GTA 6 New Updates: Could It Be Vice City?
Given that Grand Theft Auto 6 was only announced last year with scant details, the game’s release date is likely still several years away.
Shortly after the initial reveal of GTA 6, a massive amount of information on the game was leaked, forcing Rockstar to remove massive quantities of early-development footage from the internet. Despite the fact that this was obviously very early gameplay, the short clips gave us the best glimpse yet at what Rockstar has planned for Grand Theft Auto 6.
We will not explicitly link to the leaks, but we will use them to inform our ideas of what GTA 6 might be like at launch. While we wait for Rockstar to disclose official assets and details about GTA 6, here is everything we know about the game thus far.
GTA 6 Release Date and Platforms
There is presently no release date for GTA 6. While Rockstar Games has finally confirmed that it is working on GTA 6, the company has neither stated nor confirmed a release date.
According to a report published by Bloomberg in June 2022, current and former Rockstar employees estimated that the release of GTA 6 was at least two years away, suggesting a 2024/2025 release date.
Similarly, no information has been provided regarding the platforms on which GTA 6 will be released. It is safe to assume that it will be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S at launch, but it is much less likely that it will be available on older consoles, contingent on when GTA 6 is released.
In the past, PC versions of Rockstar titles have been released years after their console counterparts; GTA 6 could follow this trend. We must wait for additional information regarding the release date and platforms for GTA 6.
When Was GTA 6 Announced?
GTA 6 was announced via Tweet on February 4, 2022. In general, this was merely an affirmation that Rockstar was indeed developing GTA 6, and no additional information was provided besides the fact that the game was in development. This is the final GTA 6 update provided by Rockstar.
GTA 6 Map and Setting: Could It Be Vice City?
Rockstar Games hasn’t confirmed where GTA 6 will take us, but there are a plethora of rumors implying the game could take place in a variety of locations. Although every online tidbit and juicy hearsay morsel appears enticing, only a few hold water.
Vice City, Rockstar’s fictional version of Miami, or at least a fictional version of Miami, is the most probable setting for GTA 6. According to the aforementioned Bloomberg report, a source “close to the matter” indicates that Vice City will be featured in GTA 6, although Rockstar’s initial plans were reportedly more ambitious. The smuggled gameplay footage, which depicted a “Vice City Metro” train, supports this claim.
According to a report by Bloomberg, at the outset of development, GTA 6 featured expansive areas modeled after both North and South America. Despite this, “the game’s world remains large, with more interior locations than previous Grand Theft Auto games”.
According to the report, the map will not remain static. Rockstar intends to add substantially more cities and interior locations to GTA 6 after its release than it did to GTA 5 via post-launch enhancements. The objective is to give developers more room to construct a vast game map and reduce stress over time during development.
It also means there will be new areas to investigate once the game is released. According to Bloomberg, Rockstar intends to “regularly” add new missions and cities to the game, providing us with new areas to explore while presumably reducing studio stress.
GTA 6 Gameplay
As Rockstar has not yet released official gameplay details, we presently have very little information to go on. According to the revealed early development footage, it appears that Rockstar is experimenting with new gameplay mechanics for GTA 6 this year. There appears to be an emphasis on theft and heists, with new covert mechanics added for good measure.
From the smuggled footage, which has since been removed, the game appears to be very similar to GTA 5, but with updated features such as the ability to go prone. Obviously, this is all early development, so it is impossible to predict what the GTA 6 gameplay will be like.
It is currently safe to presume that Grand Theft Auto 6 will feature the same third-person action as the previous games in the series.
What we do not know are the finer details, such as how character switching will function, if there will be a multiplayer component, or how players will interact with the environment. The leaked gameplay showed very early development assets, giving us only a limited glimpse into the gameplay of GTA 6.
Is There a GTA 6 Trailer?
Unfortunately, Rockstar Games did not release a trailer for GTA 6 alongside its announcement, indicating that the developer is taking a different approach to the revelation of Grand Theft Auto 6 than it did with previous entries.
Rockstar Games hinted at an announcement for both GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 a few days before releasing the first trailer for either game.
This time, however, Rockstar neither teased nor announced the game with a trailer; instead, it merely included the announcement within a community post, making it difficult to predict whether a trailer will be released.