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When Does GTA 6 Come Out, Did the Map Leak & Characters? (Update #5)

As always, Rockstar has remained silent so far. But more and more credible information is leaking out, which seems to have some substance.

The world is keenly following the development of GTA 6 and eagerly awaiting new announcements from Rockstar regarding Grand Theft Auto. But really: When does GTA 6 come out?

There is a good reason for everyone being impatient. GTA V was released already on November 18, 2014, for the Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, and on April 14, 2015, for the PC. On the very first day, the game set a new record with sales breaching $800 million. It is now considered the most financially successful video game with a humongous gaming community. To this day, the ongoing GTA V development was pretty stable, and new content has been made available constantly. But despite all the popularity, slowly but surely, everyone is asking the same question: Isn’t the time finally ready for the new part? When does GTA 6 come out?


Update, March 6, 2023

In December of last year, we reported a possible release date for 2024 based on a Microsoft document leak. This forecast has now gained even more weight, due to the very well-known Rockstar leaker Tez2.


GTA 6 release date leak through Tez2?

The insider is considered a reliable and trustworthy source in the gaming scene regarding leaks and news, specifically for Rockstar’s games. He is known for the fact that his predictions are often correct, which makes things especially interesting.


When is GTA 6 coming out?

In the GTAForums, he has now participated in a poll about a possible GTA 6 release date. According to Tez2, Rockstar is said to have targeted a release for Christmas 2024. At the same time, he clarifies that Rockstar is constantly correcting this date, so it could also shift to spring 2025. However, he thinks upper management will avoid moving it to Christmas 2025 or 2026.


GTA VI unveiling in the near future

The giant leak (section) forced Rockstar to confirm work on the new title officially. So far, the studio has remained silent about the further development of the new installment.

But that could change soon. Besides the release prediction, Tez2 believes that Rockstar will announce GTA VI before the end of the year. We can be curious about what comes next and hope that future news will come from Rockstar soon. Below you can take a look at the post via Reddit:

Tez2 says Rockstar’s aiming for a Holiday 2024 release.
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Update, December 27, 2023

An allegedly leaked document from Microsoft shall prove that the business around GTA 6 is in full swing, and not only fans are following the development with great interest. The document treats the planned takeover of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. At the same time, it contains a release date for GTA 6 suspected by Microsoft.

Microsoft Thinks GTA 6 Will Launch in 2024, Cites Leaks


Release in 2024 is now much more likely

According to the source on Insider-Gaming.com, Microsoft submitted a 111-page document to the UK Competition and Markets Authority. In this document, Microsoft expects GTA 6 to come out in 2024. This new information would coincide with the assumption of the renowned insider Bloomberg in June 2022 and would speak very much for the fact that the developments of the new installment are progressing much faster than first assumed.

Update, October 22, 2022

Rockstar continues to hold back with information about the GTA successor. But in the meantime, the indications of a possible announcement of GTA 6 on the part of the manufacturer have increased. Experts suspect that a reveal is close at hand.


Is the presentation of GTA 6 still in October?

According to insiders, the new GTA will be unveiled this October. This assumption goes back to the insider with the Twitter name “LegacyKillaHD,” which expressed via Twitter that an investor conference is planned for November 7 and that it has always been usual in the past to present planned games shortly beforehand. This increases the chances that a presentation can still occur at the end of October. This assumption is strengthened by the fact that Rockstar Games now announced for the first time in a Tweet “We will update everyone again soon and, of course, will properly introduce you to this next game when it is ready […]”. So fans can be excited.


Of course, this is still speculation, but here we get a very credible scenario that we would like to believe.


Update, September 22, 2022

In the meantime, the developers of the game have taken all leaked material off the net, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to get hold of the footage. This has now led to a counter-movement, with numerous GTA fans internationally joining forces and using programs like Google Earth or MS Paint to try and map Vice City from GTA 6 as accurately as possible. The result was posted on Kotaku:


The gigantic GTA 6 leak last Monday got the gaming community excited. Despite the fact that the videos were from a very early stage of the game’s development, many comments criticizing the graphics hit the Internet. In the end, the claim circulated that the finished version of GTA 6 would not feature any major graphical leaps. This claim has now been put to rest.


Developers release unfinished game footage as a sign of

To counter the sharp criticism, numerous industry professionals are now backing up Rockstar Games. They publish unfinished game footage themselves as a sign of solidarity. On Twitter, the developers of successful titles like Destiny, Sea of Thieves, or Detroit: Become Human posted unfinished states of their games too.


Update, September 19, 2022

Overnight, a real surprise happened, which should also be a nightmare for Rockstar: A series of videos suddenly appeared on the web, showing developer footage of GTA VI. Screenshots and more detailed information about the story also did leak.


GTA 6 leak disaster

Most of the videos that are circulating all over social media have already been taken down by Rockstar. Almost 100 clips went public, showing shootouts, driving scenes, conversations, and bank robberies. Some clips are apparently from 2019/2020, according to the dates, and suggest that the material shown corresponds to a very early development stage and can thus only be compared to the current build to a limited extent.
Nevertheless, what we see here already makes a very decent impression.

It seems quite obvious that Jason Schreier is right, and the new part is based on the “Bonnie and Clyde” approach. GTA VI will thus actually revolve around two young main characters: A Latino woman named Lucia and a man named Jason. Also, the leaked material reveals that the new game will most likely actually be set in Vice City.


Many videos of the leaked footage have been uploaded to YouTube since. But obviously, Take 2 Interactive is going against them. If you’re still curious, you can search for  “GTA 6 leak” on YT and, if you’re lucky, find a recent upload that’s still available.

