GTA 6 is the most anticipated game on the planet, and yet, we don’t know much about it. It’s time to take stock of everything we know about the future big production of Rockstar Games. Price, platforms, release date, gameplay details, find everything you need to know about GTA 6 here.
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GTA 6 is, of course, one of the most anticipated games on the planet. When will it come out? What will it bring new? You will be able to find in this regularly updated file all the information, rumors and noise of corridors relating to GTA 6the future behemoth of Rockstar Games.
What is the release date of GTA 6?
Of course, no official release date has yet been announced for GTA 6. The game hasn’t even been unveiled, although we know that Rockstar likes to announce its titles more than a year in advance. It should therefore not be hoped for in 2022, or even in 2023.
In early 2022, Rockstar officially announced the development of the title. No more details on the subject, but things are starting to move.
Since this announcement, false leaks have multiplied on the net. The latest evokes a release for 2024, but beware, it is a gross fake.
What platforms will the game be released on?
GTA 6 should logically be exclusively for next-gen consoles, namely the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Given the estimated release date, it wouldn’t really be the surprise of the century. However, nothing is yet recorded and we can only assume.
From a technical point of view, it would be amazing to see GTA 6 released in 2024 or 2025 on two generations at once. The next-gen will be well installed by then. As for the PC version, it will certainly take to wait a little. Rockstar has a habit of releasing its computer games about a year after the console release.
Regarding a possible release of GTA VI on the Xbox Game Pass as soon as the title is launched, the boss of Take-Two has made his positions known on the subject. For him, Microsoft’s platform is not aimed at “frontline” games, although he doesn’t seem definitive on the matter saying that “we’ll see”.
The safest information about GTA 6
On April 15, 2020, the journalist Jason Shreier (always him) published a long article on the crunch culture at Rockstar. He discusses the working conditions on Red Dead Redemption 2, but also the studio’s future project, namely GTA VI. This title would be smaller than the previous games, but would be more followed over time.
Rockstar could opt for a GTA Online, Game-as-service type formula. The title could be regularly fed with content in order to keep the players. This change of course would be a direct result of the controversies that rocked Rockstar when Read Dead Redemption 2 was released.
Several articles at the time denounced a very intense and almost obligatory crunch culture at Rockstar. As a reminder, the crunch designates a period of intense work before the delivery of a product. An unfortunately common practice in the video game industry. Since the publication of these articles, Rockstar tries to fix things and review its organization.
Making a “more modest” game means allowing Rockstar to improve the conditions for development, better manage the schedule and organize the work over time and not over a very short period of time. Just like GTA Online, players will discover the game and return to it regularly to test (and pay?) for new content posted online.
The latest rumors about GTA 6
For now, there is no official information from Rockstar yet. However, leaks have been popping up on the net for several years. They go in all directions, but some point in the same direction.
Thus, many leaks claim that GTA 6 would take place in Vice City, which is a parody of Miami. After a GTA 4 in Liberty City (New York) and GTA 5 in Los Santos (Los Angeles), this would only be the logical continuation. However, almost all of the rumors also evoke a trip to Latin America. The scenario could indeed take place on two continents at the same time and focus on drug trafficking. A Narcos-like context.
The latest rumor concerns the protagonists of the game. We would play a brother and a sister separated following the death of their parents and we will follow them for several decades. A way to see the map evolve over the course of the scenario. The upgradable map is also something that often comes up in rumors.
Anyway, none of this is confirmed and Rockstar could go in a completely different direction. As long as nothing is officially announced, everything is possible. We can even imagine a GTA 6 in Dunkirk, if that sings to us.
What will the GTA 6 map look like?
In October 2020, a supposed map of GTA 6 has been circulating on the net, or at least part of the map. We can see a mountainous island with, on its western side, a large city. By its geography, it could evoke Rio de Janeiro, mentioned above.
More so, this island resumes the shape of a part of the map which had leaked a few months earlier. You could see Vice City, the island in question, but also another island as well as archipelagos. This could therefore corroborate the thesis of a GTA 6 with Narcos sauce. However, it is necessary to relativize. These two cards have all the characteristics of fakes. Bad, what’s more.
A game designer analyzed the map and pointed out everything that was wrong. The city of Vice City, for example, is very poorly made, with no freeway interchanges inside the city to circulate easily, without port areas and without canals. “Rio Island” is also very monotonous in terms of game design, especially because of the beach that surrounds it. Rockstar likes to “break up” its environments to make them more interesting. In summary, this map, if it is real, is the work of lazy and unimaginative game design, which is not the case for the developers at Rockstar. Ultimately, this card has every chance of being fakebut you will certainly see it running a lot on the web.
Another segment of the map, this time revealing the southern part of the island, appeared on 4chan in May 2021. This photo follows 3 others showing the same map, which reignites the debate around the veracity of these leaks . These images were all posted by anonymous users, potentially from various sources with access to the same information.
Another map has circulated a bit on the net. We can see a new city with the design from GTA 5. However, it is a gross fake and for good reason: it is a map of Cali (Colombia), so a real city, except for the street . We know that Rockstar likes to draw inspiration from existing megacities for its playgrounds, but the studio has never recreated a city as it is.
This file is obviously bound to evolve according to official announcements or possible new leaks. We’ve been waiting for a sequel to GTA V for nine years now, and hopefully Rockstar will give us more information about the sequel soon.