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If you were dismayed at the thought of the next Grand Theft Auto game launching more than a decade after Grand Theft Auto V, then it's best that you sit down for the rest of this story.
Tom Henderson is a notable name surrounding first-person shooter series like Battlefield and Call Of Duty. He correctly stated that Battlefield 2042 wouldn't have a single-player story, would borrow heavily from Battlefield 3 with futuristic warfare, and would trigger natural disasters of all sorts in the heat of battle. Moreover, Henderson said that it is Sledgehammer Games at the helm of the next Call Of Duty game, and lo and behold, Activision announced the news not long after.
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Long story short - we usually listen to this leaker, even if the claims sound utterly outrageous. Last week, Henderson explained that it's very likely that the next Grand Theft Auto game will launch in 2024 at the earliest. This is thanks to Rockstar Games' shift in mindset to prioritise the wellbeing of its employees over churning out content as quickly as possible.
In 2018, a report from Kotaku shone a light on the problematic working practices at the company. "If you left early on a weekday or weekend, you'd get dirty looks," said one anonymous source. "You'd feel the stare down, and sometimes you'd see it as you were leaving. There was this culture of, if you don't put in the hours, you're not worth working here."
Idk why everyone thinks that I said GTA VI was coming in 2023. Everything Tom Henderson has said about the game matches up with what I've heard
- Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 4, 2021
Jason Schreier, a reporter for Bloomberg who wrote that article for Kotaku, has corroborated what Henderson has said about the next Grand Theft Auto game on Twitter. "Everything Tom Henderson has said about the game matches up with what I've heard," said Schreier. That includes (presumably) a modern-day Vice City, multiple protagonists and an evolving map.
The game is in the "very early" stages of its development, so no matter how much we whine and pine, Rockstar Games is not going to be showing off Grand Theft Auto VI for some time. Still, the community seems to be content modding Red Dead Redemption 2 to high heaven and even rewriting the story so fan-favourite characters don't meet an untimely end.
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