Thanks to next-gen remasters and near-constant updates to GTA Online, GTA V still feels as fresh as it ever was, so it's no wonder why Rockstar hasn't been eager to announce a follow up.
Despite being four years old, the sequel still regularly appears in top ten best selling games of the month lists, and continues to rake in millions upon millions of dollars thanks to microtransactions.
With that said, the game can't continue forever, and eventually Rockstar needs to announce their plans for a true next-gen instalment in the long-running franchise.
While it might not seem likely that any new information would be coming soon, as the developers have their hands full gearing up to release Red Dead Redemption 2 early next year, a GTA-related announcement in 2018 isn't out of the question.
Considering how long fans have waited between instalments, a reveal of the sixth game has to be in the planning stages, and next year needs to be when Rockstar start playing their cards.
There's no chance that the game will actually come out in 2018, but there are certain things that need to happen sooner rather than later.