Release dates for GTA 6 this week include Rockstar Games' commitment to avoid a new gaming trend.
We still do not know when the next Grand Theft Auto game will be released or if PS4 and Xbox One will be skipped.
However, there is no doubt that GTA 6 is one of the most anticipated games on the horizon, even without a start window.
And now that Red Dead Redemption 2 is on its way to the PC, fans are wondering what's coming out of the famous studio next.
One of the most obvious candidates is GTA 6, where players have the longest wait for a new Grand Theft Auto game ever.
There is still hope that this will be announced in 2020 and will be introduced later this year.
However, industry analysts expect a rollout, possibly one year after the market entry of PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.
However, we know that Rockstar Games does not block the subscription when they appear.
In recent years, more and more options have been introduced, with a large selection of leading developers and hardware manufacturers.
And it's fair to say that Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two Interactive has enough titles and IPs to start its own subscription service.
The release date of GTA 6 would be the perfect time to do so and would provide a massive game to do lots of business.
But even though Take-Two is glad that some of their games appear on PlayStation Now and Xbox Game Pass, they are not planning their own service.
This was confirmed earlier this year by Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick at a recent Goldman Sachs event and a new post by TweakTown.
If demand for that was overwhelming, Take-Two would think about it, but that would not affect the company's biggest title launches.
"I do not know if consumers want an all-you-can-eat interactive entertainment experience," Zelnick said.
"Ultimately, you have to appeal to consumers for a new offer to work.
"It also has to work for the content providers and distributors, so you have to find this intersection.
"I was still not convinced that we could find this intersection in a subscription vehicle. But to be clear, if consumers demand it, then we have to be there.
"If we go down that path, will we be seeing our frontline releases subscribed? Well, no, Netflix has not done that yet, except for their own originals.
"Movie theatrical releases are not tied to subscription offerings, and I'm skeptical that this will be the case."
"I expect you will have a reliable subscription offer, but it will be much more of a catalog offer than a front-line interactive entertainment offer.
"They will continue to have really big, high quality Tentpole releases, but there will only be a limited number of them. Consumers pay a premium for them, and then you have a robust free-to-play market. "
This can be seen as a benefit for gamers who have thought about how the future of gambling is shaped by subscription services and other trends.
GTA 6 is expected to offer a traditional release like many other games in the popular franchise. The only difference that players may notice is the number of platforms offering GTA 6 on the release date.
With the new services Rockstar Games Launcher and Google Stadia coming live this year, there are plenty of incentives for Grand Theft Auto's next game to appear on the PC at the same time.