All of the rumours about GTA 6 as Rockstar 'plans to release trailer' very soon
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That's right gang, the Grand Theft Auto franchise is saying hello to a new instalment packed to the brim with crime.
While many GTA fans were hoping that this week was going to see a major update on the series and perhaps even a trailer it wasn't quite to be, though we still got a big bit of information from Rockstar Games so we know it's definitely coming and there will be more information in the pipeline soon.
With hopes for hundreds of hours of gameplay and rumours suggesting that the game could be pretty pricey we thought we'd put everything we know together.
Here's what we know so far:
When's the trailer coming out?
This one we know for certain because Rockstar just announced it themselves today (8 November) on social media.
Rockstar boss Sam Houser said we'll get to see the first trailer for GTA 6 in 'early December', so whether it's just a sneak peek or something more substantial we are going to get a good look at the upcoming game.
We are very excited to let you know that in early December, we will release the first trailer for the next Grand Theft Auto. We look forward to many more years of sharing these experiences with all of you.— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 8, 2023
What about a release date for GTA 6?
Sadly this one is shrouded in a bit more mystery for the time being, as current rumours indicate GTA 6 is looking to release either in late 2024 or early 2025.
Cross your fingers that it'll be out in time for Santa to bring you a copy for Christmas 2024, but understand that you can't rush art and we might need to wait rather a long time.
It'll take as long as it takes, but we're probably looking at another year's worth of waiting at the least before the release date for GTA 6.
Hopefully in the next year we'll get a more concrete update on the release date, just cross your fingers that there aren't delays which could push it even further into 2025, or even dare we say it 2026.
What consoles will GTA 6 be on?
The next Grand Theft Auto game will surely be releasing on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
The big question is whether it's still going to be available on older machines like the PS4 and Xbox One, and rumours suggest it's going to be bad news for those who don't have the latest hardware.
With both of the previous generation of consoles celebrating their 10th birthday this month it's going to be a tough ask of them to handle a modern and likely very technologically advanced game like GTA 6.
Keep an eye on further updates from Rockstar about the platforms you'll be able to play GTA 6 on but don't hold your breath that your faithful older console will be able to play it.
Where's the setting for GTA 6?
When around 90 videos were leaked which claimed to show footage from GTA 6 they seemed to indicate that we'd be making a return to Vice City.
The city looked plenty like the Grand Theft Auto version of Miami and as if that wasn't clue enough a character was spotted riding the Vice City Metro, so if we can believe the hacked footage then it looks like we're heading back there for the first time since Vice City Stories in 2006.
Bloomberg's Jason Schreier said a source from Rockstar confirmed that the hacked footage was indeed authentic, so while it showed unfinished gameplay it looks like we are indeed bound for Vice City.
However, with games able to do bigger and better things it would be no surprise to get a truly huge world to drive around in of which Vice City would only play a part.
GTA 5 gave us the city of Los Santos and a massive rural area to play around in, it would be quite the backwards step if GTA 6 were to go smaller.
What will the game be like?
The leaked footage also showed a female protagonist named Lucia, the first for Grand Theft Auto's singleplayer missions.
Rumours suggest we'll be getting at least two protagonists with a 'Bonnie and Clyde' dynamic to their relationship, so the character switching mechanic from GTA 5 could make a welcome return.
While you can expect the usual GTA fare of stealing cars and shooting people, Take-Two Interactive (the owners of Rockstar Game) boss Strauss Zelnick said the team behind GTA 6 were looking to 'set creative benchmarks' for the gaming industry.
He said: "With development of the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series well under way, the Rockstar Games team is determined to once again set creative benchmarks for the series, our industry, and for all entertainment, just as the label has done with every one of their frontline releases."
Right, so we can expect the best GTA game of all time then?