GTA 6 release date blow: Fans facing four-year wait for Grand Theft Auto Vice City
It appears Rockstar Games is in no rush to release the next game in the Grand Theft Auto saga.
GTA 6 is easily one of the most hotly anticipated games of all time, and it hasn’t even been announced yet.
Unfortunately, however, the latest reports suggest that fans are facing a wait of up to four years for the launch of Grand Theft Auto 6.
That’s according to a new leak posted by Tom Henderson, who previously (and correctly) leaked details of Battlefield 2042 and the new Call of Duty.
In his latest video on YouTube, Henderson claims that Grand Theft Auto 6 will have a 2025 release date.
If the reports are true, then the gap between the release of GTA 5 and GTA 6 will be a whopping 12 years.
On a more positive note, GTA 6 will reportedly be set in a modern day version of Vice City, which is definitely one of the more popular locations.
Previous rumours hinted at a 1980s setting, and in more than one location across the globe.
Similar to GTA 5, the next Grand Theft Auto game could feature multiple playable characters.
One of the more surprising suggestions is that GTA 6 will feature an ever-evolving map.
This would bring it more in line with live service games like Fortnite, which routinely adds new points of interest to its map as the seasons go by.
With this in mind, the suggestion is that GTA Online could adopt a Battle Pass system, much like Fortnite.
Of course, it’s all speculation until Rockstar actually reveals GTA 6, which judging by the reports, won’t be for a long time.
As previously reported, Rockstar parent company Take-Two remains happy with the amount of money coming in from GTA Online.
The sustained success of GTA Online means Rockstar is in no rush to release a new game in the GTA series.
While that’s bad news for fans, the flipside is that the next GTA should launch in a much healthier state than rushed open-world games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Fallout 76.
It’s also worth remembering that GTA 5 is getting a PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade later this year, complete with improved visuals and smoother performance.