Grand Theft Auto 6 release is something that fans are eagerly looking forward to, and we have collected all the details around this game for you.
Grand Theft Auto V has been one of the most insanely popular to ever hit the market. It seems that no video game titles’ library is complete without this mega-hit video game. Rockstar Games has left no stones unturned during the coding, production, development, or any other part of the video game creation process.
And that is the reason why the rumors and leaks of the arrival on the scene of the sequel to this title (obviously Grand Theft Auto 6) have managed to stir up so much excitement in the community. A simple confirmation from Rockstar Games has led to leaks coming out almost every week about this topic.
Grand Theft Auto 6 has been confirmed to be in development by Rockstar Games in a blog in February 2022. This seemed a little counterintuitive as there was no big announcement for this news. A long time back, in 2020, a Kotaku blog pointed out Rockstar Games’ Plan for “a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series.”
And since then, from ‘real’ Grand Theft Auto 6 gameplay videos on YouTube to shows on the radio, and everything in between has come up on the internet, asserting the need for a reliable source of information on the subject.
It has been a long time since GTA V was released in 2013. The title was released for PS3 and Xbox 360 at almost the Though the game has kept its audience hooked since 2013, gamers around the world are more than ready and hopeful for the sequel. Many are fine with just the official trailer of GTA 6. But some will settle for nothing less than the full-fledged title itself.
Read on to find out the rumors and leaks about Grand Theft Auto 6.
Grand Theft Auto 6: Launch of the Title
In an official blog post on February 4, 2022, Rockstar Games declared, ‘We are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway.’ Another reliable source, Chris Klippel, a French Rockstar Games expert and Rockstar Mag creator, has posited that the world-famous sequel is deep in development.
Chris has leaked information about Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Remasters on previous occasions.
On March 11, 2022, Chris tweeted on this subject, expressing his views on the matter. He said that “an important milestone” has been attained ‘in the development of #GTA6.’ After this, ‘Things should speed up (internally at Rockstar).’ Further, he expressed his expectation in these words: ‘I think a (real) announcement at the end of the year may be possible.’ At the end of the tweet, he gave us some bad news: ‘In any case, I don’t see the game arriving before the end of 2024!’
Supporting Chris’ tweet could be the fact that there is no hint of a GTA 6 trailer coming out anytime soon. And also, Take-Two, which is Rockstar Games’ parent company, stated in 2020 that there will be a huge spike in advertising expenditure in 2024.
Other than Chris, the famous video game tweeter on Twitter is Tom Henderson, known as LongSensation on YouTube. Almost a month back, on February 4, 2022 (the same day on which Rockstar Games put out the blog), Tom tweeted his confirmation about the fact that ‘GTA 6 has been in development for a long time, today’s announcement wasn’t them saying “it just started”,’ and that ‘Today’s announcement confirmed what’s been in the works for years.’
Grand Theft Auto 6 Release Date
Apart from the speculation of people, and industry experts which could turn out to be misleading, we have nothing to go on upon. A leak on Reddit has stated that a 2023 release is likely. Of course, many other leaks are coming out, and each claims a different GTA 6 release date. As expected, all of these leaks should be taken with a grain of salt.
According to video game industry analyst Michael Patcher, the only certainty is that it comes out after 2022.
Another point to keep in mind is the spike in the expenditure of Take-Two. Even though the increase is estimated to be $90 million, and such a huge amount is associated with a triple-A title, a Take-Two representative expressed that this increase is not associated with Rockstar Games.
Grand Theft Auto 6 Platforms
Unfortunately, it is almost certain that GTA 6 will be coming to next-gen consoles only and not to last-gen ones, like PS4 and Xbox One, as indicated by recent leaks. However disappointing this piece of news might seem, it is to be expected as the Grand Theft Auto 6 game itself is something next-gen.
Grand Theft Auto 6 Cross-play
For those who don’t know, cross-play is a feature in games that allow gamers to play together despite console differences. So it doesn’t matter whether you’re on a PlayStation console or a PC. There is no Rockstar Games’ production that has this feature as of now. But GTA 6 could change this fact for the first time.
