With the year 2020 bringing with it the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X and the beginning of the next generation of consoles, it seems like the right moment to expect that Rockstar might have something to announce, even though any launch window is not close in view. Even though Rockstar Games is not willing to declare that it is working on some other installment in the Grand Theft Auto storyline, there are still plenty of findings and speculations indicating that it is on the way.
The concrete evidence and details have yet to find their way to the surface, but with what little information there is, below is everything you need to know about GTA 6.
Grand Theft Auto VI Rumored Release Date
Considering that the latest hit games by Rockstar appear to land four or five years separate, which sets a release date for GTA 6 at 2022/2023, hoping GTA 6 would be the next game and not Rockstar Table Tennis 2. It will be far into the next generation of consoles, so possibilities are that Rockstar is designing the next major game for promising future hardware.
A latest SEC disclosure by Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two says that it is targeting a major increase in advertisement spending for a total of nearly $90 million over the fiscal year 2024. It is the kind of amount most would anticipate not for a publication of T2 but the next major release.
A T2 rep told Games industry Biz that the marketing sharp rise corresponds to third-party firms, not an inner production company such as Rockstar. But it does not necessarily exclude the major announcement during the year 2023 holidays, but these marketing efforts are not the most optimistic assurance one would imagine.
GTA 6 Possible Location and Setting
Endless ferocious rumors are circling this subject, but let us begin with some insight into history. GTA games are being played at the below-mentioned venues up to this point:
- Liberty City: GTA 3, GTA 4
- Vice City: GTA Vice City
- San Andreas: GTA: San Andreas, GTA 5
If history repeats itself, Vice City or Liberty City will be the most possible contenders for a comeback, but it is probable that the game might well seek out new destinations that believe more likely in view of GTA Online ‘s demands. There are also speculations that GTA 6 will showcase a map covering all 52 states of North America, instead of only one city.
Besides, as a reference tour for a game named GTA: Tokyo several years earlier, Rockstar went to visit the capital of Japan. Supposedly, the concept got pulled later on, but the production company ended up taking a good number of photos and videos and sought to get a great look for the city before actually undertaking on the particular journey of game development.
If the GTA is heading away from the US, it will be a major thing for the franchise, and not only because Rockstar already established a range of standards, such as brands, restaurants, and fictional car factories, all of which will entail an overhaul for a Far East environment. Admit or not, it will indeed be something innovative and captivating.
GTA 6 Rumors Indicate a Far More Futuristic Storyline
There was a conspiracy theory that the plotline of GTA 6 will be much more sci-fi than any other game, with one of the dynamics of the game enabling time travel. Before, there were odd sub-quests in GTA games, though none anywhere as absurd as time travel.
The theory also indicates the possibility of teleportation within a single second. Different periods are vague but it may be that in the plot of the protagonist, you may be able to rewind time to prior instances.
GTA always chose a more realistic approach to supernatural events, at least before the GTA Online edge-of-reality patch, The Doomsday Heist, involving flying cars and orbital beams. Each game in the series has been coherent over its time frame, with the authenticity key to the plot of the game. It is important to note that GTA 5 already contains something similar to practical teleportation but uses a mechanism compatible with its plot. The choice of using three characters was partially a reason for players to commute through their large world quickly, without needing to resort to mysticism or parallel universes.
GTA 6 Will be an Exclusive Next-generation Title
With both the PS4 and Xbox One’s era nearing its end, it appears increasingly likely that GTA 6 would be a next-gen launch. Rumors indicate that GTA 6 will be an exclusively scheduled PS5 upon publication. TweakTown claimed the previous year that GTA 6 would be an exclusive timed PS5, planning to release in Holiday 2020. If this happens, it will be a big surprise, because the fans are not anticipating the game possibly in the immediate future and undoubtedly never anytime this year.
Expected GTA 6 PC Release
It is a pretty good wager. The history for PC versions of Rockstar was always a little inconsistent, but the overwhelming success of both GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is a big explanation why Rockstar takes the platform literally.
It also seems obvious that Rockstar thinks the same, given that the Rockstar Games Launcher was available on PC in 2019. It is indeed hard to imagine the developer will publish a launcher of its games with no intentions to house its upcoming games there, including an expected GTA 6. That being said, everyone should foresee a disparity amongst consoles and PC launches of GTA 6.
A Possibility of GTA 6 Online or Not?
The Los Santos multiplayer GTA 5 has still yet to lose its splendor. Rockstar continues to introduce extra experiences, features, and events frequently to its massive multiplayer universe. Considering that GTA 4, GTA 5, and both Red Dead Redemption games have been running multiplayer servers, GTA 6 sounds like a must-have as well.