Speculation and rumours surround the anticipated announcement of Rockstar’s GTA 6.
Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6 rumours and supposed leaks have been floating around more as Christmas 2021 closes in. Many fans are expecting to hear an announcement soon as Grand Theft Auto V launched all the way back on September 17, 2013. The game just celebrated its eight-year anniversary, but it may be time for Rockstar to announce their newest sequel very soon. The latest leak from an insider at French publication R* Mag, mentions how GTA 6 will “take place in 2 time periods.” This either means that the campaign and map environment will take place in two different time periods or there may be a time travel feature, perhaps?
Rumours point to the idea that GTA 6 may take place during the modern-day Vice City and the 1980s Vice City that was featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Other leaks from Instagram already talked about how the game will take place in Miami, so assuming this could mean the game can likely take place in Vice City.
The same source also talked about hurricanes, gators and a map bigger three times bigger than GTA 5. The gators make sense if the setting is in Miami, Florida. The hurricanes might be something that hints the map will be constantly changing like in Fortnite or Sea of Thieves. The leaks and claims do mention that the GTA 6 map will “change overtime with updates from Rockstar.” As for the size of the map, perhaps this is where the two time periods of the same city could be true, allowing players to drive through both versions of the map with distinct differences.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City came out on October 27, 2002, so having GTA 6 be released on the same date in 2022—to commemorate a 20-year celebration—might be the plan from Rockstar. When the former Rockstar Games co-founder, Dan Houser, departed in 2020, there were reports that the launch of GTA 6 was pushed back. Although, the same Instagram source that found out about the map environment above, confirms there will be announcement and teaser beginning in November through December this year. November has just begun, so perhaps Rockstar will inevitably release some official information soon.