Rockstar is officially working on the next Grand Theft Auto game, and obviously anticipation is very high. We’ve had numerous leaks before the official announcement from Rockstar, but since then all has been quiet. Now a new report claims several interesting details about the upcoming title…
According to the report, Grand Theft Auto 6 will be set in a fictional version of Miami, as well as its surrounding areas. Interestingly, this was apparently scaled back from initial designs that focused on several large territories of North and South America, as Rockstar is currently looking to improve their work culture and development cycle.
That includes turning GTA 6 into a Live Service title, so as to allow for less pressure on crunching development (something Rockstar is notorious for). This means new content like cities and missions will be added regularly. Despite that though, the game’s launch will still have more interior areas than any previous GTA game. Though it does not mention if Grand Theft Auto VI will be entirely online, like a massive multiplayer title in the vein of Grand Theft Auto Online rather than GTA 5.
Another interesting note is that it will allegedly feature a female protagonist, a first for Rockstar. The report mentions players having a Bonnie and Clyde-like relationship with another character, gender unknown, and it is also unclear whether you will be able to control the other character, much like how Grand Theft Auto 5 lets you switch between 3 main protagonists.
The report also claims that although Rockstar only officially announced development on GTAVI earlier this year, development apparently began as early as 2014. But when will it actually be released? Well, following on from previous rumors stating a 2024-2025 release date, the report also claims the title is at least 2 years away from release. But whether that includes a PC release date is not known (previous titles launched on consoles first).
The report comes from interviews with some of the developers apparently, mainly focused on the new company culture. Hopefully the new strategy will reduce crunch time for the developers, which has been a main issue with Rockstar recently. Either way, it sounds like it won’t be long before we hear or see anything official about Grand Theft Auto Six.
What do you think? Are you excited for GTA6? How do you feel about the location idea? What do you think of the Live Service model for story content? And will this actually help alleviate crunch culture? Let us know!