GTA 6 COUNTDOWN LIVE: Latest News, Updates, Leaks And Rumours For Grand Theft Auto 6
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GTA 6 COUNTDOWN LIVE: Latest News, Updates, Leaks And Rumours For Grand Theft Auto 6

Chris Trout
16 July 2020

Official GTA 6 news is on the horizon and we're counting down to its release date by covering the latest news, updates, leaks and rumours right here.

GTA 6 rumours are running wild on the internet lately and fans of the franchise are beside themselves with excitement.

There is so much speculation about the location of the map, but no official information has been announced.

As we countdown the days to launch, we'll be covering the latest news, updates, leaks and rumours for its likely release on next-generation consoles - the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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Liberty City Coming To GTA 5 Online? - 2nd August

A now-deleted Reddit post by user markothemexicam, but was fortunately captured by LADBible, appears to allude that the GTA 4 city will be making its way to GTA 5 soon.

The report claims the following: 

"[My roommate] said that the new location is Liberty City," he explained. "Niko Bellic is coming back, with his voice talent Michael Hollick. The heist is about robbing gold reserves in Liberty City. Many freemode activities and Quick Jobs will be added to remastered Liberty City and future updates for PS5 will be based on Liberty City."

GTA 6 TO BE $69.99 - 19th July

Since it is pretty much guaranteed at this point that GTA 6 will release on the next-gen consoles in the next two or three years; fans have had some speculation regarding the price.

For those who do not know, Take Two interactive are the developers over the 2K series and the GTA franchise.

They made headlines in recent weeks with the announcement that their next-gen version of NBA 2K21 is going to cost $10 USD more then current-gen. 

This all but confirms that GTA 6 is bound to be more expensive than the current retail price of games!

2023 Release Date? - 18th July

Reddit user u/IAnonymous2077I post a clever post that outlined a theory about GTA 6 releasing in 2023. Some of the main points they make are: 

  • "Reason 1) I’s confirmed that Take-Two will spend a minimum of 89 million dollars on marketing (twice the amount they normally spend) during an 12-month period ending on 31st March 2024.
  • Reason 2) Rockstar two latest games had a release gap of 1866 days, apply that gap again for it’s latest release and Rockstar’s next title will lunch on Monday, December 4, 2023. This theory makes it possible that Grand Theft Auto 6 will lunch on a Friday, December 2, 2023."

You can view the full post here or in the image down below!

Fan-Made GTA 6 Map Combines All Classic Locations - 16th July

A fan has created a GTA 6 map that contains all the classic locations from the previous games.

The map features Vice City, Liberty City, Los Santos and numerous other iconic locations.

This a GTA fans dream map and would take players on a nostalgic trip through GTA's history.

Although the map isn't a realistic expectation of what GTA 6 will bring, it's nonetheless an interesting idea.

Check out the map below:

GTA 6

Fan Art - 12th July

Reddit user u/WHOKEEPSTAKINGFUSY posted some incredible fan art of what they think GTA 6's logo should be.

Check it out below!

 

Fans Want Separate Clothing Icons - 11th July

A Reddit post quickly gained popularity by user u/cmputerguy who noted that GTA 6 should have separate icons for each clothing store. 

If you have played GTA V you know that each store has the same clothing icon, so it can be troublesome to find the right store.

 

Player's Want GTA Online Items To Carry Over - 5th July

According to a survey conducted by Inverse, which polled more than 6900 GTA Online players. 59 percent of them noted that their progress on GTA Online from the last seven years should carry over to GTA 6!

As of now, we do not know if Rockstar has any intentions in following suit with this, we will have to wait and see!

 

Giancarlo Esposito To Star As Lead Enemy? - 4th July

According to a report by tweaktown.com; the former Breaking Bad star recently conducted an interview with Collider.

In this interview Esposito stated the following: 

"It's been my year, so to speak. It started with The Mandalorian, and then a video game I did which is going to be huge, that I can't really mention"

With his previous characters in film and TV, a role as a lead enemy in GTA 6 fits the mold!

