The Countdown To GTA 6 Begins: Everything We Know So Far
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GTA 6: Race To Be The Best Game in History Begins

Can we get a better treat than this? After much anticipation, the Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) super duper trailer has finally arrived and graced our screens with a bang! We are as excited as you to tell everything about GTA 6. Every detail is phenomenal from the hairs of Lucia to presenting a highly real world filled with both good and bad ones.

A decade has passed since Grand Theft Auto 5 was released and to mention especially the memories of 90s kids who are now grown-ups or teens playing GTA 5 to Old-Responsible folks waiting for GTA 6, Rockstar Games have a long way to go.

The 90 Second Trailer has broken the internet and people have already started making tons of videos on different social media platforms about the trailer breakdowns and whatnot. Sheesh!

Development and Release Details of GTA 6

When we speak about the Grand Theft Auto 6 release date the story is filled with a lot of things you need to know rather than just the date. It is quite evident that GTA fans have been waiting for more than a decade for this moment, and they will have to continue waiting until 2025. However, a sense of relief fills the hearts of fans as the teaser dominates the internet. According to various sources, the development of GTA 6 began in 2014. Yes, you heard that right. A DECADE FOR DEVELOPING A SINGLE GAME. Just Rockstar Things!

We all will be playing GTA 6 longer than GTA 5 and the fans already know the reasons. Certain reports also claim that many team members working at Rockstar’s studio in Edinburgh left the company due to frustrations with the lack of progress on making GTA 6. Time will tell whose loss it is!

Do you know a major reason why the game took too long to develop? Is it because of the filtered water in the swimming pool or making a random dog walk on the streets? Nope, it is all because of the Map.

GTA 6 was supposed to contain the largest map in the series’ history, including cities inspired by locations in North and South America. Later thinking that the plan was a little too huge, the decision was taken to place the game in a single city inspired by Miami, but to add new sections post-launch and have the game’s map change over time.

If we speak about Grand Theft Auto 6 cost then the numbers are unbelievable. The shocking thing is as per visualcapitalist.com, a rumor has been spread that the Cost of GTA 6 is approx 2 billion dollars. That’s huge…very huge!

Introducing Lucia: Talk of the Town or World?

A female lead in the house!!! During the official trailer, we were introduced to the GTA 6 protagonists, with a spotlight on Lucia, the game’s first female lead. You can’t judge a book by its cover, the same goes with the teaser of GTA 6.

Probably PC Requirements of GTA 6

Here are the minimum and recommended PC requirements you need for GTA 6:

Minimum System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K/AMD Ryzen 7 3700x
  • OS: Windows 10/11
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080Ti/AMD Radeon RX5700XT
  • Storage: 150GB Solid State Drive

Recommended System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K/AMD Ryzen 5 5900X
  • OS: Windows 11 64-bit
  • Memory: 32GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080/AMD Radeon RX 6800XT
  • Storage: 150GB NVMe SSD

The mentioned system requirements of GTA 6 may slightly differ from the specs but they will surely exceed GTA 5’s system requirements.

For optimal graphical performance in GTA 6, an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080Ti GPU or an AMD Radeon RX 5700XT with 16GB of RAM is recommended. The anticipated GTA 6 minimum requirements, on the other hand, are an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080Ti GPU or an AMD Radeon RX 5700XT and 8GB of RAM.

Note, that these requirements may not be accurately correct and it may require some additional resources than the initial prediction.

What Could be the File Size of GTA 6?

When loaded on an SSD drive, the predicted download size for Grand Theft Auto 6 on PC is between 120GB and 150GB, based on GTA 5’s requirements, which require more than 150GB of space. Of course, if a particular game is in the race to become one of the best games, it will have to be loaded with details and a larger-than-life-playing experience.

Furthermore, an SSD is planned to be included as part of the title’s specifications. This is primarily due to the increasing trend of minimum requirements for games that incorporate SSD drives.

The 91-sec Teaser that Broke the Cheat Codes of the Internet 

A 91-second long teaser that everyone is talking about left everyone with a lot of questions of curiosity. It includes several notable GTA 6 locations, such as the Malibu Club and Ocean Drive. This time it’s not one but two major characters, Lucia and Jason, who are put together in odd circumstances and forced to work together, with the possibility of a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde situation.

Now all eyes are on 2025. Stauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, said “We remain confident that we are positioning our business for a significant inflection point in fiscal 2025, which we believe will include new record levels of operating performance.” That majorly indicates the revenue predictions due to the grand release of the game.

GTA 6 Platforms: Xbox S/X and PS5 Are In!

Those who already have PS5 and Xbox S/X, feel free to celebrate the coming of GTA 6 to your screens! Take-Two issued an official press release stating that “GTA 6 is coming to PlayStation 5 computer entertainment systems and Xbox Series X|S games and entertainment systems in 2025.” There is at present no mention of a PC release date, which could imply that it would follow a similar path to past GTA games, which were released on consoles first before coming on PC later.

