GTA 6 rumours, news, and official Rockstar updates
We all knew GTA 6 was coming sooner or later, but Rockstar has now officially announced it.
"We're excited to announce that active development for the next Grand Theft Auto game is well started."
The revelation was sneaked into the newest GTA Online update by the business, who kept their cool as usual.
For years, there has been a lot of GTA rumours and chatter floating about the game, including alleged leaks and additional information about the storey, setting, features, and other aspects of the game.
The last ray of hope for GTA 6 fans came from a Rockstar job posting, which teased tremendous detail and "large-scale damage" in the game. That might be a significant improvement above what you can get now in GTA 5 and GTA Online. Furthermore, GTA aficionados believe that this San Andreas easter egg is their first glimpse of GTA 6, implying that an official revelation could happen later this year.
That's not all, though. Continue reading to learn about all of the current GTA 6 rumours.
When is GTA 6 expected to be released?
To cut a long tale short, if Rockstar had announced GTA 6 the day after Red Dead Redemption 2 was released (October 26, 2018 — mark your calendars), we'd be waiting around 22 months – or August 2020 – based on previous delays between console GTA announcements and releases. Rockstar didn't do that, of course. In actuality, it didn't do anything, so we only have news that GTA 6 is "early in development" as of April 2020. As a result, predicting a release window is challenging.
According to the latest rumours, GTA 6 will be released in 2025. The game is set in a modern-day version of Vice City, which will expand and evolve over time, according to the hint.
This contradicts previous reports that GTA 6 would be released in October 2023 and would be based in Miami. However, that information comes from a shady web source, and other facts from that leak include a single, male protagonist, the game being set in the 1970s, and a chaptered tale similar to Red Dead Redemption 2. It's only getting more exciting with Rockstar teasing fans on Twitter with the official Rockstar Support account encouraging us to "stay tuned" for GTA 6 updates.
What will GTA 6's setting be like? Here is a list of all the rumours.
There have been various reports about possible GTA 6 locations, including a return to Vice City or a setting that spans the entire United States.
According to the most recent speculations, which surfaced in June 2021, the GTA 6 setting will be a modern-day reproduction of Vice City, which was later confirmed by Bloomberg's Jason Schreier.
Tom Henderson, a well-known tipster, predicted that GTA 6 would be set in the present day in March 2021. Henderson merely quoted someone's inquiry on Twitter and simply stated, "It's not set in the 1980s and is modern."
However, in 2020, a massive GTA 6 leak was discovered on Reddit. A total of 23 details concerning Rockstar's future game were revealed by user JackOLantern1982. In addition to confirming that it is in development, they also reveal that the game's codename is Project Americas, indicating that it would be set in numerous nations, including Brazil in a fictional metropolis modelled on Rio de Janeiro and Vice City in the United States. According to the rumour, Netflix's Narcos would have a big influence on the storyline (which is a phenomenal series about the origins of the cocaine trade).
According to the leak, you'll be creating your own drug empire utilising a mechanic similar to Vice City Stories, but considerably more in-depth - similar to, but larger than, GTA Online. In Red Dead Redemption 2, your truck will function similarly to the horse, allowing you to store your gear in the trunk rather than on your character. According to this leak, the game will be set in the 1970s and 1980s, with buildings that change and degrade through time, as well as weather.
However, another purported Fireden leak indicates that GTA 6 will be set in modern-day Liberty City, with the beginning of the game evocative of the TV show The Wire. It does appear to be based on a drug ring, which is a common theme among the leaks.
Reports of a London location for GTA 6 first surfaced a few years ago, putting the next game potentially on the doorstep of Rockstar Games' own studio. In a September 2013 interview with Polygon, Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser remarked, "At the moment, it feels like GTA's DNA is contemporary-ish, American-ish, English-speaking-ish, because that's what it has been... But it doesn't mean it's limited to those; it's simply what we've seen thus far".
Many speculated that GTA would be seeking outside inspiration or possibly returning to the UK as a result of this. In an interview with The Guardian that same month, Houser also stated that GTA will not return to London:
"I suppose GTA London was cool for us at the time," Houser added, "but games were more limited back then." "These days, I suppose we'd love to place a game in the UK, based in London, or anything, but I'm not sure it'd be a GTA game." I believe there are lots of wonderful stories about the UK to tell, amazing landscapes to highlight, and great gaming mechanics that could be adapted to the UK — it just wouldn't be a GTA."