 

Post Launch Maps

With so much talk going on regarding the setting of GTA 6, which many fans have pointed towards what will eventually be Vice City. One Reddit user had a theory of how they will support the game post-launch.

Reddit user u/BigDPuffin went on to explain that they could expand the map once the game is officially out. 

"Initially Rockstar will release the game with LC and VC [which is indeed large by Rockstars standard, but is moderately sized compared to what they initially wanted to(USA)] Then every 2-3 years add a new city or even a state eventually creating the Grand Theft Auto."

Check out their full theory below!

 

Ex-Rockstar Games Developer States His Opinion on GTA 6 Release

Amid the outrage that has sparked with fans regarding GTA V being re-released on the PS5 next year, a former Rockstar Games developer has addressed why GTA 6 is not releasing first.

Taking to Tik Tok to answer these questions, he noted the following as bullet points during his Tik Tok: 

"For a next gen system, developers may only get hardware a year or less before it launches" 

"The cost of updating a game and making it prettier is way cheaper and easier than making a new one" 

 

2022 Release? 

When Sony announced an enhanced version of GTA V is coming to the Playstation 5, it was received rather poorly with fans. Now, news has surfaced via an official Playstation blog post that may allude to waiting at least a few more years for GTA 6.

 This is what the blog post had to say regarding GTA V's release on the PS5.

"we are proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PlayStation 5 in the second half of 2021."

So, it is now highly unlikely that GTA 6 is coming within the next year, as this would not correlate with the re-release of GTA V.

 

Fans Not Happy Over Another GTA V Port

Since the announcement of GTA V making its way over to another console, fans of the series have let up with criticism towards Rockstar Games.

As of now, the amount of dislikes to likes it almost at a 2:1 ratio!

 

Leak Suggests GTA 6 Could Be Set In 1970/80s - July 3rd

A leak from JackOLantern1982 has suggested the latest Rockstar title could be based in 70s or 80s.

This is interesting as a lot of fans are questioning where the newest title will be set, however, not many are asking when.

A 70s or 80s setting would be a fresh look for the series.

This leak is not confirmed to be true, however, it does raise questions on when the title will be set.

GTA 6's Location Could Be Multiple Cities - July 2nd

A recent ScreenRant article has proposed the possibility that GTA 6 could be based across multiple cities rather than a single one.

A number of cities have been mentioned throughout the GTA universe that has not been explored.

The recently revealed capabilities of next-gen technology have shown it is possible to seamlessly transition between multiple worlds with no loading screens.

However, Rockstar has not confirmed a specific location for GTA 6

This would be an exciting addition to the features and gameplay.

More GTA V - 13th June

During the recent Playstation Future of Gaming event, one of the first announcements was that GTA V is going to be ported over to the PS5 in early 2021.

What this means for GTA 6 is still up in the air. Fans can hope all of Rockstar's attention hasn't been into porting GTA V over to another console but instead making the newest game.

 

GTA Online Gets A Big Change To Stop Griefers - 10th June

GTA Online fans will know all too well the pain of selling a custom car at Los Santos Customs only to be gunned down when leaving the store, and a Reddit post suggests that the game will now deposit cash for your personal vehicles directly into your bank account. That makes it nice and safe from would-be robbers!

Some fans have said that this change is actually from a few months ago, but in any case it's worth knowing!

Yan2295 Claims GTA 6 In Early Testing - 7th June

Well know Rockstar Games leaker Yan 2295 contradicted the report that surfaced a few weeks back. The report in question was the one noting that GTA 6 is still in early development stages and it will not release for at least a few years.

Yan2295 stated that the game is actually in "early stages of testing" rather than in development. It is hard now to believe Yan2295, as Rockstar Games themselves has asked him in the past to stop leaking information, so it is a pretty credible source. 

 

GTA 5 Could Continue After GTA 6 Launches - 4th June

In an investor meeting, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two (Rockstar Games' parent company), commented on the potential for GTA 6 to exist alongside the current iteration.

