"We are pleased to confirm that development of the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway," writes Rockstar Games, owned by US industry giant Take-Two Interactive.

The New York-based studio gives no release date and no information on this "Grand Theft Auto 6".

GTA 5 was released in 2013.

Since the very first installment in the series, in 1997, the game has been as popular as it has been criticized for its violence, allowing the player to play as criminals speeding in their big cars in similar settings in New York, San Francisco or Miami. .

Grand Theft Auto is known as the only game to have received an Adults Only rating.

230 million copies of franchise-related games have been sold worldwide.

Rockstar Games also announces that "Grand Theft Auto V" and "Grand Theft Auto Online" will be available on next-generation game consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S starting March 15.

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