In the gaming industry, few titles generate as much excitement and anticipation as Grand Theft Auto. After nearly a decade since the release of Grand Theft Auto 5, fans have been eagerly awaiting any news about its highly anticipated successor, Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6). Recent developments and leaks have only fuelled the speculation surrounding the game, with rumours swirling about its setting, characters, and gameplay mechanics.
Last year, an extensive leak unleashed a wave of screenshots and in-game footage purportedly from GTA 6. These leaks pointed towards a contemporary Vice City as the game’s central location and hinted at the inclusion of dual protagonists, a brother and sister. However, it is important to note that Rockstar, the developer behind the franchise, has yet to confirm any of these details.
Adding fuel to the fire, actor Bryan Zampella, who has been linked to a role in GTA 6 as protagonist Jason, recently engaged in an Instagram live session with former Rockstar developer Joseph L Rubino. During the session, Zampella donned a striking blue floral shirt reminiscent of Tommy Vercetti, the iconic protagonist from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The duo subtly hinted at their involvement in an unannounced title, widely believed to be GTA 6, with playful banter about stealing cars and references to meeting up in Miami.
The voice actor of GTA 6’s protagonist, Jason hinted at his role during an Instagram live with a Rockstar Games cinematographer, talking about an unannounced project, meeting Keanu Reeves (Cyberpunk 2077’s voice actor) in Miami, stealing cars and doing a mission. pic.twitter.com/Osk0wpAV9S— GTA 6 Trailer Countdown ⏳ (@GTAVI_Countdown) June 16, 2023
However, scepticism arises when considering Rubino’s departure from Rockstar in 2016, as he pursued a role as a cinematics director for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. This raises questions about his potential involvement in a game that was likely in its early stages at the time. Nevertheless, fans continue to speculate about the connections and potential hints provided during Zampella and Rubino’s Instagram live session.
Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar, recently dropped a hint about a major release expected between 2024 and 2025. This timeframe aligns with the anticipation surrounding GTA 6, adding weight to the possibility of an official announcement in the near future. Zampella’s behaviour and choice of attire in the Instagram clip further strengthen the belief that GTA 6 news could be just around the corner.
As the ten-year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto 5 approaches, fans wonder if this milestone event might serve as the perfect occasion for Rockstar to unleash a huge reveal, unveiling the highly awaited GTA 6 to the world. The combination of leaks, rumours, industry hints, and Zampella’s suggestive actions create an atmosphere of excitement and heightened expectations among gaming enthusiasts.
Until Rockstar officially confirms any details regarding GTA 6, fans must continue to rely on speculative information. However, the recent developments and hints are undeniably tantalizing, leaving gamers eager to experience the next ground-breaking instalment in the Grand Theft Auto series. Will GTA 6 live up to the immense hype? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain: the gaming community eagerly awaits its arrival with bated breath.