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Grand Theft Auto Leaker Claims GTA 6 Will Be Set In Vice City

by : Cameron Frew on : 04 Aug 2020 14:34
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Rumours and speculation about Grand Theft Auto 6 have been rife for years. However, a new leak corroborates an exciting prospect: we might be going back to Vice City. 

It’s been seven years since GTA V hit consoles. Since then, it’s been remastered for another generation of gaming, and it’s set for a further port to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X later this year.

With the rampant, constant success of GTA Online, there’s been no major push for Rockstar to develop the next entry. However, with fans getting itchier for updates, the latest leak will provide some semblance of hype.

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The leak came from Reddit user markothemexicam, who has a history of accurate predictions when it comes to Rockstar – he allegedly has a roommate that once was an employee of Rockstar North, however he was later let go along with 100 other staff members.

While the original post has been deleted, we’ve tracked down the details of the leak. The user claimed that Grand Theft Auto 6 would be set in Vice City, the iconic Miami-esque location featured in two older titles. While the original was set in the 1980s, there’s been no details regarding the time period.

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The leaker’s roommate also spoke of programming features specifically related to the weather and how it affects surrounding NPCs. Apparently, the random weather systems will create some pretty incredible moments, such as people being struck by lightning.

As for when we’ll actually get anything in the way of an official announcement, he believes it’ll be sometime next year – however, he wasn’t definite on this, as the roommate wasn’t given a deadline.

Earlier this year, Kotaku reported GTA VI was in the early stages of development, with plans for it to be a ‘moderately-sized’ game that’ll be expanded over time. The most consistent rumour is a return to Vice City, with a single protagonist and a story supposedly inspired by Narcos.

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The same user also had an earlier claim about an update coming to GTA Online: apparently, we might be going to a remastered Liberty City for a heist.

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The now-deleted post read:

The new location is Liberty City. Niko Bellic is coming back, with his voice talent Michael Hollick. Roman Bellic is also coming back. The heist is about robbing gold reserves in Liberty City (10 million max take). Many freemode activities and Quick Jobs will be added to remastered Liberty City and future updates for PS5 will be based on Liberty City.

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More details regarding Grand Theft Auto V’s port to next-gen consoles will be revealed over the next few months.

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Gaming, Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto 6, Leaks, Now, Rockstar, Rockstar North, Vice City

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  1. u/markothemexicam/Reddit

    Information about upcoming GTA Online updates and Grand Theft Auto VI.

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