Grand Theft Auto 6: All the news we’ve heard about Rockstar’s next game
After more than ten years, Rockstar Games is finally releasing a sequel Grand Theft Auto 5, the multi-generational open-world crime spree that has sold more than 190 million copies. This December, GTA fans will get their first official look at the next Grand Theft Auto in trailer form, Rockstar has confirmed.
While Rockstar hasn’t given the next GTA game an actual name yet, it will almost certainly be titled Grand Theft Auto 6 (or Grand Theft Auto VI). And we know it some details about GTA6after an unprecedented leak of the game in 2022. But thanks to Rockstar’s secrecy and the herculean task of following up one of the biggest games of all time, a lot is about GTA6 is still shrouded in mystery.
Here’s everything we know Grand Theft Auto 6 so far.
When does GTA6 to come outside?
Rockstar has not yet announced a release date for GTA6, but parent company Take-Two Interactive may have revealed a release date for the next Grand Theft Auto game. In August, Take-Two told investors the company plans to see a “significant inflection point” during fiscal year 2025, which has been interpreted by analysts to mean that GTA6 will be released sometime between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025. That’s obviously a pretty big window, but it could be point to a 2024 release for GTA6.
While GTA6 may be targeting a 2024 launch, but Rockstar is known for delaying its biggest games in the name of Polish. The last major release, Red Dead Redemption 2, was publicly postponed three times. And in 2013, Grand Theft Auto 5 experienced a significant delay, from its original release date in the spring to its eventual launch in September 2013.
In other words, even if Rockstar gives us a release date or timeframe near the end of 2023, history tells us that nothing is set in stone.
When does the GTA6 trailer out?
Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser has only confirmed a first-time release in “early December” GTA6 trailer. It may or may not coincide with The Game Awards 2023, which airs live on December 7. It’s more likely that Rockstar will release the trailer on its own schedule, without competing with some other game announcements.
Where does GTA6 take place?
According to a massive leak of early gameplay videos and early coverage of the game, Grand Theft Auto 6 Set in Vice City, the GTA version of Miami. That location was previously explored in 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and that game’s 2006 prequel Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Those entries date from the mid-1980s, but GTA6 will reportedly tell a modern, Bonnie and Clyde-inspired story with two protagonists named Jason and Lucia, based on early gameplay videos. Lucia would be the GTA series’ first female protagonist in a mainline game.
Wait a bit GTA6 leak?
More than 90 videos of the version under development will be released in 2022 Grand Theft Auto 6 were published online on the message board GTAForums. The hacker responsible claimed to have accessed the videos (about 50 minutes of footage in total) directly from Rockstar Games’ internal Slack.
The videos feature heists, gunfights, open-world driving, a police chase, a busy nightclub scene, and conversations with full voice acting. The game footage was clearly not intended for public display as debug programming elements were visible on screen at the time.
One of the longer videos showed the female player character robbing a restaurant and threatening staff and customers, who reacted in fear when a gun was pulled on them. Then she and her male accomplice get into a shootout with the police before jumping into the police patrol car and driving away. The graphics of the game are quite realistic, but still consistent with the style of GTA games.
How long has GTA6 been in development?
Reportedly since 2014, although Rockstar did not officially acknowledge the game’s existence until February 2022.
Which platforms will do that? GTA6 be released?
TBD, but PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X are a safe bet. Unlike previous Grand Theft Auto games, which saw staggered releases on consoles versus PC, it seems more likely than ever that Rockstar would release all versions of the game on the same day. But given Rockstar’s track record, the PC version could lag behind PlayStation and Xbox releases.
There will also be another platform that could be the home base Grand Theft Auto 6: Nintendo’s Switch successor. Rockstar has embraced the Switch with releases like LA Noir, Red Dead redemptionAnd Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Editionso close any release of GTA6 on switch 2.
how much want GTA6 cost?
Rockstar and publisher Take-Two haven’t announced a price yet, but that seems likely Grand Theft Auto 6 will be priced at $69.99, increasingly the standard for big-budget AAA video games.
Don’t worry about those baseless rumors GTA6 costs $150, or is priced per hour, based on a misinterpretation comments from Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick. There may be more expensive premium or collector’s edition versions of GTA6 which will cost more than the industry standard $69.99, but hold your horses (and your pre-orders) until Rockstar makes it official.
What happens to Grand Theft Auto Online when GTA6 is from?
Rockstar hasn’t said it, but given the enormous popularity of GTA Online, which is also sold as a standalone experience, will likely continue. Rockstar may have bigger ambitions for an online mode GTA6, and each game can run two versions of the online experience. The future of GTA Online is one of the biggest open questions – not to mention Rockstar’s trickiest thread – when it comes to discussing GTA6. It’s quite possible that Rockstar will keep these plans under wraps for the foreseeable future.