“I am not remotely worried about being in a position that we have a great line of live services and a new release and that there’s somehow maybe some internal competition. That to me is the definition of a high-class problem" Zelnick stated.

New Possible Location For The GTA 6 Map - 2nd June

Rockstar Games are still yet to utter a word about their highly anticipated next addition to the Grand Theft Auto franchise, but that hasn't stopped die-hard fans from speculating about where the next game will be located.

Whilst no new information regarding the next Grand Theft Auto title has been shared, there's no doubt that the Map Location is one of the most important traits that the game features. 

To date, every single GTA title has been set in American cities, apart from a couple of London based expansion packs. But, will Rockstar be breaking tradition and jumping ship to an international location? Well, that's what some fans now believe. 

A rumour circulated around late last year suggesting that the next game will be based around two separate locations: Vice City and South America. Fans have come up with a concept name for the game, known as Grand Theft Auto: Project Americas. They've even come up with a possible plot. 

There is speculation that the game will start off in Miami, but you'll be taking part in several missions in South America. Maybe even in multiple parts of the region. Some more recent rumours that have also emerged suggesting that a New city, based in Rio De Janeiro could also be featured in Rockstar Games next big title launch.

Of course, at this time, this is all just purely based on speculation. There have been no confirmed details regarding the next car stealing and convenience store robbing game, in the franchise. 

Why not check out five more possible locations that could also be featured in GTA 6, by clicking here.

Hopefully, we'll soon receive the reveal we've all been waiting for. 

GTA Online Players Are Breaking Into Franklin's House - 16th May 

Some very sneaky players have found a way to get into Franklin's house!

It can be seen here, one player managed to scale a wall and use the kickback from their weapon to fall through the roof of protagonist Franklin's house.

We're not really sure what you can do once in the building, but the fact you can get in there is pretty cool itself.

Rumoured GTA 5 Will Be Free On PC Tomorrow - 13th May

Rumours are stating that GTA 5 will be the next free game on the Epic Games Store, meaning, once you've downloaded it, it's yours to keep!

Will Grand Theft Auto 6 Have Multiple Endings? - 11th May

Multiple endings are nothing new in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Will GTA 6 follow the suit of 4 and 5 or will it try something completely original? We take a look at the options here.

New GTA 6 Leak - 2nd May

In a Reddit post from an alleged former employee at Rockstar, we received a hefty amount of potential information on the next installment in the highly-anticipated franchise.

Four New Characters

A driver called Walther Wallace, a man named Thomas Branigan with a smuggling plane called "the Raven" and a drug dealer named Marcus Burke.

As well as a fourth unnamed 'former IDF agent'. 

Combat

Gun mechanics and the the hand-to-hand combat system will be more like RDR2's.

Time and Location

Supposedly, the game will be set in the 1980s, and then, strangely, it will make a jump to modern times.

The map "will be larger than the GTA 5 and RDR2 maps combined".

Also, the game's map will be similar to the GTA San Andreas map, with three major cities and one smaller town.

Missions

According to the post, the missions won't be as linear as missions in RDR2 or GTA 5. 

GTA Online Alien Invasions Happening Across Los Santos - 28th April 

Although GTA is very well known for the outright bizarre, players are caught by surprise by this new addition.

Alien gangs have... cropped up, and have begun committing crimes and attempting to abduct players.

Has Grand Theft Auto 6 Been In Pre-Production Since 2014? - 27th April

GTA 6's development may have started much earlier than has been previously claimed.

GTA 6 story is already finished, map will be ‘huge’ claims leaker - 23rd April

Here we go again, we've had leaks of the map being small, the same size and now huge. In addition to this the game has been reported to be in different stages by numerous 'leakers'.

But we hold out hope that one of these leaks will be the real deal!

Journalist Jason Schreier, who was behind the most recent report, stated that the game is still in ‘early development’ and that ‘the next GTA is still a ways away’, but other insiders seem to disagree.

