GTA 6: What we know about the long-awaited new Grand Theft Auto game

Rockstar Games gears up to announce GTA 6. Here's what you should know
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Rockstar Games, a division of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., plans to announce the next highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto game as early as this week.

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Rockstar Games, a division of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., plans to announce the next highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto game as early as this week, according to people familiar with its plans.

The company plans to then publish a trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI next month to celebrate Rockstar’s 25th anniversary, said the people, who asked to not be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly. A spokesperson for Rockstar didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment sent after business hours.

No video game has driven more fervor from fans and investors than Grand Theft Auto VI, which is expected to be one of the most significant entertainment releases of the decade. Its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto V, has sold more than 185 million copies and is the second-best selling video game of all time, behind Minecraft, which had the advantage of also being playable on phones.

Rockstar has spent the last few years working to clean up its corporate culture and work-life balance after employees complained of burnout during the making of its last game, 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2.

American video game publisher Rockstar Games is reportedly planning to announce the next instalment of its popular GTA franchise soon. Called the Grand Theft Auto Six (GTA 6), the video game is expected to go official as early as this week, with the full trailer expected to be released in December on Rockstar’s 25th anniversary.

Rockstar Games last year confirmed that they were working on a ‘new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series’. According to news reports, the next iteration of a popular video gaming title would have a female protagonist. Bloomberg previously reported that GTA-6 would likely feature the series first playable female character, but is unlikely to be the only protagonist in the game.

According to a Bloomberg report, the game would be set in a fictionalised version of Miami, similar to that used in 2002’s GTA: Vice City.

A few gameplay videos of an unreleased title leaked on social media last year that were purported to be taken off from the next instalment of GTA series. The Verge reported that the videos posted resembled the GTA-style gameplay and happen to coincide with the rumours going around the game.

Although there has been no official confirmation from the developers, multiple media reports suggest that the video game would be announced in coming days with a full timeline for when the next instalment of GTA series will be released for the general public.

Rockstar Games, the gaming studio known for developing the popular GTA franchise might announce the much anticipated GTA 6 as early as this week.

According to a report by Bloomberg citing multiple sources within Rockstar Games, the company might officially announce GTA 6 this week and drop a trailer next month to celebrate the gaming studio’s 25th anniversary.

In February last year, Rockstar Games confirmed that they were working on the next GTA game and the development was “well underway”. Ever since GTA 5 was launched in 2013, the rumour mill has been constantly speculating what the next game in the franchise will offer.

Rockstar Games is planning to announce the long-awaited sequel to the Grand Theft Auto series – GTA VI – this week, while the trailer for the game could be released the following month to coincide with Rockstar Games’ 25th anniversary celebrations, Bloomberg reported.

GTA VI’s predecessor, Grand Theft Auto V, is the second best-selling game of all time with 185 million copies sold, second only to Minecraft, which has the added bonus of being playable on mobile phones.

The Bloomberg report noted that hackers released hours of early gameplay footage of Grand Theft Auto VI last year. Rockstar had blamed the leak on a ‘network intrusion’ and vowed to ‘properly’ introduce the public to GTA VI when it was ready.

Ahead of the popular game’s launch, Rockstar Games, a division of Take-Two Interactive Software, has been working to clean up its corporate culture and improve work-life balance after employees complained of burnout following the launch of the company’s last game of 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2.

While Rockstar has confirmed that the company is currently working on GTA VI, other details have been hard to come by. The excitement surrounding GTA VI has reached a fever pitch, with fans going so far as to search for a secret tease for GTA VI during an update to Read Dead Online, IGN reported.

When will GTA VI be released? 

While exact release date for GTA VI isn’t yet clear, earlier industry analysts expected the game to be out in 2024 fiscal year that runs from April 2023 to March 2024.

What’s new with GTA VI? 

GTA VI is set in a fictional version of Miami and will feature two protagonists – male and female, Bloomberg reports. An earlier report noted that Rockstar’s first female protagonist will be Latina and inspired by the pairing of bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde. The Bloomberg report from earlier this year also noted that, unlike previous GTA games, the developers are being careful not to “punch down” by making jokes about marginalised communities.

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