It was previously reported that the earliest that developer Rockstar Games could make an announcement of a major reveal on the sixth installment of its highly successful open-world action adventure video game franchise “Grand Theft Auto” is on 2018 or about five years from the launch of the “Grand Theft Auto 5” on the last generation gaming consoles back in 2013.
However, there are now rumors going around that Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling would play the lead on the upcoming “Grand Theft Auto 6” along with a female character, notes News Every Day.
The latest speculations are rather surprising but it appears that the rumors do not have legs to stand on because neither Rockstar Games nor Ryan Gosling himself has made any statement, tease, insinuation or hint that the latter would be involved in the next installment of arguably the most successful video game franchise in history.
But the female character report has long been in the rumor mill so the only thing new in the report is the involvement of the partner of Eva Mendes to the project.
For the purpose of merely dissecting the latest rumors, Ryan Gosling will be a good addition to the video game as a voice actor, or perhaps lending his face to the lead character. He is good at playing a law-breaker in some of his movies so doing playing an important part in “GTA 6” would further add to his great reputation as a well-rounded actor.
Claim to greatness
The claim to greatness of the “Grand Theft Auto” video game franchise can be attested by the fact that when “Grand Theft Auto V” was launched in the current generation gaming consoles, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, back in 2013, it made a staggering earning of $1 billion merely three days after its official launch.
It was just so much of a mouth-watering earning that Rockstar Games was left with no choice, or to put in a nice way, inspired, to think about the development of its next sequel, the “Grand Theft Auto VI” or “GTA 6.”
As they say in sports as in video games, winners do not quit and quitters do not win. Rockstar is adhering to that mantra in an attempt to come up with another big bang for the franchise.
However, given the immense success of “GTA 5,” the pressure is now also on the developer to really come up with something great for the fans and gamers. The developer cannot simply come up with something just to say that a sequel has been made for the most profitable video game of all time. Rockstar would surely want to be remembered as the developer who came up with two of the most successful and profitable video games in history back-to-back. That would be a mouth-watering reputation that could really inspire Rockstar to top off its accomplishments with “GTA 5.”
Not rushing the game development
This great pressure is actually what’s keeping Rockstar from officially saying any detail about “GTA 6” although the internet has already been abuzz with plots and storylines, characters, new gameplay features, and the like about the upcoming game, all of them speculations.
The developer is not about to rush the development of “GTA 6” either just because some of the GTA fans and gamers already want it. Rockstar is taking its sweet and calculated time in the process because that is the only way it can come up with a really excellent game, which is comparable, if not better than “GTA 5.”