The next installment to the open-world action adventure game “Grand Theft Auto” is still years away but fan and gamer interests seem to be on a high this early.
Fresh from the successful launch of the highly-anticipated online heists DLC and the “Grand Theft Auto V” barely two months ago, Rockstar Games is still savoring the positive reviews and praises that fans and gamers have afforded its latest offerings, with many of them even claiming that the “Grand Theft Auto” series is the best video game franchise of all time.
There are still no specific details about “GTA 6” so most of the information regarding the video game are mostly speculations and fan and gamer wishful thinking.
But Leslie Benzies, Rockstar Games chief, did speak recently to say that they have 45 years worth of ideas which they can do for “GTA 6” and the subsequent installment of the video game franchise thereafter, notes Design and Trend.
He added that everything comes with the idea first and they shall work on from there, like coming up with the map and the story and the missions.
Location for ‘GTA 6’
So far rumors about the location of the “GTA 6” are plenty including various key cities in the US including Portland, LA, New York, Miami, among several others. There are even reports that the location of “GTA 6” would be the entire US.
There are also speculations that the game would have a London setting based on the statement made by Dan Houser, head writer for Rockstar Games, two years ago.
Back then he said that the developer would really love to set a game in the UK, particularly in London because there are plenty of good stories to tell about the UK, its great environments, and the great gameplay mechanics that could feature a UK slant to then.
There have also been rumors that the next installment of the “GTA” franchise will be set in the Middle East where the character will fight terrorists. The rumors were actually fanned by a fan-made trailer uploaded on YouTube.
Until Rockstar Games make a statement or announcement to confirm or deny these reports, these are all speculations at this time. Given the penchant of Rockstar to keep its fans and gamers always in suspense, it is very unlikely for the developer to make any statement or announcement regarding the location of “GTA 6” anytime soon.
Retro look for ‘GTA 6’
Latest reports about the release date of “GTA 6” indicate that the earliest that the game can make it to the next-gen gaming consoles and the PC is on 2018 at the earliest or 2020 at the latest. There are also reports that the earliest that advance details about the game will be released officially is around 2016 or 2017.
Amid these time table, speculations about the possible plotline, location, new characters, new missions, new weapons, new vehicles, among other features continue to swirl in the internet, without Rockstar making any official pronouncement or releasing a statement at all.
One of the most interesting rumors, which can be classified actually as part of a wish list of many “GTA” gamers, is that they want the upcoming video game to take place in the retro look of the 1970’s.