GTA 6 might be the most awaited video game ever, and when it comes out, it’s expected to break many sales records. There’s been a long wait since GTA 5, and that’s only made players more excited. We’re about to get a sneak peek at the game in the next few weeks, and until then, here’s everything we currently know about GTA 6.
Rockstar Games is Ready to Unveil GTA 6 at Last
It’s been ten years since GTA 5 came out on September 17, 2023, becoming the second best-selling video game ever with over 190 million copies sold worldwide.
Since GTA 6 is taking a while to release after GTA 5, there have been a lot of rumors over the years, some true and some not.
Now, all the speculations and rumors are about to be cleared up because Rockstar Games is officially unveiling GTA 6 in early December 2023 to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary. Although Rockstar Games hasn’t given the exact date, The Game Awards are scheduled for December 7, making it a perfect opportunity to reveal what could be the most anticipated game of all time.
GTA 6 Release Date
Until the trailer is released next month there is no official release date for GTA 6. However, industry analysts have suggested that the game will launch as soon as 2024. This does have enough weight to be true, but this isn’t how Rockstar Games has operated with its past few releases.
GTA 5 was first revealed in 2011 before being released in 2013, and Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced in 2016 before its eventual 2018 release date. So, as it stands right now, expect either a 2024 or 2025 release date.
On Which Platforms Will GTA 6 Be Available?
GTA 6 probably won’t come out on older consoles, indicating it will likely be available exclusively on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Will GTA 6 Launch On PC?
A lot has changed in PC gaming since the release of GTA 5. Back then, PC gaming wasn’t as popular as it is today and was just starting to recover from years of neglect by developers.
GTA 5 initially came out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and it took two years before it was released on PC. The gap shortened to just a year for Red Dead Redemption 2, which was good news for PC players.
While it would be great if GTA 6 also launched on PC, Rockstar Games typically doesn’t release their games on PC on the first day. In fact, the last time a GTA game came out on both console and PC simultaneously was GTA 2 back in 1999.
GTA 6’s Setting And Map
For a while now, there have been rumors that GTA 6 will take place in the fictional Vice City, modeled after real-life Miami, Florida. This aligns with the pattern of GTA 4 being set in Liberty City and GTA 5 in San Andreas. Rockstar Games tends to rotate between these three locations for its games.
The rumor was validated by an alpha leak of GTA 6 in early 2022, providing us with an initial glimpse of the city, complete with police cars marked as part of the Vice City Police Department.
GTA 6 Could Feature Multiple Continents
There have been long-standing rumors suggesting that GTA 6 might have multiple locations, expanding beyond Vice City. One early rumor hinted at a fictional Rio De Janeiro, although there’s no solid evidence for this.
More recently, industry analysts have suggested that the extended development time for GTA 6 is because the game will combine multiple locations. According to him, players might get to explore Vice City, San Andreas, Liberty City, and even a fictional version of London in one game.
If this turns out to be true, it would make GTA 6 the largest game ever developed by Rockstar Games, surpassing even the scale of previous titles like Red Dead Redemption 2, which is known for its substantial size.
GTA 6 Could Be Up To 500 Hours Long
Yes, you got it correctly. Analysts have theorized that, given the extensive scale of the game and its multiple locations, GTA 6 might offer up to 500 hours of content. Naturally, the actual time will vary for each player, with some taking less time and others more.
To put the potential size of GTA 6 into perspective, consider that the 100% completion time for Red Dead Redemption 2, according to How Long To Beat, is 181 hours. This suggests that GTA 6 could be two to three times larger than Rockstar Games’ previous release.
How Big Will GTA 6 Be?
If the recent leaks turn out to be accurate, GTA 6 is likely to become one of the biggest video games ever, resulting in a very large installation file. While some have proposed it could be as massive as 750GB with a $150 price tag, this is highly improbable. However, considering that Red Dead Redemption 2 occupies 119GB on PC, it wouldn’t be surprising if GTA 6 falls in the range of 250-300GB.
