Over time, the GTA community continues to band together in anticipation of possible title announcements. However, Rockstar Games has long been hiding everything, including GTA 6’s release date.
For the past 9 years, the world of GTA V has served the community well with explosions and insanity. However, it was finally time for a change. With new games coming out, expect the GTA franchise to enter an unprecedented new era.
Earlier this year, Rockstar Games confirmed via a blog post that it is actively developing the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. The game is expected to be released by the end of 2025 and will bring exciting new changes in the coming years.
This article will discuss all the upcoming updates and features for GTA 6. So buckle up as we dive into all the leaks and news about GTA 6.
When is GTA 6’s release date?
Rockstar Games has yet to confirm an exact release date for the brand new game. However, given the release dates of previous games, we can get close to a workable release date. Having said that, this is what we expected:
|game||Announcement date||issue date||Intermediate gap(moon)|
|Grand Theft Auto 3||January 2, 2001||October 22, 2001||0|
|GTA Vice City||01/05/2002||October 29, 2002||12|
|GTA San Andreas||01/03/2004||October 26, 2004||twenty four|
|Grand Theft Auto IV||October 5, 2006||April 29, 2008||42|
|GTA: Lost and Damned||20/11/2008||February 17, 2009||10|
|GTA: Song of Gay Tony||May 26, 2009||29/10/2009||8|
|Grand Theft Auto V||March 11, 2011||September 17, 2013||47|
Looking at the graph below, the release date trend becomes apparent. It doesn’t look like we’ll see GTA 6 until 2025. However, we can still look forward to earlier versions.
Based on what we’ve seen, there are rumors that we might get an update on the GTA franchise May 16. While this may have nothing to do with GTA VI, we’ll get to know what to expect in GTA Online.
Why is this important? Well, we’ll be able to get a more accurate estimate of how long Rockstar intends to crowd GTA Online’s cash cow.
False Positive Ladies and Gentlemen! The stream didn’t show anything related to GTA VI. Nonetheless, well-known video game news report Tom Henderson recently showed Take-Two’s FY-23-25 pipeline:
As we can see, the following games are expected to be released within the next two years:
|quarry||June 10, 2022|
|Marvel’s Midnight Sun||2023|
|Kerbal Space Program 2 (Private Sector)||2023|
|NBA 2K23, PGA Tour 2K23, WWE 2K23||2023|
|GTA Trilogy Mobile||2023|
|New Stories from Borderlands||2023|
While there doesn’t seem to be a mention of many of the games expected to be released by Take-Two, it’s clear that GTA 6 hasn’t been mentioned so far. Essentially, GTA 6 could be released much later than we initially thought.
Because so far, the only bottleneck in the new GTA version is the huge economic incentive that Take-Two has to keep updating GTA Online. Once that’s no longer a reason, we’ll likely see a GTA 6 release soon.
Is GTA 6 already running in the wild?
While most of the reviewers/playtesters who might be checking out GTA 6 when we speak have had to shut up due to nondisclosure agreements, it appears that prominent Twitch streamer xQc has a mind of its own.
In the clip above, the streamer talks candidly about how he blow away Pass the number of RP options that appear at the start. But surprisingly, the clip, which was originally posted on Twitch, was deleted hours after it was originally posted. But, arguably, the damage has been done.
As far as GTA 6’s release date is concerned, the fact that it’s already in playtesting and xQc clearly states, it has been developed. This suggests that we may be looking at the game’s trailer or release date sooner than we initially expected.
Grand Theft Auto 6 leaked options
Recent rumors have suggested that the main setting for Grand Theft Auto 6 will be set in the suburbs of Vice City. Unlike its predecessor, this game is expected to take a modern approach.
In March 2021, trusted information broker Tom Henderson replied to a user’s tweet, saying:
This information was further corroborated by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier and Reddit user JackOLantern1982, who retweeted some 23 details about the upcoming GTA 6.
Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser said in an interview with Polygon:
“Right now, it feels like the DNA of Grand Theft Auto is contemporary, American, English, because it’s always been that way…but it doesn’t have to be limited to that, that’s what we’ve done so far.”
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A TechRadar source mentioned that Rockstar is seriously considering setting up GTA in modern Japan. Rockstar even trademarked GTA: Tokyo and GTA: Bogota.
However, that information has lost credibility since Dan Houser’s interview with The Guardian. In the interview, he mostly made fun of a possible GTA London.
GTA VI banner leaked
In a recent update, YouTuber and musician KRYPTO09095 tweeted an image of the Rockstar logo with the caption “GTA VI coming soon”
While we can’t say for sure, it’s safe to speculate that the artist (with over 1.94 million subscribers at the time of writing) has been allowed to post about the game or participate in some kind of artistic contribution.
Grand Theft Auto 6 story leaked
There have been many spicy rumors about possible storylines for the upcoming series. However, most of them are rather far-fetched or hard to believe. Therefore, we have mentioned the most credible ones below.
Fireden leaks suggest the new game will have four main characters. We’ve seen how Trevor, Michael and Franklin grab our hearts in GTA V. However, there is a unique twist.
We seem to get multiple perspectives as two of the main characters are cops and the other two are gangsters. We’re still not sure how the portrayal of the main storyline will play out, but it’s certainly going to be a sight to behold.
Another rumor seems to suggest that we may not see the male lead at all. According to Schreier, a tech-savvy woman appears to be the main face of Grand Theft Auto 6. Since then, this claim has been confirmed many times.
So we might see something new in Rockstar Games’ evolving history.
Since the release of GTA: Trilogy, many people have been skeptical about the release date of GTA VI. However, we may just be seeing a whole new direction for PC gaming. Nothing is set in stone yet. Therefore, we will do our best to keep you updated!