It’s said that good things come to those who wait, and if there’s something the entire gaming community has been waiting for, then it is the Grand Theft Auto 6 release date. It’s been over a decade since the last installment in the GTA franchise has been released. When GTA 5 was released in 2011, no one knew the world wouldn’t see the next game for the next decade.
While there had been numerous leaks that even included the footage from the alpha stage of the game, there has not been any confirmation from Rockstar, apart from the acknowledgment that they are working on the next title in the GTA franchise. Here are all the details you need to know about GTA VI!
Grand Theft Auto VI – Leaks We Know So Far!
Thankfully, we have some interesting information about the upcoming flagship game from Rockstar Games. Most of them are mainly from the massive leak last year where a hacker released all the test footage on GTA 6 to the public.
The biggest leak to note is the introduction of a playable female protagonist named Lucia to the game – a first in the franchise. We are unsure if Lucia will be the final name for the character. But we will see a female lead in the game.
On top of that, we will also see the return of Vice City to the game, a city we saw last time in GTA Vice City. This time, it is said that the game will focus more on heists and robberies. Currently, most of this footage has been taken down, and there has been legal action against the 17-year-old hacker responsible for the leak.
If you have seen the footage and expect to see the same once the game releases, it’s best to keep your hopes down as the game is in active development, and you might see a significant change in the final game.
GTA VI Release Date Rumors
There is no official confirmation on when Rockstar Games will release GTA 6. However, if you believe in the leaks, you can expect it to be released anytime between 2025 and 2026. Interestingly, we might see the first teaser trailer for GTA 6 this week! These rumors are arriving from some strong sources.
The reason why we believe the game will be released soon is because of some statements by GTA publisher Take-Two Interactive’s CEO Strauss Zelnick. According to Zelnick, the company is expected to see a “significant inflection point” in fiscal 2025. This means there will be a significant change in the financial aspects of the company. As of now, this is only possible with the release of a new game. So far, Rockstar has only confirmed that only one game is in the works, and that is GTA 6.
Apart from that, based on a report from Microsoft, which was sent to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), it was said that “The highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be released in 2024.” Which seems a bit too far-fetched. However, Rockstar is close to releasing the game. Stay tuned for more such updates.