The gaming community has a lot of excitement as fans anticipate the release of Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6). Although official details are scarce, the gaming community is fervently piecing together the puzzle of what the next installment holds.
We’ve gathered the latest details to keep you informed. In this article, we’ll delve into what we know about the highly-anticipated GTA 6.
On February 4, 2022, Rockstar Games confirmed the next Grand Theft Auto series installment, presumably GTA VI. Here’s the official announcement:
“With the unprecedented longevity of GTA V, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway. We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready, so please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official details. On behalf of our entire team, we thank you all for your support and cannot wait to step into the future with you.”
While the official statement provided no other information except that the game is in active development, it’s clear that the GTA VI journey has begun.
GTA 6 News: What’s in Store for Gamers?
Here’s what we can expect based on the GTA 6 leaks and news available so far:
On June 25, two alleged posts circulated on Twitter. These posts claimed that the plot of GTA 6 will take place in Cuba, Colombia, and Miami. The GTA 6 leaks suggest that the game’s action may occur in 2022 or 2023. The information was supposedly leaked by “SaycheeseDGTL,” an inside source at Rockstar Games.
What do we expect from GTA 6 in terms of game mechanics? At the very least, Rockstar doesn’t break what worked well in Part 5 and past installments, and at the most, they expand and add complex mechanics for interacting with the game world. For example, they can not only bring back the mechanics with casinos as they did in SA but also supplement them with betting on sports and buying horses for racing. After all, it would fit perfectly into the setting of the gangster saga. Especially since you don’t need to reinvent the wheel for this; you need to look at the real world of gaming.
For example (and this is just one option), they could use a system of bonuses, deposits, and other things from the real world. Of course, in the real world, it is easy enough to figure out how to activate online betting in gcash, and in the game, this can be responsible for a separate character, who would, through quest lines, introduce the character into this world, and the end would give the gambling establishment (or try to kill the protagonist, as he became his competitor, which is in the spirit of GTA)
From recent GTA 6 news, the game will feature a playable female character. This would be a first for the GTA series.
According to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, this Latina character will be part of a Bonnie-and-Clyde-style crime duo. This marks a notable shift in the game’s character dynamics. The leaked September 2022 footage also backs this up, showing two characters, Lucia and Jason, as the anticipated duo.
Schreier also mentions a stronger emphasis on being mindful of political issues. Rockstar is now more focused on satire that doesn’t single out or harm marginalized groups.
The storyline follows the lives of twins who were separated after a cartel murdered their parents in 2003. There have been reports that the game will be set in two time periods: the 1980s and the modern-day.
The narrative will take players on a journey from the buildup to their birth to a modern-day family mission. One that unites them once more. The game is expected to offer a map that transforms and adapts as the story unfolds.
We expect GTA 6 to debut on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Although there have been rumors that there’ll be a PC version, there’s no guarantee it’ll be available at launch.
Rockstar’s recent commitment to the PC gaming community, evident through the Rockstar Games Launcher, suggests that a PC release is likely in the cards. However, history has shown a potential gap between the console and PC launches (GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2).
Release Date Speculations
While an official release date for GTA 6 remains undisclosed, publisher Take-Two Interactive has hinted at a potential launch window. Take-Two’s 2025 fiscal year (April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025) is rumored to be a prime candidate for GTA 6’s arrival.
The company has revealed plans to release new titles and make more than $8 billion in sales by 2025. This has fuelled speculations that one of these titles could be GTA 6.
The game may be released in the fall of 2024. This timing is similar to when GTA V was released. This gives the game enough time after the usual June game announcements. And it’ll arrive in time to feature in the Game of the Year awards discussions.
One thing remains certain. When GTA 6 eventually hits the screens, it’s bound to be a monumental event in the gaming world. Until then, we’ll keep our ears and eyes out, ready for another GTA adventure.