Huge ‘GTA 6 leak’ appears to reveal new maps for upcoming game – and it ‘looks like Vice City’
AN IMAGE purporting to reveal the in-game map of Grand Theft Auto 6 has emerged online.
The map, which was shared on 4Chan, features a section of what looks like a small island with a bustling city that gives way to rolling hills and forests.
Other details include what appears to be an airport, as well as a string of roads that snake across the virtual location.
It’s the latest in a string of rumours and so-called leaks about the hotly-anticipated crime simulator from American developer Rockstar.
Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA:V) came out way back in 2013, so gamers are desperate for a new entry to the series.
But Take Two and Rockstar are playing their cards close to their chest, keeping details of the yet-to-be-announced title a secret.
The latest 4Chan map “leak” was shared this week by an anonymous poster.
It looks like an updated version of a map that originally “leaked” three years ago.
A city appears in the top right, complete with a beach front and attached to what appears to be a large rural area and swamplands.
The map resembles the virtual world of Vice City, the 2002 GTA title that 6 is said to be based around.
Of course, there’s no way of knowing that the map image is legit, so take it with a huge pinch of salt for now.
Fake maps for upcoming Rockstar games have been posted online before, such as the “leaked” map for Bully 2 that went viral in 2019.
Gamers are desperate for a new entry to the GTA series[/caption]
We likely won’t know anything concrete on GTA 6 until Rockstar officially announced the game ahead of its rumoured 2023 launch.
Last year, alleged details about the game surfaced online.
A purported former employee of Rockstar leaked apparent info about the game, including the names of the main characters.
In it, the anonymous poster claimed the hotly-anticipated game’s map will mirror the one in GTA San Andreas, with three cities and one smaller town.
However, it will apparently be larger than the maps of both GTA:V and Rockstar cowboy shooter Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) combined.
Players will follow four main characters through the game’s story mode, the poster said.
Grand Theft Auto games – a timeline
Here’s the full list…
- 1997 – Grand Theft Auto
- 1999 – Grand Theft Auto 2
- 2001 – Grand Theft Auto 3
- 2002 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City
- 2004 – Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
- 2008 – Grand Theft Auto 4
- 2013 – Grand Theft Auto 5
- 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1969
- 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1961
- 2009 – Grand Theft Auto 4 The Lost and Damned
- 2009 – Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony
- 2004 – Grand Theft Auto Advance
- 2005 – Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
- 2006 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
- 2009 – Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars
They include a driver called Walther Wallace, a man named Thomas Branigan with a smuggling plane called “the Raven” and a drug dealer named Marcus Burke.
An unnamed former Israeli IDF agenct was also mentioned in the post.
Missions in the game allegedly won’t be as linear as in GTA:V or RDR2.
Gun mechanics and the the hand-to-hand combat system will be more like RDR2’s, the poster claimed.
Apparently, the game will be set in the 1980s but will later jump to modern times – an unusual narrative choice for the franchise.
According to a lengthy post on Reddit the new game is code-named Project Americas, and has been in development in some form since 2012, a year before GTA:V launched.
It’s been on-and-off since then, the post says, first picking up properly in 2015 before being put on ice while all of Rockstar’s global studios focused on the final details of Red Dead Redemption 2.
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