Leaks: GTA 6 release date and location
This year's festive period was abundant with the new rumours on GTA 6. One of Twitter's user suggests that the title will be released in 2021, and an employee of Rockstar Games is boasting about his presents from the company, among which there're sewing prints with Columbia and Jamaica flags on them.
The rumours relating to GTA VI have been going on for a number of years now. It can be actually confidently said they started not long after the release of the series V. But this is how it is with enormous brands anticipated by a whole gaming world. The latest news suggests that GTA VI will go on sale in the fall of 2021. Such an information announced a Twitter user, PSErebus by nickname. It's worth adding that he's also the author of a lot of "backstage info" relating to PlayStation 5 - in the past, he revealed, among others, the release date of The Last of Us Part II, long before it was unveiled by Sony.
Grand Theft Auto VI from developer Rockstar Games is currently scheduled to be released in Fall 2021 pic.twitter.com/5Tftp1aQla— PlayStation (@PSErebus) December 23, 2019
It's worth reminding, that earlier rumours mentioned the release date as of Christmas period, 2020. It would've been related to the consoles of new generation (in the case of PS5 it was supposed to be a lasting exclusivity).
More interesting are yet the differences between the particular versions of the game. Obviously, we don't have any official info on the target platforms, however, as the premiere is allegedly set for 2021, we can then expect blindly assume the debut for PS5 and the new Xbox. The PC version (looking at the previous titles of the studio) is likely to be released with an 'appropriate' delay. An open card is still the case of PS4 and XONE.
There's one more interesting leak in the last days. It's very likely that due to this year's Christmas (or more appropriate to say: "on the occasion of"), we've found out where the action of the upcoming title will be set. And what's interesting, this news goes viral 'directly' from the studio.
So, Rockstar, during the festive period, started to send presents to its employees. One of them put on a photo of the gift on Twitter, and even so he changed his profile to private shortly afterwards, the photo was quickly taken over by a user of Reddit forum. We can see in it a few sewing prints with the company logo and iconic passwords for the series. Two of them draw much attention because they include the flags of Jamaica and Columbia. See it for yourself, anyway.
That was enough for the inquisitive fans to start the speculations about the game location. The GTA VI would take us both to the South of America and Columbia (though among the presents there're references to Vice City and Los Santos). Doesn't it have to do with earlier rumours? Yes. Exactly! In June we mentioned that the new GTA would be inspired by the Narcos series. The continuation of the game would be to set in the 70s and 80s of XX century in Vice City and the Rio de Janeiro lookalike city. We would impersonate Ricardo - the narcotic smuggler.
What's more, in September one of Reddit's users (referring to the source inside the studio) would assure that the GTA VI was the Project Americas - the name had already appeared numerous times along with previous, mostly false leaks. Almost all rumours are confirming the theme of Vice City and the action set in several locations. Who knows, perhaps in the newest GTA we're gonna shoot in a slightly more 'exotic' places?