The next iteration of the Grand Theft Auto series is setting itself up to potentially make history. GTA VI, which was first announced by Rockstar Games in February 2022, might soon set a new standard for video game size, if the rumours are to be believed.
Speculation has emerged that GTA VI could require an astonishing 750GB of storage space. To put this into perspective, such a size would make it the largest video game ever, dwarfing other sizeable titles currently on the market. For example, some of the heftiest games available on Steam include Bethesda’s Starfield at 125GB, and Rockstar Games’ own Red Dead Redemption 2 at 150GB. Even Ark: Survival Evolved, whose 400GB size includes essential expansions, pales in comparison.
What’s more, this new Grand Theft Auto instalment is expected to offer an extensive gameplay experience, estimated at around 400 hours. Given these numbers, it’s understandable why the gaming community is both intrigued and skeptical. “That small whimpering cry you can hear is your Xbox Series S in the corner of your room begging for mercy,” commented one gamer.
Since the initial announcement last year, the game has been shrouded in controversy, including several gameplay leaks that have left its developers, Rockstar Games, less than pleased. However, despite the leaks and the rumours, the gaming world is eagerly awaiting more official news on GTA VI.
While these numbers are still in the realm of speculation, it would be wise to take them with a grain of caution. If they do turn out to be accurate, however, GTA VI will not only set new records but also raise questions about the future capabilities and requirements of gaming hardware.
In the meantime, players may want to start considering upgrades to their gaming setups, because if these rumours are true, GTA VI will be a game of truly epic proportions.