When I saw GTA 6 trending on Twitter earlier, I thought that finally, there might be some news regarding the title’s long-awaited release date.
Well there was some news, but not exactly the news we were hoping for, because apparently GTA 6 won’t be with us until 2025…
— GameSpot (@GameSpot) June 29, 2021
Yup, that’s a whole 12 years since GTA V originally came out on the PS3, before being re-released on PS4 and again later this year on PS5. GTA Online was a real game changer that has allowed Rockstar to keep raking in the cash which means they can take all the time they want with GTA 6 and still get paid, as so many people still play GTA Online worldwide.
As for this new leak, it comes from a guy named Tom Henderson, who has previously leaked accurate Call of Duty and Battlefield details. In his new video, he claims GTA 6 will be set in a modern version of Vice City, with the map having the potential to change over time, similar to how Epic Games overhauls its Fortnite map during end-of-season events.
He also mentions multiple playable characters, a bit like GTA V, and that Rockstar has placed a greater emphasis on employee wellbeing in the wake of several reports detailing the crunch work conditions in the buildup to Red Dead Redemption 2’s release. So that’s yet another reason why they appear to be taking their sweet time with GTA 6.
Now obviously none of this is official and it’s always worth being skeptical of any GTA 6 reports until Rockstar officially reveals the game, but this guy has been right before and everything he’s saying does add up. I guess all we can do is hope there are more amazing games released before then to keep us busy.
Let’s round this off with the general reaction to the news on Twitter…
2025 ? That shit better have strippers in HD quality
— zaire (@_zaiire_) June 29, 2021
They’re gonna finish this building before Rockstar drops GTA 6. pic.twitter.com/MPWm47SiK9
— Bilnation (@Bilaldinho10_) June 29, 2021
ima have a family house and kids man
— FaZe Sway (@FaZeSway) June 29, 2021
Still WTF 4 YEARS WHY THE FUCK?!?! IT WILL HAVE BEEN 12 YEARS AFTER GTA V CAME OUT! 12! EVERY GAME FROM GTA 3 TO GTA V CAME OUT IN THE SPAN OF 12 YEARS! WHY IS THIS TAKING 12 YEARS TO DEVELOP?!?!?
— Andrew_Lastname (@Andrew_Lastnam3) June 29, 2021
Messi will win a trophy with Argentina before this shit comes out
— Amit Zohar (@amitrmfc) June 29, 2021
That’s enough time for about 3 gta5 re-releases and all the gta online cash grabs we could ever want. Yay.
— Jose Burgos (@LotsofLams) June 29, 2021
Fuck. I could die in between now and then. Now I gotta be extra careful with my life now. pic.twitter.com/VBkTijB1R2
— Carbonmellow (@carbonmellow) June 29, 2021
It’s gonna be a long 4 years…
For some real life GTA action, get a load of this guy throwing a rock at a passing car and being made to instantly regret it. Ouch.