The premiere of GTA 6 is an event awaited by players around the world. The title is increasingly exciting online communities and sparking numerous discussions. New rumors and leaks regularly appear suggesting what Rockstar Games’ newest child may look like. We have already received official information that the game is being developed. However, we still do not know the exact release date of GTA 6, but the words of Take-Two representatives indicate that it is not very distant.
This year, there were rumors about the price, required disk space and the minimum time to complete the game. We are getting closer to the show of the GTA 6 trailer, which will certainly reveal a lot of information.
When will GTA 6 be released?
Rumors have been circulating about the potential release date of GTA VI for many months. Currently, the most credible rumor is that Rockstar’s gangster production will debut between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025. Speculations suggest September, October, November or December 2024.
The source of these theories is the financial report of Take-Two, the owner of Rockstar, which talks about “groundbreaking games intended to set a new standard in the industry” that will appear in the fiscal year 2024 (one of them, according to the analyses, is to be GTA VI), as well as reports from well-known internet leakers. However, we have to wait a little longer to confirm these speculations.
GTA 6 may also cut "portions of the game" and hold it for future DLC to meet the holiday 2024 release window aim. pic.twitter.com/0UNoTgwCpG
— GTA 6 News (@GTA6Intel) March 7, 2023
The first trailer of GTA 6 is coming soon
Rumors have been circulating about the imminent presentation of GTA VI for a long time. One of the most reliable sources on this topic was Jason Schreier, one of the most respected industry journalists, writing for Bloomberg. According to him (see Insider Gaming ), the first official reveal of the title would take place this week. In December, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Rockstar, the first trailer of the expected title would be presented.
Schreier’s reports were 100% true. Yesterday in the afternoon, “Rock Stars” posted a message on Twitter stating that on the occasion of the studio’s upcoming birthday, a trailer for the “next Grand Theft Auto” will be published. Unfortunately, the exact date was not announced. There were only assurances about “the beginning of December”.
In 1998, Rockstar Games was founded on the idea that video games could come to be as essential to culture as any other form of entertainment, and we hope that we have created games you love in our efforts to be part of that evolution.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 8, 2023
Rockstar, in its style, wants to take us by surprise and publish a teaser of a new production unexpectedly. Let’s just hope that there is actually something to wait for and what we will see will be satisfying for most fans.
GTA 6 hardware requirements (expected)
GTA 5 still looks great and Rockstar has to really try to impress us. Therefore, in the case of GTA 6, PS4 and Xbox One will simply be insufficient. It is expected that it will be a title that takes advantage of the potential of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles , as well as PCs equipped with the latest processors and graphics cards .
What will we need for GTA 6 to launch here? Well, what kind of gaming computer will allow you to play the latest gangster simulator? Of course, there is no official information on this subject, but it is better to assume that in the case of GTA 6 the requirements will be really high .
You probably won’t be able to do without RTX, a Core i5 or Ryzen 7 processor or 16GB of RAM. Game-Debate experts expect the recommended configuration to look like this:
Processor: 6-core Intel Core i5-10500 or AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Graphics card: GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB) or Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB)
Memory: 16 GB RAM and not less than 65 GB on disk (preferably SSD)
The price of GTA 6 can be jaw-dropping
An article appeared on the NicheGamer website discussing the potential price of Grand Theft Auto 6. The leak quoted comes from a conversation between developers who stated that the game has been in development since 2014 and its budget is $2 billion . According to the interlocutors, the launch price of GTA 6 will be $150 so that the extremely high production costs can be recouped.
Grand Theft Auto 6 rumored to cost $150 on release. Link below: pic.twitter.com/pZO4jvoOZQ
— Niche Gamer (@nichegamer) September 5, 2023
This is not confirmed information, but it is already said that GTA 6 is the most expensive game in history. Still, players will be furious if they actually have to pay that much for the game at launch. Some of them are already saying that they will seriously consider buying a new Rockstar game. However, it is worth waiting at least for the announcement. Then we will be able to see what the studio has to offer, and soon we will probably also learn the price.
Will GTA 6 require over 700 GB of disk space?
A new rumor has emerged, this time regarding disk space and the time needed to complete the game.
While it is not hard to believe that the game will last for several hundred hours (especially with the multiplayer module), information about the required disk space is irrelevant. However, the time needed to complete the plot will most likely be around 100 hours, and this will largely depend on the approach of each player.
