Upcoming GTA 6: Facts and Speculations

GTA universe is expected to reveal a new game and we can’t wait to see it. The speculations over the GTA6 began even before the GTA 5 was released. Millions of devoted fans could hardly wait to see what is coming. Rockstar Games developers introduced GTA5 to the audience almost 6 years ago. How long does it take until we finally are able to play GTA 6?

The sad truth

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We don’t actually know when GTA 6 will be released or if it is ever released. There were multiple rumors on this topic, but Rockstar Games did not confirm or deny any of them. And yet, devoted fans are still waiting for fresh tips from the company developers. Are they delusional or just feel the upcoming game in the air… only time will tell.

The rumor says that the banner of Red Dead Redemption 2, the main distraction of Rockstar Games from GTA 6 development, has recently disappeared from their Edinburgh HQ. Of course, we assume that the new game is soon to replace the old one. But while it could be GTA 6, they can simply switch Red Dead Redemption 2 banner to the fresh one, with a better design.

The speculations we want to believe in

Despite the lack of any proof that GTA 6 will soon appear, many fans are certain about it. And it is not so hard to understand their position, as GTA 5 became one of the most successful games in the world. It does not mean that GTA 6 will be released in the nearest future, but at least we may hope to see it in the next decade or earlier.

There have been numerous speculations about GTA 6 release in 2019. And while we desperately want to believe these rumors, there is no way that the game will appear this year. Besides, Rockstar Games has finally spoken about the new GTA. The company confirmed that there will be no GTA 6 this year. Thanks for nothing. Well, at least they said the name of Grand Theft Auto out loud, so we know it is not forbidden.

Desperate times mean desperate gossip collecting. So we decided to treat you with the best and most pleasant speculations over GTA 6. There are few facts that were received or eavesdropped from Rockstar. So, what do we know or want to know about the next Grand Theft Auto game?

The facts:

  • GTA 6 will be the next game in a series of Grand Theft Auto, high-speed action from Rockstar Games.
  • The release date of GTA 6 is unknown. Rockstar Games confirmed that it will not be released in 2019.
  • The main platforms for the game: we don’t know that, but we hope it will be released on as many platforms as possible.


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Since another creation of Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption 2 was released a year ago, there is still a small chance that GTA 6 is first in the list. At least, we still have a hope to hear from Rockstar more details about the date or any details on the new chapter. Unlikely the game will be released in 2020 as well, but there are rumors that Rockstar will announce the date next year.

Optimistic prognoses say that the game will be revealed in 2020. It could be reasonable as Rockstar does not have many plans for the upcoming year, and Red Dead online finally runs without glitches. GTA Online is still supported by the company, but that does not mean Rockstar gives all its sources to it.

Michael Pachter, the analyst of the market, is less optimistic and believes that GTA 6 will be released in 2022 or later. He says that Rockstar unlikely will announce the date until 2020, and in the best scenario, the game will come put shortly after that, in 2021. However, there is a big chance that the game will be announced in 2021, and released in 2022.

Thus, no matter how badly we want to see GTA 6 in 2019 or 2020, the most believable date of release is 2021. Let’s just remember when GTA 5, its predecessor, was released. It happened in 2013, at the edge of the current generation. GTA 4 was released in 2008, and GTA 3 in 2001. The next Xbox and the new PS5 will be soon released, and it is highly possible that this is the signal for Rockstar to act.

The trailer of GTA 6

Rockstar Games may be one of the best developers in the history of the gaming industry. But they are also one of the most secretive. There is no chance we will get hints on the game until they decide that the time has come. There will be no trailer for us unless some angry ex-employee decides to take revenge on them and leaks the video. But this is an almost impossible situation.

Remember how the first trailer of GTA 5 or Red Dead Redemption 2 came out? It happened only a few days after Rockstar began teasing players with the announcement. Apparently, we can relax and be patient, as there will be no trailer in the nearest future.

Rumors and News on GTA 6

So far, there were only rumors and dead silence from Rockstar Games. However, leaks are unavoidable if you work in such a big company. Fans have gathered hints piece by piece. These tiny fragments can be gathered in a picture. But don’t trust anything you read. Some of these fragments are too old, and some of them are just the fantasy of fans.

