Vice City is probably the setting for Grand Theft Auto 6, which won’t be released until at least 2024.

Even though Grand Theft Auto 6 won’t be released for a few years, development is “well along”. Here is everything we currently know about GTA 6 based on rumours, statements made by Rockstar, and those leaks…

Do you have a strong want to grab a semi-automatic weapon, put on your favourite balaclava, and rob the jewellery store down the street? Fear not, Grand Theft Auto 6 will be out in a few years and will (finally) satisfy your desire to be a crime ruler. We’re eagerly awaiting the release of the next instalment in Rockstar’s multibillion dollar grossing open-world series, especially because 2023 will mark a full ten years since GTA V initially graced the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with its anarchic pleasures.

For a studio that takes pride in its cinematic anarchy, it came as a surprise that the announcement wasn’t made in a flashy press release with a mood-setting or feature-teaser trailer like Red Dead Redemption 2. Instead, Rockstar announced covertly in February 2022 that “active work for the next chapter in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway” through a Grand Theft Auto 5 Community Update.

If it was a quiet epiphany, then the mayhem that ensued was appropriate for Trevor Philips. A hacker going by the handle teapotuberhacker shared approximately 100 films totaling 50 minutes of in-progress material from the eagerly anticipated crime caper on September 18 at 4:26 AM. Numerous additional features have been revealed as a result, many of which we may presume will appear in the finished product as Rockstar later acknowledged the leaked film depicted the “next Grand Theft Auto.” What follows for GTA 6 then? Here’s everything we currently know about Rockstar’s upcoming epic.

Grand Theft Auto 6 is likely Set in Vice City

Release date for Grand Theft Auto 6?
Rockstar has not provided a Grand Theft Auto VI release date, but this hasn’t stopped online rumours from circulating, some of which come from reliable sources. Grand Theft Auto 6 may release in 2024 or 2025, according to a YouTube video posted by Call of Duty leaker Tom Henderson. Jason Schreier of Bloomberg, one of the most well-connected journalists in the field, backed up this claim.

The setting for Grand Theft Auto 6 is.
It appears that we’re returning to Vice City, Rockstar’s fictitious representation of Miami, Florida, based on the vibrant purple tint of some of the leaked content. One recently obtained video clip that depicts a rail vehicle with “Vice City Metro” written on its side seems to all but prove this. Of course, given the studio’s recent open-world epics’ enormous size, it’s certainly reasonable to presume we’ll venture outside of Magic City in a way that wasn’t feasible in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the game’s 2002 predecessor. Anyone interested in visiting gator country?

So GTA 6 is also set in the 1980s?
Maybe not. Numerous instances of people carrying iPhones, which infamously weren’t part of Tony Montana’s arsenal, have been spotted in the released video by keen-eyed trawlers. That being said, it’s vital to treat this information with caution because Rockstar may have used Grand Theft Auto 5 assets in the obviously in-progress stuff. We can only speculate, If only so that a new version of Grand Theft Auto Online has lots of opportunity for expansion, a contemporary setting is probably a safe pick.

In Grand Theft Auto 6, who will you choose to play as?
The Grand Theft Auto series hasn’t exactly been the most gender fluid, despite its many wisecracks and filthy caricatures of US culture. The game will reportedly have a Latina woman as the main character, making her the first playable female character in recent Rockstar history, according to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier’s analysis on the company’s workplace culture. After the sex mini-game “Hot Coffee” fiasco in GTA San Andreas, that is quite the turnaround.

This well-informed hypothesis seemed to be validated by one of the longer leaked videos, which showed a diner heist reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction with a lady pointing the gun. This character is apparently going to be one of two selectable characters who are “inspired by the bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde.” There will undoubtedly be a Ford V8 that we can enjoy.

What do we know about the gameplay in Grand Theft Auto 6?
The tone of Grand Theft Auto 6 might be the biggest change. The new game will probably feel “quite different,” per Schreier’s Bloomberg story, because Rockstar has “cleaned up” its “frat-boy culture”. What will happen in practise? We haven’t seen it yet, but the leaked footage displayed a lot of third-person exploring, shooting, and driving, albeit with an animation quality that was similar to Red Dead Redemption 2 in terms of realism and detail. It’s possible that I’m reading too much into a draught, but it seems like players won’t merely sling rifles and shotguns behind their backs when not in use. Additionally, the police appear to be much better organised than in prior games, which is excellent news for anyone who prefers their shootouts to be a little more tactical.

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