GTA 6 is expected to be a 750GB install size with 400 hours of content according to a leaker 👀 pic.twitter.com/qjFv5Fx0X8
— GTA 6 NEWS (@GTAVInewz) September 10, 2023
Renowned industry journalist Tom Henderson decided to deny these most popular rumors (including those about the price) . In his opinion, such rumors are only related to the search for easy money from views. There are, of course, more reasonable predictions, but this is not one of them. However, they have clout because people are hungry for any information about the expected title, especially since the rest of the industry has accustomed us to it.
The size rumor is also hard to believe for another reason. Current generation consoles, after subtracting the space required by the system, offer up to 700 GB of available space. Installing such GTA 6 itself would be very difficult, not to mention playing other games , unless we had a separate disk for the latest Rockstar game. Owners of the standard version of Xbox Series S have even less space (about 500 GB) and could not even install such a game, and we know that Microsoft wants individual productions to work on both variants of Xbox Series. Therefore, it is worth being patient and obtaining information from trusted sources.
What will GTA 6 be about? Plot and setting
Version 1 – in the style of Pablo Escobar
According to the mentioned rumor, GTA 6 will take place on two continents – the Americas . Apparently we will be transported to the 1970s and 1980s , and the plot will revolve (more or less) around the character of Pablo Escobar . It would perfectly match the gangster atmosphere of the Grand Theft Auto series.
From the same potential leak, we learn that there will be one protagonist in GTA 6 (codenamed Project Americas). He is supposed to be a man known as Ricardo who would like to become a drug kingpin . And this mission will be the focus of the story.
Version 2 – the life of a gangster nowadays
Another rumor lives on in parallel. According to her, GTA 6 will be set in the modern world and will show what gangster life looks like today . In this case, we would have four heroes: two law enforcers and two who do not particularly respect the latter. There are also reports on the Internet that for the first time we will take control of a woman.
Version 3 – a story surrounded by drug trafficking
According to the version of the plot provided by Matheusvictorbra, the title is to tell the story of two characters – twins (sister and brother). They were separated after a drug cartel killed their parents . Many years later (in the 2020s) they meet again, although they operate on two different sides of the barricade. The brother is a DOA agent (the equivalent of the Drug Enforcement Agency in the GTA world). The sister, on the other hand, became an assassin in the cartel responsible for the death of their parents, in order to work it from the inside and take revenge. The whole thing will focus on the topic of drugs and their trade to an extent never seen before in the series. The production will also try to accurately reflect the modern level of technology and weapons.
Version 4 – smuggler, boxer and policewoman
According to what we can read in the alleged document for marketing specialists, the plot of GTA VI will have three main characters – Ricardo, a Colombian special agent who becomes a smuggler in Vice City (the first act of the story will focus on him), Casey, a former boxer who is not afraid of use violence (the second act of the story will focus on him), as well as Rose, a policewoman grieving after the death of her husband, Arthur McClane, who falls in love with Ricardo (the third act of the story will focus on her). The production will feature a number of famous faces from GTA IV, such as Little Jacob, Niko Bellic and Gay Tony. It will take about 80 hours to complete.
Version 5 – new Bonnie and Clyde
The leak from Jason Schreier talks about two heroes whose fate would be inspired by the story of criminals known as Bonnie and Clyde . One of the protagonists is to be a woman of Latin origin, and the other is a man. The plot of Grand Theft Auto 6 is also to be devoid of the satire that is typical of the series, ridiculing, among others, minorities. This decision is said to be due to studio representatives’ concerns about how a similar direction might be received today. And as some of the employees admit: ” today’s America cannot be satirically described, because it is satire itself .”
GTA 6 – the map and everything related to it
Last year, Grand Theft Auto VI became famous thanks to a map published by a Reddit user. She suggested that we return to the Vice City area , which long-time fans of this series would certainly be positively received. Unfortunately, it is not known how true this information is, after all, we are only talking about rumors. However, the case is made more credible by the fact that the author of the leak had previously revealed information that turned out to be authentic. It is also worth keeping in mind that this coincides with previous reports about GTA 6. Several visions emerge from them, and according to the most probable one… Rockstar will invite us to a huge open world, which will start from Vice City in the north , and in the south it will reach Brazil (through Mexico, Cuba and Colombia).
Another leak was provided by a Twitter user named Matheusvictorbr, who is interested in Rockstar’s productions and is from time to time quoted by the industry media. According to him, players will be able to visit as many as five locations in GTA VI – Carcer City (known from the Manhunt series), Vice City, Cuba, Colombia and Brazil (in the prologue).
