GTA 6 is Officially Announced – Everything You Need To Know

Rockstar Games is ready to launch GTA 6 very soon. Rockstar Games, the company that makes the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise, has confirmed that they are working on a new Grand Theft Auto game. This comes after years of rumors and speculation about the game.

The next Grand Theft Auto game, called “GTA 6,” is coming out soon. It will be the first major game in the series since “GTA 5” came out in 2013. This is the longest time between any two main games in the series’ history. The game Grand Theft Auto 5 was released in 2013. The game Grand Theft Auto 4 was released in 2008. There is a gap of 5 years between the two games.

Rockstar Games announced in a community update that they are working on the next Grand Theft Auto game. The news of the company’s next big project was landed on Twitter.

The official announcement of Rockstar Games about GTA 6 release.

Leaked Rumors That Can Be True

Rockstar Games is working on a new Grand Theft Auto game, but they haven’t said much about it. There have been many rumors about the game, one of which is that it will take place in Vice City.

Rockstar Games, the publisher of popular video games such as Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, said that Grand Theft Auto 5 has been very successful. The game was first released in 2013 and it is still popular today after 9 years of its launch.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is a popular video game that has been released for several different consoles over the years. The game is set in a fictional city and players can control different characters as they explore the city and complete missions.

Rockstar says that they will have more news about Grand Theft Auto 6 in the near future. The confirmation of the game might take a while, but it won’t be too long of a wait for the fans. They’ve already waited a long time for the game to be confirmed, so another few months won’t be too bad. I expect the game to be fun.

Important Information About Previous GTA Releases

GTA Series Release Dates

1997Grand Theft Auto
1999Grand Theft Auto: London 1969
Grand Theft Auto: London 1961
Grand Theft Auto 2
2001Grand Theft Auto III
2002Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
2003Grand Theft Auto: Double Pack
2004Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto Advance
2005Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
2006Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2008Grand Theft Auto IV
2009Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
2013Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
2021Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition
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Aggregate review scores of GTA Games As of 5 February 2015.

GameGameRankingsMetacritic
Grand Theft Auto(PC) 79%
(PS1) 68%
(GBC) 57%
London 1969(PC) 75%
(PS1) 69%
Grand Theft Auto 2(PC) 72%
(DC) 71%
(PS1) 70%
(GBC) 35%
(PS1) 70
Grand Theft Auto III(PS2) 95%
(PC) 94%
(PS2) 97
(Xbox) 96
(PC) 93
Vice City(PS2) 94%
(PC) 94%
(Xbox) 96
(PS2) 95
(PC) 94
San Andreas(PS2) 95%
(Xbox) 92%
(PC) 92%
(PS2) 95
(Xbox) 93
(PC) 93
Advance(GBA) 70%(GBA) 68
Liberty City Stories(PSP) 87%
(PS2) 77%
(PSP) 88
(PS2) 78
Vice City Stories(PSP) 85%
(PS2) 76%
(PSP) 86
(PS2) 75
Grand Theft Auto IV(PS3) 97%
(X360) 97%
(PC) 88%
(PS3) 98
(X360) 98
(PC) 90
The Lost and Damned(PC) 94%
(PS3) 94%
(X360) 90%
(X360) 90
(PS3) 88
Chinatown Wars(NDS) 93%
(PSP) 90%
(NDS) 93
(PSP) 90
The Ballad of Gay Tony(PC) 90%
(PS3) 90%
(X360) 90%
(X360) 89
(PS3) 87
Grand Theft Auto V(XONE) 98%
(PS3) 97%
(PS4) 96%
(X360) 96%
(PC) 95%
(XONE) 97
(PS3) 97
(PS4) 97
(X360) 97
(PC) 96
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Sales and Acquired Lables

Year Game Sales Acquired label(s)
1997 Grand Theft Auto 3.5 million+ PS1Greatest Hits,Platinum
1999 Grand Theft Auto: London 1969
Grand Theft Auto: London 1961
Grand Theft Auto 2 PS1 Greatest Hits
2001 Grand Theft Auto III 17.5 million PS2 Greatest Hits, Platinum
2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 20 million PS2 Greatest Hits, Platinum
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 27.5 million
      PS2 Greatest Hits, >Platinum Xbox Platinum Hits
      PS3 Greatest Hits Xbox 360 Platinum Hits
Grand Theft Auto Advance 100,000
2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 8 million
    • PSP Greatest Hits, Platinum
    • PS2 Platinum
2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 4.5 million
    • PSP Greatest Hits, Platinum
    • PS2 Platinum
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV 25 million+
    • PS3 Greatest Hits, Platinum
    • Xbox 360 Platinum Hits
2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned 1 million+
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars 200,000 PSP Greatest Hits
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City 160,000+
    • PS3 Greatest Hits
    • Xbox 360 Platinum Hits
2013 Grand Theft Auto V 130 million
    • PS3 Greatest Hits
    • Xbox 360 Platinum Hits
Total series sales: 235 million+

