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GTA 6 release date, latest news, story info and wishlist


GTA 6 release date, latest news, story info and wishlist

Everything we know about Grand Theft Auto 6

Grand Theft Auto 5 has been around since September 2013, but is still insanely popular thanks to the continued updates to GTA Online. Still, that doesn't mean fans aren't eager to find out news of a potential sequel.

With Red Dead Redemption 2 launching later this year the chances of seeing a new Grand Theft Auto any time soon on are slim. Red Dead is launching this year, so there'll be a big wait until we see another Rockstar game.

GTA 5 is currently the fastest selling title in videogame history, earning a staggering $1 billion in its first 24 hours of release.

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Rockstar’s latest entry has gone on to sell 60 million copies worldwide across all platforms, this includes the recent ports for PS4 and Xbox One.

We know almost nothing about GTA 6, but according to Techradar, it’s already entered pre-production.

We’re gathering together everything we know about GTA 6 here, so keep it bookmarked for all the news, rumours and trailers.

GTA 6 Release Date – When is it coming out?

We currently have no details on when GTA 6 will release, and with Red Dead Redemption 2 launching in 2017 it won't be for at least another year, most likely much longer.

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GTA 6 News – What’s being said about it?

The first official whiff of information about GTA 6 came from Rockstar President Leslie Benzies, who teased that the game is in very early stages of development.

“We don’t know what GTA 6 will be, but we’ve got some ideas", said Benzies in an interview with Develop.

Although it’s far from concrete confirmation of what development stage the game is at, Benzies did give us a few insights into how the idea process starts.

“It comes from the idea first. Where it is going to be set is the first question. Then that defines the missions; you’re doing different things in LA than in New York or Miami. The map and story get worked up together, and the story is a basic flow of how it works out so you can layer the mission in.”

It’s also worth remembering that by the end of GTA 4’s lifecycle, Rockstar had already conceived some broad ideas about what GTA 5 would be. The game started life around 5 years ago, but was only in full production for three of those.

“We’ve got about 45 years' worth of ideas we want to do. GTA Online is the focus right now. There ain’t no rest between finishing 5 and then Online. Plus we have some things – stuff, DLC, I don’t know how to describe it exactly – that we’d like to do, and we’ll pick the right ones.”

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The latest GTA 6 gossip though is about the sheer size of the GTA 6 map. According to a new rumour, Rockstar Games could be trying to recreate the entire of the US with GTA 6, rather than just a single city.

With the rumoured release date tipped to lie somewhere in 2020 (we know, that feels like a million years away), apparently Rockstar is using that time to recreate the entire country.

We'd advise that you take this with a large pinch of salt though, as we doubt you need to take that 100 per cent literally. We reckon GTA 6 might just feature multiple US locations with the distances between each one cut down considerably.

It could be like how The Crew managed to cover the entire US and turned it into a navigable map that takes an hour and a half in real time to drive from one end to the other.

Could this be what's in store for us in GTA 6? We can only hope.

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GTA 6 Story – What’s it about?

As GTA 6 is most likely at least three years away, we understandably know absolutely nothing about the game’s storyline or gameplay features.

We’ll keep you posted if we sniff out any teaser titbits, but until then check out our GTA 6 Wishlist for a few key things we’d love to see in the game.

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GTA 6 Wishlist – What we want to see

Here’s the top 10 things we’d like to see in GTA 6 when it is eventually released:

1) A strong female protagonist

Every single GTA game has had a strong male protagonist, whether it’s the trio Franklin, Trevor and Michael from GTA 5, Niko from GTA 4 or good old Carl “CJ” Johnson from GTA San Andreas.

It’s about time Rockstar Games showed how well it can deal with introducing a strong female character to that line-up, even as part of a multi-protagonist system like GTA 5. We’ve not had a single strong female supporting character since Catalina in GTA 3, either.

Rockstar has been criticised in the past for a sexist attitude towards the female characters in its games, thanks to its penchant for prostitutes and strip clubs. What better way to prove the naysayers wrong than to introduce a female lead?

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GTA 5 Girl

2) A fresh location

One of the top things on the GTA 6 wishlist is a brand-new location. So far, the GTA series has explored three key areas: Vice City, Liberty City and San Andreas. We’ve also dabbled in London and Alderney in some more minor GTA titles.