Another leak, a document of over a hundred pages which is allegedly an instruction intended for the marketing department, says that the game will offer a journey to the state of Liberty and the cities of Vice City, Carcer City and Cottonmouth. The prologue, in turn, is to take place in a fictional country in South America. At this point, it is difficult to judge how true this information may be, but considering that many of them contradict each other, they should be treated with caution.
What’s new in Grand Theft Auto 6
Based on the rumors circulating, we can expect that the weather will play an important role and there will even be phenomena such as hurricanes and floods. The landscape will also change over the years – we will notice it in buildings and cars.
The next elements that will most likely be added to GTA 6 are:
extensive economic system (e.g. with evolving commodity prices),
multi-layered mechanics of building a drug empire,
realistic equipment (i.e. you only have as much as a person would actually be able to carry, and the rest you can possibly keep in the trunk of your personal car),
introduction of truly RPG character development systems ,
a destruction system that allows you to demolish buildings in the game. This is the most controversial fragment of the leak published by Matheusvictorbra, which may indicate its low credibility. It is difficult to imagine that there would be an option to raze the entire city to the ground. However, it is possible that these are only individual buildings, the devastation of which, for example, will be part of one of the tasks.
In turn, according to what we can find in a supposedly marketing document, GTA VI will feature attractions such as:
improved search system (police officers should be much more inquisitive to find the perpetrator of the crime, even if the player managed to escape from them),
mechanics of hiding bodies ,
mechanics of managing your own organization ,
ability to arrest criminals and conduct investigations (as Rose),
more interactive NPCs ,
the need to take care of basic physiological needs , such as sleep;
stress mechanics ,
drug-taking mechanics that will impact gameplay;
mechanics of building sympathy and antipathy towards other gangs (those that do not like the heroes can, for example, try to hunt them),
ability to listen to the radio through headphones while outside the vehicle,
climbing mechanics ,
business negotiation system ,
various types of ammunition ,
air travel .
Yet another leak comes from Jason Schreier, who published another handful of details on Bloomberg . He gained his knowledge from conversations he had with 20 anonymous employees of the Rockstar Games studio. Information about the location of the action includes a city inspired by Miami . This would mean that we would get to Vice City , a metropolis known from the older installment with the same subtitle. According to the latest reports, at the beginning we would only have access to this city and its surroundings. As the story progressed, we would also go to other places.
A chainsaw may appear in GTA 6
People who have played GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas or Chinatown Wars will probably remember the chainsaw available in these games as part of the arsenal. The LinkedIn profile of one of Rockstar’s former employees indicates that this equipment may return in GTA 6. During his work, the man in question was involved in the creation of, among others : labels of items that are to appear in the game – one of which reportedly included a chainsaw.
The employee’s profile has already been edited, so the description of his experience no longer mentions the chainsaw in GTA 6. However, nothing is lost on the Internet – the entry can be found on Reddit . Therefore, we believe that this weapon will indeed return in the latest installment of the series. However, you must remember that it may appear in a different form, not necessarily as a combat tool.
GTA 6 the most expensive game in history?
A YouTuber known for his videos on the Grand Theft Auto series has prepared material about the budget of the highly anticipated GTA 6. According to him, the latest production by Rockstar Games will be the most expensive game in history. Its production costs are expected to be USD 1-2 billion. So far, the most expensive games were Destiny 2 ($500 million), Star Citizen ($500 million), Cyberpunk 2077 ($330 million) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ($330 million).
Additionally, the Insider-Gaming website has published a summary showing the production costs of individual installments of the series. In the case of the first three parts, the data are less certain – they were determined based on the editorial “investigation”. In other cases (excluding the latest version), data is taken from official sources. The list is as follows:
Grand Theft Auto (1997) – $1-2 million
Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999) – 3-4 mln
Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001) – 5 mln
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) – 5 mln
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) – 10 mln
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) – 100 mln
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) – 250 mln
Grand Theft Auto 6 (2024?) – 1-2 mld
We can also expect a huge marketing campaign that will further increase the cost of releasing the game. Grant Taylor-Hill from Insider-Gaming suspects that the total amount will be $3 billion. Of course, this is not certain information. So it’s best to wait with judgments until the marketing machine officially starts.
An American journalist saw GTA 6 in action
The famous American YouTuber and journalist HipHopGamer posted a photo on Twitter in which he stands next to Strauss Zelnick, president of Take-Two Interactive – the publisher of Grand Theft Auto 6. According to the information he provided, GTA 6 will be unforgettable.
#GrandTheftAutoVI GET HYPED IS ALL I CAN SAY!
