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GTA 6: 7 Rumours & Leaks That Simply Aren't True

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The next Grand Theft Auto title is always a hotly-discussed topic among fans. GTA 6 isn't any different with loads of rumours and leaks already circulating.

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This is all going on despite the fact we are without an official release date!

Whether these come from data-mining or prophetic fever dreams, almost nothing that's being said is confirmed.

Here are some of the strangest GTA 6 rumours and leaks that simply aren't true.

7 GTA 6 Leaks and Rumours That Aren't True

You can't win them all, right? Below, we've collated 7 of the most unbelievable GTA 6 leaks and rumours for you to look at.

Do you think the following leaks and rumours aren't true? Or, are you convinced that the truth is in there somewhere?

Grand Theft London?

As a location, London was first-featured in the GTA series through the 1999 standalone expansion to the original title: Grand Theft Auto: London 1969.

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TOP-DOWN CHAOS - The Original titles were all top-down!

With this in mind, rumours have been swirling for some time that GTA 6 could hop over the pond and take place in London!

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Sadly, Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser has seemingly confirmed that this isn't the case in an interview with The Guardian in 2013.

"I think for us, my gut feeling is, GTA London was cool for the time, but games were more limited then... I think we would love to set a game in the UK, but I don't know if it would be a GTA Game..."

This could all be a Red Herring designed to throw everyone off-course, however it seems unlikely.

Ultra-High Fidelity Realistic Graphics

There is, without a doubt, that both the GTA 5 next-gen update and GTA 6 will look stunning on next-gen consoles.

After all these years, GTA 5 is still one of the best-looking games out there!

However, the "Real Life Graphics" rumour is one that seems almost too good to be true.

YouTube Channel Digital Dreams showcased GTA 4's map, running in GTA 5, with a number of mods to simulate what these "Real Life Graphics" might look like.

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SHINY - Here's what RT effects would look like in GTA 5

With it unlikely that Rockstar will release a game smaller than GTA 5, it feels as if Ultra-High fidelity graphics would be too demanding, even on next-gen consoles.

That being said, it isn't outside the realms of possibility given the fact that modders were able to achieve it. It just seems very unlikely.

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Back To San Andreas?

This is one of the more "Sure, Jan." suggestions out there.

We know Rockstar Games enjoy to push the boundaries of our expectations; They are also known to return to previously-established locations in the GTA-verse.

However, would they really go back to "San Andreas" so soon? GTA 5's Los Santos is an expansion on the San Andreas featured in the 2004 title.

GTA 5's story even takes you to the legendary Grove Street!

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HOME - Grove Street in GTA 5 looks different, but is still home!

Although it isn't impossible, it seems wholly unlikely that Rockstar would return to San Andreas / Los Santos straight after GTA 5.

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All 50 States

Grand Theft Auto titles are often rooted to one fictional city. But, what if they weren't?

One outlandish rumour that began in 2015 suggests that GTA 6 could take on the whole U.S.A!

That is, the GTA 6 map could span across all 50 US States. This would mean that a lot of the major US city would be featured in some capacity.

Although The Crew managed to do it in 2014, the level of detail in The Crew's map hardly compares to what you would expect from a Rockstar game.

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HUGE - Here's The Crew's Map. Could you see that in GTA 6?

It seems very unlikely that GTA 6 would swap substance for scale and have map that spans across the whole of the United States.

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Tokyo-Bound?

This is one GTA 6 rumour that has a little legs, but we think it's a bit too outrageous for Rockstar.

In 2016, Tech Radar reported that Rockstar were considering Tokyo for their next GTA title.

They even went as far as to leak that Rockstar had filed trademarks for "GTA: Tokyo", "GTA: Bogota", and GTA: Sin City".

While this all sounds good, Grand Theft Auto and it's stories are deeply rooted in US culture. The cultural difference between, say, New York and Tokyo is massive.

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TOKYO - How would you feel if GTA 6 was set here?

We can all agree that this would be an amazing idea, you feel a lot of the trademark features which make GTA so special would be too out of place to include in GTA 6 if it was set in Tokyo.

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CJ Coming Back?

With rumours rife that GTA 6 will be returning to San Andreas properly, as seen above, there have also been suggestions that CJ will be making a return in GTA 6.

The Grand Theft Auto series very rarely, if ever, includes returning characters.

There are exceptions though. For example, in the mission Mr. Phillips in GTA 5, Trevor is shown to kill Johnny Klebitz.

Johnny Klebitz is the protagonist of GTA IV's Lost & Damned DLC Expansion and a supporting character in both GTA IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

With this in mind, a lot of people believe that CJ could be making a return to the series.

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CJ - San Andreas' protagonist could do with a freshen-up!

However, CJ's VA has seemingly denied these rumours with the following statement:

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"To kill the rumors! Im not involved in GTA VI at all.. Fucc @Rockstargames period.. CJ will have to be voiced by another MF but not me IDGAF what yall heard."

Straight to the point, to be fair. It seems unlikely that Rockstar Games would replace Ballard as CJ if he was going to be in it.

Playing As A Cop

Rockstar's L.A. Noire is the perfect example of everything good, and bar, with playing as Law Enforcement.

You are limited in what you can do, having to follow those pesky laws and not doing whatever the hell you want.

With this in mind, the rumours that GTA 6 will have players playing as a member of the Law Enforcement seem pretty outlandish.

The GTA series is notoriously about bending and breaking rules and laws. Playing as a Police Officer would only negatively impact this.

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FREEZE! - Would you like to play as a Police Officer in GTA 6?

That isn't to say that Law Enforcement couldn't feature, perhaps if the player was disguised as one.

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However, having a whole GTA game based on playing as Law Enforcement seems detrimental to the series' values. It goes against everything that is at the core of GTA.

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There are a lot of GTA 6 rumours and leaks out there. These are just a few of the ones we are pretty certain aren't true.

Are there any GTA 6 rumours and leaks you think are true?

GTA 6 has been confirmed to be releasing on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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