Despite there being 15 or so GTA titles, that’s a pretty narrow location circle for the games.

Therefore, we think it’ll be refreshing to explore a new city in GTA 6. Imagine a GTA game set in Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans or even Washington DC.

3) A story set across multiple cities

Or even go a step further. Forget one brand-new GTA location. Why have one, when you can have two?

Gamers have long awaited a GTA game that spans two cities, and thanks to the power of the Xbox One, PS4 and today's gaming PCs, surely GTA 6 is the time to try out such an idea.

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4) The addition of fuel gauges

We’re not sure how annoying this would get, but it would certainly add another layer of realism and panic to missions if you constantly had to check the fuel gauge of your vehicles as you squeal around the world.

Plus, it would make for some pretty tense gameplay if you had to change cars mid-chase as your original car had run out of gas.

5) Better vehicle variation

Although GTA 5 brought back bicycles, we’d like GTA 6 to branch out on the vehicle variation available. If the series continues to go down the San Andreas path, wouldn’t it be appropriate for GTA 6 to introduce rollerblades and skateboards with which to traverse the boulevards?

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6) Increased number and variation of side jobs

If Rockstar continues with the multiple-protagonist system, the side missions will need to become much more important. Instead of isolated incidents with minor characters, make the side missions for each character act more like subplots, where the lower-tier storylines see the characters deal with more personal issues.

We’d even be happy with an increased number of side quests with a little more variation on the types of minor missions we undertake – no more fetch missions, please.

7) Better shops, more houses and a better city

GTA 5’s San Andreas is certainly vast – bigger in scale than the last three GTA games and Red Dead Redemption combined, in fact. However, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean more interactive.

While driving through San Andreas’ seemingly unceasing terrain, you quickly realise that there isn’t much to do outside of missions, side quests or the Strangers and Freaks meetings.

Yes, there are a few stalls on Vespucci Beach and a variety of smaller stores if you stray off the pavement, but we’d really appreciate heightened interaction with the stores, houses and buildings within the new world.

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GTA 5 mime

8) A more interactive city population

The same can be said for the citizens. GTA 5 was an amazing game, but at times the city felt oddly empty. You can exchange insults and expletives with the pedestrians roaming the streets, but apart from that they were just placeholders.

In RPG games such as Skyrim, NPCs always have a purpose – whether it’s just a story to spin or to actually give you a side quest.

Even if the GTA 6 NPCs only offer you the occasional fetching or protection mission, it would add another layer of realism to the game.

Perhaps there’s potential for the NPCs to be more interactive with your protagonist in another way. Imagine yourself lying at the side of the road, bleeding profusely, and a helpful passer-by calls you an ambulance or chucks you a med-pack.

9) An FPS option from the start

GTA 5 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC introduced an optional First Person Shooter (FPS) mode for the game. It’s a great way to have a really immersive GTA experience and it's impressive that Rockstar has implemented it in such a way that it’s possible to play through the whole game in first person.

It certainly changes up the combat system and driving sections of GTA 5, but we realise it isn’t perhaps the best way to enjoy the game from start to finish.

Although it might not be for everyone, the FPS option should definitely be available to everyone from the off. Then you can decide how you play the game and customise your viewing angle to your particular playing style.

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10) Simultaneous PC release

This goes without saying really, but we would love a simultaneous console and PC release for the next GTA game. We’re fed up with waiting for the PC port to drop – the GTA 5 PC edition still hasn’t arrived, with the wait time now well over a year from the original release.

11) VR Support

The addition of a first-person perspective in GTA 5 added a poignant layer of realism to the experience, so imagine this in virtual reality. Such a feature might prove controversial, but it would certainly feel like a substantial stepping stone for a medium still in its infancy. Exploring a expansive open world without restrictions in VR would be simply mindblowing, and we'd love to see Rockstar take a stab at it.


April 19, 2015, 2:43 am

love grand theft auto 5
get it
it looks like real life


May 1, 2015, 1:09 pm

I totally agree with this forum thread :D


July 9, 2015, 3:51 pm

Only 5 years to go whooo!! Where can I pre-order this idea?

JoJo 4514

July 17, 2015, 7:05 pm

If they release it on pc at the same time then pc version will be rubbish.
Also they should have a cruise ship which you can go inside and interact or drive.
And a train station which you can go inside and board a train,hijack a train or change the train routes if you break into the control room.

