With Purple Lifeless Redemption 2 out of the best way, we will now begin excited about the inevitable recreation within the Grand Theft Auto franchise: GTA 6.
How can we be so assured about Rockstar’s subsequent transfer? Grand Theft Auto 5 has been one of the crucial profitable recreation releases on the earth and despite the fact that we’re nonetheless having fun with GTA On-line, it’s now been almost six years since launch which suggests a brand new one is just a few years (or much less) away.
What we will say for sure is that we gained’t see a GTA 6 launch date in 2019, so don’t get your hopes up. After a hoax launch date in some pretend pop-up advertisements unfold throughout the web, Rockstar got here out to tell us that we wouldn’t be seeing the sport in the course of the subsequent yr.
Particulars could also be skinny on the bottom, however that doesn’t cease us gathering collectively the most effective items of gossip, rumor and reality in your private pleasure. So with out additional ado, right here’s every part we all know up to now about GTA 6.
Take a look at our video under on GTA VI: predictions on characters, places, story and GTA On-line.
Minimize to the chase
- What’s it? The extremely anticipated subsequent entry within the Grand Theft Auto collection
- When it’s out? That’s the web’s largest thriller (nevertheless it gained’t be 2019)
- Will it launch on PC? Each GTA four and 5 made their approach to PC (ultimately), so hopefully
GTA 6 launch date : when can I play it?
With Purple Lifeless Redemption 2 now launched into the wild, we’re hoping a GTA 6 announcement isn’t distant – however we’ll in all probability be ready some time to play it.
In accordance with some reviews, we might be ready till 2020 for the subsequent Grand Theft Auto, which might make sense. Rockstar has supported GTA On-line, the multiplayer element of GTA 5, because the recreation launched again in September 2013 with common content material updates.
Now, Rockstar is busy specializing in getting Purple Lifeless On-line operating easily – with the web mode presently in beta.
Based on respected business analyst Michael Pachter, the sport might be as distant as 2022.
In an interview with Gaming BoltPachter stated that he thinks a 2020 announcement with a 2021 launch can be the perfect case state of affairs, whereas a 2021 announcement with a 2022 launch or later can be extra probably.
Principally, anticipating any information of GTA 6 any time quickly is optimistic. We expect it might make sense if the sport adopted the discharge sample of its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto 5, whereby it’d launch on the very tail finish of the present era, comfortably launch on the brand new era and straddle each for the widest set up base attainable.
And with the subsequent Xbox and PS5 proper across the nook, it appears probably this could possibly be Rocktar’s plan.
GTA 6 trailer: when can I watch one?
The factor about Rockstar Video games is that it’s extremely secretive. No trailer is getting out of that recreation studio until somebody critically screws up.
Simply take a look at what Rockstar did with each GTA 5 and Pink Learn Redemption 2. It teased an announcement a number of days earlier than dropping the primary trailer for both recreation.
If there’s a GTA 6 trailer, you’ll find out about it as a result of the web will explode – and we’ll let you realize. However we’re not anticipating one anytime quickly.
GTA 6 information and rumors: what do we all know to date?
At this level we’re in all probability simply clenching at straws, however Rockstar have been hiring for a tonne of programming positions. We’re hoping they’re getting ready to get improvement underway, however that’s in all probability simply hopeful considering.
The Know report on Vice Metropolis
Probably the most vital Grand Theft Auto 6 rumor got here from YouTube channel The Know. It said that an inside supply advised it that GTA 6 is coming 2021-2022 and is being developed beneath the code identify Undertaking Americas.
The rationale for this code identify is seemingly as a result of gamers will be capable of fly between the US and South America within the recreation, although nearly all of the motion will happen within the former. This together with the supply’s assertion that the sport will largely be set in Vice Metropolis (the Rockstar model of Miami) suggests there might be a give attention to drug operating which might draw on the recognition of exhibits and films like Narcos and Tom Cruise’s Made in America. Notably if Rockstar holds on to that 80s setting.
With no remark from Rockstar, these rumors stay nothing greater than, nicely, rumors. However they do pose an fascinating proposition that may seize upon the actual fondness many followers of the collection have for Vice Metropolis.
GTA 6 is certainly coming and there are concepts
What we do find out about GTA 6 is that concepts are being thrown round for improvement, even when it’s simply within the early levels. Rockstar President Leslie Benzies teased the sport in an interview again in 2013 with Develop journal.
“We don’t know what GTA 6 will probably be, however we’ve acquired some concepts,” stated Benzies within the interview.
Okay, so it’s not a lot, nevertheless it’s definitely a snippet of strong info direct from the supply.
Benzies went on to speak about what sort of concepts get the artistic juices flowing over at Rockstar.
“We’ve received about 45 years’ value of concepts we need to do,” he added. “We’ll decide the correct ones.”
“It comes from the thought first. The place it’s going to be set is the primary query. That then defines the missions; you’re doing various things in LA than in New York or Miami.
“The map and story get labored up collectively, and the story is a primary stream of the way it works out so you possibly can layer the mission in.”
We’re simply happy that Rockstar has so many concepts for what it needs to do with GTA 6. We simply hope it types them into some sort of organised system and will get that recreation to us sharpish.
GTA 6 map: the place will GTA 6 be set?
Though there haven’t been any concrete reviews as but, each on-line titbit and juicy gossip morsel is pointing in the direction of GTA 6’s map being completely large.
