“Honestly, from a development standpoint, there are a couple of good reasons. I’ve made a lot of games for new consoles, it’s really hard. Tech is constantly changing, and it’s really hard to make a AAA game at launch.”
He went on to add: “Second, like I said before, the constantly updating a pre-existing game, making it prettier, is way cheaper, way easier than an all-new one.
“So, if I had to guess, GTA 6 just isn’t ready, and GTA 5 will provide a lot of income, and an experience everyone already knows and loves, within a year of the PS5 launching.”
While it’s unlikely Lowenstein has inside information about GTA 6, given his track record he’s in a strong position to comment.
And the comments that GTA 6 in all likelihood “just isn’t ready” yet will surely come as a blow to fans hoping for a release date soon.
If GTA 6 isn’t likely to come out in 2021, then a release in 2022 or beyond could all but rule out a cross-gen release.