GTA 6: Release Date Rumours, Leaks, News, GTA Online And Everything You Need To Know About Grand Theft Auto 6
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GTA 6: Release Date Rumours, Leaks, News, GTA Online And Everything You Need To Know About Grand Theft Auto 6

Chris Trout
1 April 2020

GTA 6 rumours continue to circulate, including the most recent ones that new graphics have been spotted on the Rockstar Games website, potentially hinting at either Bully 2 or Grand Theft Auto 6.

That's not all, a new job listing, as well as Rockstar Co-founder leaving, has sent the internet into speculation spiral - not to mention everyone with a Reddit account is claiming they have intel on the new GTA 6 Map.

It has been almost 7 years since the last GTA game released and players are struggling to wait much longer.

So what is the latest news on GTA 6? Here's everything you need to know.

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Release Date This Month?

It feels like rumors and alleged leaks about Grand Theft Auto 6 have been swirling around since GTA 5 dropped.

However, a prominent Rockstar Games leaker with a proven track record, known as gonnaenodaethat in the GTA Forum, claims a legitimate reveal date will happen later this month.

Several dates have been referenced, indicating the announcement should come between March 20 and 25.

Although nothing is certain at this point, be sure to bookmark this page for more on this story as it develops.

New GTA 6 Graphics Tease GTA 6 or Bully 2

Rockstar Games have been busy adding new graphics to their website.

Earlier this week, a new image was implemented into the menu bar on the Rockstar website - this depicts an Android hugging the Rockstar logo with an ice bucket containing champagne.

As well as another one with the text "Killing dreams. Murdering hope. Fighting the righteous. Bullying the weak"

Another New Job Listing

The job listing is for a ‘Technical Build Engineer’ and it says that it would involve “being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding, large-scale projects to be found in any entertainment medium.” 

The responsibilities listed, hint at a game being deep in development, it says that the applicant will have to "work closely with developers and QA to ensure builds are stable upon release."

Rockstar co-founder and Vice President leaving Grand Theft Auto Studio

Dan Houser, who started the studio with his brother, Sam, is officially leaving on March 11th.

Dan was a manager at Rockstar as well as being a producer and writer. He had written for Red Dead Redemption, Bully and Max Payne 3. He was also a significant part of the writing team on Red Dead Redemption 2.

Take-Two said "He has been on break since spring 2019, which follows the period where Rockstar shipped Red Dead Redemption 2 and completed its core patches.

The studio is always working on more content for Red Dead Online and GTA Online. But it also likely has future games in the works. But if a Grand Theft Auto VI is going to ship, it won’t be under Dan Houser". 

Super Bowl Teases GTA 6?

Some fans on Reddit noticed a very GTA-style graphic pop up in the Super Bowl teaser - supercharging interest in the possible new game.

The graphic boasted a very Vice City vibe, supporting unsubstantiated rumours we may be seeing the infamous city return in GTA 6.

gta 6 super bowl graphic tease

One fan wrote on Reddit: "Maan, the marketing team of SuperBowl are greater than the past years or they're trolling at us with GTA VI lool."

Another added: "OKAY EVERYONE. Let’s put this in perspective for everyone going “it doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

"Why would they reference an 18 year old game NOW? JUST BECAUSE ITS IN MIAMI? That makes it okay to reference og vice city? That makes no sense.

"When someone has confirmation rockstar has ANYTHING to do with this, I’d love to see because this is not just some one-off thing. There’s something big happening."

 

When Will GTA 6 Release?

job advert, which was posted on recruitment website Monster, states that Rockstar Leeds are looking for an "Environment Artist".

If this job listing hints to what we think it does, we could see GTA 6 released as early as November 2020 - but we doubt that'll happen.

The listing also reads "Join our team to create next-generation worlds". Naturally, one would have to assume they are talking about Sony's PS5 and Xbox Series X.

The job spec requires that those who apply will be responsible for "creating and texturing environment assets for the biggest and best open-world environment in the industry".

Rockstar Leeds have been well known for their supporting work on the GTA PlayStation Portable titles such as Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories and Chinatown Wards.

They have also assisted Rockstar North with the development of GTA 5. It wouldn't be unreasonable to assume this role will work directly with the development of GTA 6, given the studio's history.

But according to BGR, a new GTA game may not release until 2021. This is further cemented by industry expert and former Rockstar employee, Darion Lowenstein, who suggested the earliest we would see the game is 2021.

GTA 6 Release Date

GTA 6 Development

GTA 6 has reportedly been in development since 2012 but wasn’t in the production line until the middle of 2015 - developed under the codename, PROJECT AMERICAS.

Thanks to a recent TaxWatch UK report, a job listing was posted for a potential GTA 6 role at Rockstar Leeds, suggesting that it won't be long before Rockstar's official announcement.

