GTA 6 news and rumors: when will Grand Theft Auto 6 be announced?

When you simply cannot cease enthusiastic about GTA 6, take consolation in realizing that you simply’re removed from being alone. The following instalment within the Grand Theft Auto franchise might not have been formally introduced by developer Rockstar Video games but, however there is no scarcity of individuals eager to know extra about it.  

Why are folks eager to know extra a few recreation that is not technically been acknowledged by its developer? Properly, there have been convincing reports that GTA 6 is within the early phases of growth. Moreover that, one other GTA recreation looks like one thing of an inevitability, notably after the big success of Grand Theft Auto 5 which launched almost eight years in the past. Eight!

The issue is, with Rockstar Video games not saying a factor, and its dad or mum firm Take-Two following suit, we’re relying on an active rumor mill and some wild speculation to figure out what’s on the cards for GTA 6. If the game is still in the early stages of its development, as reports have suggested, then even if an announcement does happen, the GTA 6 release date is likely to be a long way off. 

We’re set to see an “expanded and enhanced” GTA 5 hit PS5 and Xbox Series X this November, but we’re also hoping that it could be the year we hear something solid on GTA 6. So, while there’s still no official confirmation and details are thin on the ground, we’ve collated the best of the news and rumors around GTA 6 below for your perusal. 

GTA 6: what you need to know

  • What is GTA 6? The rumored next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series
  • When it GTA 6 coming out? That’s the internet’s biggest mystery (but we’re pretty sure it won’t be soon)
  • What platforms will GTA 6 release on? We’re expecting Xbox Series X and PS5
  • Will GTA 6 launch on PC? Both GTA 4 and 5 made their way to PC (eventually), so fingers crossed
  • Where will GTA 6 be set? Unknown, but some rumors have suggested a move to South America

GTA 6 release date: when is GTA 6 coming out?

GTA 6 news and rumors

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There isn’t even a single word to go on from Rockstar about the game at the moment, but that hasn’t made fans any less ravenous for speculation and rumors about the next title.

People have been pouring over Rockstar’s job listings for any hints, as well as looking for clues in a music video for Blinding Lights by artist The Weeknd. Followers will not cease trying, they usually’re clearly starved of any substantial details about GTA 6.

Clearly, followers had been anticipating to see one thing about Grand Theft Auto 6 with the discharge of the PS5 and Xbox Collection X, however all we have now to go on in the meanwhile is one more port of GTA 5 coming to the PS5 as a substitute of a sequel – which might additionally push a launch date again.

With all this in thoughts and the tight-lipped nature of Rockstar, we most likely should not anticipate to see any form of reveal any time quickly, sadly. 

A Kotaku report has claimed that GTA 6, or at the very least “a brand new entry within the Grand Theft Auto sequence,” is early in growth as of April 2020. Moreover, it means that Rockstar’s inside plan for the sport is to launch a barely smaller recreation after which increase on it by way of common updates. This implies GTA 6 will construct on the success of GTA On-line by integrating extra reside service choices.

Probably the most strong GTA 6 launch date trace comes from writer Take-Two Interactive’s advertising price range. Reported by VentureBeat, Take-Two’s 10-K SEC filing (which lays out monetary plans for the following 5 years) reveals that the corporate expects to spend $89 million on advertising between April 2023, and the top of March 2024 – that is an enormous spike and, because the report factors out, greater than half the advertising price range anticipated for some other fiscal 12 months over the following decade.

This has led trade analyst Jeff Cohen to foretell that this spike is as a result of GTA 6 is anticipated to launch inside this era.

In a note to traders, included in VentureBeat’s report, Cohen identified that earlier advertising budgets have predicted the releases of different large releases from Take-Two Interactive, together with Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2.

If this prediction is right then we’d anticipate to see GTA 6 launch someday between April 2023 and March 2024. Initially this spike was anticipated to happen within the fiscal 12 months 2023, nevertheless, it has been pushed again to 2024. Whether it is GTA 6 that has induced this spike, this might recommend that a delay has occurred.

Once more, it is price noting that GTA 6 hasn’t been confirmed by Rockstar to even be in growth, so we will solely speculate in regards to the launch date.

GTA 6 trailer: when can I watch one?

GTA 6 news and rumors

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The factor about Rockstar Video games is that it’s an extremely secretive video games writer. No GTA 6 trailer is getting out of that studio until somebody critically screws up. 

Simply have a look at what Rockstar did with each GTA 5 and Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2. It teased an announcement a couple of days earlier than dropping the primary trailer for both recreation.

If there’s a GTA 6 trailer, you’ll find out about it as a result of the web will explode – and we’ll let you understand too, in fact. However we’re not anticipating one anytime quickly.