JoJo 4514

July 17, 2015, 7:13 pm

This will probably be on ps5 and xbox 2


October 14, 2015, 3:37 pm

gta6 should have better drifting dinamics and al 6 stars

Niels Koomans

October 19, 2015, 6:25 pm

A story around and about the city of Amsterdam or Rotterdam wouldn't be too bad either!

Fat Owens Fat

December 18, 2015, 3:00 pm

"1) A strong female protagonist"
Right. What next? Lara Croft to have a male protagonist to curb some male complaint boxes?

Stephen Power

February 10, 2016, 5:04 am

Actually there is nothing "sexist" about how Rockstar portrays women because its actually quite accurate.

Honestly are you trying to say there are no such things as strippers and hookers? Because there are LOTS of them. There are few notable female heroins throughout history, and that isn't because of sexist filtering, its because there were very few women who did anything heroic.

Not every woman in the game is a stripper there are two booty calls who are just regular chicks, and dozens of female npcs and supporting characters so relax.

A "strong female role" like wtf? You think you're being put down but the truth is that men are proud they're physically fit, strong, and athletic because they worked for it. Just because you don't get the same benefits doesn't mean you're getting treated worse, but women don't deserve a pat on the back for something they never did. That's entitlement and it makes you sound like a spoiled brat.

A few reasons why a female protagonist makes no sense:
• Women aren't allowed to join biker gangs.
• Women aren't allowed to join the mafia.
• Women aren't allowed to join street gangs (unless they're one of the member's girlfriend.)

You wouldn't expect a million bucks if you almost won the lottery, so why is it so hard to use the same logic?


March 29, 2016, 8:05 am

Please add to the wishlist:
PvP/multiplayer server infrastructure that works.

Peder Aas

April 1, 2016, 6:19 pm

I'm surprised VR isn't mentioned among the points in the wishlist. They integrated first person perspective in GTA 5, which in my view made the game better. It will be a more difficult task than just adding a first perspective mode, because it's not only a change of perspective, but also a change in how one interacts with the world. Which means that the game would offer a content presented in different ways and offer entirely different kind of gaming experiences.


April 19, 2016, 10:53 am

I hope this is true, however if it is true, the game wont be out for a few years yet.


April 25, 2016, 2:29 am

2020 wth!
i hope i still make it before im dead

Georgeaek Noob

May 23, 2016, 11:41 pm

i agree with you

Carlos Santana Jr.

May 24, 2016, 10:23 pm

handcuffs should be in these games.


May 31, 2016, 6:52 am

the people has spoken on this post !!


June 4, 2016, 4:54 pm

"What we want
1) A strong female protagonist"
Really. Why not a crusty old disabled gay black tranny? You ageist, ableist fuck.
SJW scum.

Johnny Vince

June 16, 2016, 12:50 am

This is highly inaccurate. Women aren't allowed to join gangs? I mean are you stupid or what? There are a lot of female gangs, maybe not as many as there are that were formed by men. But female gangs do exist, try looking the shit up. Women can easily form a Mafia if they wanted, I mean all you really need to run a gang or group of criminals is money. It's like saying female terrorist don't exist, yet there are hundreds of them that blow themselves up just like their male counterparts.

There are quite a few women out there that can also kick a guys ass, just pit an average dude up against a female who's been in the military, has had some martial arts training, boxing background, etc. The dude would get hurt as if he were fighting another man. I've never been against female leads in games at all, I just don't get the whole "strong female" thing, because honestly that word is so played out and annoying. I don't think any character should be overly serious to begin with, I mean Trevor used meth so in theory he;s actually weak. Franklin was a pussy, all he did was sucked up and kiss up to an annoying bitch that wanted him to "change" and he was willing to do just that to please her despite she wasn't really interested in him. And Michael was just a total failure altogether. So none of these characters were strong, they all had huge flaws that made them less likable.

GTA5 wasn't even about the Mafia or gangs either. Neither Trevor, nor Franklin or Michael were bangers or Mafia members. They were just ordinary guys robbing banks and shit, which if you haven't heard try looking up a movie called Set it Off. Or check into female murderers. You'd be surprised how many women have racked up a huge kill count besides Bathory.