What game content is confirmed from the leaked footage of GTA 6? Here is an overview:

  • There are at least two protagonists playable, a Latina woman named Lucia and a man named Jason
  • The two protagonists work together (it seems like they are a young couple)
  • Based on Bonnie & Clyde, you can even rob a diner in GTA 6
  • GTA 6 will play in Vice City (Miami, Florida)
  • You can now drop and pick up weapons
  • Hovercrafts can be used


Of course, these leaked clips and information should still be taken with a grain of salt. However, it is unlikely that this is a prank. The footage shown makes a very complex and also plausible impression in its form, which seems to coincide with the prominent rumors.

Jason Schreier is convinced that the leaks are real, but early GTA VI footage: The investigative journalist Tom Henderson stated in a tweet that he believes Rockstar will release the game at the end of 2024 at the earliest. Basically, they don’t have any time pressure because the current GTA V is still selling very well, not least via GTA Online.


Original Article September 16, 2022

More and more rumors are already circulating on the Internet, which probably has some true bits and pieces. According to the Reddit user GTA_VI_Leak, GTA 6 will pick up existing elements and concepts from GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2.


Did the GTA 6 map leak? Short answer: Not yet. But …

What does the GTA 6 map look like and when does GTA 6 come out? In this picture, we can see a part of GTA Vice City. We see the player in third-person view centered in the bottom half of the image, standing on a street in daylight next to a parked white car. He wears a turquoise short-sleeved Hawaiian shirt and has short black hair. His gaze falls to the center of the picture, where the road also runs like a vanishing point. A red car can be seen in the center of the picture, driving toward the player. On the right side, tall palm trees are depicted in a green park with bushes and shrubs. On the left side are several different colored buildings with balconies and windows. In front of the houses are walking people on a sidewalk and a sitting woman on a bench in the foreground of the picture. In the distance, skyscrapers and other buildings rise into the light blue sky. The GTA 6 map (leak?) should be based on this area.
GTA Vice City (Source: Rockstar Games)

According to a report by Jason Schreier, one of the best-known journalists in gaming with a respectable reputation, the new GTA 6 Map will be set in a fictional Miami and will resemble Vice-City, which is already known from the GTA series. The journalist drew his information from anonymous developers who either left Rockstar’s studio recently or are still working there. Besides numerous other leaks about GTA 6, which of course, include a lot of silly stuff, there is also information that seems plausible. For example, another thesis is circulating that GTA 6 will include large parts of land in South America. Schreier suspects that Rockstar will limit the GTA 6 Map to Vice City for the time being. This should prevent a too high workload for the employees and give more time to add new content over the years.


Which characters are playable?

According to Reddit user GTA_VI_Leak, three protagonists named Kacey, Ricardo, and Rose will be playable. As Kacey, we slip into the role of a little crook. Ricardo is supposed to be a drug smuggler, and Rose is a policewoman. The first time that a woman is playable in the series. During the story, it should be again possible to switch between the three main characters, and according to the Redditor, they will also work together. All characters have a life bar that is influenced by components such as stress, hunger, and temperature. A game mechanic that actually reminds us of Red Dead Redemption 2. In GTA 6, health can also be promoted through relaxation, eating, or sleeping, for example.

The info is also backed up by the statement of Jason Schreiber. He thinks that the gameplay of GTA 6 should be different from its predecessor. Also, according to Reddit, the behavior of the player should have a much stronger influence on the reaction of the NPCs. So it can already come to a wanted level by the authorities if you jump towards a policeman. This would speak for an even higher degree of realism and increased AI capabilities of the game. Jason Schreier opposes the GTA 6 characters’ description of GTA_VI_Leak with the thesis that there will be a female Latin American as the protagonist and a male as another (who it is was not described in detail). According to Schreier, Rockstar was inspired by the criminal duo Bonnie and Clyde for the main characters.

A cover image from GTA V shows an American policewoman with a black braid in the center of the image in the medium shot as she is arresting a suspicious woman in short jeans, a white top, a straw hat, and aviator glasses. She is handcuffing her in front of a car. The arrested woman looks at us sneakily. She is leaning over the hood of a burgundy car on which she has placed her handbag. The arrest happens in the middle of the street, which runs straight into the background of the picture from the front. On the left is a pink house facade with the inscription "Vinewood Star" in white capital letters. Next to it is a tall palm tree and more palm trees can also be seen in the background of the image. The evening sun can be seen in the distance over the mountains, dipping the scene in a golden yellow color. According to Reddit user GTA_VI_Leak, we could also slip into the role of a policewoman in GTA V.
A Policewoman in GTA V (Source: Rockstar Games)


When does GTA 6 come out?

The release date did not leak yet, but we’ll keep you posted. According to Schreier’s sources, he assumes that GTA 6 will probably be in development for at least another two years. Nevertheless due to the fact that the delay is also related to an increasingly complicated development. According to him, however, the situation inside the developer studio has improved in the meantime. This should undoubtedly favor future work on GTA 6.

Even though these leaks seem quite plausible and the sources seem fairly trustworthy, it must be emphasized at this point that all this information is unofficial. Therefore, you should always take it with a grain of salt.

Update, March 6, 2023: According to reliable leaker Tez2, the release date is scheduled for Christmas 2024 (section).

Tez2 says Rockstar’s aiming for a Holiday 2024 release.
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The clues are piling up, and more and more credible information is leaking out. So it remains exciting to what will exactly happen with the successor. How do you see the development of the new title? Do you think the information is plausible? Feel free to comment below.

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