The question I’ve been asking myself is in what kind of direction will GTA VI go for it’s satire? GTA V was bad, even for 2013 and Rockstar seems to have understood that their American satire approach is a bit outdated, seeing as RDR2 surprisingly tried to say very little about “murica” compared to the first game, focusing mostly on a very personal tragic tale instead, which made RDR2s main story much more serious and helped the game a lot imo. Of course, having a lot to say might have added much more to the story, but seeing RDR I’m personally rather glad they did not.
I remember reading an interview with Dan Houser a few years ago, where he said that, and I’m mostly paraphrasing, he wouldn’t dare make a GTA in the Trump age, because the political climate and the polarization between “liberals and conservatives” is unsuited for GTA style social commentary and satire. Dan Houser left Rockstar a short while ago, so I don’t think he has much to do with GTA VI anyways, but I would say he was basically correct (not that I share his politics in any way) and that the time for these games is more or less past. Telling a more serious story is probably easier in RDR than it is in GTA, but I feel it is the only way GTA can be kept alive without fully embarrassing itself in the narrative department.