Grand Theft Auto 6 – Leaks, Rumors and an Exit Window?
Where is Grand Theft Auto 6?! – Howling fans. It’s been almost eight years since the release of Grand Theft Auto V. If it doesn’t seem like that long, it’s mainly because developer Rockstar has re-released and supported GTA V for years now. Thanks for that by the way. Last year, news of a potential Grand Theft Auto 6 started to surface thanks to Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier. More recently, a leaker by the name of Tom Henderson has revealed more potential information about this Grand Theft Auto 6 may look like.
I mean, I don’t want to give you hope… but we could spark some imagination for you. As always, this list of rumors should always be taken with a grain of salt.
Back to Vice City
According to Henderson, Grand Theft Auto 6 returns to Vice City, in modern Miami. How modern? We don’t know, but it makes sense if he moved from the 80s to the 2010s. Various reports suggest his map will start small but grow and change over time, with updates similar to the changes to the map. of Fortnite. This growing card could be part of Rockstar’s attempt to reduce the crunch by letting the game grow after launch, rather than squashing everything for GTA6the arrival.
Vice City 2.0 will supposedly implement multiple playable characters like it did with Grand Theft Auto V, one of them being the series’ first playable female character in quite some time.
One of the biggest Grand Theft Auto 6 the rumors came from the YouTube channel The knowledge, who claimed that GTA 6 is developed under the code name Project Americas. The reason for the codename is apparently because players will be able to fly between the United States and South America in the game, although the majority of the action takes place in the former.
The USA and South America, eh? If you have watched Narcos then that can only signal one thing to you – drug leaks. Which would be consistent with the whole Grand Theft Auto theme after all.
There will be a single and multiplayer campaign
Due to the success of GTA V Online, many fans feared that GTA 6 wouldn’t focus on any single player campaigns. I wouldn’t worry about that because Rockstar and Take-Two have always conveyed the message that they are all focused on the solo experience. Last year, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, said that “Rockstar has always been known for their great stories and great single player experiences, and then additionally developed a huge multiplayer opportunity over the past few years.”
What seems to be pretty clear that they will be developing both single player experiences in addition to online multiplayer.
When can we expect the release of Grand Theft Auto 6?
That’s the golden question, isn’t it? So the overall point is that we don’t know. But we can make educated guesses!
Based on the VentureBeat report of Take-Two Interactive’s marketing budget taken from their SEC 10-K filing (which presents the financial plans for the next five years). This shows that the company plans to spend $ 89 million on marketing between April 2023 and the end of March 2024. That’s a huge spike from the rest of the years.
This led industry analyst Jeff Cohen to predict that this spike is due to the fact that GTA 6 should be released during this period. Cohen pointed out that previous marketing budgets predicted the release of other major versions of Take-Two Interactive, including Red Dead Redemption 2. If this prediction is correct, we expect GTA 6 to release between April 2023 and March 2024.
Originally this spike was scheduled to occur in FY2023, however, it was pushed back to 2024. If it was GTA 6 that caused this spike, that would suggest a delay has occurred. This 2024 peak almost lines up with Tom Henderson’s GTA 6 prediction of the release date. In the video, Henderson predicts that GTA 6 will only be released between 2024 and 2025, according to its sources.
There are even more GTA V
Although Grand Theft Auto 6 may not be released in the near future, we are always getting more GTA V updates. On November 11 of this year, Rockstar will launch an “Extended and Improved” GTA V for the Playstation 5 and the Xbox X series | S. We still don’t know exactly what its expansions and enhancements will entail – although Rockstar has said these releases will bring “new features.” But we hope it’s only a matter of time before we find out more.
In addition, Rockstar announced that a standalone version of GTA Online will launch for the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S November 11. This standalone version will be free exclusively for PS5 players until February 2022.