June 17, 2016, 11:05 am

You're surprised? I'm not. VR isn't really gaining any traction and quite frankly, the technology is nowhere near where it needs to be in order for it to be a serious viable alternative to traditional screens. A LONG ways to go!


June 17, 2016, 11:16 am

Benzies is no longer with Rockstar, and is in a bitter lawsuit with them over royalty payments. This was already the case well before this article was written. So why even bother quoting the (now ex) CEO? This lawsuit alone can delay the project for a couple of years or more. While it certainly will happen, I'm beginning to think that even 2020 is looking a bit optimistic.

Regarding fuel gauges, depends how it's implemented. It was done in Mafia II and it didn't seem to get in the way, but it was also not as much of a driving game as GTA.
I'm not sure this level of realism is truly necessary for a GTA game however, an option to turn something like this on or off would be great. As an option only though.

Johnny Vince

June 18, 2016, 2:08 pm

If you couldn't handle the paragraphs, then you shouldn't have read it. Quit whining. Females can easily make their own biker gangs if they wanted toe be in one bad enough, whos to say they can't form their own? And who's going to stop them if they wanted too? Male biker gangs have no right to tell someone what they can or cannot do, they don't make the goddamn fucking laws in this country. That's like saying females aren't allowed to preach in churches, well guess what homeboy, they do all the time. I'm willing to bet if you type up female biker gangs, you'll find some information somewhere about it. You need to open your brain and see the world more. Hell they had women Warriors throughout history for fucks sake that could hack some punk ass biker thug cock off in one swipe.


June 25, 2016, 5:50 pm

BTW...your reply had absolutely nothing to do with my original comment, so I'm going to go on the presumption that you were responding to someone else and replied to the wrong thread. Might wanna double check that. Cheers.


July 1, 2016, 5:51 am

What was disappointing about GTA IV and V was the lack of accessibility to buildings. I use to love the night time burglar side missions from San Andreas, that was true real open world.
It seems ever since San Andreas, Rockstar have gone backwards and created the game in a simpler fashion. Sure, V had some awesome new features without doubt, except that some of us loathe online, and I found SP restrictive as I couldn't raise enough money to purchase the remaining properties, big disappointment.
I would welcome better NPC's, Ability to join the public service, start a political party, or if they want to continue with the protagonist being linked to organised crime, then a subplot relating to climbing the rungs of a particular family, and I like the Idea of having the choice to traffic drugs, general racketeering and Mafia politics.
One other thing I enjoyed about the vast personalized detail about San Andreas was the food and exercise component.
Lastly if you were able to join the army, once your training was over it would be exciting to be sent to the middle east to fight terrorists, and simultaneously pick up weapons abilities. Hell even go AWOL and enter a UFC contest like the plot of warrior!
Yeah! why not an ability to choose a proffesion? Boxer, Stockbroker, Teacher, DJ Whatever!


July 30, 2016, 5:18 pm

What would make a great GTA is a San Andreas style map (Mountains, cities, beaches etc), more buildings to enter (GTA IV allowed you to enter hospitals, but removed the option to enter jails as seen in Vice City, and San Andreas). Bring back vehicle missions (Paramedic, Fire, Taxi, Police). The post 9/11 setting in GTA IV killed its vibe, V wasn't that much of an improvement. GTA San Andreas had the best, and most interactive map of all the games.


July 31, 2016, 6:44 pm

I disagree with many points of this article.1) A strong female protagonist.
2) A fresh location
not a priority,there are still many things to do with the imense world of gta's previous city's,from my personal view i would like to see Vice City again.
3) A story set across multiple cities
No need,i better prefer smaller world full with activities instead a BIG world and almost nothing to do.We have allready experienced this ,like GTA sA and V where the imense world lacks many things.Don't forget that one of the best GTA game ever was Vice City wich he had one of the smallest world of all.
4) The addition of fuel gauges
OK,but be carefull if not well done it can be very frustrating.
5) Better vehicle variation
of course

6) Increased number and variation of side jobs
It may be, though i prefer the one character way.

7) Better shops, more houses and a better city
Sure,like i mention at point 3,better, but not necessarily bigger city.

8) A more interactive city population
it can be done

9) An FPS option from the start
nonononono,we need to have another gta game not a CS kind of playing.
10) Simultaneous PC release
it is all about business baby!!!
11) VR Support
fuck this...

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