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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 plenty of speculation about what we can expect.

GTA is a game that gets the rumour mill grinding away better than any other game.

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, leaks 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.


When 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.

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