It appears there are two choices for Rockstar: first, it might comply with the identical sample as earlier video games the place a teaser is proven and an announcement trailer quickly follows.

Second, and bear with us right here, Rockstar might do a ‘Nintendo’ and surprise-release the sport digitally out of nowhere. Clearly, this might fly within the face of the pre-release hype we’re all dying to get swept up in, nevertheless it might positively be an possibility as Covid-19 results in extra bodily recreation and leisure retailer closures throughout the globe.

GTA 6 information and rumors: what do we all know thus far?

GTA 6 news and rumors

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Beneath we have collected the entire newest leaks and rumors that trace at when GTA 6 may be launched – and what we will anticipate from the brand new recreation. As at all times, take these particulars with an enormous pinch of salt – some are previous, some are from now-deleted sources and others may simply be eager followers getting carried away.

An in-game reveal?

Although GTA 6 wasn’t unveiled throughout E3 2021, a current job itemizing has fuelled current rumors that it will likely be revealed throughout a GTA On-line occasion, an method video games like Name of Obligation have had success with prior to now. 

Constructing on previous rumors that Rockstar would use GTA On-line updates to market GTA 6, this current Rockstar job listing (by way of GameRant) for a Reside Operations Coordinator reveals that the developer on the lookout for somebody to “be accountable for executing all in-game advertising campaigns for Crimson Lifeless On-line and Grand Theft Auto On-line. This can be a full-time, everlasting place primarily based in our Soho, Manhattan studio.”

This could, in fact, be taken with a pinch of salt as neither Rockstar nor Take-Two have mentioned something about any plans to disclose GTA 6 within the GTA On-line world and having a Reside Operations Coordinator is not any assure of this taking place.

No E3 look

GTA 6 didn’t make an look at E3 2021, as we anticipated. Whereas 2K Video games’ dad or mum firm, Take-Two Interactive, did host an interactive panel on June 14, the panel centered on “Range, Fairness and Inclusion” so it’s not shocking that GTA 6 wasn’t revealed to the world. 

GTA 6 might reward you in cryptocurrency as a substitute of money
Tom Henderson, a widely known Name of Obligation and Battlefield leaker, claimed on Twitter that he is just lately heard that a few of GTA 6’s missions will reward gamers in in-game funds of bitcoin moderately than money. 

In response to Henderson, bitcoin would not change money as in-game foreign money, however as a substitute would sit alongside it. Henderson claims that the inventory market will make a return in GTA 6, with the addition of a dealer for various cryptocurrencies. 

These bitcoin funds apparently be rewarded for each mission however as a substitute can be rewarded by extra high-profile characters who wish to  transfer excessive quantities of “untraceable money and quick”.

This in-game foreign money will apparently not be known as bitcoin, however will nonetheless be a type of cryptocurrency.

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GTA 6 Florida and Cuba setting rumor has been debunked
One other main GTA 6 rumor has been debunked. The rumor initially appeared on a publish on The Medium, by a poster known as Tim McDowell who wrote a ‘deep dive’ on the (confirmed to be correct) rumors round Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2. The piece additionally included pictures from 4Chan with apparently ‘leaked’ particulars about GTA 6. These particulars claimed the sport could be set in Cuba and Florida, and echoed leaker Tom Henderson’s claims the following GTA can have a feminine protagonist. 

However, after a suspicious fan (ADropInTheOcean) on the GTA boards did some digging, they discovered that the publish was stuffed with false info and the pictures had been photoshopped. Primarily, the entire article has been a troll. Seemingly realizing that they had been discovered, McDowell has since updated The Medium article to a meme.

We may be going to…Brazil?
Latest GTA 6 leaks recommend that the sport may very well be at the very least partly set in Rio de Janeiro – or an exaggerated GTA equal on the very least.

Posted to imgur, followers over on the GTA subreddit are speculating that the map may very well be primarily based on the long-lasting Brazilian metropolis. This could make for a break from the sequence most used settings, these being Liberty Metropolis and San Andreas, each primarily based on New York Metropolis and Los Angeles respectively.

The potential Brazilian setting traces up with earlier rumors of GTA 6’s growth codename: Undertaking Americas. In response to these rumors, GTA 6 can be set throughout the US and South America, with the participant character(s) traversing between the 2 much like how we will in Crimson Lifeless Redemption.

A modern-day setting?
There have been loads of rumors that GTA 6 will take gamers again into the previous however notable leaker, Tom Henderson, has instructed in any other case.

Henderson, recognized for Name of Obligation and Battlefield leaks, mentioned on Twitter (by way of GamesRadar) that the sport will, in reality, be set within the modern-day moderately than the 1980s as many have come to consider.

