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(Pocket-lint) – It looks like solely yesterday that Rockstar Video games was releasing its critically-acclaimed Pink Useless Redemption 2, letting us unfastened into a large frontier world of bandits and shoot-outs. It absolutely cannot have been that lengthy beforehand when it set unfastened the insanely profitable Grand Theft Auto 5, can it? 

Nicely, it very a lot can, really. GTA 5 might have since been re-released to elongate its lifespan, nevertheless it initially got here out in 2013. Lots has modified since then, and with a brand new technology of consoles in our palms, comprised of the PS5 and Xbox Sequence X and S, we now know for positive that one other recreation in Rockstar’s most well-known franchise is on its means. 

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We have gathered the whole lot we find out about Grand Theft Auto 6 proper right here on your delectation – let’s get all the way down to it. 

GTA 6 launch date

Beginning with doable launch dates, it is price supplying you with a little bit of background. Whereas GTA 5 was launched in 2013, Rockstar could not instantly flip its full consideration to creating a sequel. It apparently did begin work on GTA 6 in 2014, however in the meantime had the small matter of Pink Useless Redemption 2 to make, not to mention the PC, PS4 and Xbox One variations of GTA 5, and the PC and Google Stadia variations of Pink Useless Redemption 2. 

All of these take work however at the moment are out of the best way, and Rockstar has lastly damaged cowl to announce that it’s certainly engaged on GTA 6, and that whereas it hasn’t obtained something to share proper now, extra information will come sooner or later.

It is nice to know what all of us suspected, then – there will probably be a sixth GTA recreation, and it is already in full improvement. Simply do not get your hopes raised too excessive that it will seem quickly. On the finish of Might 2022 French journalist Chris Klippel stated that Rockstar had a reveal for a thriller mission deliberate quickly, so it is doable that is pointing towards GTA 6 getting a trailer sooner or later.

In early July 2022, one other Rockstar neighborhood replace talked about that the developer is conscious of “the necessity to exceed gamers’ expectations and for this subsequent entry to be one of the best it may possibly probably be”, so we’re to see simply how formidable the sport is.

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GTA 6 platforms 

Most likely the opposite key element contained in that first large leak round GTA 6 involved the platforms it is prone to launch on. Clearly, GTA 5 got here out towards the tail finish of a console technology, releasing on the PS3 and Xbox 360, then being re-released with higher efficiency and graphics on the following set of consoles.

Apparently, that sample will not be repeated with GTA 6, although. The leak means that the sport will probably be unique to the Ps 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Sequence X and S.

Provided that these consoles may have been out for a minimum of a few years upon launch, that is fully credible. 

Nonetheless, provided that Pink Useless Redemption 2 took quite a bit much less time to come back to PC gamers than GTA 5 did years in the past, it could be barely shocking if GTA 6 does not additionally make its approach to PC inside a 12 months of launch. 

GTA 6 gameplay

Ready for particulars on a brand new GTA recreation usually entails one main space of hypothesis – the place will or not it’s set? Whereas characters and storylines are simply as topic to attention-grabbing particulars, there’s one thing about GTA’s setting that looks like probably the most pivotal selection Rockstar has to make. Whether or not it is Liberty Metropolis, Los Santos or one other metropolitan space, the playground wherein gamers will run riot is an enormous query mark hanging over the sport. 

In the intervening time that is the place hypothesis is concentrated, with GTA On-line gamers at one level changing into satisfied that GTA 6 will happen in Vice Metropolis, GTA 3’s much-loved, neon-soaked different model of Miami. The reasoning behind this? GTA On-line’s racing DLC, Open Wheels, has a race circuit that appears suspiciously just like the define of a map that would come with Miami, in addition to a piece of Mexico. The define does look pretty clear, as you’ll be able to see within the picture under, however clearly Rockstar is retaining its personal counsel at this stage. 

This concept had somewhat bit extra element added to it by an alleged leak, which purportedly got here by way of the buddy of a disgruntled ex-Rockstar worker. If the knowledge is to be believed, the sport will probably be set in Florida, and have a map greater than GTA 5 and Pink Useless Redemption 2 mixed, protecting three cities together with Vice Metropolis. Gamers would apparently have the ability to management 4 totally different protagonists, increasing on GTA 5’s three essential characters.

