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Will there even be a GTA 7? Here’s what we know

It’s a well-known fact that Rockstar Games has canceled the highly anticipated Bully 2 to focus their developers on GTA 6 and Red Dead Redemption 2. However, that was a decade ago, and we’re still waiting for one out of two of those games. If it’s any consolation, though, Rockstar has at least confirmed the existence of GTA 6. We hope Bloodborne 2 will follow their example soon! Still, we aim even further in the future, toward a game that will likely never exist – GTA 7.

The possibility of a GTA VII release has been floating in gamers’ minds for years. Still, it seems like all we’ll be looking at is yet another GTA 5 re-release. For the thousandth time.

Regardless, we can’t help ourselves, and we’re still wondering whether GTA 7 will even exist at all. That’s why we’ve found out everything we could about the topic, and compiled it into a handy little article for you. Enjoy!

What’s taking GTA 6 so long?

Rockstar Games doesn’t keep it a secret that GTA 6 has taken them a really long time to get going. They also don’t hide the fact that GTA Online is at the top of their priority list right now. Yes, that makes GTA Online even bigger than Red Dead Online. The number of updates GTA Online has received compared to Red Dead Online has made us sure of that fact.

With that in mind, it makes sense to assume that the development of GTA 6 has slowed down for the same reason. Since there are many planned feature updates to GTA Online, it seems like we won’t be seeing GTA 6 for at least another few years. With that, just thinking about the release of GTA 7 is even more outlandish.


Still, it’s important to note that many games have started to undergo development hell. Even without it, game development has become a very long and painstaking process in the gaming industry. Ever-evolving technology, new game ideas, and larger file sizes might all be playing a part in delaying GTA 6’s release. However, this also means fans could have cause to be excited. GTA 6 might be bigger than anything they’d ever dreamed of! Let’s just hope all the platforms can handle it.

Is a GTA 7 even in the works? Here’s what rumors say…

The day Rockstar Games confirmed GTA 6 marked an important day in gaming history. Crops flourished, the ice caps stopped melting, and GTA fans rejoiced. However, there is always a small number among the bunch that immediately goes toward making memes and assumptions. This is most likely what happened with GTA 7.

Needless to say, that day was also the day GTA 7 started trending on Twitter. What seemed to be a harmless joke must have been blown out of proportion because of Rockstar’s slow releases. To be fair, though, the memes are kind of funny.

Still, every joke hides a tiny bit of truth, and that may be the case with GTA 7, too. The only way to make a proper estimate is to take a look at Rockstar’s previous releases.

Red Dead Redemption 2 took 8 years to release. Similarly, fans have been waiting for almost a decade for the release of GTA 6.  The production time of GTA 7 will likely take around the same amount of time. We’ll all be old and frail by the time we get to play GTA 7.


When could we expect to see a GTA 7?

Now that we’ve analyzed the behavior and made an analysis, we can start getting an inkling of when we can expect the release of GTA 7.

As we said, its production time will likely take around the same amount of time as GTA 6. Now that it’s been almost a decade, we can estimate that GTA 7 will release around 2037 at the earliest. That’s still another 15 years before we can even get to enjoy the continuation of the GTA series. Hopefully, by then we’ll have the technology to fully immerse ourselves into the Grand Theft Auto world.

While these are still rumors, Rockstar’s predictable patterns with the number seven may just give us the clue we need to estimate the GTA 7 release date. If they release GTA 7 in 2037, and especially if they release it on the 7th, 17th, or 27th, our predictions will have been correct.

Final Verdict on GTA 7

We know fans may feel disappointed with the delay of GTA 6 and the questionable existence of GTA 7. There’s still a lot of time left before we can even begin to seriously consider the possibility of GTA 7 even existing. We’re better off focusing on GTA 6 first.

Still, we can be sure that even with all these delays and pushbacks, the games will be good. Rockstar is not a company that half-heartedly releases its games. Besides, some games get a deadline that’s almost impossible to meet and end up pumping out half-baked games. We’re sure GTA 6 and GTA 7 won’t suffer the same fate as these games.

In the meantime, we can sit back, relax, and enjoy all the amazing games Rockstar has brought to us so far!

Vildana Karcic
Vildana Karcic
A third-year psychology student with a love for gaming, Vildana spent her early years watching her sisters play Age of Empires and Nancy Drew games. Now, at 22 years old, she spends her free time playing Final Fantasy XIV, watching kdramas, and getting involved in more projects than she can probably handle. She has an interest in online marketing, so she hopes to refine her skills and learn the tricks of the trade later on in her career.