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In fact, Henderson didn’t present a supply for this info and, since Rockstar additionally hasn’t supplied any official affirmation for the sport’s setting, this must be taken with a pinch of salt and would not actually convey us a lot additional ahead. Henderson’s declare does, nevertheless, throw a spanner in a idea that’s highly regarded in the meanwhile; that GTA 6 will return to Vice Metropolis in addition to different cities and span a protracted time period which incorporates the 1980s.

Take-Two to attend E3 2021
Rockstar’s dad or mum firm Take-Two goes to be a part of E3 2021. This 12 months, the present goes to be a completely digital affair and Take-Two is without doubt one of the corporations confirmed to be attending, alongside Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Ubisoft and extra. 

Clearly, Take-Two’s attendance at E3 doesn’t assure that GTA 6 can be revealed on the occasion nevertheless it does at the very least make it attainable that we might see one thing Grand Theft Auto-related on the present. Extra attainable than if Take-Two wasn’t going to be attending in any respect, anyway. That mentioned, Take-Two’s portfolio incorporates greater than Rockstar Video games and there are many different titles the corporate might have up its sleeve to indicate in the course of the occasion from builders like 2K or Personal Division. 

It is also price noting that Rockstar tends to do issues by itself phrases and is not actually recognized for making a giant deal of E3. It would not actually must, both; any new Rockstar recreation goes to get consideration no matter when it is introduced, notably a recreation as highly-anticipated as GTA 6. 

E3 2021 will happen between June 12 and June 15 nevertheless it stays unclear when on this window Take-Two can be doing its bit—that’s more likely to be introduced nearer to the time. 

Hypothesis addressed by Take-Two Interactive
Sadly, Rockstar Video games’ dad or mum firm, Take-Two Interactive, is remaining tight-lipped in regards to the prospect of GTA 6 and once we might get our palms on it.

When requested by an keen investor about GTA, in the course of the Morgan Stanley Know-how, Media & Telecom Convention final week (by way of Comic Book), Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick reiterated that GTA 6 hasn’t been confirmed and that he would not be the one to spill the beans on it.

“Proper, so, Rockstar hasn’t introduced any new titles for the market and when there’s an announcement to be made it’ll come from Rockstar, so I’ll most likely depart you there and I don’t suppose you’d have anticipated the rest,” Zelnick responded.

It is not precisely what we needed to listen to, nevertheless it does imply that we will anticipate Rockstar Video games to make its personal GTA 6 announcement when the time comes – moderately than the sport being introduced to traders throughout one in all these conferences.

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Take-Two CEO commits to single-player experiences
Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Rockstar’s dad or mum firm, Take-Two, has mentioned that Rockstar Video games will proceed to make single-player video games, which is more likely to be welcome information to these hoping that GTA 6 will provide a single-player expertise regardless of the success of GTA On-line. 

In a Q3 2021 earnings name (by way of GameSpot), Zelnick mentioned, “The parents at Rockstar Video games supposed to create a strong single-player expertise a story-driven expertise. And Rockstar has at all times been recognized for excellent tales and nice single-player experiences after which developed as well as, a large multiplayer alternative over the previous years”, including that Rockstar’s success with each single and multiplayer video games is proof that it may possibly have each moderately than only one. 

This traces up with a 2020 GQ interview with Rockstar’s Tarek Hamad and Scott Butchard. When requested if Rockstar will proceed to inform single-player tales whilst On-line continues, Hamad replied “Completely” and Butchard intimated that it might even turn out to be extra part of the On-line expertise, saying “I feel you’ll be able to see that with On-line and I feel going ahead we’re going to inject extra of that single-player aspect in there.”

Job itemizing pointing to a attainable trailer? It appears unlikely
There was some pleasure within the GTA 6 group after a job posting for a “Cinematic Gameplay Seize Artist” was noticed at Rockstar (by way of ScreenRant). The outline of the function notes that the individual could be accountable for capturing the in-game footage that is used for placing collectively digital and TV promoting campaigns, which has led some to marvel if a GTA 6 trailer may very well be on the horizon.

With this one, we predict it’s most likely greatest to decrease expectations. Given there’s a GTA 5 port coming to the most recent technology of consoles, it appears extra doubtless that this job can have one thing to do with the advertising marketing campaign round that launch later this 12 months moderately than something to do with the still-technically-unannounced GTA 6. 

New patent suggests smarter NPCs
A brand new patent filed by Grand Theft Auto writer Take-Two might level to GTA 6 having improved AI for its NPCs. The patent makes an attempt to trademark a “system and technique for digital navigation in a gaming surroundings“ and was filed by the writer in October 2020.

