From the outside looking in you would assume that Rockstar would be hard at work on Grand Theft Auto 6 for the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett (and possibly PC), especially considering the success of Grand Theft Auto 5, which first released for the PS3 in September 2013.
While that still might be the case, a recent potential Freudian slip by Rockstar character artist Pawas Saxena via a LinkedIn post (now edited) seems to suggest that the follow up to last year’s Red Dead Redemption 2 will in fact be an open-world medieval game, codenamed Project Medieval. Saxena wrote that he was “creating modular environment pieces with organic finish carefully following medieval architectural style”, as part of his current projects at Rockstar.
To add further fuel to the fire, a recent Reddit post from someone who claims to have a credible source reveals that Rockstar is indeed working on Project Medieval and not Bully 2 or GTA 6. The post also mentions that sword fighting will be a mechanic and that the game will be announced ‘soon’, with a Q1 2021 release date in mind.
One developer did see the funny side of it, with Kingdom Come: Deliverance developer Warhorse Studios offering to lend the studio a hand with its potential medieval project.
— Warhorse Studios (@WarhorseStudios) November 28, 2019
It’s not the first time that Project Medieval has reared its head, with a GTA 6 ResetEra thread from April mentioning the project, with one poster saying that the project was set for launch between RDR2 and GTA Next (GTA 6), but that not much was known about the project aside from some basic pre-production.
Naturally take all of this with a grain of salt, as given the slew of rumours regarding the status of GTA 6 and Bully 2, it’s hard to know what is truth and what is mere internet scuttlebutt.
While Bully 2 and GTA 6 appeal to a lot of people, personally I’d love to see what Rockstar can do with a medieval setting given their penchant for high-quality blockbuster titles.
What title would you like to see come next from Rockstar?
Shoutout to GamesRadar.