The next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series has had fans talking for quite some time. With no official information yet from Rockstar Games, gamers are hungry for even the most minor details. A recent update from the Australian Ratings Board offers some info but raises questions about the game’s content and possible release timeline.
The Australian Ratings Board awarded GTA 6 an MA-15+ rating, citing “strong sex scenes” and “strong drug use.” While the rating is noteworthy, it’s exciting compared to the rating received by GTA 5. The previous game was tagged with an R-18+ rating for “high impact themes, drug use, violence, and sex,” along with strong language and nudity.
Given that GTA 5 had a more restrictive rating, some wonder if the MA-15+ for GTA 6 is simply a placeholder. It’s hard to believe that the next installment in a series known for its adult content would tone things down. So, many are speculating that the current rating might be subject to change before the game is finally released.
Rating a game typically suggests that the title is in its final stages of development, ready to be introduced to the market soon. With Take-Two’s recent financial statements pointing towards a release next year, this new rating could be an early sign that we are nearing an official announcement from Rockstar Games.
Regardless of whether the rating changes, it’s no shock that GTA 6 is already generating attention for its adult themes. The Grand Theft Auto series has never avoided including edgy, controversial, and adult-oriented content. This approach is a part of the franchise’s identity, and it seems unlikely that GTA 6 will stray far from this path.
The MA-15+ rating from the Australian Ratings Board gives us a small but intriguing piece of the GTA 6 puzzle. Whether it remains the final rating or changes later, it’s a topic of interest for fans and industry watchers alike. Everyone is eager to hear more official news about this long-awaited game, possibly set for release next year.