The primary focus of the patent is on the methods NPCs transfer round and react to environments, with a selected emphasis on driving NPCs, highlighting that the standard methods solely have “restricted sources” relating to automating NPCs. The tech within the patent would make it attainable to create “a practical digital world that isn’t restricted by or software program limitations.” 

It would, for instance, see NPCs have totally different driver profiles for extra reasonable and pure habits, that means velocity limits may very well be dynamically adhered to, and non-moving objects, equivalent to road lights or automotive crashes, may very well be acknowledged and responded to accordingly. Driving NPCs may additionally dynamically react to issues like site visitors jams or high-speed chases and discover one other route across the recreation map. 

The patent additionally takes into consideration extra common driving expertise, like a greater understanding of auto dealing with when transferring at prime velocity, and braking instances, for an general extra reasonable on-the-road expertise.

In fact, it must be famous that  the patent was filed by Take-Two and due to this fact isn’t essentially about GTA 6 – it may very well be about any of the writer’s video games. Nevertheless, one promising signal that it pertains to the GTA franchise is that the system’s inventors are David Hynd and Simon Parr who work at Rockstar within the roles of affiliate director of know-how and lead AI programmer. 

As with all patent, there is no assure that it will be utilized in a closing product, nevertheless it does appear doubtless that this method was created with Grand Theft Auto 6, or at the very least Grand Theft Auto On-line, in thoughts. 

A feminine protagonist?
A report means that GTA 6 may very well be the primary recreation within the franchise to function a playable feminine protagonist. The report comes from Name of Obligation leaker, Tom Henderson, who took to Twitter (by way of to say that the sport can have  “a playable female and male protagonist”. 

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Given GTA 5 had a number of playable protagonists, it wouldn’t be utterly out of the realms of chance for GTA 6 to comply with the identical multi-protagonist path and make one of many playable characters a lady. Or GTA might go down the route of different franchises like Murderer’s Creed and provides gamers the selection over their character initially of the sport. 

Nevertheless, that is one in all many rumors surrounding GTA 6 and just like the others it must be taken with a pinch of salt; although Henderson has been correct in his predictions for the Name of Obligation franchise, he hasn’t given any supply for this GTA info so we will’t know something for certain till Rockstar confirms it. 

Former insider actuality examine
Those that are hoping to get their palms on Grand Theft Auto 6 someday quickly could also be dissatisfied by a current tweet from former Rockstar insider Yan2295. Dismissing rumors that the sport may be coming quickly, they tweeted to say that whereas the sport “is being developed”, it’s “not coming quickly”. Nor have they got any thought when it will likely be introduced or launched. Regardless that we must always at all times take statements that don’t come from Rockstar itself with a pinch of salt, this one does at the very least appear pretty reasonable, if extraordinarily obscure, because it doesn’t actually would not appear like Grand Theft Auto 6 goes to be coming anytime quickly. 

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GTA On-line replace has followers on the lookout for clues
A current teaser posted by Rockstar for the brand new GTA On-line replace has kicked up some GTA 6 rumors. 

Within the teaser, followers noticed a set of GPS coordinates which, when entered into Google Maps, result in a dust highway in Virginia. This may appear to be nothing however some followers suppose that the highway is formed just like the Roman numeral for six, “VI”, and is, due to this fact, a direct reference to Grand Theft Auto 6 by Rockstar. It looks as if a stretch and Rockstar hasn’t mentioned something both method, nevertheless it’s a transparent signal that followers are hungry for GTA 6 information. 

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Futuristic setting?
There are some ideas on the market that GTA 6 goes to be set within the 1980s, whereas others are saying it should be way more futuristic than some other title.

If a report by Christian Today is to be believed, this may very well be the route the sport goes. GTA 5, and the complete franchise, has at all times had some absurd moments in it which firmly root it away from chance and actuality, however they’ve by no means been big moments within the recreation. The Christian Right now report additionally alleges that there may even be time journey concerned within the subsequent GTA title.

For what it is price, we predict this might most likely plant it a bit too near Saint’s Row, which is already extremely much like Grand Theft Auto and that is most likely one thing Rockstar could be eager to keep away from.

There are, in fact, jetpacks, flying vehicles and bikes in GTA 5 that are at all times extremely enjoyable to fiddle inside the On-line mode, so a extra futuristic setting could be attention-grabbing and a large enough change for Rockstar to maintain the video games recent than simply one other crime-ridden USA metropolis.

