Rockstar Games already confirmed that it's working on Grand Theft Auto 6, the highly-anticipated next installment to the popular sandbox action-adventure game, but the developer didn't reveal any additional details about it. All we have right now are rumors, and latest one claims that GTA 6 is a lot more ambitious than what previous rumors suggest. According to previous rumors, it will primarily be set in Vice City, the franchise's fictional take on Miami.
Now, a well-known industry analyst and insider Michael Pachter recently said that GTA 6 is set not only in Vice City, but Liberty City (New York City), San Andreas (San Francisco), and Europe. Although he didn't mention Los Santos (Los Angeles), it's expected to be one of the locations. However, Pachter noted that GTA 6 will be 400 to 500 hours long.
"GTA 6 has been in development since 2014. They may have not been writing code back then as they were figuring out the story, but by 2015 they were writing code," Pachter said. "Anybody who is so naive as to think Rockstar with its 2000 employees is sitting on their butts twiddling their thumbs... No, they're not, these guys are working their asses off to create amazing content, but GTA 6 is going to take 10 years or more. The reason is, my understanding is, it is a mash-up of Vice City, San Andreas, Liberty City (so GTA 3), and Europe, London for sure. You're going to be able to go anywhere on those continents and you're going to have missions that take you all those places."
Patcher added: "It'll probably be literally a four or five-hundred-hour game by the time they get it out. That's what they are doing now, that's what they've turned GTA 6 into. I get it because they're like, we're gonna charge you 60 bucks, and then we're going to give you an online experience and you're going to have to carry drugs from London to LA, you're going to have to go through the port in Miami. They're going to do all this really cool stuff."
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Pachter is considered by many to be a credible analyst who occasionally shares insider information, but it's still unclear how much of this rumor is pure speculation vs. report, so take everything here with a grain of salt until Rockstar Games officially confirms any of these details.
If you want to know more details about this long-anticipated sandbox action-adventure game, you can read everything we know so far about GTA 6 here.