According to a source who spoke to TechRadar in March 2016, Rockstar visited Tokyo as a reference trip for a game called GTA: Tokyo that was released several years ago. The game's concept was eventually scrapped, but not before the team spoke with residents, took a tonne of photos, and got a strong feel for the city before beginning on that specific gaming voyage.
According to the source, Rockstar was "serious" about making a game set in Japan, going so far as to trademark the names GTA: Toyko, GTA: Bogota, and, oddly, GTA: Sin City in 2003. Although it was around the period of GTA 3 and Vice City, the road system was regarded as a major flaw.
Because the GTA 6 rumours are so widespread right now, let's start with some background information. The following locations have been included in GTA games thus far:
• Liberty City – GTA 3, GTA 4, Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony
• Vice City – GTA Vice City
• San Andreas / Los Santos – GTA: San Andreas, GTA 5
If history repeats itself, Vice City or Liberty City appear to be the most likely choices... However, it's possible that the game will explore new regions, which seems more likely given the expectations set by GTA Online, namely that the universe would not shrink. In a 2013 interview with Rockstar's Leslie Benzies for the YouTube GTA programme GTAVoclock, he revealed that GTA Online's goal was to "expand this universe until it's the world." We're just going to keep adding new stuff and new places to it."
What will be the story of GTA 6?
There are numerous speculations about the GTA 6 plot, ranging from various protagonists to a single male hero.
According to a 2020 Reddit leak, the film will be set in the 1970s/80s and will star a single male protagonist dubbed "Ricardo," who is a want tobe drug lord. The storey includes another important figure named "Kacey." According to the leak, you'll start off as a grunt doing cocaine runs from Vice City to a new vast South American territory before developing connections with big-time drug lords and working your way up, with the tale spanning many cities. A younger Martin Madrazo is expected to appear, as will his father, who was a powerful drug king at the time. You assist the Madrazo family with some hit-and-run missions involving other gangs.According to reports, the storey would also address issues such as HIV and the immigration crises in the 1970s and 1980s.
However, according to an earlier Fireden leak, the film will have four main characters: two cops and two gang members. According to the leak, the primary storyline separates after a while, with the criminal side having a sandbox build-a-crime-empire feel to it (like Fallout 4 meets the Sims), and the police side being more of a classic action game with a LA Noire twist.
According to the most recent rumours, the modern-day Vice City version will have many playable characters, including a "tech-savvy woman," and the game's terrain would grow and change over time, similar to Fortnite. Schreier has recently backed up nearly all of these assertions, writing on Twitter: (via Resetera).
Interestingly, Rockstar hasn't ruled out the possibility of using multiple characters in future games, similar to the GTA 5 trio. "Maybe we will do it again with another game," Rockstar said following the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, which only has one playable character in Arthur Morgan, to jeuxactu.com. "But in Red Dead Redemption 2, you are this man and you will share his adventure."
What has Rockstar said publicly regarding GTA 6?
In a four-part interview with Develop magazine in 2013, Rockstar North's previous President teased the next series entry, which sparked the online rumour mill:
In the interview, Benzies stated, "We don't sure what GTA 6 will be, but we have some ideas." "We have around 45 years' worth of projects in the works." We'll choose the best candidates. It all starts with an idea. The first question is where it will be set. The missions are then defined; in LA, you're doing something different than in New York or Miami. The map and tale are created together, and the storey provides a basic flow of how it all works out so that the mission can be layered in."
Of course, Benzies didn't reveal much about what form GTA 6 will take, leaving Rockstar North in a tense situation. However, it's unlikely that Rockstar will abandon the GTA series' tried-and-true development approach, in which individuals and structures are stacked on top of a world built from the ground up. It would be a bold move to change the template in GTA 5, which was produced by 1000+ devs from studios all over the world.
Will GTA 6 be released on PC?
GTA 6 is almost certain to be a PS5 and Xbox Series X release at this point, especially in light of the planned GTA 5 next-gen post for console and PC. However, it's not certain whether a GTA 6 PC port will be released at the same time as its console equivalents.
GTA 5 and GTA 4 were also finally ported to PC, therefore you can expect a GTA 6 PC port as well. It may not have a simultaneous release, but the extra polish and development time has paid off in the past, so PC fans should be ready to wait a little longer this time.