Flying utterly within the face of this hearsay, an earlier leak on Reddit instructed that it will go the other method and take us into the 1980s. Time will inform…

GTA 6 and Vice Metropolis On-line domains up to date
It would not take a lot for GTA 6 rumours to take off so Take-Two Interactive renewing a few related domains will definitely do it. A person of Reddit (by way of GamesRadar) just lately identified that the publishing dad or mum of Rockstar renewed its possession of the domains gtavicecityonline and gtavi. 

It is price taking into account that corporations usually declare domains associated to their merchandise even once they don’t have any intention of ever utilizing them, so we should not take this an excessive amount of to coronary heart. We cannot know something for certain till Rockstar begins making some official bulletins. 

GTA 5 On-line’s continued success will not essentially cease GTA 6
GTA 5 On-line has been an enormous success for some time now and naturally, this has left some questioning if that success might maintain up any potential GTA 6 launch. In response to, in Could 2020 Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick was requested in an interview on the Bernstein Annual Strategic Choices Convention if the writer would “suppose twice” about launching a brand new recreation when the reside service recreation continues to be performing nicely.

Zelnick couldn’t be persuaded to touch upon launch plans for a recreation that hasn’t been introduced. Nevertheless, he did contact on a time Take-Two has confronted an identical dilemma with NBA 2K On-line. 

In response to Zelnick, Take-Two had NBA 2K On-line in China and it was performing nicely however when it got here time to replace the sport they usually launched NBA 2K On-line 2 “it turned out to be a large hit”. Take-Two discovered that “the viewers was nonetheless steady and rising for NBA 2K On-line itself, the primary title. So we saved them each up they usually’re each as much as this present day.“

In response to, Zelnick went on to say “Any time you have a look at a enterprise and you’re taking the place, ‘That is nice, it is the reward that retains on giving. I am simply going to keep it up and I am not going to fret about innovating as a result of everybody loves what we have now,’ you’re simply moments away from being destroyed by your rivals,” including “I’m not remotely apprehensive about being able that we have now an incredible line of reside companies and a brand new launch and that there is by some means perhaps some inside competitors. That to me is the definition of a high-class drawback.”

Though Zelnick was not commenting on GTA 6 straight, his feedback do recommend that GTA 5 On-line’s success would not essentially cease Take-Two transferring ahead with a brand new instalment within the sequence. 

The following step for GTA may very well be VR
GTA in VR? It may very well be on the playing cards if a posting on LinkedIn from an Australian growth studio is something to go by. Within the publish, Video Video games Deluxe shared that it is “now gearing up for a brand new challenge, a AAA open-world title in VR for Rockstar. 2020 marks our seventh 12 months of working completely for Rockstar in Sydney and we’re excited to taking over this groundbreaking challenge.”

The studio has historical past with Rockstar, having labored on the VR adaption of L.A. Noire for PC and PSVR so this does not appear unlikely. 

The query is what recreation can be getting the VR therapy. We are able to say straight away we do not suppose it is doubtless that GTA 6 can be popping out of the gates in VR. An older title appears extra doubtless and GTA 5 is the lead contender. 

The sport appears to be perpetually well-liked and an expanded and enhanced model has already been confirmed for PS5, which might imply PSVR 2 involvement. 

The excellent news for GTA 6 hopefuls is that this challenge is with a completely totally different studio so if GTA 6 is in growth, this VR challenge is not more likely to derail something. 

GTA 5 enhanced version
GTA 5 is coming to PS5 and Xbox Collection X in November 2021, Sony has introduced. The sport can be enhanced and expanded, and have a variety of visible upgrades and enhancements to efficiency that can take full benefit of the next-gen beefy . 

GTA On-line can even proceed, with further content material that’s unique to Sony’s new console. A standalone model of GTA On-line can even be made obtainable at no cost, completely for PlayStation 5 gamers in the course of the first three months.

Whereas that is welcome information for GTA 5 followers, it suggests we most likely will not see GTA 6 launch till at the very least after mid-2021 and makes these studies of a 2023 or 2024 launch appear extra doubtless.

GTA 6 launch date might need been found – and it is dangerous information
As reported by VentureBeat, Take-Two’s 10-K SEC filing (which lays out monetary plans for the following 5 years) reveals that the corporate expects to spend $89 million on advertising between April 2023, and the top of March 2024 – that is an enormous spike and, because the report factors out, greater than half the advertising price range anticipated for some other fiscal 12 months over the following decade.

This has led trade analyst Jeff Cohen to foretell that this spike is as a result of GTA 6 is anticipated to launch inside this era.

In a note to traders, included in VentureBeat’s report, Cohen identified that earlier advertising budgets have predicted the releases of different large releases from Take-Two Interactive, together with Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2.