Streamer Chris Liberty93, who is followed by Rockstar and predicted Dan Houser’s departure long before it happened, has stated that Schreier was wrong and that the map will be ‘huge’, with work beginning on GTA 6 in 2014.

According to Liberty93 the story for GTA 6 was already completed before Dan Houser left.

At least this leak comes from a reliable source, we'll just have to wait and see if Rockstar releases any official news in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned and bookmark this page for all of the latest news, leaks, rumours, and everything GTA 6 related!

GTA 6 is in 'early development' - 20th April

According to the ever reliable Jason Schreier, news editor at Kotaku, GTA 6 is actually only in early development, meaning the game is a long ways off yet.

GTA 6 is ‘halfway done - 16th April

GTA 6 is ‘halfway done’ but will only be ‘moderately sized’ at first claim insiders

GTA Online Glitch is Giving Players Free Money - 14th April

Rockstar often offers a big sum of virtual cash to anyone that signs in during a specified date.

It seems this time it has gone terribly wrong, as players are reporting being able to log out, and log back in for the recently offered $500,000.

Twitter and Reddit are currently flooded with players discussing the glitch and how easy it is to achieve. 

The Fake GTA 6 Twitch Countdown Pranksters Come Clean - 12th April

Three friends got their hands on the GTAVI username on Twitch. This sparked an idea, where they wanted to create a logo for GTA 6 to trick people into thinking an announcement was on the way.

"If you're going to try and fool people, the most realistic thing Rockstar would do in that situation would not be a logo on a black screen with a rubbish countdown," Joe O'Shead explained. "They would big it up."

GTA fans were originally expecting an announcement for GTA 6 to take place on March 21, with a trailer expected to drop on March 25

The Twitch stream chat was torn between those who called it fake, and others defending the stream.

 "I think people are so hopeful for a new game that they're willing to accept things a little bit more," Joe said.

"If they took a step back and asked themselves if it makes sense, they'd probably realise: it doesn't. They want the game so desperately that it's like a mild delusion."

The account was taken down 2 days before April fools day, due to Rockstar getting involved. 

Real Life GTA Online Car Seems To Have Popped Up In Better Call Saul - 11th April

A real-life GTA Online easter egg has been spotted in the latest episode of Better Call Saul, called “Bagman”.

If you missed it don’t feel bad, it was only on screen for a few seconds and required some real GTA Online knowledge to even spot.

Making money in GTA Online during April has been made easy - 10th April

Rockstar Games is making it easier to earn some digital cash, over $1 million in-game cash to be precise.

The good news is that if you’re returning a player, you can pick up the huge Grand Theft Auto bonus this month just by logging into the game on PS4, Xbox One and PC any time during April 2020.

Michael De Santa Says GTA 6 "Leaks" Are All Clickbait - 9th April

Ned Luke, who plays Michael in Grand Theft Auto V, wants you to stop buying into "clickbait" headlines and rumors about the next game in the series.

New Picture Of GTA 6? - 8th April

A new picture is circulating forums and social media right now, and fans are speculating on what this can mean, and its legitimacy. 

You can check it out below!

GTA 6 "Project Americas" Leak Potentially Hinted In Rockstar's Instagram Storys - 7th April 

On Monday morning, Rockstar shared via the company's Instagram story a photo of basketball player LeBron James from 2003 sitting near a copy of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

The image in question was previously shared by the NBA On-Court Instagram account on Sunday.

This may have simply been an appreciation post, but a flurry of fans began speculating that it could be some kind of obscure but deliberate teaser for GTA 6’s impending launch.

More News About The Potential GTA 6 Actor - 6th April

Twitter account dedicated to digging up hints about GTA 6 posted a screenshot of actor Jorge Consejo’s resume on March 27 which seemingly revealed that the actor that will play a feature character named “The Mexican” in "Grand Theft Auto VI." It also states he did CGI motion capture for the game back in 2018.

