• Rockstar Games said thank you ad released GTA 5 full credits 
  • The studio also said it would eventually end support to "Red Dead Redemption 2" multiplayer
  • Rockstar confirmed in February that i was working on a new "GTA" installment

Rockstar Games, the studio behind the upcoming title "Grand Theft Auto 6" or "GTA 6," is seemingly suggesting that the highly anticipated franchise iteration could be a huge one, based on the recent changes it made to its phenomenal titles "GTA 5" and "Red Dead Redemption 2."

Rockstar Games posted the full credits of "Grand Theft Auto 5" on the game's official website alongside a thank you message to people who have been a part of the project since its launch, which for some fans, could be the studio's way of saying goodbye.

"Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online represent the combined efforts of our global team over many years. We want to acknowledge and thank everyone who has contributed to these games, from their original launch in 2013 all the way through to the present day," the full-page thank you message read.

With the game approaching its ninth anniversary and the phenomenal success of the game, the timing of the gesture appeared like the studio is ready to say goodbye to the title and set to embark on a new project, that is, probably "GTA 6." Aside from this, Rockstar Games also made a controversial announcement for "Red Dead Redemption 2" in July.

Rockstar Games says a new installment to the 'Grand Theft Auto' franchise is in the works.
Rockstar Games says a new installment to the 'Grand Theft Auto' franchise is in the works. AFP / YOSHIKAZU TSUNO

In a community update, Rockstar Games said it would slow down rolling out support for the game and eventually stop in the future, noting that it is "steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series-understanding more than ever the need to exceed players' expectations and for this next entry to be the best it can possibly be."

The gaming studio also announced that the multiplayer mode of the game would no longer receive large-scale DLCs or expansions, suggesting that the game has come to the end of its life cycle. While it seems like small gestures to some, "GTA 5" and "Red Dead Redemption 2" are major and successful titles of Rockstar Games and lucrative business-wise.

These developments are probably major decisions that the studio has to make to free up resources and time for the development of "GTA 6." For them to come up with this decision suggests that Rockstar Games is working on a huge project and wants to have it as soon as possible.

With the success of "GTA 5," Rockstar is compelled to make sure the next "GTA" series iteration is bigger than its predecessors or at least much better. The next "GTA" game is currently in development and several rumors claimed that it would release on a smaller scale at launch and would heavily rely on post-launch DLC.