One other map leak seems to point out extra of the entire map, together with a piece that followers are speculating could possibly be based mostly on the Kennedy House Centre, based mostly on its format. Nonetheless, as common there is not a lot to validate this as actual info.

Extra intel comes from a Reddit poster that has collated varied leaked photographs collectively to create an idea of what the map would possibly seem like. It is expansive and options an enormous ocean – such an empty area that we’re fairly sceptical that it will find yourself being actual, until Rockstar is taking the collection in a really new, nautical course. 

There have additionally been options elsewhere that Liberty Metropolis (from GTA III), San Andreas (from GTA: San Andreas, natch), and the Midwest might function, or perhaps even all the above for various sections. A hearsay in March 2022 has additionally urged that the sport will probably be break up throughout totally different time intervals, extra than simply for brief episodes like GTA 5’s prologue.

Regardless, anticipate the sport to push the boundaries of what the brand new {hardware} from Sony and Microsoft is able to. There isn’t any assure that the sport world will probably be greater and extra detailed than the map from GTA 5, however that is definitely how issues appear to be trending. 

In an enormous Bloomberg report in July 2022, we obtained the knowledge that the sport is certainly set in Rockstar’s model of Miami, an easier reply than all of the sleuthing above.

In the meantime, rumours have additionally circulated that the sport’s character roster will embrace a feminine playable character for the primary time within the collection, one thing that is lengthy overdue in our minds. The data comes courtesy of Tom Henderson, a longtime leaker who’s made correct claims prior to now. 

That element was corroborated by Jason Schreier in that very same Bloomberg report in July 2022, a very long time later, together with the knowledge that the feminine protagonist will probably be Latina, one half of a pair impressed by Bonnie and Clyde.

We are able to anticipate the sport to push technical boundaries, too, and it’ll apparently keep on with the extra photorealistic graphics of GTA 5 moderately than going for something extra stylised, in accordance with a current hearsay.

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GTA 6 story

The primary story of every GTA recreation up to now has concerned criminality, as a rule, however the precise flavour is at all times up for change. A vital bit of data relating to GTA 6’s narrative is that Rockstar’s co-founder, Dan Houser, left the studio in March 2020. 

That implies that one of many studio’s key tastemakers and writers has departed, somebody who, collectively along with his brother Sam, has formed the franchise’s tone from the very starting. 

Now, on the one hand, given the seemingly timing of the sport, there is a good probability that Dan Houser was capable of have strong enter and influence on the script and story earlier than his departure. On the opposite, if he was on his means out it’s totally doable that he wasn’t almost so concerned. Meaning we could possibly be in for a change of voice for GTA 6, one thing that was indicated by experiences that the story was rebooted after Houser left, which surfaced in November 2021.

Precisely how that will manifest is tough to guess at, nevertheless it’s an attention-grabbing improvement for Rockstar, that is for positive. One other current hearsay was began by an outdated patent filed by Rockstar in 2017:

It positive sounds credible that Rockstar could possibly be trying to inform a narrative that entails gentrification and the creep of capitalism – fertile floor for some pretty simple satire, dare we are saying it? A altering metropolis that responds to the participant’s actions within the story, although, is a fairly compelling concept. 

One tidbit to floor concerning the recreation’s story pertains to its setting in time. Since individuals are speculating that it might return to Vice Metropolis, there have been questions over whether or not the sport will probably be set within the Nineteen Eighties once more. In keeping with prolific leaker Tom Henderson, although, it will be a modern-day title like GTA 5.

Henderson has been confirmed proper a good few instances prior to now, so that is an attention-grabbing improvement for positive. 

Extra lately, we have heard from a leaker that the sport would possibly function GTA 4’s Nico Bellic, who will get references in GTA 5 however hasn’t really appeared once more since his expansions wrapped up. As with many GTA leaks, it might simply be for GTA On-line sooner or later, nevertheless it’s an thrilling potential tie-in between releases within the collection.

So, for now, it appears you’ll be able to anticipate a double-protagonist story, set in Miami, and Jason Schreier’s main report in July 2022 additionally indicated that the sport will go somewhat simpler on its jokes than previous titles, particularly the place punching down is worried.

That hopefully means fewer jokes on the expense of minorities and the disenfranchised, and extra punches upward on the methods of oppression they’re topic to.

We’ll maintain including extra particulars to this round-up as and when new info comes out or precise bulletins are made, so make sure to maintain checking again. 

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills.





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