April 15, 2024


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GTA 6 release date, leaks, rumours and EVERYTHING we know so far

ALMOST 10 years after the release of GTA 5, we’re still waiting for the next instalment from Rockstar.

As of yet, the studio hasn’t made a peep about the project, so fans are eager for any scrap of information – whether it’s a leaks or rumour.

Grand Theft Auto 5 will soon be available across three console generations


Grand Theft Auto 5 will soon be available across three console generations

When is the GTA 6 release date?

There’s been a whirlwind of rumours around the Grand Theft Auto 6 release date.

From an alleged missed 2020 launch (that was debunked) to as far out as 2025, speculation is all over the place.

Reputed CoD and Battlefield leaker, Tom Henderson, made a video back in July sharing some titbits he’s head about the game.

In the YouTube video he stipulates that while the GTA series isn’t his forte on the leaks front, he’s had the information ‘fall into his lap’.

Henderson says the 2022/ 2023 date is “a little bit premature” and a 2024/ 2025 date is more realistic.

Rather than being indicative of the game’s stage in development, he says Rockstar is focusing on “employee wellbeing” to avoid repeating harsh crunch conditions seen with the development of GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Parent company Take Two revealed it has 62 games lined up for release before March 2024 in its latest earnings call.

It didn’t list GTA 6 but whether we’ll see the title make the cut by this date or launch afterwards is still unknown.

Which platforms will GTA 6 be available on?

According to the information from Tom Henderson, GTA 6 will be a PC and current-gen game only.

That means we’ll see the title release for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S only.

Henderson points to the current console shortage as another factor for such a far off release date.

“To maximise sales, and maximise those profits, it makes sense to release the game when there is a big enough market for it.”

So don’t expect to see GTA 6 on PS4 or Xbox One.

Meanwhile GTA 5 has made its way across two console generations already and is slated to launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S next year.

So maybe we’ll see GTA 6 stick around for a decade post-launch as well.

When will GTA 6 be set?

While the ’80s was pegged as the setting for the upcoming GTA game, that theory hasn’t been holding water.

In his video, Henderson says the setting will be a modern one.

One of the major reasons for this is integration with GTA Online and subsequent DLC.

So don’t go all Miami Vice and start rolling up those jacket sleeves just yet.

Will GTA 6 have a playable female character?

Following in the footsteps of GTA 5, GTA 6 will reportedly feature multiple characters.

And for the first time in the series, we’ll be seeing a female protagonist.

If Henderson’s sources are accurate, she’ll be the brains of the group and will specialise in hacking and tech – furthering the modern setting theory.

How big will the GTA 6 map be?

According to Henderson, GTA 6 will feature Vice City “in some capacity” but the actual map isn’t as huge as the slew of rumours are indicating.

One of the more exciting morsels of news is that the map could be fluid in that it will change and evolve with the DLC.

Henderson’s sources say that future DLC will bring news map locations as well as expanding it.

It was compared to Fortnite’s seasonal map changes, which has live events that can change the terrain and POIs.

Grand Theft Auto games – a timeline

Here’s the full list…

Main series:

  • 1997 – Grand Theft Auto
  • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto 2
  • 2001 – Grand Theft Auto 3
  • 2002 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City
  • 2004 – Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
  • 2008 – Grand Theft Auto 4
  • 2013 – Grand Theft Auto 5

Expansion packs:

  • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1969
  • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1961
  • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto 4 The Lost and Damned
  • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony

Handheld games:

  • 2004 – Grand Theft Auto Advance
  • 2005 – Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
  • 2006 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
  • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars

GTA 6 leaks and rumours

Crypto currency is purportedly coming to GTA Online, perhaps around the same time GTA 6 launches.

It might be tied to mission rewards and storylines, says Henderson, and again, ties into the modern day setting.

When it comes to gameplay, wingsuits might be making an appearance which will go down well with the online components of the game.

Of course, none of this is confirmed, and GTA 6 is still years out from release so anything could change.

For now, let us know what you’d like to see in the upcoming title.

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