“We aren’t certain how a lot we must be studying into this shift, however we’d be aware that this disclosure precisely predicted the launch of Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2 previous to that recreation’s announcement,” the be aware reads. “Administration has spoken very confidently in regards to the pipeline over the following 5 years and current reside companies execution has been wonderful. Nevertheless, the timing of the following Grand Theft Auto stays top-of-mind for traders, notably with the inventory close to all-time highs.”

If this prediction is right then we’d anticipate to see GTA 6 launch someday between April 2023 and March 2024. Initially this spike was anticipated to happen within the fiscal 12 months 2023, nevertheless, it has been pushed again to 2024. Whether it is GTA 6 that has induced this spike, this might recommend that a delay has incurred – doubtlessly on account of Covid-19.

Take-Two Interactive has 93 video games within the works
Grand Theft Auto writer, Take-Two Interactive, has revealed it has 93 “full recreation releases” deliberate for the following 5 years – and we’re hoping GTA 6 is one in all them.

Throughout an earnings name (by way of GamesRadar), Take-Two president Karl Slatoff mentioned that this line-up is the strongest within the firm’s historical past, however what can we anticipate? Properly, in keeping with Slatoff, 63 of those video games are “core gaming experiences”, 17 can be “mid-core or arcade” and 13 are informal video games. 

Nevertheless, out of those 93 video games, 21 can be completely cellular titles – with the opposite 72 touchdown on PC, consoles and streaming platforms. However, maybe probably the most attention-grabbing stat from this assembly is that half of this video games line-up is from current IPs. Suggesting we may very well be seeing GTA 6 in that five-year window, with the highly-anticipated subsequent GTA falling into that “core gaming experiences” class.

“This can be a bigger pipeline than we have had earlier than, we have been speaking about this for fairly a while. Our expectation is that we might wish to sustain this velocity,” Slatoff mentioned. “It is actually vital for us to construct scale, and that is a method that we’re doing it. We’d like extra at-bats.”

CEO Strauss Zelnick defined that the writer plans to easy out its monetary outcomes with “a handful or better of latest vital releases yearly”. And it appears to be like like the corporate believes it might have some large successes within the pipeline.

“With our sturdy catalogue, with our reside service choices, and with our annual releases, we will have nice power, even in a light-weight 12 months, though it isn’t our aim to have a light-weight 12 months, after which do even higher within the 12 months once we’re capable of launch a lot of titles, which is our technique, and even higher than that if we’re lucky sufficient to have a blockbuster title. And we have now a few of these as nicely,” Zelnick mentioned.

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Story reportedly completed
The story for Rockstar’s GTA 6 is outwardly completed if a supposed insider is to be believed. 

Chris ‘Liberty93’ from Rockstar Mag (a French fansite) claims the story for Grand Theft Auto 6 was wrapped up previous to the departure of Rockstar’s head author, Dan Houser, and that the following GTA entry will nonetheless have the “soul” of a typical Rockstar recreation.

Though a completed story may recommend a launch date for GTA 6 is shut, Chris did level out that many adjustments had been made to Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2’s story throughout growth, regardless of it being ‘accomplished’ method again in 2012.

“They nonetheless made adjustments in late 2017, early 2018, and plenty of little particulars had been modified,” Chris defined.  

Stories of early growth
Plainly Grand Theft Auto 6 is within the early phases of its growth if a report from Kotaku is something to go by (as of 2020). Within the report which is primarily following up on the cultural adjustments which have taken place at Rockstar after a earlier investigation into crunch on the studio, Kotaku has touched on the studio’s future, together with the truth that studio administration has outlined a plan for “a brand new entry within the Grand Theft Auto sequence”. 

The report goes on to say that this new installment is deliberate to be a “reasonably sized launch” (so, most likely nonetheless fairly large) which can be “expanded with common updates over time”. The hope is that this method will reduce stress and crunch. 

It is price noting, although, that the report emphasizes that the sport continues to be within the very early growth phases so plans might fairly simply change over time as the event course of evolves. 

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Take-Two performs down AAA releases
In an earnings name for Take-Two Interactive – the writer that owns GTA developer Rockstar – shareholders had been advised to anticipate the “most sturdy pipeline” within the firm’s historical past. Nevertheless, Take-Two CEO Strauss H. Zelnick additionally careworn that some years could be skinny on releases – which, given the launch of Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2 in 2018, would not make us eager for any new GTA titles within the coming 12 months.

“Provided that we’re an organization that will depend on our artistic groups to make as near excellent merchandise as attainable,” mentioned Zelnick, “we have now to be prepared to reside with the vagaries of product deliveries. And which means, generally, we can have skinny frontline years.”

