GTA 6: Release window, trailer, characters, setting, story, more

Andrew Highton
GTA 6 cars on a highway

GTA 6 is easily the most anticipated game on the wishlist of players across the globe. So, here’s everything you need to know about GTA 6 including its release window, characters, settings, and more.

GTA 6 is closer than ever, and fans have already received an early look at the game through a record-breaking trailer that crossed 52 million views in the first 10 hours.

The trailer provided a glimpse at the title’s setting, characters, vehicles, and more. And of course, there’s plenty of information about GTA 6 out in the wild, thanks to a series of leaks.

With this in mind, here’s everything you need to know about GTA 6, including the release window.

GTA 6 release window

GTA 6 will be released in Fall 2025, as confirmed by a Take-Two earnings report. In it, CEO Strauss Zelnick stated “Our outlook reflects a narrowing of Rockstar Games’ previously established window of Calendar 2025 to Fall of Calendar 2025 for Grand Theft Auto VI.”

The announcement has narrowed down the release window, but the exact release date remains unclear.

GTA 6 platforms

GTA 6 will be released on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S only, as confirmed by the devs. At the time of writing, there has been no announcement of a potential PC release. It will not be released on Xbox One and PS4 either.

Following the trend set by GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s also anticipated that the new installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise will eventually make its way to PC.

What is the GTA 6 map? Setting & more

GTA 6 is set in Vice City, a modern-day rendition of Miami, and a part of a fictional Florida-like state called Leonida. Aside from Vice City, several other locations like Kelly County and Stockyard Downtown were revealed through a few banners in the trailer.

One of the biggest takeaways from the trailer about the map is its population density, as the reveal trailer showed a lot of areas to be densely populated compared to previous GTA titles. With Florida being the inspiration behind Leonida, several animals were seen entering populated areas.

GTA 6 story & characters

The story will revolve around the franchise’s first female protagonist, Lucia. Although the devs have not revealed any concrete information about Lucia, the trailer has some interesting details about the character.

Lucia in GTA 6
Lucia is the main female lead in GTA 6.

Lucia is first seen in a prison uniform at the beginning of the trailer before committing crimes across Vice City. She also has a connection with a male protagonist, reportedly named Jason according to the leaks, with whom she is seen evading the police with a stack of cash.

GTA protagonists were never the goody two shoes of their titles, and Lucia seems to fit right in Vice City. She also has a calm demeanor, even in prison. Aside from being the first female lead, she will also be the first Latin-American lead in the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

Unofficial GTA 6 leaks and teases

A massive 60-page document that analyzed the 2022 leaks has listed several features GTA 6 is expected to have, with more accessible buildings being one of the major claims.

Take-Two has reportedly also filed a patent for a new locomotive technology that will bring “more diverse and lifelike animations” to Grand Theft Auto 6. This information was provided by Redditor ‘Tobbelobben30,’ who also stated that the name Tobias Kleanthous was “mentioned in the leaks.”

Kleanthous is allegedly “the lead AI game programmer at Rockstar” who was responsible for the horse animation in RDR 2. The reveal trailer has several shots that many consider to have the animation style of RDR 2 as well.

GTA 6 Leonida Highway
GTA 6 will reportedly have a lot more accessible buildings than GTA 5.

Rockstar insider ‘Tez2’ had also claimed that the post-launch content for GTA 6 will include new cities and a single-player DLC. Take-Two Interactive stated that GTA 6 will set creative benchmarks, so if this leak is accurate then that’s one way they could achieve that.

However, remember that most of this information is based on speculation and community rumors. We’ll make sure to update this page when Rockstar gives official details about GTA 6.

GTA 6 trailer

Check out the first trailer for GTA 6:

That’s everything we know about the highly anticipated GTA 6. For more on the franchise, check out our other GTA guides below.

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