It is impressive that the plain text confirmation at the bottom of the monthly news updates was enough to ignite the internet’s interest in GTA 6. Of course, it is not that interest in the game has ever died down since people started thinking about it after GTA 5 came out. So let’s go over the rumors and the facts about GTA 6 to learn what we can about it.
First, let’s start with the facts about the game, of which there are two, and one of them isn’t even about the game directly. The first is that GTA 6 has been officially announced by Rockstar. This announcement was made at the bottom of one of their monthly report with the only note saying that it was far along in its development. It is always good to know that a game is officially announced, but I don’t think anyone doubted they would make GTA 6.
The second fact is the take two interactive marketing budgets released in 2020, originally covered by Venture Beat. In the report, people made a note of the fact that the budget spikes through the years 2023 and 2024. This is a big hint to a game coming out at that time. Whether it is GTA 6 is up for debate. Some things might be working against this, though.
Now we get into the rumor mill that has popped up on GTA 6. Some of these are fan conjecture, and others are leaks that claim to have inside knowledge. For this, I will be distilling these into the most likely scenarios for the game. These should not be taken as fact. I am just working with the pile of rumors and speculating on what I most likely think will happen.
For one thing, it seems highly likely that the map will be larger than the one featured in GTA 5. This scale has been addressed in multiple interviews where the Rockstar team said they want to keep increasing the map until it is the world. Some people have speculated that this will mean that the whole United States might be the next map. While this would be awesome, I don’t think the tech is quite there yet. What seems more likely is that the game will either return to Vice city or have a new city with a much larger map.
The next big question everyone asks is who the main character will be. There has been speculation that it could be a man, woman, or even multiple characters. We are honest too early to tell who the character will be. But we do have some info on what the story might be in the next entry.
The story of the next entry is rumored to be about building your criminal empire once the game starts. This mechanic could be a drug empire or something else, but many leaks hint at this kind of gameplay in the game’s basic structure. What other features may be added are still unknown, but even this one theory would be an excellent addition to any GTA title.
These are the facts that we know and some of the most likely rumors to be true for the game. It will only be good news for GTA fans when more comes out about the games. We will be sure to keep updated as more does come out, though.