Dan Houser leaves Rockstar
Revealed in an announcement by Rockstar Video games dad or mum firm Take-Two Interactive, Houser (who was has been on an prolonged depart interval since spring 2019) can be formally leaving the corporate on March 11. His brother Sam Houser stays current as president.

Houser, who has variously acted as author, producer and voice actor at Rockstar, led Rockstar Video games to turn out to be one of many greatest builders within the trade. It is at present unknown whether or not this may have an effect on GTA 6’s growth.

CJ voice actor dismisses rumors
Chris Bellard, the voice actor for GTA San Andreas’ character CJ, has debunked rumors that he can be reprising his function in GTA 6. Utilizing Instagram, Bellard posted that he is “not concerned in GTA VI in any respect”.

This does not rule out the return of CJ as a personality solely (Rockstar might at all times forged another person within the function) nevertheless it does affirm that Bellard is not concerned and would not intend to be if requested. 

Rockstar hasn’t commented on rumors and we can’t know something sure in regards to the forged for GTA 6 till it speaks out. 

Scouting areas in Florida
Hypothesis round a Florida setting – even a recreation that encompassed the entire state – has been brimming after a leaked letter was given legitimacy by a well-regarded Rockstar leaker, @Yan2295. 

The letter was to a Florida retailer asking permission for Rockstar Video games to examine the premises, presumably to be used or inspiration within the forthcoming recreation – mentioning a location scout Leah Sokolowsky who hinted at a big digital media consumer in a podcast again in Could 2019 (by way of Daily Star).

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Undertaking Americas
One other day and one other Grand Theft Auto 6 leak (by way of GamesRadar) is making the rounds, although we might suggest not getting too excited given it is from a now-deleted Reddit post. Admittedly, a few of the issues that seem on this supposed leak do corroborate earlier rumors however this consistency is not any affirmation of what the sport can be and we can’t know for certain what’s in retailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 till Rockstar itself makes an announcement.

Regardless, it is nonetheless enjoyable to get our imaginations going for what the way forward for the Grand Theft Auto franchise might maintain. In response to the Reddit poster behind the leak, the sport, referred to as Undertaking Americas, has been in manufacturing since 2015 although it was positioned on ice whereas Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2 was the main focus. GTA 6 may very well be expansive, set throughout a number of a long time (the 1970s to 1980s) and areas (one in all which is Vice Metropolis, one other Liberty Metropolis and one other is a fictional metropolis primarily based on Rio de Janeiro). 

The sport will apparently cope with one playable protagonist named Ricardo and play by way of their story as a rising drug lord with heavy inspiration from Netflix’s Narcos sequence. The story can be advised by way of chapters, with a heavy emphasis on the visuals of adjustments in time because the story progresses. Whereas there is no estimated launch date given, the publish says that the plan is to launch the sport for the following technology solely. 

Whereas it is unlikely that the entire report is true (even the poster says that the sport’s pre-alpha standing means issues are more likely to change) that is to not say some components are unimaginable. Actually, a next-gen solely launch appears solely believable. Earlier than you get too excited, although, the publish has already been debunked by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier.

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One other rumor?
That is positively one to take with a large pinch of salt however, in keeping with this leak, Grand Theft Auto 6 will return to a number of earlier fan-favorite areas, take inspiration from Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2, and will not launch on current-gen consoles. Properly, that is in keeping with an nameless publish made on Pastebin, which has since been eliminated (by way of Comic Book) .

In response to the publish, GTA 6 will enable gamers to journey between a number of large cities, together with Liberty Metropolis and Vice Metropolis. The poster additionally claims you begin off as a small-time drug runner earlier than becoming a member of an notorious gang and kicking it with the large canine.

As well as, the publish claims Rockstar is ready to see how the new-generation consoles promote as GTA 6 would not have the ability to be launched on the PlayStation four or Xbox One on account of reminiscence restrictions. The nameless poster additionally claimed GTA 6 will function each main cities together with an enormous stretch of highways and Blaine County-like countryside in the midst of all of it.

Lastly, the publish claims that, regardless of the sport being set in a timed period, there can be flashbacks between missions and Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2-type stranger dialogues that implement the greet/antagonize format.

Whereas location rumors appear to be leaking in abundance, the nameless Pastebin publish has been backed up by assessment on Glassdoor by a Rockstar Video games QA tester, which has since been eliminated (by way of Dexerto). Alongside studying out Rockstar for its institutionalized crunch, the publish leaves a cryptic message that sees the primary letter of every sentence spelling out ‘GTA6LSVCLC’. This can be pointing to the potential areas of Grand Theft Auto 6: Los Santos, Vice Metropolis, and Liberty Metropolis. 

