GTA 6 Release date, News and Rumours
If you are familiar with the GTA (Grand Theft Auto) series, you must be aware of the hype surrounding the release of GTA 6.
When is GTA 6 coming out? This is probably one of the biggest questions on the internet right now. GTA enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the sixth installment to be launched.
GTA 5 was originally released in September 2013, which went on to become one of the bestselling games of all time. It sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. This game was a huge success for Rockstar. Even though Rockstar hasn’t made any official statement regarding GTA 6, we all know it’s going to happen.
We have dozens of GTA 6 news and rumors making rounds on the internet, which gives us a lot to talk about. Since many of you are eager to know about the upcoming GTA title, we are here to break it down for you.
In this post, we are going to address the latest rumors and potential leaks about GTA 6. Along with that, we will also discuss the potential release date of the game.
GTA 6 Possible Release Date
As of now, there’s no official announcement has been made about the release date. So basically, we are yet to have a specific date of release for the game. But if we take a look at Rockstar’s history, it can give us an idea about a possible release date. That said, let’s break down the release dates of all the previously released GTA games.
- GTA – 21st October 1997
- GTA 2 – 22nd October 1999
- GTA III – 22nd October 2001
- GTA: Vice City – 29th October 2002
- GTA: San Andreas – 26th October 2004
- GTA IV – 29th April 2008
- GTA V – 17th September 2013
If you look closely, you will notice a distinct pattern in the release dates. From GTA to GTA: San Andreas, all the titles were released in October. The anomaly starts from GTA IV. Many of you may not know but it was originally scheduled to be released on 16th October but was delayed due to certain issues.
Outside of this, release dates are kind of sporadic. But October seems to be the favorite month for Rockstar to release its next big title, GTA 6.
According to the latest gossip, GTA 6 is expected to release sometime in 2025. It is also said that the game is set in a modern-day version of Vice City.
But previously, there were rumors that the game will arrive in 2023 and is set in Miami. However, this information was from a random online source, so there’s no point in giving it much attention.
There were also rumors that the game will feature a single, male protagonist and is set in the 1970s. While the story of the game is somewhat like Red Dead Redemption.
GTA 6 Trailer
As far we know Rockstar will not drop a trailer until they make an official announcement about GTA 6’s existence. Once they release a statement, there’s a good chance that will drop a trailer as well. They did the same before the launch of GTA V. Usually Rockstar release the trailer two years before the arrival of the game.
The last big title by Rockstar was Red Dead Redemption 2, the trailer of which was released on 20th October 2016. Similarly, the trailer for GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition arrived on 8th October 2021, which indicates that an announcement trailer is more likely to be launched in the later part of the year.
GTA 6 Location & Map
Right now we don’t have any confirmed information on the location and the map of the game. Fans are debating whether the game will be set in San Andreas, Vice City, Liberty City, Blaine Country, or Los Santor.
Based on the latest rumor, the GTA 6 may come with an evolving map, which is inspired by titles likes Fornite. But this doesn’t make any sense as the upcoming GTA title could be around for a long time. So the best thing would be to have regular updates to keep things exciting for players.
Another rumor states that GTA 6 map will be set in Miami and will be three times bigger than GTA V. It will feature exciting things like hurricanes and alligators. The map will keep changing over time through regular updates. But this is only a rumor, so you shouldn’t get excited about it yet.
Recently, a rumor has originated from a Photogrammetry Artist that the game will be inspired by locations around the world.
GTA 6 Story Leaks & Rumours
There are plenty of rumors regarding the story of GTA 6. Let’s discuss some of the latest ones that have grabbed a lot of attention.
Based on a 2020 Reddit leak, the game will be set in the 1970s/80s period and feature a single, male protagonist, Ricardo. The protagonist is a drug lord-wannabe. The game will also feature another important character called Kacey. According to that leak, you will start as a smuggler from Vice City digging your way up. You will carry out some missions for the Madrazo family involving other gangs. The story will also focus on topics like the immigration crisis and HIV.
The latest 2021 leaks, state that the game will be set in a modern-day version of Vice City. Also, the game will have more than one playable protagonist. This will also include a “tech-savvy woman”.
It is interesting to notice that Rockstar hasn’t ruled out the idea of using multiple protagonists for its future titles – copying the GTA 5 trio.
What has Rockstar said about GTA 6?
In 2013, in an interview with Develop magazine, the former President of Rockstar teased the next entry in the series.
He said that they don’t know what GTA 6 will be like, but they do have some idea. He mentioned that they have got about 45 years’ worth of ideas to choose from.
According to Benzies, the former President, the idea is the most important thing. It helps them decide where the game will be set, what missions it will have, and other important things that are relevant to the game.
In short, Benzies didn’t reveal much about GTA 6. Just so you know it took more than 1000 developers from around the world to create GTA 5. So no matter what they do, they won’t dare to change the template of the game.
As of now, nothing concrete is known about the game. We are yet to receive a specific release date. Right now, we can only wait for Rockstar to make an official statement.