GTA 6: Release Date Rumours, Leaks, News And Everything You Need To Know About Rockstar's Grand Thef
We aren't even close to having a physical copy of Grand Theft Auto 6 in our hands (it hasn't even been confirmed yet) but already there's a ton of speculation about what we can expect.What is glaringly obvious is the fact we may have to wait for a while until we see it, especially as Rockstar is still firmly supporting GTA Online.Here we go through the latest news and rumours regarding the latest entry in Rockstar's popular crime saga.Rockstar co-founder and Vice President leaving Grand Theft Auto studio Dan Houser, who started the studio with his brother, Sam, is officially leaving on March 11th. Dan was a manager at Rockstar as well as being a producer and writer. He had written for Red Dead Redemption, Bully and Max Payne 3. He was also a significant part of the writing team on Red Dead Redemption 2.Take-Two said "He has been on break since spring 2019, which follows the period where Rockstar shipped Red Dead Redemption 2 and completed its core patches. The studio is always working on more content for Red Dead Online and GTA Online. But it also likely has future games in the works. But if a Grand Theft Auto VI is going to ship, it won’t be under Dan Houser".GTA 6 release date A ccording to the Daily Star, equity research firm Jeffries recently hosted an expert call with industry expert, Darion Lowenstein.Lowenstein previously worked at Rockstar and suggests the earliest we would see the game is 2021."As a former Rockstar employee, Darion noted that the Houser brothers place all their emphasis on game quality rather than hitting a deadline," a press release explains."His absolute best-case-scenario for a game release is Holiday 2021, though he does not expect an announcement/trailer anytime soon.""We've seen online rumours and have heard client speculation that a trailer could drop as early as next month, but Darion's take is that investors / gamers will have to wait longer."GTA 6 teased in the Super Bowl? Some fans on Reddit noticed a very GTA-style graphic pop up in the Super Bowl teaser - supercharging interest in the possible new game.The graphic boasted a very Vice City vibe, supporting unsubstantiated rumours we may be seeing the infamous city return in GTA 6.One fan wrote on Reddit: "Maan, the marketing team of SuperBowl are greater than the past years or they're trolling at us with GTA VI lool."Another added: "OKAY EVERYONE. Let’s put this in perspective for everyone going “it doesn’t necessarily mean anything."Why would they reference an 18 year old game NOW? JUST BECAUSE ITS IN MIAMI? That makes it okay to reference og vice city? That makes no sense."When someone has confirmation rockstar has ANYTHING to do with this, I’d love to see because this is not just some one off thing. There’s something big happening."We'd have to agree.So, wait. Is GTA 6 actually in development? It certainly looks that way. GTA 6's development may have been confirmed as the latest confirmation comes thanks to a recent TaxWatch UK report.Last year, a job listing was posted for a potential GTA 6 role at Rockstar Leeds, suggesting that it won't be long before Rockstar's official announcement.Additionally, fans of the game who played the new Diamond Heist mode in GTA 5 delved deep into the rabbit hole and may have found more clues as to when GTA 6 will be released as well as a possible Vice City-esque setting.No official word has been released, but leaks have suggested its impending announcement as we continue to speculate what GTA 6 features, missions and cars we may see.NOW CHECK OUT THE LATEST GRAND THEFT AUTO 6 NEWS - INCLDUING WHY CJ MAY NOT BE COMING BACKWhen Will GTA 6 Release? If this job listing hints to what we think it does, we could see GTA 6 released as early as November 2020 - but we doubt that'll happen.The listing also reads "Join our team to create next-generation worlds". Naturally, one would have to assume they are talking about Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Project Scarlett.It would be an interesting development to go from hearing nothing to having a date set in stone so soon with very little being revealed about the next generation of consoles; we need to be open-minded that the term "next-generation" could be an expression and not necessarily hint at the new console line-up.GTA 5 was primarily released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, before being re-released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 a year later - would we see something similar occur?What Is The Job Role And Why Is It Relevant To GTA 6? The job advert, which was posted on recruitment website Monster, states that Rockstar Leeds are looking for an "Environment Artist".The job spec requires that those who apply will be responsible for "creating and texturing environment assets for the biggest and best open-world environment in the industry".Rockstar Leeds have been well known for their supporting work on the GTA PlayStation Portable titles such as Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories and Chinatown Wards.They have also assisted Rockstar North with the development of GTA 5. It wouldn't be unreasonable to assume this role will work directly with the development of GTA 6, given the studio's history.What Other GTA 6 Rumours Are There? We're Heading Back To Vice City & Liberty City On PS5 & Xbox Series X GTA 6 has reportedly been in development since 2012 but wasn’t in the production line until the middle of 2015.Developed under the codename, PROJECT AMERICAS, GTA 6 is set in both Vice City and a new