The PS5 may get an unexpected exclusive in Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) if a recent report is to be believed. Sony may be in talks to buy Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2 hitmaker Rockstar Games as well as 2K, the publisher behind BioShock, XCOM, and WWE games to name a few. If true, it would put Microsoft’s E3 2018 reveal of multiple studio purchases to shame with GTA 6 alone. That said, it’s rather unlikely that Sony would actually spend on acquiring a company of Take-Two’s size and stature, more so when its focus has been on first-party exclusives like God of War and Uncharted 4. However, the proposition of GTA 6 being exclusive to the PS5 would make business sense given how popular GTA V has been.
According to Marketwatch citing Joel Kulina, Head of Technology and Media Trading at Wedbush Securities, Sony “is in advanced board level discussions to acquire Take-Two Interactive in a mostly cash deal”. This would value Take-Two at $130 a share. Take Two’s stock climbed 4.7 percent on the rumour.
Previously it was suggested that GTA 6 may take place in two locations — Vice City and South America. While the former is Rockstar’s take on Miami, players will go to South America for a few missions. The game is being referred to at Rockstar as Project Americas.
In addition to this, GTA 6 may, for the first time, include a female protagonist as one of it leads. Though there’s no confirmation if you’ll be able to control multiple characters like you could in GTA V.
But don’t expect to play GTA 6 anytime soon. The game is slated to be available around 2022. If so, it could possibly signal the end of the PS4 and Xbox One with GTA 6 being their collective swan song as well as it being re-released for the next wave of consoles from Sony and Microsoft as well as the PC.