Grand Theft Auto V is still one of the biggest games in the world right now almost 10 years after it’s initial release, and fans are expecting Rockstar to go even bigger and better with Grand Theft Auto 6.
We know that Rockstar are currently hard at work on GTA 6 but almost nothing is known officially about what we can expect to see from the game. An industry insider Michael Pachter has shared some pretty interesting things he claims to have heard about the game.
As always it’s best to be skeptical about the legitimacy of claims like this, the only people can that prove them wrong are Rockstar themselves, but Pachter has gotten a few things right about unreleased games so far.
Pachter reckons that Grand Theft Auto 6 will have approximately 400-500 hours of content, taking players to multiple cities across the world including America and Europe. Los Santos, Liberty City, and London will all feature in the games story as well as many others.
The game has been in development since 2014 according to Pachter. “They may have not been writing code back then as they were figuring out the story, but by 2015 they were writing code. Anybody who is so naive as to think Rockstar with its 2000 employees is sitting on their butts twiddling their thumbs… No, they’re not, these guys are working their asses off to create amazing content, but GTA VI is going to take 10 years or more.”
“The reason is, my understanding is, it is a mash-up of Vice City, San Andreas, Liberty City, and Europe – London for sure. You’re going to be able to go anywhere on those continents and you’re going to have missions that take you all those places.”
“It’ll probably be literally a four or five-hundred-hour game by the time they get it out. That’s what they are doing now, that’s what they’ve turned GTA VI into. I get it because they’re like, we’re gonna charge you 60 bucks, and then we’re going to give you an online experience and you’re going to have to carry drugs from London to LA, you’re going to have to go through the port in Miami. They’re going to do all this really cool stuff.”
The information Pachter gives seems to contradict what we’ve heard from more reliable sources, Tom Henderson claims that Rockstar will be taking place in Vice City and will then be constantly updated and expanded over time with new locations. Kotaku also reported that Rockstar were looking to reduce the crunch on GTA VI by releasing a small version of the game and adding to it over time in a response to claims that employees had to endure the crunch on Red Dead Redemption 2’s development.
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