GTA 6 Release Date Update: Next Grand Theft Auto won’t be making this one big map change


Rockstar’s is supposedly working on GTA 6. But there’s one location for the game that was supposedly under consideration but can now be ruled out for the next open-world title.

GTA 6 Release Date Update

The end of the current console generation is nearing and as it does the closer many feel we are to a new GTA 6 release. After all, GTA 5 did come out in 2013 originally on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Despite how busy Rockstar has no doubt been with the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 and numerous expansions to GTA Online, you’d have to believe they’ve got something cooking in the kitchen when it comes to the next big Grand Theft Auto game.

In fact, “Preliminary work” on GTA 6 supposedly started as far back as 2016 according to a report by TechRadar.

Back then the Daily Star Gaming section was still very much in its infancy, so the news was likely missed (our bad) so in the interest of having the full and clear picture about where Rockstar are potentially heading for the next GTA game, let’s revisit that report.

Why? Because if we’re to understand where Rockstar and GTA are heading in the future, it’s important to understand where it’s come from in the past.

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As we’ll learn, what avenues they’ve potentially ruled out for its next series of games.

And according to that original Tech Radar report, the next GTA game came remarkably close towards a setting in Tokyo.

At the time the project was known simply as GTA: Tokyo with Rockstar supposedly “serious” about the idea of uprooting the game from its longterm US-centric locations in favour of a Tokyo-based GTA.

So serious in fact that TechRadar notes that the company had at one point registered trademarks for GTA: Tokyo.

Which does, in many ways, make sense. GTA had previously dabbled with GTA: London and to a lesser extent they’d also reimagined Liberty City in GTA Chinatown Wars for a game that was more focused on the Triad.

So taking the game east wouldn’t have been the craziest idea in the world.

However, it seems that despite interest and several occasions when the development team had travelled to Tokyo on research gathering missions, the project was eventually scuppered.

GTA 6 Release Date Update

GTA 6 Release Date Update

Tech Radar reports that “the road system was seen to be problematic and became one reason the idea was canned”.

What does seem clear right now, is that whenever GTA 6 does arrive, it’s most likely going to have an American setting once again.

As we edge more and more towards this exciting new benchmark in sandbox gaming, we’re trying to figure out exactly what it’s going to look like when it arrives.

To that end we’ve been looking at other mods and creations to see what GTA 6 can realistically deliver when it launches sometime in the next, well, decade.

We’ve already got an idea about the graphics we could see, and some potential locations for GTA 6 may have already leaked, too.

Further to that, we’ve also speculated about the size of the game’s map previously by taking Red Dead Redemption 2’s size and looking at how Rockstar has iterated on that kind of base between games (and generations) before.

Plus, we recently saw a post of a possible GTA 6 map published online: thanks to Dexerto, we can see what the map would look like if we composite all the locations from previous games.

You can see this speculative GTA 6 map in all its glory at the link.

Source: Dailystar



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Updated: July 27, 2019 — 1:25 pm

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