GTA 6: Everything we know so far

GTA 6: Everything we know so far

Rockstar Games officially confirmed that it was working on GTA 6 back in February last year. It snuck the reveal at the bottom of a GTA 5 Community Update, with one single line stating that “active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway”. Talk about playing it down, eh? Since then though, we’ve had little else from Rockstar in any official capacity.

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However, on September 18, an unprecedented GTA 6 leak saw over 90 videos and screenshots from an early, in-development alpha build of the game surface online. Rockstar has acknowledged and authenticated the and is working to scrub the leaked material from the internet. Naturally, this first look at Grand Theft Auto 6 has revealed some new details about the game – including information on the GTA 6 location, characters, and gameplay. So keep on reading to find everything you need to know about GTA 6 so far.

GTA 6 announcement: When was GTA 6 confirmed?

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The first GTA 6 announcement came in February 2022, when Rockstar Games snuck out the news that GTA 6 is “well underway” as part of a broader GTA 5 and GTA Online Community Update. With word that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in “active development”, Rockstar said: “On behalf of our entire team, we thank you all for your support and cannot wait to step into the future with you!”

In August 2022, Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive reaffirmed that GTA 6 development is “well underway” as part of the company’s financial results report.

GTA 6 News

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There hasn’t been any official GTA 6 news since the official announcement in February 2022, but that is classic Rockstar Games. We have, of course, had the massive leak – which you can read about below – and responses to that leak, but otherwise, the developer has been pretty quiet on the highly-anticipated sequel.

GTA 6 leaks: Are the new GTA 6 leaks real?

There was an unprecedented GTA 6 leak on September 18, 2022, which saw dozens of videos and screenshots from an alleged in-development build of the game spread online. Are you wondering whether the GTA 6 leaks are real?

The latest update on all of this is that the teenager accused of a massive GTA 6 leak has been deemed psychiatrically unfit for trial. Reuters reports that 18-year-old Arion Kurtaj, a member of the Lapsus$ hacking group has been assessed by psychiatrists who have deemed him unfit to stand trial for himself.

Will GTA 6 be delayed?

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In the immediate aftermath of the new GTA 6 leak, there was some concern over how the intrusion would impact the ongoing development of the new Grand Theft Auto game. Rockstar has since confirmed in an official statement that the hack will not affect GTA 6 production or the ongoing security of GTA 5 and GTA Online. “At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects […].

GTA 6 release date: When is GTA 6 coming out?

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The GTA 6 release date is yet to be confirmed by Rockstar Games. That hasn’t stopped internet sleuths from making some educated guesses. Multiple sources have corroborated a rumor that GTA 6 will be released in 2025, which was part of a larger info drop that suggested that Grand Theft Auto 6 would be set in a modern-day Vice City.

Why is GTA 6 taking so long?

Why is GTA 6 taking so long

A lot of you are wondering why GTA 6 is taking so long to come out. The truth is that, between the success of GTA 5 and GTA Online, not to mention the scope of Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s no surprise that Rockstar is taking its time. The studio said as much when it confirmed that GTA 6 was developing. Rockstar went out of its way to cite the “unprecedented longevity of GTA 5” – which has been updated and re-released multiple times in the last nine years.

GTA 6 location: Is the GTA 6 setting Vice City?

Naturally, the city looks different compared to when you last visited it. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was set in 1986, and all signs point to the GTA 6 setting being modern-day The appearance of NPCs wielding smartphones and modern clothing is evidence enough that Grand Theft Auto 6 is set in a present-day pastiche of Miami, Florida, but if that weren’t enough eagle-eyed social media users believe a character references the death of LifeInvader CEO.