Much has been said about Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto franchise. On the one hand, it is one of the most beloved action-adventure/open world games out in the market. On the other, it takes quite a while for a new installment to reach its audience.

Fans of the title wait religiously for any news about GTA VI. It's been well over six years since GTA V was released, and gamers feel that it's high time for Rockstar to stage a big reveal. For what it's worth, it's the waiting game that transformed it to a whole new level.

There have been a lot of speculations that revolve around GTA VI. Red Dead Redemption 2 is about to turn one this October; does this mean (or not) that it's time to roll the red carpet and raise the curtain on the next "Grand Theft" title?

GTA V The latest installment in the “Grand Theft Auto” series was praised for breaking tradition and letting players control 3 character. The next game, “GTA 6,” may break tradition once again by being the first game in the series to feature a playable female protagonist. Photo: strelkin / Flickr

The answer is fairly simple, and it's something that most players anticipate: no one really knows when will Rockstar Games unveil GTA VI. Yes, there are tons of rumors about it, from its setting, plot to a bevy of release dates, but the gaming world has yet to receive an official statement from the developers.

While we're on the subject of what if's, the latest came from /u/mrweeks19. According to Inverse, the Redditor posted a photo of the Rockstar Games' Office in Edinburgh, Scotland with the publisher “taking down a massive Red Dead Redemption 2 poster.” It's not much, to say the least, but fans were quick to swarm on the idea that GTA VI is well on its way.

One source is leaning on a little known fact that should GTA VI is not what the photo was trying to point, it could be Bully 2. Rockstar Games already hinted the game through a seemingly innocent painting was found on the GTA Casino Online.

Another Redditor pointed that the next GTA game is still on its “pre-alpha stage” and that “there's no estimated time of arrival” just yet. Furthermore, /u/JackOLantern1982 said that GTA VI will only be available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox's Project Scarlett and the PC. For avid followers, this might be a light at the end of the tunnel as to when it will be released: Sony and Microsoft are planning to launch their next-generation consoles in late 2020.

The leaker also added that the game “has been in the works since 2012,” but production didn't pick up until 2015.

Again, there's no telling when will Rockstar Games shock the gaming community. GTA IV and GTA V were announced two years before its release dates, and the source said it could be the same scenario with GTA VI.