Grand Theft Auto VI: Rockstar Games is set to announce the highly anticipated sequel to GTAV this month | Science and technology news

Rockstar Games is said to be close to announcing Grand Theft Auto V – 10 years after the last installment of the bestseller was released.

Reports from Bloomberg said the formal announcement could come as early as this week video games the studio is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Last February, Rockstar confirmed that it was working on the latest installment of GTAand said active development was “well underway”.

Citing sources close to the game’s development, Bloomberg said a formal announcement is set for this month and a trailer is coming in December.

The outlet previously reported that the newest installment will take place in a fictional Miami and feature the series’ first female playable character.

Last year, early development gameplay was leaked online after a hacker gained access to Rockstar’s Slack channel.

They released 90 minutes of footage after threatening the developer, which showed some of the locations the new game will feature and the two main characters.

Rockstar Games said on social media at the time: “We recently suffered a network intrusion where an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto.

“At this time, we do not expect any disruption to our live gaming services or any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects.

“We are extremely disappointed to have to share any details about our next game with you all in this way.”

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GTAV is the second best-selling video game of all time, with more than 185 million units sold

Arion Kurtaj, 18, and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were found by a jury in London to be members of the Lapsus$ hacking group, which carried out high-profile cyberattacks on Rockstar Games, Uber, and Nvidia.

Kurtaj attempted to blackmail Rockstar by threatening to “leak the stolen source code for the Grand Theft Auto sequel to Internet forums,” the indictment said.

GTAV is the second best-selling video game of all time, beaten only by Minecraft, with more than 185 million units sold as of August.

Jason Schreier, games journalist at Bloomberg, previously told Sky News that due to GTAV’s incredibly popular multiplayer mode, there hasn’t been “quite the same urgency” to release a sequel.

According to Steam Charts, which only counts PC players, GTA Online averaged 88,700 players in the last 30 days, with 166,618 players at its peak.

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