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Rockstar Games may be hard at work trying to bring Red Dead Redemption 2 to fans before its October release date, but that doesn’t stop us hankering after a GTA 6 confirmation and release date. 
Grand Theft Auto is one of the world's biggest franchises and though we're still getting a lot of joy out of GTA Online, it's been around five years since we last had a new title and we're starting to get twitchy.
It's for that reason that we can't help but speculate on what form GTA 6 will take, what we’ll be doing and when and where we’ll be doing it. 
There's very little in the way of solid news when it comes to Grand Theft Auto 6, but like the dedicated fans we are, we've trawled through the internet to bring together the best pieces of gossip, rumor and fact for your perusal. 

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The highly anticipated next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series
  • When it is out? That’s the internet’s biggest mystery
  • Will it launch on PC? Both GTA 4 and 5 made their way to PC (eventually), so we’ve got all our appendages crossed

GTA 6 release date : when can I play it?

With Red Dead Redemption out in October 2018 you’re going to be waiting a little while longer for a GTA 6 release date. 
According to some reports, we could be waiting until 2020 for the next Grand Theft Auto, which would make sense. Rockstar has supported GTA Online, the multiplayer component of GTA 5, since the game launched back in September 2013 with regular content updates. 
If Red Dead Redemption 2’s online component is in any way similar to GTA Online, no doubt Rockstar will be busy with that for a few years to come. 
After three years of GTA Online, the company was ready to do Red Dead Redemption 2, so perhaps three years after that we’ll see GTA 6 – slap bang in 2020. 
According to reputable industry analyst Michael Pachter, the game could be as far away as 2022.
In an interview with Gaming Bolt, Pachter said that he thinks a 2020 announcement with a 2021 release would be the best case scenario, while a 2021 announcement with a 2022 release or later would be more likely. 
Basically, expecting any news of GTA 6 any time soon is optimistic. We think it would make sense if the game followed the release pattern of its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto 5, whereby it'd release at the very tail end of the current generation, comfortably release on the new generation and straddle both for the widest install base possible.

GTA 6 trailer: when can I watch one?

The thing about Rockstar Games is that it’s incredibly secretive. No trailer is getting out of that game studio unless someone seriously screwed up. 
Just look what Rockstar did with both GTA 5 and Red Read Redemption 2. It teased an announcement a few days before dropping the first trailer for either game. 
If there’s a GTA 6 trailer, you’ll know about it because the internet will explode.

GTA 6 news: what do we know so far?

The Know report on Vice City
The most recent significant Grand Theft Auto 6 rumor has come from YouTube channel The Know. It states that an inside source has told it that GTA 6 is coming in 2021/2022 and is being developed under the code name Project Americas.
The reason for this code name is apparently because players will be able to fly between the US and South America in the game, though the majority of the action will take place in the former. This in combination with the source's assertion that the game will largely be set in Vice City (the Rockstar version of Miami) suggests there could be a focus on drug running which would draw on the popularity of shows and movies like Narcos and Tom Cruise's Made in America. Particularly if Rockstar holds on to that 80s setting.
With no comment from Rockstar, these rumors remain nothing more than, well, rumors. But they do pose an interesting proposition that would seize upon the particular fondness many fans of the series have for Vice City
GTA 6 is definitely coming and there are ideas
What we do know about GTA 6 is that ideas are being thrown around for development, even if it’s just in the early stages. 
Rockstar President Leslie Benzies teased the game in an interview back in 2013 with Develop magazine. 
“We don’t know what GTA 6 will be, but we’ve got some ideas,” said Benzies in the interview. 
Okay, so it’s not much, but it’s certainly a snippet of solid information direct from the source. 

Benzies went on to talk about what kind of ideas get the creative juices flowing over at Rockstar. 
“We’ve got about 45 years’ worth of ideas we want to do,” he added. “We’ll pick the right ones.”
“It comes from the idea first. Where it is going to be set is the first question. That then defines the missions; you’re doing different things in LA than in New York or Miami.
“The map and story get worked up together, and the story is a basic flow of how it works out so you can layer the mission in.”
We’re just pleased that Rockstar has so many ideas for what it wants to do with GTA 6. We just hope it sorts them into some kind of organised system and gets that game to us sharpish. 

GTA 6 map: where will GTA 6 be set?

Although there haven’t been any concrete reports as yet, every online titbit and juicy gossip morsel is pointing towards GTA 6’s map being absolutely massive. 
We’re even not talking city-size massive, we’re talking potentially the entire of the United States massive. 
Some rumors are suggesting that GTA 6 may end up spanning the entirety of the US, with some kind of teleportation system that cuts down the journey time between cities. 
There are even some incredibly exciting rumours that Rockstar Games might have a ‘70s theme up its sleeve, so crack out those old bell-bottoms and disco balls.
But there’s also another rumour that’s gathering strength, which would put GTA 6 a little closer to Rockstar Games’ British home – a London setting. 
The reports actually started with a comment from Rockstar Games’ co-founder Dan Houser:
“At the moment, it feels like GTA’s DNA is contemporary-ish, American-ish, English-speaking-ish, because that’s what it has been… But that doesn’t necessarily limit it to those, that’s just what we’ve done so far.”
Rockstar Games sources suggest that London is the only non-US location to be whispered as a potential GTA setting.  
For our money, we think a return to Vice City is on the cards, which would tie in to the 70s setting rumor mentioned above. A recent report from The Know suggests that a return to Vice City in the 80s is actually in the works and that players will explore the rise in drugs at the time through the missions. In this rumored game, players will move between Vice City and South America which would create a very interesting and entirely new kind of map.
The GTA 3 trilogy was set across three locations, Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas. This mirrored the original Grand Theft Auto Game, which was also set across the same three locations. 
The most recent Grand Theft Auto games, GTA4 and GTA5, have so far been set in Liberty City and San Andreas respectively, meaning that Vice City is the only location yet to be explored by the recent games. 
The only question now is whether Rockstar will be tempted to complete the set.