Grand Theft Auto has certainly come a long way since its inception, from a birds-eye view of the city to a fully 3D free-roaming sandbox complete with an MMO counterpart. The GTA 6 release date has a lot to strive for as rumors build its supposed legacy.
Despite being over three years old and originally released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Grand Theft Auto 5 remains one of the most played games no matter what console or PC you own. Not only does it give you the freedom to so whatever you want in the virtual city of Los Santos (a fictional equivalent of Los Angeles), but it has a solid single-player story divided between three main characters. It even has an always-online equivalent that still receives regular updates.
Rockstar Games has stated that their next focus will be on Red Dead Redemption 2 and its online equivalent, so it could easily be several years before they officially announce a solid Grand Theft Auto 6 release date.
One of the most prominent early rumors was that celebrity couple Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling would be lending their voices to the game’s protagonists. There was also a suspected rumor that the game would be set in a collaboration of all previous cities from the franchise, possibly bringing back everybody who has been a focus.
None of these rumors have been confirmed by Rockstar Games.
The latest GTA 6 location rumors point heavily to London, making this the first in the series to leave the United States and possibly borrow ideas from Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and Fast and Furious 6. The current game has been known for its parody scenarios, poking fun at paparazzi and the meth business, as well as anything it can fit in.
Leslie Benzies, the former president of RockStar North, claimed that the company has “45 years worth of ideas we want to do,” and with the upcoming push to 4K resolution on consoles capable of so much more, there is plenty of room for potential. This is according to unofficial rumor site GTA6GrandTheftAuto, which details everything we know (or think we know) as of November 16, 2016. It is unknown why Benzies left the company, but it could affect the release date for the next Grand Theft Auto, pushing it past 2020 as Rockstar Games focuses on their online western franchise.
The game will likely launch on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the PC version very likely to follow a year later. This is because most games that launch simultaneously on consoles and PC often come with glitches on the latter making them unplayable, such as Batman: Arkham Knight. The Xbox 360 and PS3 will likely be skipped due to their inability to handle the graphical standards of the time.
GTA6GrandTheftAuto claims that the game could follow an idea used by Deep Silver’s Saints Row IV: having the protagonist be the President of the United States and fully customizable in appearance. Combine this with a possible female protagonist, and we could easily have a political war within the game similar to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016.
According to Mobile N Apps, the GTA 6 location could also be in Moscow, Brazil, Tokyo, or Paris. Keep it in mind that the larger the map is, the less actual content there could be. This could be the reason behind Ubisoft’s The Crew having a virtual United States basically the size of Texas.
Nothing is certain yet, but one thing is clear: When the GTA 6 release date hits, it will be probably nothing short of a phenomenon.
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