GTA6 will be set in South America and Florida
It only feels like yesterday that the only thing anyone wanted to do was ride around on their horse, staring at sunsets and watching your own beard grow out of your lantern jaw.
Now, though, according to one purported insider, Rockstar Games is working on following Red Dead Redemption 2 with Grand Theft Auto 6, and claims to have an inside track on what to expect from the it.
Anyone can fire up Reddit and start firing out hunches and suppositions, but if we believe u/JackOLantern1982 - and why wouldn't you trust an anonymous stranger on the internet - then this info comes from two of his "very reliable" mates in the gaming journalism world, plus a non-denial from another mate who works for Rockstar.
The key info from the post, which you can read in full here, suggests that the new game is currently codenamed Project Americas, is heavily influenced by Narcos, will be set in the 1970s and 80s, and will bounce between Vice City and a new setting based on Rio de Janeiro, as well as having a few missions in Liberty City.
Apparently you'll play as Ricardo, a struggling drug mule trying to make it big, and there'll be a pretty big bit set in a prison.
Rather than carrying everything around in your back pocket as in previous games, you'll use your car's boot as the equivalent of the saddle in Red Dead 2, and for some reason weather ("Hurricanes, floods, etc") will be a big part of the narrative.
The game mechanic is also said to be less relentlessly focused on making you experience the entire life of your character in real time than RDR2 was, with a balance between arcade-style thrills and spills and day-to-day pottering about.
Again, this is all potentially fan fiction nonsense based on vanishing whispers, but still, it's more fun to have the rumours and eventually find out you've been completely had than never to have had the rumours at all, isn't it?
There's no timeframe set on the release but the post suggests the studio is working on "an incredible 70s/80s soundtrack", which is heartening at least.