Upgrading GTA Online to include new content for PS5 and Xbox Series X won’t be enough to sate fans waiting to play Grand Theft Auto 6.
But while most gamers are ready to enjoy a new game from Rockstar Games, there’s a good chance we could be waiting years for GTA 6.
A recent announcement from the GTA development team confirmed the first changes to the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online.
This includes support for greater top speeds on select vehicles, with these new modifications being made within the LS Car Meet.
We already know that Rockstar will offer a more technically upgraded experience, including better graphics and performance.
Adding this to the story mode will be a boon for those who haven’t played it, or are hoping to enjoy it again.
But the big part of the new bundle will be what is being planned for GTA Online on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC.
As a rough guess, we would expect GTA Online to receive big updates every few months, perhaps more frequently after the next-gen version of the game has been released.
This is scheduled to happen on November 11, and there will be a lot more information shared about it before the big release.
2022 is expected to be a crucial year for GTA Online and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Rockstar start to release more and more exclusive content for the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game.
However, basic support will remain for PS4 and Xbox One, and it’s hard to say just how far and how fast Rockstar will go with its next-gen support.
It would make sense that GTA Online could support an exclusive next-gen map, making it possible to keep supporting the game across generations.
It would also help bridge the GTA 6 release date gap, which isn’t expected to happen until at least 2023, but perhaps even further into the future.
But if something like that does happen, it’s easy to see why Grand Theft Auto fans are so desperate to see a new game released.
While GTA Online has become extremely popular, tons of gamers still want to experience a massive and immersive new world and story.
Re-living the adventures of Trevor around Los Santos can be fun, but the idea of waiting so long to experience the next big GTA caper is disappointing.
Much of the appeal of Grand Theft Auto is its stories and living world that you can explore.
And while the world of GTA Online is expected to get better as the years go by, the story available in multiplayer is completely lacklustre.
The RPG elements aren’t really there, and Rockstar Games is more focused on adding new races and things to spend in-game cash on than providing something with great storytelling elements.
Faster cars are great, but fans are ready for the next big adventure that will be available in Grand Theft Auto 6.