2023 will be the decade of GTA 5's release, and that's a scary prospect - but it could also bring exciting updates to the franchise.
Time doesn't stop for anyone or anything - and GTA V is certainly no exception, as the game is now surprisingly close to its 10th birthday. September 17, 2023 will officially mark a decade for the beloved open-world crime title, and for fans of the series, it's understandably a scary thought. There probably aren't many gamers who expect to still be cruising the streets of Los Santos a full 10 years from now.
2013 was a big year for the gaming industry - thanks to GTA V, of course - but when looking back at some of the other games of the time, it puts things into an almost uncomfortable perspective. With BioShock Infinite, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Stanley's Parable, and even The Last of Us released that same year, Naughty Dog is already outlining TLOU 3's story. Many of 2013's games got a sequel (or two) while GTA 5 stalled, but a refresh of the franchise could be on the horizon.
What Grand Theft Auto Fans Can Expect For GTA 5's 10-Year Anniversary
Possibly because of this important milestone, GTA 5 Various celebrations will be held. Rockstar Games has held small limited-time anniversary events for Grand Theft Auto 3 in the past, and with the massive popularity of GTA 5 and its online version, it would be rather shocking if the developer ignored this special birthday. Even if there's no event planned for September 17th, it could mark the release of DLC or a major update - maybe even news about GTA 6. Fans should keep an eye on this date on their calendars, as it will likely be a big deal of some sort or form.
Fans Are Waiting For More GTA 6 News In 2023
Since GTA 6 is likely to be released in 2024, unfortunately a 2023 release seems unlikely. However, fans are right to expect general updates from the game, such as trailers or the announcement of a specific release date. Rockstar confirmed that development on GTA 6 was in full swing last year, and the leak seems to confirm its Vice City setting. Rockstar has used events in the past to announce titles, but not all of them. Until that announcement, it appears that GTA Online will continue to receive regular Updates as usual, at least for the rest of 2023.
GTA 5 turning 10 this September is intimidating, especially for players who've been there since day one - but the franchise may be looking. If the rumors are true, GTA 6 could be released before its predecessor's 11th birthday in 2024. All fans can do right now is cross their fingers and wait, but it looks like there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel with Grand Theft Auto 5.
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