Grand Theft Auto fans around the world are still working their way through the massive online world of GTA Online. However, they are also looking forward to the release of a new game in the GTA franchise. Rockstar announced back in February 2022 that it's working on GTA 6.
They didn't announce any official release date but rumors indicate that the company expects to release the game in 2024 and 2025. Even though there is not that much known yet about the game, you will find some interesting things about the new game in this article.
In comparison with other GTA games, Rockstar is planning to make the initial GTA game smaller so that it can be extended and adjusted with cool new features later. This way, the expectation is that players will still be playing the game for years after the initial release. That is what the creators of Fortnite are doing as well and they have been pretty successful with it.
Vice City and more
Rumors tell us that Rockstar is planning to take Grand Theft Auto 6 back to good old Vice City which is the virtual representation of the city of Miami. The game developer already released a GTA game that takes place in Vice City in 2002. So, after 22 years the story will mostly return to the same setting. So, the odds that you will see the Vinewood Casino or any other live iDEAL casino like you did in Grand Theft Auto 5 are slim. But hey, in the end, it's GTA, so you can expect anything.
It is the expectation that the sixth game in the Grand Theft Auto series will start with a map of Vice City initially. However, after the release, the map will evolve and will be extended or adjusted. You can compare it with the famous Battle Royale map called 'Verdansk' in the video game Call of Duty. This map is continuously updated with new features and other nifty additions to please the fans and extend the gameplay.
Reasons for delay
There are multiple reasons why GTA fans need to wait at least another 2 years at least. First of all, Rockstar has been quite a lot in the news lately. And the news was not good. It was about the work culture in which working long days and unpaid overtime were considered normal. According to Rockstar, this so-called crunch culture was necessary to release games on time. By the way, Rockstar wasn't the only game developer that was heavily criticized. Other game developers like Electronic Arts and Activision also got in the news because of their crunch culture.
Another reason for the delay is, of course, the COVID pandemic. Game projects within Rockstar that were supposed to be released during COVID and right after COVID got delayed. Those projects need to be finished first before the game developers can shift their focus on the development of Grand Theft Auto 6.
Years of enjoyment
There is a reason why fans of Grand Theft Auto are still hooked up with the game even after almost 10 (!) years of the initial release on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. All gaming fans around the world and across the different gaming consoles agree that the GTA franchise is one of the best in the world due to its online possibilities.
With the promise of an evolving map, GTA fans are up for something really exciting. Of course, GTA 6 will definitely have a single-person mode with a great story as always. However, fans will most likely look forward to the online version with all its promising features. In the end, that is why GTA 5 was such a big hit.
The console first then PC
As of now, if the rumors turn out to be indeed true, Rockstar will first release GTA 6 and its online version on the gaming consoles Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X. The release for the PC will most likely be later as this was also the case for previous releases such as GTA 4 and GTA 5. So, again if the rumors are correct, PC gamers will need to be more patient than the players with a next-gen console in their home.
At this point in time, there is not much known about Grand Theft Auto 6. Rockstar is an expert at keeping their lips together when it comes to game releases. Probably, this is the best thing for everyone since expectations will undoubtedly be higher than ever before.
The thing that everyone can be sure of is that Rockstar is currently working on the sixth version of Grand Theft Auto. This was officially released back in February 2022 by the game developer itself. Now, it's just waiting patiently until they come and announce more exciting information about the new addition to the most successful video game franchise in history.