Additionally, fans of the game who played the new Diamond Heist mode in GTA 5 delved deep into the rabbit hole and may have found more clues as to when GTA 6 will be released as well as a possible Vice City-esque setting.

No official word has been released, but leaks have suggested its impending announcement as we continue to speculate what will be included.

 

Map

Another leak emerged from the GTAForums, where once again the notion of working across Vice City and Liberty City came up; focusing heavily on drug smuggling and Cartels across multiple time periods.

The locations that the game is rumoured to be set in are:

  • Liberty City (Limited Area) 
  • Vice City (Main City) 
  • Rio de Neve, South America (Rio de Janeiro, Main City) 
  • The Republic of Castellano, South America (Mix of Bolivia and Colombia, Main City) 
  • Minor Cities 
  • People's Republic of del Castro, Central America (Fictional Central American island based on Panama and Cuba, Island) 
  • Mexico (Mexico, Limited Area)
  • Prologue: 1978 
  • Main Story: 1980s 
  • Epilogue: Present Day

gta 6 map

GTA Online is also mentioned where players can join other story modes as a member of their crew and is set in the 1980s

Recent action on Grand Theft Auto Online has stirred a hornet's nest of speculation

As caught on Reddit, the latest teaser for GTA Online's next update has prominently highlighted South America.

As it's the only such region to get the treatment, expectations are that we may very well be headed to the criminal underbelly of Columbia for the next instalment!

This sounds plausible as around Christmas time Rockstar employees, as well as YouTubers, were gifted badges that could indicate the location of the next GTA game - including Jamaica and Colombia.

 

Missions

It's likely more missions will feature in GTA 6 than any other game previous - here are the missions we want to see return:

  • The Paleto Score
  • Minor Turbulence
  • Friend Request
  • The Big Score
  • The Third Way

Read More: GTA 6 Release: Missions That NEED To Make A Return In Grand Theft Auto 6

gta 6 missions

Features

GTA 6 will no doubt bring plenty of new features and although we've yet to hear much in the rumours, we've made a list of the features we want to see return:

  • A huge map
  • Multiple storylines
  • Heist selection
  • Plenty of planes
  • Car customisation
  • Multiplayer
  • Wildlife
  • Side missions
  • Lots of weapons
  • Role playing mod

Read More: GTA 6 Release: Features We Want To See Return In Grand Theft Auto 6 - Location, Weapons, Multiplayer, Cars And More

Characters

In a very angry fashion, the former voice actor for GTA: San Andreas character 'CJ' has confirmed he will not return for the next game.

This doesn't necessarily mean that CJ won't appear in some way in GTA 6 - but it's looking unlikely as a result.

So the question is - will we see the return of Franklin, Michael and Trevor? It's not out of the possibility as they are still alive in the cannon ending of GTA 5.

Read More: Will Franklin, Trevor And Michael Be In GTA 6?

gta 6 characters

Cheats

The GTA franchise is known for its amazing cheats - but which ones will likely return?

Here are the cheats we want to see return:

  • Lower wanted level
  • Drunk mode
  • Bang bang
  • Spawn buzzard attack helicopter
  • Slow motion

Read More: GTA 6 Release: Cheats That Should Be Included In Grand Theft Auto 6

Cars

So what cars will arrive in the new GTA game? Although we don't know this, here is a list of cars we want to see return:

  • The Adder
  • The Caddy
  • The Cheetah
  • The Police Buffalo
  • Rhino Tank

Read More: GTA 6: Cars We NEED To See Return In Grand Theft Auto 6

gta 6 cars

Guns And Weapons

Weapons tend to make a reoccuring appearance in GTA - here are some of the weapons we want to see return in GTA 6:

  • AP Pistol
  • Heavy Sniper
  • Mini Gun

Read More: GTA 6: Weapons That NEED To Return In Grand Theft Auto 6 

Soundtrack

A new Rockstar project has been teased for the Summer of 2020, many predicting to be GTA 6, thanks to the American hip hop group City Morgue.

City Morgue teased on their Instagram story that they will be collaborating with Rockstar Games on an unnamed project in the Summer of 2020.

Mini-Games

Mini-games are a great way to pass the time in GTA - so what ones do we want to see return in GTA 6?

  • Hunting
  • Base Jumping
  • Racing

Read More: GTA 6 Missions: Mini-Games That Need To Return In Grand Theft Auto 6

 

PS5 And Xbox Series X

Could GTA 6 make its debut on the PS5 and Xbox Series X?

It would be an interesting development to go from hearing nothing to having a date set in stone so soon with very little being revealed about the next generation of consoles; we need to be open-minded that the term "next-generation" could be an expression and not necessarily hint at the new console line-up.

GTA 5 was primarily released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, before being re-released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 a year later - would we see something similar occur?

Plenty of rumours put the game and next-generation consoles together

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