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GTA Series Character, Universe, Platforms and Set in Timeline

GameUniverseReleasedSet InCharacter(s)Platform(s)
Grand Theft Auto2D19971997Player’s choicePC
PlayStation
Game Boy Color
PlayStation Classic
Grand Theft Auto: London 19692D19991969Player’s choicePC
PlayStation
Grand Theft Auto: London 19612D19991961Player’s choicePC
Grand Theft Auto 22D19991999 or 2013Claude Speed
Player’s choice (Game Boy Color)
PC
PlayStation
Dreamcast
Game Boy Color
Grand Theft Auto III3D20012001ClaudePC
PlayStation 2
Xbox
iOS devices
Android devices
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City3D20021986Tommy VercettiPC
PlayStation 2
Xbox
iOS devices
Android devices
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas3D20041992Carl JohnsonPC
PlayStation 2
Xbox
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
iOS devices
Android devices
Grand Theft Auto Advance3D20042000MikeGame Boy Advance
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories3D20051998Toni CiprianiPlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
iOS devices
Android
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories3D20061984Victor VancePlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Grand Theft Auto IVHD20082008Niko BellicPC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
The Lost and DamnedHD20092008Johnny KlebitzPC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
The Ballad of Gay TonyHD20092008Luis Fernando LopezPC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsHD20092009Huang LeeNintendo DS
PlayStation Portable
iOS devices
Android devices
Grand Theft Auto VHD20132013 (Main Events)
2004 (Prologue)
Michael De Santa
Franklin Clinton
Trevor Philips
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
PlayStation 5
Xbox Series X
Grand Theft Auto OnlineHD20132013–present dayGTA Online ProtagonistPlayStation 3 (Until December 16, 2021)
Xbox 360 (Until December 16, 2021)
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
PlayStation 5
Xbox Series X
Source: gta.fandom.com

All GTA Games Maps

The data we have collected across the internet and official sources are not available in detail like the above-mentioned data but this will clear the concept of what I want to describe in this section. Every GTA game comes with a different map and we hope GTA 6 will continue the tradition, but rumors are suggesting something else.

Exclusions:

  • Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
  • Grand Theft Auto I and II
  • Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars

GTA III Map

Total Area: 8.12 sq km

GTA III Map
image: GTA wiki fandom

GTA Vice City Map

Total Area: 9.11 sq km

GTA Vice City Map
image: GTA wiki fandom

GTA IV Map

Total Area: 16.14 sq km

GTA IV Map
image: GTA wiki fandom

GTA San Andreas Map

Total Area: 38.2 sq km

GTA San Andreas Map
image: GTA wiki fandom

GTA V Map

Total Area: 75.84 sq km

Grand Theft Auto V Map
image: GTA wiki fandom

GTA Games Gap Between Announced Date and Released Date

GTA Games Announced Dates and Released Dates Gap
Image: GamesRadar, The table shows the time between when a GTA game is announced and when it is released, as well as the time between major entries in the series.

What’s Coming in GTA 6?

The game took a very long period of time to be officially released. Rockstar Games has worked hard to provide us with the greatest experience of all time. The company has made many major changes in this game because they had plenty of time to implement new things and improve technology. Some of the major upgrades and brilliant changes made in GTA 6 are listed below.

1. GTA 6 Timeline/Era/Set in

The first question that comes to mind is what will be the timeline of GTA 6? In which era this game is based? Will it be based on the current time or it will base on a different timeline? and the expected answer is GTA 6 provides us gameplay of 3 different timelines.

Three timelines include the 80s era, 90s era, and the present era (expecting 2019). The game gonna be awesome this time with these three different timelines. The vehicles of GTA 6 will be also different according to their timelines.

2. GTA 6 Music

As many of you already know that the Music Tracks in GTA games are the original tracks that are particularly recorded for the game by real singers. If you don’t know this, you must be amazed to know that when you drive a car and turn on the radio or change the channel all the tracks that are being played were recorded for the game by real singers. Now you can assume what could be the budget of the actual budget of the game.

