With Red Dead Redemption 2 out of the way, we can now start thinking about the inevitable game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise: GTA 6.
How can we be so confident about Rockstar's next move? Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the most successful game releases in the world and although we still enjoy GTA Online, it is now almost six years since it was launched, meaning that a new version is only a few years (or shorter) ) is. ) away.
What we can say for sure is that we won't see a release date for GTA 6 in 2019, so don't hope you can do that. After a hoax release date in some fake pop-up ads across the internet, Rockstar came to tell us that we won't see the game the following year.
Details may be thin on the ground, but that doesn't stop us from putting together the best pieces of gossip, rumor and fact for your personal enjoyment. So without further delay, here & apos; s all we know about GTA 6 so far.
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Cut to the chase
- What is it? The highly anticipated next item in the Grand Theft Auto series
- When is it out? That's the biggest mystery of the internet (but it won't be 2019)
- Is it started on a PC? Both GTA 4 and 5 found their way to the PC (ultimately), so hopefully
GTA 6 release date: when can I play it?
With Red Dead Redemption 2 now released in the wild, we hope that an announcement from GTA 6 is not far away – but we will probably wait a while to play it.
According to some reports, we could wait until 2020 for the next Grand Theft Auto, which would make sense. Rockstar has supported GTA Online, the multiplayer component of GTA 5, since the game was launched in September 2013 with regular content updates.
Now Rockstar is concentrating on making Red Dead Online run smoothly – with the online mode currently in beta.
According to renowned analyst Michael Pachter, the game could be as far away as 2022.
In an interview with Gaming Bolt, Pachter said he thinks a 2020 announcement with a 2021 release is the best scenario, while a 2021 announcement with a 2022 release or later is more likely.
In short, expecting every news from GTA 6 is quickly optimistic. We think it would be logical for the game to follow the release pattern of its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto 5, releasing it at the end of the current generation, comfortably releasing the new generation and straddle for the widest installation base possible.
And with the next Xbox and PS5 around the corner, it seems likely that this could be Rocktar's plan.
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Trailer GTA 6: when can I view one?
The thing about Rockstar Games is that it is incredibly mysterious. There is no trailer from that game studio unless someone seriously messes up.
Just look at what Rockstar did with both GTA 5 and Red Read Redemption 2. It teased an announcement a few days before the first trailer for both games was left.
If there is a GTA 6 trailer, you know that because the internet is exploding – and we'll let you know. But we don't expect one for the time being.
GTA 6 news and rumors: what do we know so far?
At this point we will probably just collect straws, but Rockstar has hired a ton of programming positions. We hope that they prepare to get the development going, but that is probably just hopeful thinking.
The Know report on Vice City
The main rumor of Grand Theft Auto 6 came from the YouTube channel The Know. It stated that an indoor source told that GTA 6 is coming in 2021-2022 and is being codenamed Project Americas.
The reason for this code name is apparently because players in the game can fly between the US and South America, although the majority of the action takes place in the first. This combined with the source's assertion that the game will largely take place in Vice City (the Rockstar version of Miami), suggests that there could be a focus on running drugs that would be based on the popularity of shows and films such as Narcos and Tom Cruise & apos. ; s Made in America. Especially if Rockstar sticks to that 80s setting.
Without a comment from Rockstar, these rumors remain nothing but, well, rumors. But they do form an interesting proposition that would capture the special affection that many fans of the series have for Vice City.
GTA 6 certainly comes and there are ideas
What we do know about GTA 6 is that ideas are ejected for development, even if this is just in the initial phase. Rockstar President Leslie Benzies teased the game in an interview back in 2013 with Develop magazine.
"We don't know what GTA 6 will be, but we have some ideas," Benzies said in the interview.
Okay, so it's not much, but it's certainly a fragment of solid information directly from the source.
Benzies continued to talk about what kind of ideas make the creative juices flow at Rockstar.
"We have about 45 years of ideas that we want to do," he added. "We will choose the right one."
"It comes first from the idea. Where it is going to be is the first question. That defines the missions; you do different things in LA than in New York or Miami.
"The map and the story are worked up together and the story is a basic stream of how it works, so you can organize the mission."
We are just happy that Rockstar has so many ideas for what it wants to do with GTA 6. We just hope that it brings them into a sort of organized system and that game gets sharpened for us.
GTA 6 card: where is GTA 6 set?
Although there are no concrete reports yet, any online delicacy and juicy gossip indicates that the GTA 6 card is absolutely huge.
