GRAND Theft Auto 6 could have a constantly evolving map that changes over time.
That’s according to a leak that suggests the game could be more like Fortnite than previous GTA entries.
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GTA 5 was the biggest title in the series ever, but had a fairly static map in the campaign mode.
This changed in GTA Online, where updates added new content and unlocked new points of interest.
Now prominent YouTube leaker Tom Henderson says that the map will evolve over time.
He said it’s like Fortnite, where different “seasons” offer major changes to the design of the map.
According to Henderson, the GTA 6 Online will take place in Vice City.
The original GTA Vice City game came out in 2002, but was set in 1986.
However the new version of Vice City is expected to be modern, to make content additions easier to manage.
He also claimed that we may not see GTA VI “until 2024-2025.”
“If you’re expecting to play this game in the next couple of years I would put your expectations in check,” Henderson said.
Multiple factors have contributed to the game’s delay, the influencer told his 102,000 YouTube subscribers.
Rockstar is making efforts to address its “crunch culture”, for instance, with more of a focus on employee wellbeing.
The firm came under fire following the release of both GTA:V and 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2 after workers reported working overtime for months on end in the lead up to release.
Rockstar is aiming to “avoid very harsh hours” throughout the development of GTA VI, according to Henderson.
The leaker also said that the next GTA “is going to release solely on current-gen consoles and PC.”
“It is not going to release on past-generation consoles,” he added.
Sadly, it’s impossible to say if Henderson’s claims are true.
We won’t know anything until Rockstar officially unveils the new game.
Last year, alleged details about GTA 6 surfaced online.
A purported former employee of Rockstar leaked apparent info about the game, including the names of the main characters.
Grand Theft Auto games – a timeline
Here’s the full list…
- 1997 – Grand Theft Auto
- 1999 – Grand Theft Auto 2
- 2001 – Grand Theft Auto 3
- 2002 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City
- 2004 – Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
- 2008 – Grand Theft Auto 4
- 2013 – Grand Theft Auto 5
- 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1969
- 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1961
- 2009 – Grand Theft Auto 4 The Lost and Damned
- 2009 – Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony
- 2004 – Grand Theft Auto Advance
- 2005 – Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
- 2006 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
- 2009 – Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars
In it, the anonymous poster claimed the hotly-anticipated game’s map will mirror the one in GTA San Andreas, with three cities and one smaller town.
However, it will apparently be larger than the maps of both GTA:V and Rockstar cowboy shooter Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) combined.
Players will follow four main characters through the game’s story mode, the poster said.
They include a driver called Walther Wallace, a man named Thomas Branigan with a smuggling plane called “the Raven” and a drug dealer named Marcus Burke.
An unnamed former Israeli IDF agenct was also mentioned in the post.
Missions in the game allegedly won’t be as linear as in GTA:V or RDR2.
Gun mechanics and the the hand-to-hand combat system will be more like RDR2’s, the poster claimed.
Apparently, the game will be set in the 1980s but will later jump to modern times – an unusual narrative choice for the franchise.
According to a lengthy post on Reddit the new game is code-named Project Americas, and has been in development in some form since 2012, a year before GTA:V launched.
It’s been on-and-off since then, the post says, first picking up properly in 2015 before being put on ice while all of Rockstar’s global studios focused on the final details of Red Dead Redemption 2.
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