It’s been over a decade since the last Grand Theft Auto game launched and it has fans wondering whether or not GTA 6 will be the last one ever.

The Grand Theft Auto franchise has been active since 1997, which means the series is rapidly approaching its 30th anniversary. In that time, we’ve seen sixteen games release, plus two fully-fledged DLC expansions for both GTA 1 and GTA 4.

But after all that, will GTA 6 be the final game in the beloved saga?

Is GTA 6 The Last One?

There is no evidence to suggest that GTA 6 is set to be the last Grand Theft Auto game.

At this time, Rockstar Games has not commented on whether or not GTA 6 will be the final GTA release, but we’d put good money on the series continuing to grow in the future.

Any rumors that suggest that it will be the final release are completely unfounded as of right now.

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After all, GTA 5 is still, to this day, the fastest-selling entertainment product in history, hitting $1 billion in sales in its first three days on the market. Over a decade after its release, Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive is still reporting billions of dollars of income each fiscal year, largely due to the success of GTA Online.

With GTA 6 shaping up to be the biggest and best game in the series yet, it makes sense that Rockstar Games will continue to grow the franchise with the latest entry.

And we can’t see the developer walking away from one of the biggest cash cows in gaming anytime soon.

Don’t Expect GTA 7 For A Long Time

However, while we don’t imagine that GTA 6 will be the last game in the series, we certainly don’t expect GTA 7 to be just around the corner.

Eleven years have passed since GTA 5’s release in 2013. Since then, the game has moved on from its PS3/Xbox 360 debut, re-releasing on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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The title has appeared on an unprecedented three separate console generations as Rockstar continues to update and tweak the latest game in the series. As such, we can’t see GTA 7 arriving for at least another decade.

For some fans GTA 6 will be the last Grand Theft Auto game they see in their lifetime, but we’re certain the series will continue. However, Rockstar Games will probably focus its efforts on another game first, like a potential Red Dead Redemption 3 or (we can only dream) Bully 2.

As for GTA Online, we’re yet to see exactly what GTA 6’s continuation of the standalone multiplayer title will look like, but it’ll likely continue on the game’s legacy well into the future.

What About Live Service?

One of the biggest reasons for GTA 6 even potentially being the ‘last GTA’ would be because Rockstar Games will able to support the title with live service for years to come.

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Some rumors even suggest that the developer plans to continue to update the base game with new map developments, additional missions, and more in the years following GTA 6’s launch.

However, there has been no actual evidence to suggest that this will be the case, and all rumors should be taken with a major pinch of salt until Rockstar Games confirms them.

GTA 6 is certainly the latest Grand Theft Auto game, but it’d be one of the most shocking plot twists in gaming history if it were actually the last.

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With almost a decade of experience in video game journalism, Max is a well-versed writer from Manchester, United Kingdom. His expertise shines in his comprehensive coverage of GTA 6, providing fans with the latest news and developments regarding the highly-anticipated sequel.
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