Rockstar HQ in Edinburgh

Ok, let’s talk about the headquarters of game developers in Edinburgh, the main object of the rumors. It happened when Edinburgh Live reported that workers from the HQ tore down the banner of Red Dead Redemption 2.Of course, it may not be a proof of upcoming GTA 6. They could just redesign the old banner, and that is all. And yet, we are eagerly waiting to see the replacement. By the way, Rockstar does not limit itself to 2 games, and the new banner may be about something else entirely.

Project Americas rumors

There was a leak published on Reddit and quickly deleted. Yet it may mean nothing, so don’t get too excited. However, the new leak partly repeats previous rumors on the map expansion in the new GTA6. Until the Rockstar developers make an announcement, this is also an empty rumor story.

But we can’t hold back our imagination. It is so fun to imagine how the upcoming game will look like. This deleted Reddit post suggested that Rockstar works on Project Americas. The speculations previously appeared in 2015. It was about the beginning of production of the new project that was frozen due to Red Dead Redemption 2 development. It suggests that GTA 6 may be set in different locations and even decades, like the 70s and 80s. Some of the locations will be based on Rio de Janeiro, other action will take place in Vice City and Liberty City.

This time the game will supposedly have a new character Ricardo, whose main goal would be to become the main drug lord in the country. Probably, the rumors were inspired by the Narcos series from Netflix. His story will be linear and progress during the game. It will be divided into chapters, with visual changes that happen with time. According to the same post, Rockstar plans to release the game for the next generation. The exact date of release is still unknown.

You don’t have to trust the whole report from Reddit. Even the author of this post stresses that the game is in the pre-alpha status, and there will be significant changes. However, some parts of this story are actually easy to believe. We can assume that the information about the next-gen release has its point. And while we already got excited, Jason Schreier from Kotaku hurried up to crush our dreams, calling the post from Reddit a total fake.

Anonymous post on Pastebin

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The new rumor is about locations and next-gen consoles. Do you also see this repetitive thought about the next generation? This time, the anonymous author behind the post suggests that GTA 6 will return to the old and familiar locations, will partly be inspired by Red Dead Redemption 2, and wouldn’t come out before next consoles appear. This post was also removed from our view.

This leak suggested that players would be able to travel between cities like Vice City and Liberty City. It also mentioned the drug business that character could start before joining the gang. Apparently drug business is an incredibly popular scenario among GTA players.

The same post said that Rockstar is willing to wait and see how the new consoles will act. And GTA 6 will not work on PS 4 and Xbox One due to memory restrictions. It also suggested that the new game will have map expansion with new highways and countryside. In the end, the author shared that GTA 6 will take place in a set time, but there will be numerous flashbacks and dialogues in the Red Dead Redemption-2 style.

Another review made by QA tester of Rockstar Games and posted on Glassdoor backed up the post on Pastebin. Both of them were removed. In this review, QA tester made hints on the game’s location, which are Los Santos, Liberty City, Vice City. These rumors sparked the imagination of Reality Design graphic designer, who created the map with all these cities on the map of GTA.

Rockstar is hiring

This is a fact. The Rockstar company is hiring lots of specialists on various programming positions. And we wonder, why do they need so many experts if not to create the GTA 6 game? Hopefully, these new employees will help to create the next game in the series.

Rumor from the Know YouTube channel

This rumor received the biggest attention. It came from the channel on YouTube called The Know. According to it, an inside source from Rockstar confirmed that the game will be released in 2021-2022, and now is in progress under the Project Americas code name. The name was probably taken due to the ability of players to fly from the USA to South America in GTA 6. And the main action will take place in the USA. The main accommodation, according to this source, will be Vice City. The game will be about drug wars, inspired by Narcos.

No Comments Yet

There were no comments from Rockstar. So, all the rumors are just rumors. And while we are sure that the new part of GTA will be released in the future, the rest is still unknown. As you can see, all the rumors partly repeat each other. Whether it is simple compilation and repetition or grains of truth, we will not know until the release. Have you heard more rumors about GTA 6? Share with us.