, in a few years it'll likely be more robust, more features, more games in the back catalog and a lot more users.

And with the difference between console and PC graphics getting increasingly closer, with features such as Ray Tracing tech, could we perhaps see a situation in which Rockstar's next flagship title launches alongside the console release?

No doubt this would be a godsend to a certain portion of Rockstar fans who prefer to play on PC.

It's become a constant bugbear for fans in recent years, who have been waiting, what seems like an eternity, for Rockstar to release a PC counterpart to titles like GTA 5 or Red Dead Redemption 2.

But a simultaneous launch, could allow for more Rockstar projects, more online features, overall a better product at launch at that benefits everyone, across all platforms.

Stay tuned to Daily Star for more GTA 6 news and release date updates

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