In the ever-churning rumour mill of the gaming world, the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6 finds itself front and centre once again. This time, an image has been leaked online, alleged to represent a section of the game’s map. The picture shows a bird’s-eye view of what seems to be a mix of residential and commercial buildings, road networks, green spaces, and a possible body of water, speculated to be a lake.
While Rockstar Games, the creators of the popular GTA series, have remained tight-lipped about these speculations, fan theories suggest the next iteration of the game could take us back to Vice City. It’s worth noting that no lakes were present in the Vice City of the previous iterations, leading to a flurry of speculation about the changes we might expect in the iconic game setting.
Leaks surrounding the upcoming game have been occurring periodically, despite Rockstar Games’ best efforts to clamp down on them after a major leak incident in September 2022. Even though these unauthorised information releases have not been substantiated by Rockstar, the recurrent leaks keep fans on their toes, and the latest image is no exception.
The leaked image, posted by Twitter user @kyetweets, spotlights a specific segment of the purported GTA 6 map. Despite its unofficial status, the image is stoking the flames of speculation among the game’s ardent fans. Interestingly, another leak from March 2023 also showcased a lake in the northern section of an alleged GTA 6 map, leading to theories about a possible connection between the two maps.
However, the authenticity of these images remains a question mark. A section of the gaming community posits that the latest leaked image might be AI-generated and not a real representation of the forthcoming game.
While the validity of these leaks is shrouded in mystery, they do point towards a possible evolution in the game’s landscape, echoing the significant modifications made to Los Santos and Liberty City in their respective HD universe returns. This could hint at a refreshed Vice City, ready for players to explore in GTA 6.
As for the release date of GTA 6, the wait might be longer than fans would like. Noted insider Tez2 speculates that the game might not hit the shelves until as late as 2025. Only time will tell if the speculated maps are indeed a part of the forthcoming game. Until then, the gaming community is left to wonder, analyse, and eagerly anticipate Rockstar’s next big move.