fictional location based on Rio de Janeiro. Liberty City may also make an appearance.JackOLantern1982 didn’t specify a release date but claimed the game is only in the Pre-Alpha phase.He also states the game is built for next-gen consoles/PC only - with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X being set for release in 2020, that looks fairly likely.His source of information comes from two friends who work for Kotaku and PC Gamer as well as non-verbal “confirmation” from a friend at Rockstar.Jason Schreier, news editor at Kotaku replied to the post “Yeah this is fake”.Map Leak Another leak emerged from the GTAForums, where once again the notion of working across Vice City and Liberty City came up; focusing heavily on drug smuggling and Cartels across multiple time periods.The locations that the game is rumoured to be set in are:Liberty City (Limited Area) Vice City (Main City) Rio de Neve, South America (Rio de Janeiro, Main City) The Republic of Castellano, South America (Mix of Bolivia and Colombia, Main City) Minor Cities People's Republic of del Castro, Central America (Fictional Central American island based on Panama and Cuba, Island) Mexico (Mexico, Limited Area)Prologue: 1978 Main Story: 1980s Epilogue: Present DayGTA Online is also mentioned where players can join other story modes as a member of their crew and is set in the 1980sRead More: GTA 6: Map Leak, Location Revealed And Grand Theft Auto 6 Online RumoursRed Dead Redemption 2 Banner Removed Rockstar North removed the RDR2 banner hanging above their offices, which could indicate they're preparing for a new game announcement. There were emerging rumours that suggested it could be pointing to Bully 2, however, it was recently confirmed that this game is not in the works.City Morgue Tease GTA Release Date? A new Rockstar project has been teased for the Summer of 2020, many predicting to be GTA 6, thanks to the American hip hop group City Morgue.City Morgue teased on their Instagram story that they will be collaborating with Rockstar Games on an unnamed project in the Summer of 2020.Read More: GTA 6 Release: Grand Theft Auto 6 Release Date Teased Thanks To City Morgue?Or Perhaps We're Bound to South America Recent action on Grand Theft Auto Online has stirred a hornet's nest of speculationAs caught on Reddit, the latest teaser for GTA Online's next update has prominently highlighted South America.As it's the only such region to get the treatment, expectations are that we may very well be headed to the criminal underbelly of Columbia for the next instalment!GTA 6 Rumoured To Be PS5 Exclusive According to The Express, a post was recently made that claimed the PS5 will be getting GTA 6 exclusively for a limited time.Location Revealed In Christmas Gift Rockstar employees, as well as YouTubers, were gifted badges that could indicate the location of the next GTA game - including Jamaica and Colombia.Game Not To Launch Until 2021 According to BGR, a new GTA game may not release until 2021.CJ Will Not Return In GTA 6 The former voice actor for GTA: San Andreas character 'CJ' has confirmed he will not return for the next game.GTA Confirmed To Be In Development
GTA Online: New Vehicles, More Rewards and Twitch Prime Benefits Every week, Rockstar rolls out a hefty chunk of new content for its fans, and what a chunk it is this week. With a first look at the new vehicles, rewards, and benefits, this is everything you need to know about GTA Online this week.Don't forget to cash in on the free $1 million that Rockstar is offering to all players. Be sure to watch our wide variety of Mobile content here!THE DECLASSE DRIFT YOSEMITEThe new available vehicle this week is the Declasse Drift Yosemite, it takes a classic pickup truck and turns it into some kind of nightmare, muscle-class monster with an insatiable appetite for asphalt.You'll be the envy of all your mates as you pull this beast out of your garage.The Declasse Drift Yosemite is available now at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.DOUBLE REWARDS ON RACING MODES AND RC TIME TRIALS This week, players can earn Double Rewards on several high-stakes racing modes:2x GTA$ & RP on all Rockstar created stunt races2x GTA$ & RP on all Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series races2x GTA$ & RP on all RC time trialsIf you want to get your hands dirty, there's always the dog-eat-dog, black-market capitalism of Business Battles, all of which are dishing out 2x GTA$ & RP until February 12th.THE LUCKY WHEEL VEHICLEIf once again, lady luck is on your side, then it's time to head down to The Diamond Casino & Resort to spin the Lucky Wheel for the chance to win a slew of prizes.The top prize is a beautiful two-doored Grotti Furia, an Italian supercar with an unreal design. Catch it whilst you can, it ends February 12th.DISCOUNTS Principe Deveste Eight – 35% offAnnis S80RR – 35% off Annis RE-7B – 35% offTruffade Thrax – 35% offGrotti Itali GTO – 35% offProgen GP1 – 40% offEmperor ETR1 – 40% offVapid GB200 – 40% offDeclasse Hotring Sabre – 40% offObey Omnis – 40% offLiveries – 40% offBrakes & Handling – 40% offEngine Upgrades – 40% offTurbo – 40% offTransmission – 40% offSuspension – 40% offAll Garages – 35% offIn addition to an extra 10% off all of the discounts listed above, Twitch Prime members who connect their accounts with the Rockstar Social Club will receive the Pixel Pete's Arcade property in Paleto Bay for free (via rebate that will be received within 72 hours of purchase) and 80% off the Buckingham Pyro and Rhino Tank.To ensure access to these and future benefits, make sure to visit Twitch Prime and sign up.