While the huge "Grand Theft Auto" fan base continue to wait with bated breath for the arrival of Rockstar Games' upcoming action-adventure video game dubbed, "GTA 6," the game developer seems to be in no mood to answer the prayers.

Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive continues to refrain from throwing light on the exact release date and other details for the long-awaited sequel to "GTA 5," however; this didn't stop the rumor mill from churning all sorts of speculations surrounding "GTA 6."

When is it arriving?

If zealous "GTA" fanatics and previously surfaced reports are anything to go by, the sixth installment of Rockstar Games' hit video game will arrive anytime between 2020 to 2024.

Meanwhile, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter claims "GTA 6" is highly unlikely to hit the store shelves anytime before 2024. He attributes the delayed launch to the amount of work that will be required to develop the game. If this comes to fruition, "Grand Theft Auto" loyalists will be in for a long wait; however, some reports have deemed the predicted date as quixotic.

A slew of new reports suggests that a 2020 release date is more realistic. The speculation stems from the fact that "GTA 5" was released in 2013. According to popular YouTuber, Itz Frolickz, the game is slated to launch in 2021. The YouTuber cites an Easter egg spotted in "Grand Theft Auto V" to uphold his theory.

How long could the sequel take to complete?

The internet is rife with reports suggesting that a huge amount of work will go into making "GTA 6" since games in the franchise become larger with every title released. According to a report from The Christian Post, the upcoming "Grand Theft Auto" title will be VR-ready. If this proves to be true, Rockstar Games will not only need a lot of time to complete the game, but also a huge budget.

Despite the lack of an official announcement, some optimistic fans believe the studio is indeed gearing up to take the wraps off "Grand Theft Auto 6." It's worth noting that Rockstar Games hasn't even confirmed the long rumored sequel's existence or even hinted at any plans to develop it shortly.

Rockstar Games may be hard at works on "Red Dead Redemption 2" after pushing its first fall 2017 launch to 2018.

Besides, the game developer might not even want to deviate its focus from its cash cow, "Grand Theft Auto Online." Until Rockstar rolls out an official announcement, readers are advised to take these reports with a huge grain of salt.