"Grand Theft Auto 5" from publisher Rockstar Games was released in September 2013. Facebook/Grand Theft Auto V

“Grand Theft Auto 6” is arguably one of the most awaited titles from publisher Rockstar Games, but the company is reportedly focusing first on “Grand Theft Auto 5” before getting its hands on a sequel. However, new reports indicate that the publisher is instead waiting for the perfect console to release it on, presumably for virtual reality features.

The wait for Grand Theft Auto 6

Initially, various reports indicated a 2017 unveiling of “Grand Theft Auto 6,” which would have been followed by a 2018 release. But with just three months left in the year, this possibility is getting less and less realistic.

'Grand Theft Auto 6' is cancelled; Rockstar Games to focus on further developing 'Grand Theft Auto 5'

Why "Grand Theft Auto 6" is delayed

Reportedly, Rockstar Games has opted to delay the release in order to focus on “Grand Theft Auto 5” and “GTA Online.” Logically, this choice makes sense as both titles are still relevant in the gaming world. A new release might preemptively stop the success of either or both games, so the publisher has instead been releasing DLCs and extensions for both platforms.

The most recent addition was “Bikers,” which added a new motorcycle dimension to the current games.

'Grand Theft Auto Online: Bikers' will allow players to explore the underground world of motorcycle gangs

The Grand Theft Auto 6 VR plan

As NeuroGadget reported, it is likely that “GTA 6” will not be released until the next generation of consoles are available. Currently, the PlayStation 5 is estimated for release in 2020, as is the next Xbox One. Following this thinking, the new game may not hit stores until 2020 as well.

Things could be worth the wait, however, as technology will undoubtedly be more advanced in the upcoming generations. The belief is that Rockstar Games use this time to master virtual reality and thereby make “Grand Theft Auto 6” VR compatible.

A GTA experience in the VR world might just make the wait worth it. It would, after all, be a first for the franchise. A delayed release would also mean better graphics for “Grand Theft Auto 6.”