Grand Theft Auto is a highly popular action-adventure franchise by Rockstar games. The latest instalment, Grand Theft Auto V, released in 2013 to widespread critical acclaim. It was praised by fans and critics alike and went on to sell over 150 million copies across all platforms.
It is in this context, that the next game in the series, GTA 6, is more anticipated than ever. 10 years have now passed since the previous game, and fans have long been getting impatient while waiting for GTA 6’s inevitable release. As its launch gets closer, the amount of rumours and leaks on the game have only grown. In this article, I will be detailing all those latest rumours along with the latest release date information.
Latest GTA 6 Leaks and Rumours
GTA 6 was met with a major leak last year. As part of this leak over 90 images and videos from the game were posted on an online forum. This leak included what Rockstar confirmed to be early development footage.
The leaked images and videos in question revealed the likely setting of the game to be in Miami, Florida. It also seemingly confirmed that GTA 6 would have a female playable character for the first time called Lucia.
It is worth noting that these images and videos, although real, were of quite an early build of the game. The visuals looked far from polished and it was very obviously a development build.
In addition, everything shown in the leak is subject to change. Nevertheless, they provided us with some indication as to what the final game may resemble.
GTA 6 Release Date
Although no concrete details have been announced, the latest rumours predict an April 2024 to April 2025 release date.
As reported by PC Gamer, this information comes from a Take-Two interactive investors call. Its chief financial officer stated that:
“We are positioning our business for a significant inflection point in fiscal 2025 that will culminate in us delivering new record levels of operating performance next year and beyond.”
GTA 6 Trailer Announcement
Just today, Sam Houser took to the social media site X to announce that an official trailer for GTA 6 will be out this December.
The post reads as follows.
“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.
Thank you, Sam Houser.”
Although we still don’t know any details on the game outside of leaked footage, this is now very likely to change come December.
Given that the first trailer is out next month, a 2024/2025 release window is now more probable than ever. At this point, the game is far enough in its development that Rockstar is now nearly ready to showcase gameplay and story details to the world.
It is now just a case of waiting one more month until we are finally shown more concrete information on the game.
GTA 6 promises to take the franchise to new heights and it is only a matter of time before it officially releases. Very soon, we will discover more concrete information the game, and the final release date shouldn’t be too far behind. All in all, it is a very exciting time to be a Grand Theft Auto fan.
Lastly, GTA 6 is not the only highly anticipated Rockstar title to keep on your radar. The rumour mill is already starting to swirl on Red Dead Dead Redemption 3. For all the latest rumours and leaks on that title, be sure to check out this article here.