Grand Theft Auto 5 is famed with being one of the all-time best-selling games, this is definitely helped through their continued support of GTA Online and being released on a variety of platforms – namely the arrival of GTA 5 on PC which introduced a wave of GTA 5 Mods. Due to the extreme popularity of the GTA 5, there are huge expectations for the sequel, something which fans are desperate to see in the next couple years.
Although, with Red Dead Redemption 2 being released this October to PS4 and Xbox One, Rockstar will have their attention very much focussed on the Wild West until we see anything related to Grand Theft Auto 6.
But this will not stop the hype from building for GTA 6. Below we have gathered all the latest news, rumours and our wishlist of potential features to be included in the sequel.
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GTA 6 Release Date
There are currently no details on the release date of GTA 6, and with the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 launching this October, we can only assume that it will not be for another year – most likely longer.
It just a fantasy for fans right now, but some sort of teaser at E3 2018 is something we would definitely love to see – even if this was without a musical cue and logo.
GTA 6 News
The first piece of GTA 6 news has been a long time coming and has finally emerged; it hints towards returning to Vice City as a potential setting. This according to The Know, who claims this information was provided by an inside source.
According to this source, GTA 6 will be taking place in two separate locations: Vice City and South America. The Southern section will be explored later in the game, with Miami being the predominant setting for the missions. The source also cites that GTA 6 will introduce the first ever female protagonist, which is great step forward in terms of development of the game.
In regards to a release date, the launch is relativistically 3/4 years away – this is understandable considering that Rockstar will have the majority of their resources focussed on Red Dead Redemption 2.
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GTA 6 Wishlist
Nearing the top of the list on a GTA 6 wishlist is an entirely new location. In the series so far, GTA have explored three key areas: Liberty City, Vice City and San Andreas. They also dabbled into London and Alderney in some minor GTA titles which featured on Mobile and Nintendo DS.
Given that from these locations Rockstar have produced 15 or so GTA titles, there hasn’t been a great deal of variation among the settings.
Therefore, we believe that providing a completely new environment for consumers to explore in GTA 6 is a must have. For example, imagine the game set in Chicago, Philly, New Orleans or even Washington DC!
Greater Vehicle Variation
Although GTA 5 reintroduced bicycles, we would like GTA 6 to really branch out of the amount of vehicle variation available. If the series were to continue down the path of San Andreas, then wouldn’t it be appropriate for GTA 6 to introduce rollerblades and skateboards to travel within the streets.
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Better Shops, More Houses and an Interactive City
GTA 5’s version of San Andreas is certainly in depth – bigger in scale than the last three GTA games and Red Dead Redemption combined! However, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean more interactive.
While driving through San Andreas’ seemingly unceasing terrain, you quickly realise that there isn’t much to do outside of missions, side quests or the Strangers and Freaks meetings. This is where we would like the opportunity to purchase houses, visit more shope and interact with more in general.
Yes, there are a few stalls on Vespucci Beach and a variety of smaller stores if you stray off the pavement, but we’d really appreciate heightened interaction with the stores, houses, and buildings within the new world.
Introducing the first-person perspective into GTA 5 added a distinct layer of realism to the gaming experience – imagine what virtual reality would be like. Such a feature like this may prove to be controversial, but it would greatly enhance the industry of VR which is currently still in growth. Being able to explore an expansive world without restrictions in VR would be mind blowing – we’d love to see Rockstar take a shot at it.