This in combination with the source's assertion that the game will largely be set in Vice City (the Rockstar version of Miami) suggests there could be a focus on drug running which would draw on the popularity of shows and movies like Narcos and Tom Cruise's Made in America.
Particularly if Rockstar holds on to that 80s setting.
With no comment from Rockstar, these rumors remain nothing more than, well, rumors.
According to reputable industry analyst Michael Pachter, the game could be as far away as 2022.
In an interview with , Pachter said that he thinks a 2020 announcement with a 2021 release would be the best case scenario, while a 2021 announcement with a 2022 release or later would be more likely.
The reports actually started with a comment from Rockstar Games’ co-founder Dan Houser:“At the moment, it feels like GTA’s DNA is contemporary-ish, American-ish, English-speaking-ish, because that’s what it has been…
But that doesn’t necessarily limit it to those, that’s just what we’ve done so far.”Rockstar Games sources suggest that London is the only non-US location to be whispered as a potential GTA setting.
We just hope it sorts them into some kind of organised system and gets that game to us sharpish.
Although there haven’t been any concrete reports as yet, every online titbit and juicy gossip morsel is pointing towards GTA 6’s map being absolutely massive.For our money, we think a return to Vice City is on the cards, which would tie in to the 70s setting rumor mentioned above.A recent report from The Know suggests that a return to Vice City in the 80s is actually in the works and that players will explore the rise in drugs at the time through the missions.We’re even not talking city-size massive, we’re talking potentially the entire of the United States massive.Some rumors are suggesting that GTA 6 may end up spanning the entirety of the US, with some kind of teleportation system that cuts down the journey time between cities.Okay, so it’s not much, but it’s certainly a snippet of solid information direct from the source.