Now that we're some months removed from the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2, fans of Rockstar Games are wondering what's next for the award-winning studio. A former Rockstar employee's resume and other recent leaks suggest that Rockstar's next game is none other than the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6, with the game possibly taking place in both Liberty City and Vice City.
This information comes from a since-deleted Pastebin post that claims to have leaked not only the cities where Grand Theft Auto 6 will be set, but some other details as well. According to the post, GTA 6 will see players start their career as a small-time criminal in Liberty City, until they eventually join a "famous gang" in Vice City. GTA 6 players will then work with the famous gang for awhile, running their operation in Liberty City, until returning to Vice City to become a powerful drug lord.
The post also claims that GTA 6 will be coming to next-generation consoles. With the PS5 set to launch in 2020, presumably alongside the next Xbox, this particular detail seems like a given, and is the easiest thing to believe about the Pastebin post.
As for the rest of the post, fans should certainly take it with a grain of salt. Much of the information seems to reiterate a different Pastebin post from December 2018 that made similar claims about GTA 6 being set in both Liberty City and Vice City. However, there is one key difference between the two posts.
The December 2018 Pastebin post has yet to be deleted, whereas the most recent Pastebin post was quickly pulled from the site. Speculation points to Rockstar Games itself asking for the post to be removed, which could lend some more legitimacy to this "leak" than past leaks. Even so, we still caution that GTA 6 fans should take this information with a massive grain of salt.
Meanwhile, here is the deleted Pastebin post in its entirety for anyone interested:
"GTA 6 is going to feature multiple big cities which players can travel across.
In the title which will make you a kind of a drug lord. You will start as a small time guy in Liberty City doing odd chores and small-time thefts and eventually work your way to Vice City where you will join a famous gang. You will be tasked to look after business in liberty city until you are brought back to Vice City and soon become the drug lord.
Rockstar Games has an idea about when they want to release the game but the corporates want to analyze the sales of PS5 and the Xbox 2. This game cant come [out] for ps4 because of memory restrictions. We have 2 major cities along with a vast stretch of highways and Blaine County like countrysides in the middle of it all. There will also be some kind of timed era between the missions with flashbacks.
Certain shops will sell different types of items in different eras. RDR2 type stranger dialogues will be implemented.
There are big plans in online and with major content like newer towns. They are working closely with Microsoft and Sony on cloud gaming which will help them enable online to be a continuous process."
Grand Theft Auto 6 is rumored to be in development for PS5 and the next-generation Xbox.