7 Key takeaways from the GTA 6 Trailer

The trailer has already broken a lot of records. One of the Milestones from Grand Theft Auto 6 Rockstar Games. We are sure your eyes did not blink while watching it and the same goes with us but we’ve made a few notes as we got deeper into the details of the game. So let’s check out the takeaways from Grand Theft Auto 6 Rockstar games.

1. With Rockets, Love in the Air for GTA 6

As per the trailer and initial leaks, we can say that the missions will have a love story angle. In addition to Bonnie and Clyde, the trailer shows the woman’s partner. He isn’t named (though the Rockstar leaks last year identified him as ‘Jason’), but there is a borderline delicate two-second scene of the duo in a bedroom or hotel room.

We could see the chemistry between both of their eyes that looked way more realistic. It’s been portrayed that each character says that they trust each other just before the jump scene of them hijacking a gun shop. Typical spy love story stuff!

We assume that there will be a lot of scenarios in which the male lead may have to defend certain mind games during the mission to save his love and sometimes his trust issues may get checked as he explores the city with the guns.

2. There are Swamps, a lot of Swamps

GTA 6 has its fictional places like GTA 5 or GTA Vice City but of course, it is loosely based on Miami, Florida. It looks stunning, and given Rockstar’s love for crafting vast, complex open spaces, it’s no surprise the game will have Everglades-style swamp areas. It’s based somewhat on the real-life towns of Miami and Miami Beach and is located in the fictional state of Leonidas.

We observe an airboat careening through a swamp in the trailer. This location is depicted in two short segments. The first is set on a beautiful sun-dappled morning, while the second is staged during the day, with dozens of flamingos at the same time. Making even a swamp look more realistic and elegant is what Rockstar has been doing for decades.

3. Alligators Straight Out of Nowhere!

We are gonna witness a lot of real-life incidents in GTA 6 that is something we can assure you! One of the highlights of the teaser was alligators that pop up a lot of times in the 91-second clip.  

In the swamp scene, we observe one being dragged from a swimming pool and another breaking into a shop. Our best guess is that there is a quest where you must fight with one of these massive creatures.

4. Drones Are Back in Grand Theft Auto 6 Rockstar Games

Drones can be found in GTA 6. So if you’re a hardcore GTA fan, this should come as no surprise, but one can be seen hovering above people’s heads in a brief beach scene.

This may remind you of Demolition Man, one of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’s most infamous missions. It featured a remote-controlled helicopter, the 2002 counterpart of modern drones, that players had to utilize to deploy bombs throughout a building.

5. Social Media Virus in GTA 6!

Of course, the phones have played their part in the overall GTA Games since the start but this time things are gonna be more realistic. Just like in real life, social media is ruling the screens of people, and it will rule in GTA 6 too. A bad or good, we don’t know but this gotta be a very daring yet appreciable move by the Rockstar Games Developers.

The reputation of GTA games including withering social commentary is quite popular and this time too we would see some more drama here and there due to the inclusion of Social Media in the game.

We counted about nine mini-scenes of social media posts, similar to those found on Instagram or TikTok. These can be used to transmit information about what’s going on in the city and to show you the effects of your actions without requiring transitioning to a full cutscene.

The references are directly inspired by real-life instances of controversies taking place. As per The Guardian, A Florida man known as “Florida Joker ” accused Grand Theft Auto 6 creators of using his likeness in the promotional trailer. In a TikTok video, the man demands $1-2 million in compensation, emphasizing the resemblance between his mugshot and the character.

Keeping the controversial part aside, we can see some engaging buttons in the game that clearly show that social media will play a huge role in communication as well as engagement in the game.

6. The Foliage Visuals – Treat-to-the-eyes

The overall visuals of GTA 6 are something beyond legendary. No questions asked! We can see where the dedication and work have been spent in the past ten years. There are just too many plants, flamingos, or people jammed onto the screen at once.

Back to the bayou swamp scene, the club, or the beach. They’re crammed together, and this density will almost certainly be tapped to make Vice City feel bright and active.

7. The Ray Tracing Technique

It’s true that we cannot make too many assumptions based on the 91-second GTA 6 trailer but some elements make the game all the more exciting. One of the most impressive aspects is the use of full ray-traced lightning. This is where the light path is simulated, producing significantly more precise shadows and reflections than previous techniques.

A quick look at the shadows created by people walking and street lights, those found under cars, and the reflections in water and on car paint jobs reveal that ray tracing is barely used in a few of the trailer’s scenes if at all but this is not even 5% of the overall game.

Some shadows are missing here and there. Furthermore, there is no sense of the transference of light color colour observed in a full ray tracing implementation in the scenario representing a high-rise apartment pool (the glass has a blue-green tint that does not impact the cast light).

But nothing can stop us from appreciating the placements of the objects and their motions. Everything does look fantastic and this is just a trailer there is a lot to explore in 2025.

