As the gaming world eagerly awaits the next installment in the iconic Grand Theft Auto series, rumors and expectations surrounding GTA 6 have reached a fever pitch. Rockstar Games, the developer behind the franchise, officially confirmed the game’s development in February 2022, but official updates have been sparse, leaving fans hungry for information. Here’s a comprehensive look at the information and rumors circulating about GTA 6.
Release Date Speculation
The release date for GTA 6 remains elusive, but numerous hints suggest it could arrive in 2024. A statement made by Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, about the company’s optimistic outlook for its fiscal year 2025 supports the rumor of a late 2024 release.
The Leaks That Shook the Gaming World
In an unexpected twist, a major leak gave gamers a sneak peek into the development of GTA 6. Several videos and screenshots of the game’s pre-alpha build were leaked, showcasing new aspects such as the setting, enhanced ragdoll physics, and a changing climate. Rockstar confirmed the authenticity of the leaks but expressed disappointment that their work had been unveiled prematurely.
One of the most exciting revelations from the leaks is that GTA 6 seems to be set in a fictional version of Miami, harking back to the beloved Vice City. However, the leaks revealed that the game will be set in modern times, not in the 80s as previously speculated. The game’s world promises to be expansive, with post-launch updates expected to introduce new cities and territories outside of the US. The rumors seem to lead towards the inclusion of new areas inspired by different Latin American countries.
Playability and Characters
The game’s story will feature a playable female protagonist, who partners with a male lead, which seems to be inspired by the infamous bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde.
While PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S are almost certain platforms for GTA 6, the game’s availability on PS4 and Xbox One remains uncertain due to potential hardware limitations. The longer the release of the game takes, the less likely it will be available on old generation consoles.
As of now, there’s no official trailer for GTA 6. Rockstar has not made a single new announcement related to the game since its initial reveal in early 2022. However, some fans are hopeful that there might be official news about the game on the franchise’s anniversary on November 28th.
The anticipation surrounding Grand Theft Auto 6 is huge, fueled by leaks and industry hints. Players are eagerly expecting a complete official reveal to answer the numerous queries and rumors surrounding the game, even though the release date is still unknown. Rockstar Games has a reputation for delivering groundbreaking titles, and expectations for GTA 6 are soaring sky-high. Until new official information is released, fans will continue to discuss every new rumor surrounding the game.
FERNANDO ORTIZ | Writer
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