When I Tell You That GRAND THEFT AUTO 6 Will Be A Forever Moment To Remember Oh Man It's… pic.twitter.com/UhYSQNczBO
— HOT97 | HipHopGamer | AMD | PLITCH | THE G.O.A.T. (@HipHopGamer) April 21, 2023
Unfortunately, that’s all HipHopGamer could say – as long as he doesn’t have any problems with the above comment. There is speculation that he was hired to work on the upcoming game as a host for one of the game’s radio stations.
His positive attitude suggests that he saw something much better than what we saw in last year’s leak . This would be a kind of confirmation of recent reports that GTA 6 is in the final stages of production. His enthusiasm is not exaggerated either – Rockstar Games has long been providing productions on a huge scale, with many innovations compared to the rest of the industry and of unsurpassed quality. Let’s hope that we won’t have to wait long for the official announcement with a stunning trailer.
The GTA 5 phenomenon delayed the premiere of “GTA 6”
Although 9 years have passed since its premiere, Grand Theft Auto 5 is still selling extremely well. New games are constantly appearing on the market, and GTA 5 is able to sell 5 million units in a quarter – more than many new releases. In fact, the overall result of 165 million copies makes GTA 5 the second best-selling game in history (only beaten by Minecraft in this ranking).
Additionally, on March 15, 2022, an improved version of GTA 5 was released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles . This is the third generation of this production. Initially, the title debuted only on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and over time it also appeared on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
It is also worth adding that there is no shortage of ways to make the game more attractive. For this purpose, the best cheats for GTA 5 are those that allow you to use, for example, additional weapons, receive a new vehicle, or gain immortality. Additionally, mods for GTA 5 also contribute to the game’s success . The best modifications make the game addictive again.
However, the biggest influence on the popularity of GTA is GTA Online – its online mode with a huge and vibrant community . Rockstar makes sure that players do not get bored and constantly serves them new events and other attractions. For almost a decade of presence on the market, GTA Online has had a whole host of add-ons introducing various types of weapons, vehicles, clothes and capabilities , including:
running your own nightclub,
establishing a motorcycle club,
carrying out attacks
or building stunt routes.
In other words: the creators do a lot to keep the game alive. And they do it effectively, because they don’t even think about dying. And since it’s doing great, for the Rockstar Games team, GTA 6 released at this moment would simply be a shot in the foot. And here we come to this topic…
Or maybe GTA 6 will be a “living” game?
The success of GTA Online has shown that keeping the game alive with expansions makes a lot of sense. It is not impossible that Rockstar will try the same in GTA 6 also in the story campaign. Some time ago, a rumor appeared according to which Grand Theft Auto 6 would be released as a (relatively) small production, to expand over time, reach new locations and offer more and more . Just like in the case of GTA Online. It must be admitted that this is quite an interesting concept.
According to a leak that is supposed to be a document for marketers, GTA VI will receive two story expansions. The first will focus on a drug-addicted hero named Tony Prince. Its action is to take place in parallel with the events known from GTA IV. In the second expansion, players will play the role of Ramon, a member of the Vice City Vagos gang, who is trying to find his way in a new reality after a long prison sentence. Both DLCs are expected to offer approximately 15-20 hours of fun and introduce new mechanics compared to the base game.
Reports about large story expansions that GTA VI would allegedly receive are also confirmed by other leaks authored by a GTA Forums regular called Tez2, who has established himself as a reliable informant. According to one of his last posts , the new installment of the popular series from Rockstar Games will receive single DLC in an episodic form, just like it happened with GTA IV and was planned for GTA V before the explosion of popularity of GTA Online changed everything.
According to Teza2, these additions will bring map updates and extensions. They were designed in such a way as to reduce the “crunch” during the production of the “base” as much as possible. The first DLC of this type would debut within a year or two of the release of the basic GTA VI.
GTA 6 with the biggest leak in history
The leak that took place last year and related to Rockstar’s production is the largest ever. The person responsible for it is a hacker who published the materials under the nickname teapotuberhacker. He claimed that he managed to steal them from Rockstar Games. In this way, 90 videos showing GTA 6 in the early stages of work appeared on the Internet . There was a video collecting them all below but it has been removed.
The leak was made more credible by the fact that the user in question boasted about hacking into Uber’s servers. The materials themselves were allegedly downloaded from Slack (company messenger) used by Rockstar employees. Its authenticity was confirmed by Jason Schreier himself , a well-known industry journalist. He called the situation a nightmare for Rockstar, but also one of the biggest leaks in the history of the industry.