GTA V was released 10 years ago, and fans have been waiting eagerly for the sequel.
Two generations of consoles have launched since the last GTA game did, and remasters aren’t enough any more.
We’re moving on from Los Santos.
We’re ready for a whole new adventure of stealing cars, performing heists, and general misdeeds.
Here’s everything you need to know about GTA 6’s release.
When will GTA 6 be launched?
Rockstar has yet to give GTA 6 an official release date, but has revealed that the game is about three to four years into development.
Leaks have shown that it is still in early development, and key components of the game are still missing.
Judging the footage we have so far against other GTA release timelines, the earliest possible date is likely the 2024 holiday season.
However, some experts have suggested that we might have to wait until 2026 to see its release.
Where will GTA 6 be set?
Rockstar has not officially announced the setting, but rumours started after publisher Take-Two started removing mods for Vice City.
Fan-favourite location Vice City has received a number of upgrades over the years thanks to the modding community.
After the huge hack on Rockstar, dataminers were able to gather information about the game’s map.
These videos, which are confirmed to be real, back up the rumours suggesting the game will take place in Rockstar’s fictional version of Miami.
However, while the 2002 Vice City game took place in the ‘80s, GTA 6 looks more like the modern day.
The map is at least twice as large as the GTA 5 map, and will be a whole new take on the 2002 game’s setting.
Why is GTA 6 so delayed?
Despite it being 10 years since GTA 5 was released, GTA 6 has not been delayed.
Even after the hack, Rockstar reported that there would be no delays on development.
GTA 5 was Rockstar’s largest game at that time, and it has continued to support it through new remasters.
GTA Online is also widely popular and receives new updates consistently, which has meant that Rockstar waited longer to develop a sequel.
There were five years between GTA 4 and GTA 5, and these games were much smaller in scope.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.