Rockstar North, the brains behind the Grand Theft Auto series may have just confirmed that the sixth instalment is in development. This detail came to light in the company’s recently published tax returns.
The news, which was outed by the good folk over at TaxWatch Uk, noted that Rockstar North filed for a significant increase in its claims for Video Games Tax Relief with HMRC in the UK for 2018/2019. The claims were approved on the basis that its ongoing project is registered as 'Culturally British'; a historic tax requisite that allows video game developers to seek large subsidies for high cost productions with cultural ties to the UK.
The series of course, has it’s roots in Britain and since Rockstar hasn't registered any of its other properties as "Culturally British", states TaxWatch UK, this latest claim for tax relief can thus be attributed to the "production of the next edition of GTA."
The news comes as we noted earlier that the studios publisher, Take-Two has been pushing Rockstar to release games on a more timely schedule.