A number of leakers, led by an insider under the nickname Moth Culture, claim a complete restart of the development of the new Grand Theft Auto. Rockstar Games could have finished the game back in 2020, but instead decided to start work on an open-world game almost from scratch.
According to an insider, Grand Theft Auto 6 was about 70% complete two years ago. Why the developers decided to suddenly restart the development is not reported. It is only known that the studio abandoned a large amount of the work done, retaining only some of the already finished materials.
Less reliable sources have linked the restart to technical engine issues and criticism of “tedious” quests in Red Dead Redemption 2.
The sudden restart of Grand Theft Auto 6 seriously affected the plans of the team, which is why the players will not see the new part until 2024. Constant leaks and rumors about Grand Theft Auto 6 literally forced Rockstar Games to announce work on the game earlier this year. The insider is sure that if it were not for the pressure from the community, the game would have been announced only in 2023.