GTA 6 is will continue the tradition and developers have started to collect the records/songs/tracks for the game but we have no information regarding which singer or singers will be hired to sing the songs for GTA 6. GTA 6 is collecting tracks for 4 timelines as I have mentioned in the timeline section there will be three timelines of the game and every timeline or era will have its own timeline’s tracks.

3. GTA 4, GTA 5 vs GTA 6

GTA V was the biggest game from Rockstar Games that was played for a very long period of time and people never tired of playing such a fun game. It’s been 9 years since the game has been released but people are playing it continuously especially GTA online made it much better and more addictive. GTA 5 was particularly launched for Playstation 3but it was soon made available for other platforms.

If we compare GTA IV with GTA V there were many metrics and highlighted features were introduced in GTA IV that were not available in GTA V. This was happened to reduce the burden on the game and to provide a smooth user experience for GTA V, because GTA V was a huge game with the biggest map till date and it has to run smooth. Developers did not provide many options in GTA V that were available in GTA IV and especially the metrics/AI work of the game.

Now come GTA 6, this game will bring all the features of GTA IV and GTA V together, not only this but this time we will see more new features as well. New Playstation 5 and Xbox are now launched and providing the best user experience of 8k gaming, we are expecting GTA 6 to come in 8k resolution and this game will run smoother as well.

4. Use of AI in GTA 6

Before reading this section you know what is NPC? NPC stands for Non-Player Character. These are the characters that are available in the game but they just pass by or do their assigned work in the game.

Have you seen the movie “Free Guy”? There was an NPC character in a game who decided to react differently than usual. There was the implementation of AI that made that character think and react differently. Now GTA 6 developers have decided to do the same with the environment and NPC characters. Developers will use AI to improve the presence of NPC in the game.

With the help of AI, these NPCs will react differently every time you start the game from the beginning or any saved checkpoint. NPCs will interact with your character and vehicles will also use AI to react differently every time. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the reaction of NPCs which was never before. This change would be amazing, with this change we can see the reality base reaction of NPCs.

5. GTA 6 Map and Location

The GTA series has 3 popular maps the first one is the Liberty City map that already came in GTA III and GTA IV but it was modernized in Liberty City. GTA Sand Andreas map was modernized and used in GTA V. There is only one map left that is yet not revamped or modernized is Vice City’s map. The rumors are pointing that GTA 6 will come with the revamp map of GTA Vice City.

6. GTA 6 Story

The storyline of GTA 6 will be totally different as it is based on 3 different timelines and the time era is also different from other games. There is no official or unofficial information available on what will be the story of this game but it must be engaging.

7. GTA 6 Characters

GTA 6 will be the first game of the GTA series that is going to introduce a female character along with male characters. The characters of GTA 6 will be very interesting as it has 3 different timelines. There is no information available regarding other characters but the female character is definitely coming in GTA 6. I saw some people already looking for GTA 6 mods. I would like to search too but these searches should be made after the game launches.

8. GTA 6 Expected Revinue in Coming Years

The Rockstar Games pitched its investors that, they will see a 14% of revenue increase in the fiscal year of 2024. So we are assuming the game should bring them a huge revenue as the game is most awaited on the list of game players and I would say everyone would be waiting for this game.

I am mentioning their revenue to assume the launch date of GTA 6 that could be 2023 or as I think personally it could be in November 2022. No matter what this game will definitely bring huge revenue for Rockstar Games and their investors.

9. GTA 6 Platforms

The game will be available for the Playstation 5, Xbox and other consoles. GTA 6 PC game will be available after the consoles. There is another rumor about the game is the developers were also waiting for the PlayStation and Xbox to become mature and stable for the heavy games. After their stable version, the developers will work on the game.

10. GTA 6 Release Date

The release date of GTA 6 is not yet announced or confirmed. As of my personal experience and looking at the previous game releases the launch date of GTA 6 is expected to come in November of 2022 (My Opinion). I am mentioning the month of November because the major titles like GTA III, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City were released in the same month. Grand Theft Auto 5 or GTA V was released in the month of October. So as we look at the previous data it is very clear to guess what could be the launch month.

Final Words

Finally, we have great news about GTA 6, the developers officially announce they are working on the game to launch GTA 6 soon. This article has almost every information regarding GTA 6 and relevant information about previous games. I am waiting for the game to hit the market and enjoy a new level of gaming experience. This could be a major hit and will break the PUBG’s record.

GTA 6 is a paid game and there will be no GTA 6 free available. All the information regarding GTA 6 is provided in this article including GTA 6 launch date, characters, platforms, story, maps, improvements and other major changes. If you desire more information just comment below.

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