Grand Theft Auto Actor Says GTA 6 Rockstar Leaks Simply Don't Exist - 5th April

With the huge amount of on-going GTA 6 rumours flooding the internet, an actor who worked on Grand Theft Auto V has spoken up, permeating the community, saying they are all untrustworthy.

However, it won't stop us getting excited at the thought of GTA 6 every time a Reddit user posts a new 'leak'.

Playing GTA Online in April Will Get You A HUGE Reward - 3rd April 

Rockstar Games announces that anyone that plays Grand Theft Auto Online during the month of April will receive $500,000 for absolutely free.

Twitch Channel Was A Fake - 2nd April

On 31st March we reported that fans were getting excited as they watched a Twitch channel dedicated to GTA 6 with a countdown, not realising that the countdown was timed for April 1st or April Fools Day.

The twitch.tv/gtavi stream generated huge interest, with over 125,000 views as the broadcast ticked down the clock till an announcement.

And now the channel simply has a message confirming that it was not showing a legit stream:

 "Hello, thank you for tuning into our GTA VI project.

"This has been the product of multiple people with a shared love of the Grand Theft Auto series.

"We did not expect it to get this huge and we deeply apologise to Rockstar Games for misleading the dedicated fans who also love this series.

"We want to use this time to appreciate the series and also the incredible fans.

"Thank you for tuning in. We are sure GTA VI is in the works and we cannot wait."

Here We Go Again... Another Rumour - 1st April 23:00 BST

According to Intrepid Capital Funds, a compy that provides guidance on stocks - Take-Two is a great company to invest in at the moment, because it's going to be making a lot of money in the near future.

Why's that you ask? Because they predict that GTA 6 will release "shortly after" the launch of the Xbox Series X and PS5, which are currently scheduled to drop sometime this holiday season.

So, in other words, the most highly-anticipated next-gen game won't be a launch title, but it will show up shortly after.

As always, take the speculation with a HUGE pinch of salt. But hey, surely one of these rumours has to be right, why not a company that provides stock consultancy?

Hundreds Watch GTA 6 Twitch Channel With April Fool's Countdown - 31st March 23:00 BST

A Twitch stream countdown has been pumping up fans' hopes for a Grand Theft Auto VI reveal, but they should probably double-check their calendars.

It seems the fans don't realise that the counter is ticking down to April Fools day... This can only end in tears.

Grand Theft Auto 6 star breaks silence on sequel rumours - 30th March 23:00 GMT

Jorge Consejo is said to have a starring role as ‘The Mexican’ in GTA 6. That's according to the actor's CV, which describes the appearance as a ‘featured’ role in the game.

One fan even asked Consejo about his alleged appearance in GTA 6, to which the actor replied: "I can neither confirm nor deny this. But I did read your tweet ;)"

Will There Be A Female Main Character In Grand Theft Auto 6? - 29th March 23:00 GMT

GTA has changed the face of gaming for many reasons, but will it go one step further and add a female main character? To find out more, click here!

Will Grand Theft Auto 6 Be On Nintendo Switch? - 28th March 20:00 GMT

GTA 6 is likely to launch on the next generation of consoles, but will it arrive on the Nintendo Switch? Find out everything there is to know right here

Could Grand Theft Auto 6 Be The Most Expensive Video Game Development In History? - 27th March 20:00 GMT

GTA 6 hasn't been announced yet, despite this, there never seems to be a shortage of things to talk about.

While we're 99% sure that the next chapter in the franchise is currently in development, players may be curious to know what the new Grand Theft Auto costs to make.

GTA 6 definitely won't be announced this week - 23rd March 20:00 GMT

GTA publisher Take-Two Interactive has already suggested that we won't be seeing GTA 6 anytime soon.

"That said, we haven't always been able to achieve our goal of having a strong frontline release schedule in every year, even in the recent past," Take-Two CEO, Strauss H. Zelnick, explained during the call. 

