Grand Theft Auto 08 Feb 2021 3:56 PM +00:00

GTA 6 Release Date, Location, & Characters potentially leaked

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Despite not even being officially announced yet, fans have been trying to find any little clue that points towards what to expect from GTA 6.

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Well, we might have just got a bunch of information all in one, if the leaks turn out to be true.

Here is what we know.

Information Leaked On 4chan

The latest GTA 6 leaks were posted on 4chan which raises a lot of red flags.

4chan is a place that we've seen plenty of fake leaks, however, we've also seen a lot of real ones too, so it is possible these have some weight to them.

In a now-deleted AMA, the leaker stated that the game will be set in Vice City and that we will control a male protagonist, so no female character like was rumoured.

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The story will be around 60 hours long and the mission layout will be quite open and free, meaning players don't have to just follow a strictly linear story path.

GTA 6 fan art
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JAM PACKED: The GTA 6 story is said to be 60 hours long.

It was also said that the console version would be released first, with the PC version following later like what we saw with GTA V, and that online would follow a few months after release like we saw with Red Dead Redemption 2.

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As with any leaks, we have to take them with a pinch of salt because anyone can "leak" something.

But, with the large amount of "leaks" that was posted, at least one is bound to be true.

The leaker was asked for one detail that would prove the leaks were real and something that could be referred back to late to check validity.

It was said that players will "meet Ken Rosenberg and he mentions Tommy Vercetti several times although you never actually meet Tommy."

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The Leaks

The 4chan post has now been removed, but someone did manage to grab them and post them to Reddit to keep a record of them.

Since Reddit often deletes posts, here are all of the leaks.

  • Chapter system similar RDR2 and the first 2 chapters set in the late 1970s
  • October 2023 Targeted
  • One male protagonist (codenamed Ricardo which was leaked previously). The name of the protagonist is a spoiler in itself which can potentially spoil the narrative and the leaker also said beware of future leakers who might spoil the name of the protagonist.
  • The map covers Miami/Florida and a smaller map that appears in limited interaction (similar to Guarma in RDR2)
  • The leaker claims that Dan Houser left because he exhausted himself after RDR2 crunch, could return in the future
  • Main story set to be about 60 hours long
  • GTAO counterpart to release a few months after the single-player counterpart release. (Something similar to what they did with RDR2 and Red Dead Online)
  • The leaker claims that it is the best story ever put in a GTA game but not quite emotional as RDR2.
  • The mission structure supposed to be quite free.
  • The Map is smaller than RDR2 but way dense. (This seems to be the biggest red flag regarding the credibility of the leaker but considering that the game spans multiple decades, it makes sense if they decided to pack it more or another possibility could be something like The Witcher 3 where there are multiple maps of different locations)
  • Minigames include Surfing, Windsurfing and Roller Derby
  • RDR1 is technically being "remastered" and coming before GTAVI
  • One thing to note is that when someone asked to leak something very specific which can be used to see the credibility of the leak in the future, the leaker says, "You meet Ken Rosenberg and he mentions Tommy Vercetti several times although you never actually meet Tommy."
  • The example of the improved AI design according to the leaker was "You may see NPCs beeping their horn and driving aggressively around other drivers because they're late for work."
  • The "family" from GTAIV mentioned and Love Fist are involved in missions and side missions.
  • Direct contact with explosions can blow off limbs, you can leave deep cuts on people with a machete and close combat shooting can result in bone fragmentation
  • Nudity level similar to Cyberpunk
  • Developers impressed with Sony and the load times are surprisingly good for a game of this size and detail. They are also using the haptics from Dualsense for the game.
  • Consoles being prioritized so the PC version releasing later on after optimization.
  • Body form alteration can happen like in San Andreas but not as dramatic. People will comment on your apparel choices.
  • The online going to be grounded for the release. (Not like current GTAO where there's flying cars and shit)
  • RDR2 also getting a next-gen patch that doesn't overhaul the graphics but delivers better loading times and locked 60fps.
  • Female protagonist was contemplated around 2017 but was not finalized because it doesn't fit with GTA's narrative.
  • The age of the protagonist is supposed to be 34 by the end of the game. (What I think here is that maybe you play as the father of the protagonist during the 1970s part of the game and then as the protagonist in the modern-day counterpart.
  • The main character is a white male, roughly 6'1" and has a "sun-kissed" Tan. Italian raised in America and has jet black hair.
  • Storms and weather effects are "genuinely insane".
  • When someone asked if there is a remastered GTASA coming up, the leaker mentioned that "The anniversary is coming up, Right?"
  • Car customization improved upon from GTAV. Cars change with time, so does clothes and hairstyles. The older cars become less common with time and if someone sees you drive an old car, they might call it a piece of crap.
  • The leaker mentions that "The Mexican" from the previous leak is a very wealthy man who peddles Colombian marching powder.
  • The mafia is in the game but the leaker refused to share more details.
  • Liberty City has limited missions in the game. Mafia family's influence is heavy there.
  • Pop and Rock have a huge part of the soundtrack. Pet Shop Boys have a few tracks in the game.
  • Dan wrote a rough idea for the game but hasn't written a lot.
  • The game is "very politically incorrect." according to the leaker.
  • The announcement can happen as early as spring 2022.
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