Features of Grand Theft Auto 6
The only thing we can do at the moment regarding the features is hope and expect that the upcoming title has features from other Rockstar Games’ titles as well as new ones that nobody has seen before. Some of these could be female leads, cars customization, side missions, etc.
Grand Theft Auto 6 Map and location
As can be expected, no map or location has yet been confirmed for GTA 6, including the places that we could get to visit in the game. However, again as expected, people are busy in a discussion about this and are even scanning GTA V for clues. Most of the titles are based in North America, and many fans expected a return to Vice City or San Andreas.
The Project Americas leak of 2018 presented a huge world side-by-side with other impressive features. But Tom Henderson does not consider that this leak has substance as ‘80% of the ‘Project Americas’’ are misleading.
As far as the location is concerned, some GTA 6 teasers suggest that the layout of the maps in GTA VI can be compared to Rio de Janeiro. “The bottom city is Rio de Janeiro in the leaked maps” Boastful_Clown alleged and provided some ‘evidence’ in this regard.
Modern Setting Hints of April 2021
The latest leaks provide that we are looking at a setting much closer to home in GTA VI. Rockstar India’s job posting said that they wanted a Mixed Media Animator. What caused the stir was the listed responsibilities of this post.
Grand Theft Auto 6 Characters and plotline
GTA San Andreas was one of the most famous among the series of GTA titles. And rumors about its protagonist, Carl Johnson (CJ), are being passed around a lot. However, if these are true, then Rockstar Games had better start looking for another voice actor for CJ, because Chris Bellard, the voice of CJ in GTA San Andreas, wrote this about the issue:
“To kill the rumors! I’m not involved in GTA VI at all. F*** @Rockstargames period… CJ will have to be voiced by another MF but not me IDGAF what y’all heard.’
Coming to the characters’ parts, this is where one of the most interesting leads comes into the picture. On the resume of actor, Jorge Consejo has listed the role he played in GTA 6, a character known only as ‘The Mexican.’
Other than this, anonymous leaks have alleged that this title involves four characters, though Consejo’s character is not among them.
Another interesting fact is that some leaks state that Grand Theft Auto 6 could have a female as a lead protagonist. This has been confirmed by Tom Henderson. Also, if this turns out to be true, it’ll be the first time a Rockstar Games has a female lead.
Grand Theft Auto 6 – Bitcoin Feature
One of the hot topics right now is cryptocurrency. And since GTA 6 is probably going to be the hottest title around, it is only right that cryptocurrency gets featured in the game. Again, Tom Henderson is the main lead for this leak.
This Bitcoin feature will mainly be available from the game’s more important characters, especially if the amount to be transferred to the character is large.
GTA 6 Live Event Announcement
Fans of this game will pounce on any smattering of news to get an update on what’s going on with the title. So it’s no surprise when in June 2021 Rockstar Games put up a job listing titled ‘Events Co-ordinator’ fans jumped on this speck of information and assumed that some old leak about the announcement of GTA VI at a live event is true.
Going by some previous leaks, GTA 6 is supposed to be revealed to the audience throughout live events and updates on GTA Online.
GTA 6 Upcoming Trailers
One more leak coming from a job listing is that of a trailer. Rockstar Games posted a listing with the title ‘Cinematic Gameplay Capture Artist’ and the description, ‘This role is responsible for shooting in-game footage for use in online and TV campaigns. The Gameplay Capture team works with our video editing and trailer teams to produce outstanding videos using exclusively in-game shots.’
As can be expected, this listing made Reddit light upon what the trailer will look like and when it’ll release.
Rockstar Games may be following the same strategy for GTA 6 that they did for Red Dead redemption. In that case, it could be that GTA 6 is arriving at the earliest by 2025. Of course, this is only speculation.
We will update you with the new information as soon as it comes out, so keep following Gamevro.