"Given that we're a company that depends on our creative teams to make as close to perfect products as possible, we have to be willing to live with the vagaries of product deliveries. And that means, sometimes, we will have thin frontline years. But even in those frontline years, we've been able to deliver really great financial results."

Grand Theft Auto London Map Sparks Mission Ideas By UK Fans - 22nd March 23:00 GMT

Plenty of fans have been flooding the Rockstar Twitter account over the last week, and almost every tweet has been speculating missions for a possible GTA 6: London.

One Twitter user said:  "If GTA 6 was set in London all I know is the prologue would be shoplifting from Tesco and the final mission would be a heist at Buckingham palace"

Trusted Leaker Had Untrustworthy News - 20th March 23:00 GMT

Yesterday's leak about a possible trailer turned out to be false, although there is a second date mentioned in the leak, it's safe to say, chances of GTA 6 info this month are pretty slim.

Trusted Leaker says Grand Theft Auto news out TOMORROW - 19th March 23:30 GMT

Two dates in March have been marked for a possible GTA 6 announcement, the first coming this week.

It's speculated that Rockstar will end this week by announcing GTA 6 on Friday March 20 (tomorrow).

The rumours were sparked after a respected leaker and member of the GTAForums, posted something curious.

GTAForums member gonnaenodaethat started a post that was called 0320 which has led some to believe an announcement is coming this Friday.

LA Noire Part 2 Rumoured To Be Secret Rockstar Game, And Not GTA 6 - 18th March 23:30 GMT

Will all of the 80s style images cropping up from Rockstar, fans have been speculating a new GTA that transports us back to the 80s.

But new rumours suggest that it's something else.

The rumours come from an unusual source and revolve around a YouTube channel for LA Noire Part 2 which was autogenerated by YouTube itself.

YouTube creates channels automatically when it sees lots of videos on the same subject and in this case it seems to have found a host of 80s music tracks attributed to LA Noire Part 2 and licensed by Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s owners.

GTA 6's "Project Americas" Leak Confirmed By GTA 5 Online? - 17th March 19:00 GMT

A portion of the new race track from "Height of Society" appears to be shaped like Florida and other parts of the path also seem to resemble Michigan and the Texas-Mexico border.

Imgur users tenet007 compared a birds-eye view of the GTA 5 track to a map of the US and admittedly there are similarities.

The most interesting part of this rumor is a cryptic message by a GTAForums leaker known as “gonnaenodaethat.”

User tenet007 also included a screenshot of the leaker dropping what looks to be a big hint to users in the discussion forum a day after the Height of Society update.

New Leak - 16th March 20:00 GMT

A Redditor claiming their information came from somebody who works at Rockstar, gave fans more to talk about during the lead up to the highly anticipated release date.

Here's everything the Redditor claims they know about GTA 6:

  • They claimed that GTA 6 will be revealed by the end of March
  • We'll be heading back to the Miami-inspired location of Vice City
  • There will only be a single male protagonist
  • The protagonist will be male

Majority Of Fans Don't Want To Return To Vice City? - 15th March 12:00 GMT

Despite its popularity with long-time GTA fans, not everybody wants a return to the Miami inspired location, Vice City.

After a recent appearance of a GTA 6 concept video set in London, the majority of Grand Theft Auto fans seem to want the next game to be set in the UK.

In a poll with more than 3,900 votes, a whopping 44% said that GTA 6 should be set in London.

With only 24% for Vice City and Tokyo placing 3rd with 11%.

GTA 5 Race Map Teasing The Location For GTA 6? - 14th March 15:00 GMT

Rockstar got players talking about the unannounced AND unconfirmed successor of GTA 5, in the form of a map that may reveal that GTA 6 will take players back to Vice City, and possibly Chicago and Mexico.

It's thought it might be called Grand Theft Auto VI(CE).

GTA 6 Beta - 13th March 10:35 GMT

Will there be a beta for GTA 6? How does it work and how can you get involved?

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Everything You Need To Know About GTA 6 - 12th March 16:00 GMT

What do we know about GTA 6 so far?