GTA (Grand Theft Auto) is one of the most popular video game franchises in the world, known for its open-world gameplay and controversial themes. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the release of the next game in the series, GTA 6, and rumors and speculation have been circulating for years about what to expect from the game.
- Release Date: TBA
- Developer: Rockstar Games
- Publisher: Rockstar Games
- Series: Grand Theft Auto
- Modes: Multiplayer video game, Single-player video game
- Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows
Release Date of GTA 6
One of the biggest questions surrounding GTA 6 is when it will be released. Rockstar Games, the developer of the series, has not officially announced a release date yet, but many rumors suggest it could be sometime in 2023 or 2024. However, delays in game development are not uncommon, so it’s important to take these rumors with a grain of salt.
As for what GTA 6 gameplay we can see from the leaks, there’s not much different from GTA 5. We see Lucia, presumably controlled by the player, holding up a diner while trying to keep the hostages from escaping by shooting them in the back as they run. We also see Jason and Lucia evading the cops by stealing one of their cars and driving around the block. Jason also leans out of a moving car while shooting with an assault rifle.
Some raw test footage shows more about the movement mechanics, including a cover system, crouching, and crawling. The playable character can also cover their face with their hands or weapon to prevent headshots. At one point in the footage, we see Jason looking in a convenience store while using a new vision ability. It looks similar to how Deadeye in Red Dead Redemption works, but right now, we only see it adjust the colour of the footage.
Driveable vehicles include cars and boats, as you’d probably expect to see, and the Metro mentioned earlier takes players across the city. In addition, the cars seem to allow players to adjust the wheel’s position, chair angles, and other controls.
GTA 6 Leaks
On September 18, 2022, 90 videos showing off 53 minutes and 26 seconds worth of test footage were leaked in one of the biggest data breaches in history. In the early test footage, we can see the player taking the role of a male and a female character as part of a Bonnie and Clyde-like duo named Jason and Lucia, as reported by bloomberg earlier that year. One of the standout clips shows the player controlling Lucia as she and Jason hold up a diner. Other videos show Lucia standing on a street corner, watching the traffic go by in broad daylight, while Jason visits a nightclub.
Since the footage became public, the person who leaks GTA 6 is has been now arrested According to the City Police, the 17-year-old suspect has now appeared in court and pleaded ‘not guilty’ to two computer misuse offences, one related to the GTA 6 leaks and two counts of violating his bail.
Location and Setting
Another hot topic among fans is where and when the game will be set. Some rumors suggest that it will take place in a fictionalized version of Vice City, a location previously featured in the series. Others speculate that it could take place in multiple locations, including a modern-day version of Liberty City (the setting of GTA IV) and a new location based on Rio de Janeiro. Whatever the location may be, fans can expect the game to have a large open-world environment with plenty of opportunities for exploration and mayhem.
GTA has always been known for its controversial themes, including violence, drugs, and sex. It’s likely that GTA 6 will continue to push the boundaries in this regard, and some rumors suggest that the game could include more mature themes than previous installments. However, Rockstar Games has also stated that they aim to create a game that is both entertaining and responsible, so it’s unclear how far they will go in terms of controversial content.
GTA 6 Map Speculation
As for the GTA 6 map itself, some fans speculate that if the calculations from the GTA 6 leak were true, this version of Vice City and the surrounding areas could be twice as GTA 5 Los Santos. This is according to a report by bloomberg which suggests that the crime game will be set in a fictional version of Miami, which many have read to mean that it’s Vice City, as well as the surrounding region.
However, it could be bigger than even this report speculates, as GTA YouTuber MrBossFTW suggests that a listing on Rockstars job opening page for a VFX artist that tells applicants that the successful candidate would “help to immerse the player in a believable world, from using ambient effects for things like insects around the player and rain dripping off buildings up to large scale destruction events like skyscrapers crashing to the ground”.
Rumours also suggest that the campaign’s map will change through DLC to include new areas or updates to existing ones based on whatever theme the DLC has. It’s not just the campaign map that changes either, as the new GTA Online mode may take place on an ‘evolving map’ that includes alterations and tweaks with every update, much like how the Fortnite map changes with every new season.
GTA 6 is one of the most highly anticipated video games of the next few years. While there are still many unknowns about the game, rumors and speculation suggest that it will feature a large open-world environment, multiple playable characters, and a variety of gameplay features and activities. Fans can expect the game to push the boundaries with controversial themes, but it remains to be seen how far Rockstar Games will take things. Until we know more about the game, fans will have to continue to speculate and wait patiently for its eventual release.
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