Grand Theft Auto 6: Release date and all you need to know

One way or another GTA 6 is happening. Rock star hasn't officially announced anything, but there have been plenty of rumors and reports. At this rate, we'll likely see GTA 6 on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but it's also possible they'll be cross-gen releases


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The most concrete bit of evidence we have comes from a Kotaku report following up on investigations into Rock star's work culture. This report claims that GTA 6, or at least "a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series," is early in development as of April 2020. Additionally, it suggests that Rock star's internal plan for the game is to release a slightly smaller game and then expand on it through regular updates


This suggests GTA 6 will build on the success of GTA Online by integrating more live service options - or it could just be the framework for GTA Online 2 outright. 


Either way, Rock star remains tight-lipped about what we can expect from the highly-anticipated RPG for now, but there are a few rumors circulating around on the internet, which we've paired with some particularly enthusiastic theories from the Games Radar team.

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May 17, 2020 12:23 PM

Exactly - especially considering many people will be expecting a game of enormous scope and detail, in order to surpass GTA V’s success. If they get the hype train rolling too early, it could lose steam before the launch. Not to mention, on a project like this a minor change can cost months,

May 17, 2020 3:05 PM

Take all this information with a pinch of salt - make that two pinches, actually, since the game is reportedly very early in development - but the latest alleged GTA 6 leak comes from Reddit. User Jack of Lantern 1982 relayed a grand total of 23 details about Rock star's upcoming game.

May 17, 2020 3:08 PM

You play as an up and coming drug lord-wannabe named "Ricardo". Another key character called “Kacey” is a part of the narrative. You start off as a grunt doing runs as a cocaine smuggler from Vice City to the new large South American area before making connections with big time drug lords and making your way up.

May 17, 2020 3:10 PM
  • Drug empire building is a mechanic similar to Vice City Stories but bigger. Think the GTA Online system and dial it up to 10.
  • You can only have weapons on your person.


  • No arsenal in your back pocket, like Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Your personal vehicle will be like your horse saddle in Red Dead Redemption 2.


  • All your equipment is stored in the trunk. You also store your body armour in the car. If you wear it, it appears, no longer just an invisible thing.
May 17, 2020 3:13 PM

“We don’t know what GTA 6 will be, but we’ve got some ideas,” said Benzies in the interview. “We’ve got about 45 years’ worth of ideas we want to do. We’ll pick the right ones. It comes from the idea first. Where it is going to be set is the first question. That then defines the missions; you’re doing different things in LA than in New York or Miami.

May 17, 2020 3:15 PM