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‘GTA 6’ release date: Leak suggesting 2021 announcement correctly predicts ‘GTA Online’ summer update and new Heist later this year

From the official trailer of “GTA Online: The Doomsday Heist” | Photo credit: Rockstar Games / YouTube screenshot

The truth is not every information online claiming to be a “leak” can be easily trusted. However, fans’ perception change when details from the same source are getting confirmed little by little. That might be what’s going on in the case of an earlier posted Rockstar Games leaks that also claimed “GTA 6” might be announced next year.

‘GTA 6’ leak suggests 2021 announcement

A fan in the GamingLeaksAndRumors sub-Reddit recalled a post from u/markothemexicam in April where the possibility of a “GTA 6” announcement was suggested. The three-month-old post resurfaced after other gaming fans noticed that it correctly predicted some details of the “GTA Online” update in July or August and a “new heist” launching in December.

Rockstar announced its big plans for its online multiplayer titles in the remaining months of 2020. Particularly for “GTA Online,” the developer promised a “massive update” going live in summer plus the “biggest ever update” that highlights a new Heist content set in a new location to be released “later this year.”

As for the “GTA 6” announcement timeline, the original poster did note that the information is very tentative and even his source was not sure about it. But it would not be surprising if Rockstar may want to keep its momentum by announcing the much-awaited next-generation title shortly after the launch of “GTA V” on PlayStation 5. The expanded game is planned to be released in the second half of 2021.

‘GTA 6’ gameplay rumors: Return to Vice City?

With “GTA 6” being a next-generation title, it is only fitting to expect major upgrades in gameplay mechanics. But since this is “GTA,” another important aspect of the next game is its plot.

The same set of leaks mentioned that, as earlier rumors suggested, “GTA 6” would take place in Vice City, but the era at which the story is set remains unclear. The source purportedly worked on some early weather features like how NPCs can be struck by a lightning.

It should be noted that the original poster said their source was a roommate who “did some programming” on “GTA 6” before getting fired from Rockstar North a week before the Reddit post was published. Despite some of the details seemingly confirmed recently, fans are still advised to read it with a pinch of salt.

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