Marvel what these areas would appear like collectively as an precise map? Graphic designer RealityDesign posted an idea picture on GTA Boards, exhibiting what this map might doubtlessly appear like. Test it out under:

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The Know report on Vice Metropolis
Probably the most vital Grand Theft Auto 6 rumor got here from YouTube channel The Know. It acknowledged that an inside supply advised it that GTA 6 is coming 2021-2022 and is being developed below the code title Undertaking Americas.

The explanation for this code title is outwardly as a result of gamers will have the ability to fly between the US and South America within the recreation, although the vast majority of the motion will happen within the former. This together with the supply’s assertion that the sport will largely be set in Vice Metropolis (the Rockstar model of Miami) suggests there may very well be a give attention to drug-running which might draw on the recognition of reveals and flicks like Narcos and Tom Cruise’s Made in America. Significantly if Rockstar holds on to that 80s setting.

With no remark from Rockstar, these rumors stay nothing greater than, nicely, rumors – it is also most unlikely at this level that we’ll see GTA 6 in 2022. However they do pose an attention-grabbing proposition that might seize upon the actual fondness many followers of the sequence have for Vice Metropolis.

GTA 6 news and rumors

Grand Theft Auto (Picture credit score: Rockstar Video games) (Picture credit score: Rockstar Video games)

GTA 6 is coming and there are concepts
What we do find out about GTA 6 is that concepts are being thrown round for growth, even when it’s simply within the early phases. Rockstar President Leslie Benzies teased the sport in an interview again in 2013 with Develop journal. 

“We don’t know what GTA 6 can be, however we’ve acquired some concepts,” mentioned Benzies within the interview. 

Okay, so it’s not a lot, nevertheless it’s actually a snippet of strong info direct from the supply. Benzies went on to speak about what sort of concepts get the artistic juices flowing over at Rockstar.

“We’ve acquired about 45 years’ price of concepts we wish to do,” he added. “We’ll choose the suitable ones,” Benzies mentioned. “It comes from the thought first. The place it will be set is the primary query. That then defines the missions; you’re doing various things in LA than in New York or Miami. The map and story get labored up collectively, and the story is a fundamental circulate of the way it works out so you’ll be able to layer the mission in.”

We’re simply happy that Rockstar has so many concepts for what it needs to do with GTA 6. We simply hope it types them into some form of organised system and will get that recreation to us sharpish. 

GTA 6 map: the place will GTA 6 be set?

GTA 6 news and rumors

Grand Theft Auto (Picture credit score: Rockstar Video games)

Though there haven’t been any concrete studies as but, each on-line titbit and juicy gossip morsel is pointing in direction of GTA 6’s map being completely huge. We’re even not speaking city-size huge, we’re speaking doubtlessly everything of the US huge. 

Similar to with the Undertaking Americas leak listed above, some rumors are suggesting that GTA 6 might find yourself spanning everything of the US, or at the very least cowl sure cities impressed by locations in America. If it does span the complete nation, there may be some form of teleportation system to chop down the journey time between cities. 

There are even some extremely thrilling rumors that Rockstar Video games might need a ‘70s theme up its sleeve, so crack out these previous bell-bottoms and disco balls

However there’s additionally one other hearsay that’s gathering power, which might put GTA 6 a bit nearer to Rockstar Video games’ British residence – a London setting. 

The studies truly began with a remark from Rockstar Video games’ co-founder Dan Houser:

“In the mean time, it looks like GTA’s DNA is contemporary-ish, American-ish, English-speaking-ish, as a result of that’s what it has been… However that doesn’t essentially restrict it to these, that’s simply what we’ve finished thus far.”

Rockstar Video games sources recommend that London is the one non-US location to be whispered as a possible GTA setting.  

For our cash, we predict a return to Vice Metropolis in some type is on the playing cards, which might tie into the rumors talked about above. A  report from The Know suggests that a return to Vice Metropolis within the 80s is definitely within the works and that gamers will discover the rise in medicine on the time by way of the missions. On this rumored recreation, gamers will transfer between Vice Metropolis and South America, which might create a really attention-grabbing and completely new form of map.

The GTA three trilogy was set throughout three areas, Liberty Metropolis, Vice Metropolis, and San Andreas. This mirrored the unique Grand Theft Auto Recreation, which was additionally set throughout the identical three areas. 

The newest Grand Theft Auto video games, GTA four and GTA 5 have thus far been set in Liberty Metropolis and San Andreas respectively, that means that Vice Metropolis is the one location but to be explored by the current video games. 

The one query now could be whether or not Rockstar can be tempted to finish the set.