GTA 6 development seemingly confirmed by Rockstars latest tax return

Rockstar North, the British developer renowned for creating the Grand Theft Auto series, may have just confirmed its working on the next series in its open world crime franchise, GTA 6 (opens in new tab), thanks to detail found in the company’s recently published tax returns. 

As outlined by TaxWatch UK (opens in new tab), Rockstar North filed for a significant increase in its claims for Video Games Tax Relief with HMRC in the UK for 2018/2019. The claims were approved on the basis that its ongoing project is registered as ‘Culturally British (opens in new tab)‘; a historic tax requisite that allows video game developers to seek large subsidies for high cost productions with cultural ties to the UK. 

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Interestingly enough, a trusted Rockstar insider (opens in new tab) has also recently claimed that Take-Two Interactive, the studio’s publisher, has been pushing for a faster and more frequent game release schedule, implying that GTA 6 could be coming as “soon” as GTA 5’s Trevor Phillips himself (opens in new tab) has suggested. 

With both PS5 (opens in new tab) and Xbox Series X (opens in new tab) primed and ready for release later this year, the concept of a next-gen GTA is certainly enough to dream about for now, but – in the meantime – be sure to follow GamesRadar for all and any Rockstar news as it’s announced. 

Correction: The article originally stated that Rockstar hadn’t registered any other games since GTA V as “Culturally British”. It had in fact registered Red Dead Redemption 2 as “Culturally British”, which the BFI approved in Feb 2019 (opens in new tab). We have updated the article and regret the error.    

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