We’re even not speaking city-size large, we’re speaking probably the whole of the USA large.
Some rumors are suggesting that GTA 6 might find yourself spanning everything of the US, with some sort of teleportation system that cuts down the journey time between cities.
There are even some extremely thrilling rumours that Rockstar Video games may need a ‘70s theme up its sleeve, so crack out these previous bell-bottoms and disco balls.
However there’s additionally one other hearsay that’s gathering power, which might put GTA 6 a bit nearer to Rockstar Video games’ British residence – a London setting.
The stories truly began with a remark from Rockstar Video games’ co-founder Dan Houser:
“In the intervening time, it looks like GTA’s DNA is contemporary-ish, American-ish, English-speaking-ish, as a result of that’s what it has been… However that doesn’t essentially restrict it to these, that’s simply what we’ve achieved up to now.”
Rockstar Video games sources recommend that London is the one non-US location to be whispered as a possible GTA setting.
For our cash, we expect a return to Vice Metropolis is on the playing cards, which might tie in to the rumors talked about above. A current report from The Know suggests that a return to Vice Metropolis within the 80s is definitely within the works and that gamers will discover the rise in medicine on the time by means of the missions. On this rumored recreation, gamers will transfer between Vice Metropolis and South America, which might create a really fascinating and completely new sort of map.
The GTA three trilogy was set throughout three places, Liberty Metropolis, Vice Metropolis, and San Andreas. This mirrored the unique Grand Theft Auto Recreation, which was additionally set throughout the identical three places.
The newest Grand Theft Auto video games, GTA four and GTA 5, have thus far been set in Liberty Metropolis and San Andreas respectively, which means that Vice Metropolis is the one location but to be explored by the current video games.
The one query now’s whether or not Rockstar shall be tempted to finish the set.
GTA 6 rumors
A feminine protagonist
When requested a few feminine protagonist for GTA 5, as an alternative of three male heroes (or anti-heroes), Rockstar co-founder and lead author Dan Houser stated in an interview with The Guardian again in 2013 that a feminine lead wasn’t actually on the desk, however not deliberately.
“We didn’t actually give it some thought this time,” Houser stated. “That’s to not say that we couldn’t or we wouldn’t. This character set is simply what got here to us: it wasn’t, ‘we’ve acquired X and Y so we’d like Z’. We weren’t making an attempt to do it off a guidelines – I don’t assume that may ever offer you one thing that’s plausible or partaking.”
“Sooner or later, might we do a recreation with a feminine lead? In fact. We simply haven’t discovered the proper recreation for it but, however it’s one of many issues that we all the time take into consideration.”
“It didn’t really feel pure for this recreation however undoubtedly for the suitable recreation sooner or later – with the fitting themes, it could possibly be implausible. However for GTA 5, this was the natural factor that got here up, these have been the characters that might show the themes we needed to consider.”
Probability: Robust. Followers have lengthy clamored for a feminine hero in a Grand Theft Auto recreation, and it will be an exquisite change from all of the murdered prostitutes.
Eva Mendez and Ryan Gosling
Rumors of a feminine protagonist are tremendous thrilling, however there’s extra.
Apparently, Eva Mendez is prime of Rockstar’s listing for enjoying stated hero.
However once more, there’s extra. There’s a male lead on the listing too and it’s none aside from international heart-throb Ryan Gosling, who additionally simply occurs to be her real-life husband.
Probability: Questionable. GTA is a serious gaming franchise that’s extremely well-known, particularly outdoors of the gaming business, so it’s attainable some huge names might be concerned, however we’re not satisfied.
Full help for digital actuality
One other GTA 6 hearsay includes digital actuality and in accordance with the web rumblings, you could possibly play everything of GTA 6 in VR.
Particular headsets haven’t been talked about, however since that is in all probability only a rumor we’re not that bothered.
Probability: Questionable. GTA 6 may need a VR expertise hooked up to it however enjoying the entire recreation in digital actuality can be insane.
Until we’ve seen large leaps in digital actuality within the years between now and the GTA 6 launch date enjoying an entire GTA recreation in VR would show testing for many stomachs.
Quick-paced, action-packed and performed in lengthy periods, a VR GTA (in its present type no less than) wouldn’t work.
Time journey or one other futuristic twist
With the murmurings of a significantly massive map for GTA 6, there are additionally some rumors of time travelling being a serious a part of the sport.
This isn’t Saints Row we’re speaking about, however apparently there could also be a futuristic twist to GTA 6.
In line with a report from ChristianToday – actually – the sport will give gamers “the style of time journey” the place “teleportation [is] attainable inside a split-second”.
Probability: Completely ridiculous. There are hilarious side-missions in GTA video games, however having time travelling as a essential gameplay mechanic is simply not in Rockstar’s DNA.
Plus, ChristianToday has no screenshots, sources or any type of proof, so we’re definitely sceptical.
Enjoying as both a cop or a legal
One other potential for the GTA 6 storyline is that you’ve the choice to play both as a cop or as a legal. Or a minimum of, if GTA 6 adopts the a number of protagonist function of GTA 5, one of many characters you play as could possibly be a police officer.
Probability: Robust. We might completely see this working, particularly with the potential mayhem that would ensue in case you’re enjoying a Trevor-style character half the time and a cop the opposite.
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