We are not even talking about massive city sizes, we may be talking about the entire mass of the United States.
Some rumors suggest that GTA 6 may span the entire US, with a sort of teleportation system that shortens travel time between cities.
There are even some incredibly exciting rumors that Rockstar Games might have an ' 70s theme in store, so let those old whistleblowers and disco balls burst.
But there is also a rumor gathering the power that would bring GTA 6 a bit closer to the British home of Rockstar Games – a location in London.
The reports actually started with a comment from the co-founder of Rockstar Games Dan Houser:
"Right now it feels like GTA's DNA is contemporary, like, American, English-speaking, because that's what it was … But that doesn't necessarily have to limit it to that, that's exactly what we've done so far "
Rockstar Games sources suggest that London is the only non-American location whispered as a possible GTA institution.
For our money, we think a return to Vice City is coming, which would be in line with the rumors mentioned above. A recent report from The Know suggests that a return to Vice City in the 1980s is actually underway and that players will investigate the increase in drugs at the time of the missions. In this rumor game, players will move between Vice City and South America, which would create a very interesting and completely new type of map.
The GTA 3 trilogy took place at three locations: Liberty City, Vice City and San Andreas. This reflected the original Grand Theft Auto game, which was also set in the same three locations.
The most recent Grand Theft Auto games, GTA 4 and GTA 5, have so far been played in Liberty City and San Andreas, which means that Vice City is the only location to be explored by the recent games.
The only question now is whether Rockstar is tempted to complete the set.
GTA 6 rumors
A female lead player
When asked about a female protagonist for GTA 5, instead of three male heroes (or anti-heroes), Rockstar co-founder and lead writer Dan Houser said in an interview with The Guardian in 2013 that a female lead is not really on the table, but not intentionally.
"We didn't really think about it this time," Houser said. "That does not mean that we could not or would not do it. This character set is exactly what happened to us: it was not: ' we have X and Y, so we need Z ' we tried it not to take off a checklist – I don't think this will ever give you something that is credible or exciting. "
"Can we play a game with a female lead in the future? Of course. We haven't found the right game for it yet, but it's one of the things we always think about."
"It didn't feel natural for this game, but certainly for the right game in the future – with the right themes it could be fantastic. But for GTA 5 this was the organic thing that came up, these were the characters who the ' s themes would show what we wanted to think about. "
probability: Strong. Fans have long argued for a female hero in a Grand Theft Auto game, and it would be a great change to all murdered prostitutes.
Eva Mendez and Ryan Gosling
Rumors about a female protagonist are super exciting, but there is more.
Apparently Eva Mendez is at the top of Rockstar's list for playing the hero.
But again, there is more. There is also a male lead on the list and it is none other than the worldwide heart-thin Ryan Gosling, who happens to be her true husband.
probability: Doubtful. GTA is a large gaming franchise that is incredibly famous, especially outside the gaming industry, so it's possible that some big names may be involved, but we're not convinced.
Full support for virtual reality
Another GTA 6 rumor is about virtual reality and according to the online rumble you can possibly play the whole of GTA 6 in VR.
No specific headsets are mentioned, but since this is probably just a rumor, we are not concerned about that.
probability: Doubtful. GTA 6 may have linked a VR experience to it, but playing the whole game in virtual reality would be insane.
Unless we've seen huge leaps in virtual reality in the years between now and the release date of GTA 6, playing an entire GTA game in VR would prove testing for most stomachs.
Fast, action-packed and played in long sessions, a VR GTA (in its current form at least) would not work.
Time travel or another futuristic twist
With the mumbling of a seriously large card for GTA 6, there are also some rumors about time travel as an important part of the game.
This is not Saints Row that we are talking about, but there is apparently a futuristic twist on GTA 6.
According to a ChristianToday report – really – the game will give players "the taste of time travel" true "teleportation [is] possible within a fraction of a second ".
probability: Totally ridiculous. There are hilarious side missions in GTA games, but having time travel as a main game mechanic is just not in Rockstar's DNA.
Moreover, ChristianToday has no screenshots, sources or any form of evidence, so we are certainly skeptical.
Play as a cop or a criminal
Another potential for the GTA 6 storyline is that you have the decision to play as an agent or as a criminal. Or at least, if GTA 6 takes over the multiple protagonist function of GTA 5, one of the characters you play is a police officer.
probability: Strong. We could see this working completely, especially with the possible chaos that could arise if you play a Trevor-like character half the time and one agent the other.
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