Rockstar Games Considering the Entire US as Location for ‘GTA 6’

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.


  1. Well, we could have endless hours of fun driving a truck down Route 66 from Las Vegas to Missouri, instead of spraying people’s guts all over the floor using a hydra. 80% of the map will be useless. People will just stay in the major cities like Los angeles, New York, Miami etc…

    I’m not saying I don’t like the idea, but sometimes a map can be too big.

    1. It’s only a matter of supply & demand. If they can generate the interest with taking the GTAV modeling & improving the physics the demand might be there. Example, you could set aside certain area for military ops and take over ARMA 3’s following. Fix air physics and be the next flight simulator for both civil & fighter aviation. Perhaps even some area could be made available for open source modeling. You could have the house you grew up in be a place in the GTA world.

      Build it & they will come.

  2. More missions probably.. and most likely the map is like in GTA IV.. at least 3 cities or larger map than GTA V.. We like to have more Weapons to choose.. An inventory system and would be better if there are Perks like Skill upgrade system..

  3. I like the idea that it should be the entire U.S. Id like it to be mostly in Arizona , California, and Vegas i also would like gun customization and being able to buy house like san andreas and owning pets i dont care about online i care about single player it shouod be interesting like having more than 1 freaking military base and it should have huanted houses make the game interesting like yoy always have

  4. And also it should have more easter eggs i enjoy those. Oh and splits screen like in san andreas and you should have combat training like in san andreas and more stores if your gonna make buildings make them accessible because from all the Gta games 40% were accesible which is wtf. Oh and finally add Arizona

  5. Whole us great idea. It would be great if we started as teens and grew up. If we could dig and build changing buildings and weapons and clothes. Way more customizable aspects of cars. Cops that are alerted by excessive speeding. Enter most buildings. I would love some long hual truck missions with tons of smack. Excape the feds by going to mexico and getting messed with by cartels. Being able to have different dialogue with npc characters. Sell drugs. Mix minecraft all of gta and skyrim. With the us as a map. We would all love it. The city folk. The big map people. Everybody. Make making ill gotten gains easier and much more diverse. The customization and dialogue options of skyrim and us map size, buildable similar to minecraft, and all the great aspects of past gta it will be best game ever made.


  7. Chicago would offer seasonal snow and also be a new location for a gta game.

    The use of multiple cities in multiple countries like ” Driver 3″ could be interesting.

    What ever the location i just hope R* responds to requests for more interiors and that all interiors are open out of missions and not locked or not rendered out of a mission, So the does not like interiors guy needs to go.

  8. You should let the player get a job any where on the map like a local store and you should put White swan W,A and Toppenish W,A and Wapato W,A Yakima W,A

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