Exploring GTA 6 Real-Life Locations 

We’ve something special for all the GTA 6 fans! Below are a few real-life-inspired locations that you have seen in the trailer.

1. The Venetian Causeway

The Venetian Causeway - GTA 6

Credit: YouTube/Rockstar Games

They started with the West Venetian Causeway Bridge, which was shown in an aerial view in the trailer. Rockstar Games depicted the neighborhood almost exactly as it is, including tiny elements such as a distinct bike lane, tennis court, parking lot, and so on. The length of the bridge, however, has been reduced to fit the in-game parameters.

2. The Macarthur Causeway

The Macarthur Causeway in GTA 6

The YouTuber then showed the MacArthur Causeway, where a girl, thought to be Lucia, the protagonist of GTA 6, was seen standing in a convertible automobile. The highway in the promo video connects to the in-game airport, as it does in real life.

3. The Ocean Drive

The Ocean Drive

The Ocean Drive was portrayed in the Grand Theft Auto 6 reveal video by Rockstar. The real-life location is similarly filled with neon lights and hotels, and it has the same feel as the computer game. Joel also displayed the Hotel Victor building, which appears in the game as Hotel Dixon.

4. The Florida Keys Area

The Florida Keys Area - GTA 6

The GTA 6 teaser also included a small replica of the Florida Keys, as shown in the image above.

GTA 6 vs GTA Vice City: Voices of Comparison

The fans have all the right to compare their favorite games with all the limited information they have. Let us tell you that Vice City returns in GTA 6! But wait… You must know that Rockstar GTA maps keep evolving like they did in Liberty City and Los Santos releases. Though Rockstar hasn’t showcased the full map of the Vice City yet but the fans have already released endless theories after the GTA 6 leaks and the trailer release.

Grand Theft Auto Vice City’s map is modeled on 1986 Miami. The architecture depicted in it is fairly close to the historical period in which the story mode is set and well captures the atmosphere of the period.

The GTA 6 map of Vice City, on the other hand, appears to be modeled on modern-day Miami and bears an uncanny resemblance to the American city. One of the most noticeable contrasts between the two is their size.

The cars on each map should be pretty different as well. While most GTA 6 vehicles should be current, those in Grand Theft Auto Vice City are based on rides from the 1980s. So it might be a mixed ride for all the fans. Now only 2025 Year could give all relief and then only the dopamine of GTA lovers would get released!

Last Thoughts on Grand Theft Auto VI

A game like GTA VI is not just another sequel but an emotion of people of all ages. Even for those who are not very interested in gaming, only GTA VI could get them back into the gaming world. Speaking facts!

Now only Rockstar Games could bring back childhood memories in the best way for millions. Setting Sunsets, entering the cheat code of LEAVE ME ALONE when the cops follow you, or destroying the whole city through a Panzer, these are all the memories that will get refreshed and a whole new set of new nostalgia loads.

There is no such Grand Theft Auto 6 release date though but GTA 6 is planned to be released only for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S sometime in Fall 2025, a new generation of consoles is unlikely to appear very soon. Following the popular Rockstar Games trend, the game may get released on PC after 8 to 9 months after releasing it on consoles around May or June 2026. So, the GTA 6 download button will go live by 2025!

We hope we’ve given you the details about your favourite game Grand Theft Auto 6 the best way possible. Like you, we too are eyeing 2025 for the mega release of GTA VI by Rockstar Games with our review eyes open with each new update or promo.

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FAQs about GTA 6

Why is GTA 6 so hyped?

The GTA series is more than just a mere another game. The first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI surpassed the “extraordinary milestone” of gaining more than 93 million views in the first 24-hour period on the Rockstar Games YouTube account, according to YouTube. These numbers are enough to speak about the hype of the GTA 6.

Which city is GTA 6 based on?

The Grand Theft Auto 6 game is set in its fictional open-world state of Leonida and is based on Florida which also includes a fictional version of Miami that’s Vice City.

Will GTA 6 be on PS4?

It is assumed that GTA 6’s overall game size may exceed 150+GB of storage with the latest and after the teaser, we have seen how larger-than-life graphics are being showcased. It won’t be available for PS4 but for PlayStation 5 and Xbox X Series X|S consoles. The Fate of GTA 6 PS4 seems to be lost in the dark.

Is GTA 6 going to be the biggest game ever?

It’s been more than a decade since the making of GTA 6 and even as per the reports the GTA 6 map is the most ambitious game Rockstar has ever made. We can’t say whether it will be the biggest game ever, especially two years before its release but we can say that it is one of the most anticipated games ever.

Dhruv Mevada
WRITTEN BY Dhruv Mevada

Dhruv Mevada is a technical head (Game) with more than 10 years of experience in 2D & 3D gaming/console gaming/AR/VR game design and development. He loves to explore the bleeding edge tech stuff. He is an early adopter and would like to stay up to date regarding latest trends in Industry. In his free time he can be found exploring nature.

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