The release of the new GTA is always a landmark event. Millions of people all over the world rejoice and prepare their money, and Rockstar prepare shovels to row these tons of money. But politicians, religious figures and just conservatives, who consider the game the root of all the world’s problems – preparing magnifying glasses to see in the game another propaganda of violence and sue the developers. And it is easy to understand why: blood, violence, sex and drugs – all these topics game hyperbolizes, turning into one of the best satires on Western American society in video games. When the next part of the great carjacking comes out, it’s unknown, but it doesn’t stop us from guessing what GTA 6 will be like.
Let’s start with the guesswork about setting GTA 6. We can safely assume that we will return to one of the major cities that appeared in other games of the series. It can be both Liberty City and Weiss City.
In September, there was a rumor that the studio intends to introduce two cities at once – Las Venturas and San Fiero, which will be located in the neighborhood on one large map, which is 4 times larger than the previous one.
Although it’s possible that we’re in for a new town. There is a rumor on the net that it will be written off from Rio de Janeiro. It would be a pretty steep step to let us see the world outside the United States. However, I would argue that one of the pillars of the series is the ridicule of American culture and the hyperbolization of trends from a particular era. And although the series was once set in London [by the way, in 2017 there were thoughts that Rockstar would move the next game’s location there], it was long before the three-dimensional universe in which GTA became what we know it now.
And that’s exactly for such avid fans who do not want to go beyond North America, there is a theory that in GTA 6 we will see – the entire map of the United States. Both new and old cities will be waiting for us there. This idea was flashed on an anonymous developers’ forum, and it seems to be pure madness. The person who shared the information says that he is one of the developers of Rockstar and is working on a project where the setting is the whole US map. Honestly, it’s hard to believe. This information is more like the wet dreams of a little schoolboy in the comments on some forum on GTA 5.
There is little information about the story of GTA VI, but on the few leads, we can say that we will be waiting for the classic by the standards of GTA game on the formula “of mud in the prince. We will play for the petty criminal again. Which in the pursuit of the American dream is getting involved in the bandit’s everyday life, performing more and more daring crimes.
But with the characters, it’s more realistic. To begin with, it’s likely that we’ll be playing for several characters again, and one of them for the first time in the history of the series will be a woman. So, the rumors indicate that we will play for former sex worker Teresa. The second character will be the owner of the club, and the third – a certain hillbilly. Perhaps, as in the last part, they will have archetypes: a poor man, a tired man and a traveler. Although it is unlikely that Rockstar will run into a self-repeat.
There are still guesses that we will manage only one hero, smuggler Ricardo, and will build a major drug empire.
The idea with a female character seems to be the most realistic and very cool, because it will be able to show us the aspects of GTA from a completely different point of view.
But what little information is available is about the gameplay and its innovations. By one of the plums, after Red Dead Redemption 2 the company has changed its approach to realism a little bit and in GTA 6 we will clearly see the echoes of a cowboy western. Realism, of course, will not be the same as there, but it will be much harder to get large weapons like RPGs, and in stores, you can buy only a limited number of weapons. For the same reason in the game will adjust the balance, drawing a new line between realism and entertainment game conventionality.
According to the classics of the genre, we will be able to manage real estate, robberies, develop their own business and perform the appropriate quests associated with it. We will not do without mini-games on the type of cards, bowling, amusement park attractions, etc. Emphasis will also be placed on the development of shopping malls, restaurants, and police stations. Hopefully, there will be a lot more movies in the theatres this time, and we will see even more TV coverage on TV.
But this was the case before, but the new fitch, according to the leak in September of this year, we will be waiting for natural disasters. So what you could get only in fashion, maybe, will become a reality and we will have to hide from cyclones and tornadoes.
Although we didn’t even have a hint of a developer’s announcement, we can say with more confidence that the game will still be there. But on what platform is another question. It is supposed that because of technical limitations PS4 and Xone Rockstar will release the game for the next generation of consoles, because the current one is not able to convey the vision of the studio.
In addition, this autumn there was a plum from a man who claimed to be working on the creation of PS5 and saw a list of games that will be released on the new console – among them is GTA 6. More, the same person claimed it would be a temporary exclusivity for the next Japanese console.
But don’t think the game won’t work on the PC. Simply studio will arrive in the traditional style and will let out to it for the personal computer boyars only in a year.
Now let’s get to the most interesting thing – when will GTA 6 come out? Who knows. All that remains is to point your finger at the sky. However, most of the leaks suggest that the games will be released in 2020-2021. According to the actor Trevor’s voice, Stephen Auggie, the studio always makes the game an average of 7-8 years. And if you take these words for granted, then from 2013, when GTA 5 came out, it will be 7 years soon, so the statement about 2020 or 2021 seems quite logical. Although there are rumors that the announcement is only planned for 2022…
We can draw two conclusions, the first one – the game will not be released soon. On the other hand, we will definitely see it no later than 2022.