The latest rumors that arrived in June 2021 suggest that the GTA 6 setting will be a modern-day recreation of Vice City.
Rockstar hasn’t officially confirmed that GTA 6 is real, but that doesn’t stop it from being an eventuality. GTA 5, along with its online multiplayer component GTA Online, is one of the most-played and most-purchased games of all time, which means a sequel is quite the sure-bet.
According to a Kotaku report, “a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series,” is early in development as of April 2020. That report also suggested we can expect to see a smaller launch, with the game expanded through updates in the manner of an MMO or GTA Online.
The development timing means expecting the game to be a PS5 and Xbox Series X title is a sure bet, and the release of a remastered GTA 5 for PS5 and Xbox Series X in March 2022 suggests we could be waiting quite a while for a new GTA title.
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The latest rumors that arrived in June 2021 suggest that the GTA 6 setting will be a modern-day recreation of Vice City – a rumor that has been later corroborated by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier.
Back in 2020 though, a huge GTA 6 leak emerged via Reddit. User JackOLantern1982 relayed a grand total of 23 details about Rockstar’s upcoming game. As well as confirming that it’s in development, they say that its codename is Project Americas as the game will take place over multiple countries: namely, Brazil in a fictional city based on Rio de Janeiro and Vice City in the US. The report suggested that the associated narrative would be heavily influenced by Netflix’s Narcos.
The leak suggested that you’ll be building up your own drug empire, using a mechanic similar to that of Vice City Stories, but much more in-depth – more akin to, but bigger than, GTA Online. Your vehicle will function like the horse in Red Dead Redemption 2, allowing you to store your equipment in the trunk, rather than stashed on your character. According to this leak, the game will be set in the 1970 – 80s, with buildings changing / degrading over time, and weather being another heavy focus.
The latest leaks, from June 2021, state that the modern-day Vice City version would feature multiple playable protagonists, including a “tech-savvy woman”, with the game’s map growing and changing over time – a la Fortnite. Schreier has since corroborated almost all of those claims, saying on Twitter.
Interestingly, Rockstar itself hasn’t ruled out the use of multiple protagonists for future endeavours – mimicking the GTA 5 trio. Speaking after the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, which has only one playable character in Arthur Morgan, Rockstar told jeuxactu.com, “Maybe we will do it again with another game, but in Red Dead Redemption 2, you are this man and you will share his adventure”.