GTA 6 Will Feature Two Protagonists
Unlike GTA 5, which featured three protagonists, the GTA series traditionally focused on a single character. GTA 6 will build on the approach of its predecessor by introducing multiple protagonists. These characters will include both males and females, although their specific roles and whether players can switch between them, similar to GTA 5, remain unclear at the moment.
GTA 6 Will Have A Female Protagonist For The First Time
In the early 2022 leak of GTA 6, one of the most intriguing revelations centered on the playable characters. The leak confirmed that, for the first time in the series, one of the protagonists would be female.
The only previous instances of a female protagonist in GTA were in the early top-down games of the 90s. However, it’s challenging to count those instances as player choice didn’t matter, and there was no visual indication of playing as a female character. This introduction of a female protagonist in GTA 6 is likely to bring a Bonnie and Clyde-style dynamic between the male and female characters, providing a refreshing change of pace for the series.
Will GTA Online Carry Over To GTA 6?
Even though it’s been around for a decade, GTA Online continues to generate over $1 billion annually for Rockstar Games, making it a lucrative asset they won’t be abandoning.
Given the popularity and profitability of GTA Online, it’s likely to be incorporated into GTA 6. However, how this integration will handle progress made in GTA 5 remains uncertain.
What Will Happen To Your GTA Online Progress?
When considering the fate of your existing character and progress in GTA Online, there are two possible scenarios. Since it’s a new game, starting fresh and discovering everything for the first time seems logical, rather than beginning with an already wealthy and powerful character.
Yet, given the substantial amount of money spent by players on GTA Online over the years, wiping out all that progress would be unfair. Therefore, an alternative could be to maintain separate versions of GTA Online for GTA 5 and GTA 6, allowing players to preserve their progress in each.
Will GTA 6 Launch On PS Plus Or Xbox Game Pass?
As GTA 6 is expected to be highly popular upon release, there’s no incentive for Rockstar Games to include the game in either PS Plus or Xbox Game Pass. It’s worth mentioning that currently, GTA 5 is accessible on Xbox Game Pass through console and Cloud Gaming.
So, if you haven’t played the game before, now is an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the greatest games of all time.
Other Leaks And Rumors
Over the past months and years, various leaks and rumors about GTA 6 have surfaced, with some being more credible than others.
One recent leak suggests that GTA 6 might introduce a ‘crime-free’ passive mode, preventing players from engaging in criminal activities while active, such as firing weapons or running over pedestrians. Considering that crime is a central theme in the series, this feature seems unusual. However, it provides an option for players who want to adopt a more peaceful, citizen-like role in Vice City.
Another recurring rumor over the years suggests that GTA 6 could incorporate cryptocurrency. This doesn’t mean there will be a real-life GTA coin to mine and get rich from. Instead, it could reflect the use of cryptocurrency by criminals due to its decentralized and hard-to-trace nature. Given Rockstar Games’ tendency to incorporate contemporary trends, using cryptocurrency in the game aligns with how GTA 5 focused on social media a decade earlier, coinciding with the rise of platforms like Facebook.
Rockstar Games has recently acquired the company behind the popular FiveM GTA Online Roleplaying servers. This suggests that many features from these servers, including voice chatting and role playing elements, may become standard in GTA 6’s version of GTA Online. An intriguing theory also suggests the inclusion of AI NPCs in the game.
A recent mod for GTA Roleplaying introduced AI to the game, enabling players to engage with NPCs in real-time, with characters responding realistically by developing a backstory, expressing thoughts, and conveying feelings. Incorporating these features into GTA Online would be fascinating and signify a significant advancement in gaming, especially for such an iconic title.
People are really excited about GTA 6, thinking it could break sales records. Rockstar Games showed a sneak peek in December 2023, and it might come out in 2024 or 2025. The game could be their biggest, with many locations and a female main character. There’s talk about crossplay and AI characters. The future of GTA Online is uncertain. Some interesting rumors include a ‘crime-free’ mode and using cryptocurrency. Rockstar bought FiveM, suggesting better roleplaying features. GTA 6 is expected to be a big deal.