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When does GTA 6 release? News, leaks, rumors

When is, quite possibly, the most-anticipated sequel in history coming out? We have all the latest news, rumors, and leaks about GTA 6.

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Rumors continue to swirl about Grand Theft Auto 6, and we’ve got everything we know about Rockstar’s next entry into the franchise, including possible release date, location, rumors, leaks, and more.

Official Grand Theft Auto 6 news has been scarce, much to fans’ frustration. It’s been a mind-boggling eight years since GTA V came out, and this is now the longest gap between the release of Grand Theft Auto games.

The success of GTA Online, and its base game, has been a huge factor in our wait for GTA 6 as the title has sold 140 million copies worldwide and rising, and fans have been waiting for a first look at the next installment in the series.

Here’s everything we know about GTA 6 so far.

GTA 6 release date

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After a long period of silence, Rockstar Games finally gave Grand Theft Auto fans an update about GTA 6 on February 4, 2022, announcing that the game is officially in development.

However, we still don’t have a release date to share. Job listings and domain names have captured the imagination of GTA fans, but don’t get your hopes up too soon, as one leaker claimed Rockstar internally have GTA 6 set for a late 2023 release.

Prominent leaker Tom Henderson shed some more light on when we may see GTA 6 in a June 27 YouTube video, claiming that we may not see the next GTA game arrive until 2024 or 2025.

Frankin in GTA V

Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two revealed in their earnings call that they’re gearing up for “record” earnings in 2023, and they attributed this to multiple “exciting releases” that they have planned for that year.

So, it’s possible that GTA 6 may arrive sooner than we thought as it would make sense to release the next installment in their most popular series around that time to help the company set new records.

Hopefully, we’ll get some more details about GTA 6’s release window from Take-Two or Rockstar Games in the near future, and we’ll be sure to update you as soon as that information becomes available.

GTA 6 map & setting

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According to multiple leaks, Vice City is being touted as the setting for GTA 6 with a picture surfacing online in May 2021 that shows locations south of the city with roads twisting through the countryside.

Following this map leak, another image surfaced online that allowed for comparison between the “leaked” map and Los Santos. This map is considerably smaller than GTA V’s, but there’s no way of confirming its authenticity.

At the time of writing, none of this information has been verified by Rockstar Games themselves, so we’ll have to wait a while to discover exactly what map that they’re developing for GTA 6.

Unofficial GTA 6 leaks and teases

Michael De Santa in GTA 5

As we’ve said, because all the information about GTA 6 is so exceedingly threadbare, it means that any snippet of a leak becomes huge for the fans.

After having three playable protagonists in GTA 5, a leaker has claimed that GTA 6 will feature a female main character, and if these leaks are accurate then it will be the first game in the series to do so.

As for gameplay, Tom Henderson also suggested that you’ll be able to purchase cryptocurrency in GTA 6, tying in with the speculation that GTA won’t return to a 1980s setting and will be modern.

rockstar bully 2

Other rumors claim that the long-awaited sequel to Bully was canned allegedly due to GTA 6. This would suggest that GTA 6 has spent a good amount of time in development, even though the official announcement arrived on February 4.

However, a few sources claim that Rockstar Games are still currently working on the Bully sequel, with an early build already developed, so GTA 6 might not currently be their main priority.


For more GTA news check out the latest GTA Online update patch notes.

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