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GTA 6 – everything we know so far

When will we hear more on Grand Theft Auto 6?

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We’ve now received the GTA 6 trailer, a little earlier than expected. In terms of future announcements, we’ll likely have to wait until further into 2024 for more details.

GTA 6 has been officially revealed, with the debut trailer now having been released. We now know that the game will be coming in 2025, and that it is indeed set in Vice City.

After many, many years of speculation, we now have actual GTA 6 footage to look at. We can take a look at the game’s Vice City setting, some of the cars and weapons that have been shown off, as well as make some educated guesses as to what the main story could include. In terms of upcoming games, it’s absolutely one of the most highly anticipated by players all around the world.

Here’s everything we know about GTA 6 so far. There’s still a long road ahead before launch, so we’ll be sure to update this page once more details are given on GTA 6.

GTA 6: cut to the chase

  • What is it? The next mainline entry in the Grand Theft Auto series
  • When does it come out? 2025
  • What can I play it on? PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

GTA 6 release window

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GTA 6 will launch sometime in 2025. This was revealed in the game’s first trailer. Aside from a year, we don’t have any other specifics on when the game will launch. We’ll have to wait for more info.

When was GTA 6 announced?

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GTA 6 was announced on February 4, 2022 via the Tweet embedded above. Generally, this was just confirmation that Rockstar was indeed working on GTA 6, and no other details were given aside from the fact that the game was in active development.

GTA 6 trailer

The GTA 6 trailer was revealed by Rockstar on December 4, 2023, after it leaked online. The trailer was initially scheduled for release the following day, but timelines were shifted. You can check it out above, in all its sun-drenched glory. It’s 91 seconds long, and introduces us to Lucia, one of GTA 6’s main protagonists. You’ll also get some gorgeous shots of Vice City beaches, bars, and even an alligator

What song is used in the GTA 6 trailer?

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Now that we have the first GTA 6 trailer, we can dig down into what it all means. The song that plays over it is Tom Petty’s Love is a Long Road. This teases the themes of the game, which clearly focuses on a couple in love and on the run. Heartbreak and tragedy could be on the cards here, as well as a bit of romance amongst all the shootouts.

GTA 6 is set in Vice City

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We now know that GTA 6 will be set in the state of Leonida, which encompasses Vice City and beyond. In a newswire post, published just after the trailer, Rockstar describes the area as ‘the biggest, most immersive evolution of the Grand Theft Auto series yet’. We see a fair few shots of Vice City in the debut trailer, but it’s still unclear whether other areas will be included at launch.

A Bloomberg report published in 2022 claims that, at the beginning of development, GTA 6 encompassed huge areas modeled after both North and South America. That scope was apparently cut back, however, to focus on Vice City and its surrounding area, though “the game’s world remains large, with more interior locations than previous Grand Theft Auto games”.

But the map won’t remain static, according to the report. Rockstar plans to update GTA 6 with more cities and interior locations after release, with these updates set to be substantially larger than those GTA 5 has received. The idea is to give developers more breathing room to create the game’s expansive map and cut down on stressful overtime during development. It also means you’ll have new areas to explore after the game hits shelves. According to Bloomberg, Rockstar plans to add new missions and cities to the game “on a regular basis”, giving us new areas to explore while hopefully cutting crunch at the studio. 

GTA 6 story and playable characters

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Rockstar Games revealed the first trailer for GTA 6 on December 4,2023. In it, we’re introduced to Lucia, the main protagonist of GTA 6. According to the leaked gameplay that popped up online early in 2023, GTA 6 could feature two protagonists. This is backed up by what’s shown in the trailer, with Lucia and her partner, currently unnamed, shown pulling off robberies together.

In terms of the story, GTA 6 looks set to follow the couple as they attempt to pull off a big score. Aside from that, we know that it’ll take place in and around Vice City, and that Lucia has been incarcerated at one point or another. We’ll need to wait to hear more on whether GTA 6 will indeed allow players to control Lucia and her partner, but for now, we know a lot more about Lucia than the unnamed man shown in the trailer. Given that they both feature on the game’s main title card, it’s a good bet that there are indeed two playable characters.

GTA 6 news

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First trailer is now out
At long last, Rockstar Games has revealed the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6, 22 months after the developer officially announced the game’s development – and notably a day earlier than it was supposed to be unveiled.

Rockstar addresses GTA 6 leak
Rockstar Games formally confirmed that the GTA 6 leak that occurred in September 2022 was real. Releasing a statement via Twitter, the team advised this included “early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto.” While they didn’t comment on particular details spotted in the leak, the team said it’s “extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared this way.”

Crucially, Rockstar’s statement advised that the leak shouldn’t cause any delays, stating “we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects.” Promising an official update to this next game “when it is ready.”

GTA 6 suffers huge gameplay leak
Last September, Grand Theft Auto 6 saw what was easily one of the biggest leaks in gaming history. Roughly 90 videos were posted onto the official GTA Forums by a poster named teapotuberhacker, containing gameplay footage that’s early in development. Since going live, Rockstar and Take-Two have since removed these through copyright strikes. Updating their original post (now deleted), teapottuberhacker claimed he was looking to make a deal with Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive, issuing this statement:

“Ok, so this has gone unexpectedly viral, woke up to 3000 Telegram DM’s. If you are an employee of Rockstar or Take 2 and you’re trying to contact me, send me a message containing 22559219889638875756 on Telegram or you can email me at [email address redacted] ** from your corporate email address ** I will try to read all these replies soon – I am looking to negotiate a deal.”

So there you have it, that’s everything we know about GTA 6 so far. For more on the most anticipated PlayStation games on the horizon, check out our new PS5 games list.


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