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GTA 6 leak drops another major hint at return to Vice City

Published: 6/Aug/2020 4:16 Updated: 7/Aug/2020 10:40

by Brad Norton

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The latest Grand Theft Auto leak claims that Rockstar’s long-awaited sixth mainline release is currently locking down new Synthwave music for a Vice City-esque “Radio Station.”

It’s been seven years since GTA V was first released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Rockstar’s last entry in the franchise has since become the third best-selling video game of all time. It’s no surprise that avid fans of the series have been eagerly anticipating the next-gen follow up.

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While information has been scarce, plenty of leaks and rumors over the years have kept the community on edge. On August 3, GTA Online players spotted six new teasers with ‘2021’ plastered across the map. With an official reveal potentially not far off, yet another leak has hinted at how far along development might be.

A release date isn’t set in stone just yet. In fact, rough release windows have even been shut down by Rockstar in the past. However, a since-deleted tweet on August 5 claims that GTA VI might actually be closer than we think.

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The latest GTA VI leak claims fans will soon be heading back to Vice City.

‘Vector Hold’ is described as an “80’s Electro Synth project,” on Twitter. Led by musician Peter Bryan Rice, this account claims a wide array of Synthwave artists have been approached by Rockstar.

“Music rights clearing people have been hitting up Synthwave artists for a Radio Station,” a deleted August 5 tweet said. Rockstar has allegedly been looking to secure an array of 80’s music, potentially hinting at the setting of GTA VI.

Plenty of GTA games have featured dedicated electronic music stations. Others have included throwback channels for classic hits as well. So the reported selection would come of no surprise when flicking through stations in GTA VI. 

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While plenty of speculation has focused on the location of the next game, nothing has been made official just yet. That didn’t stop the Vector Hold account from throwing in its two cents, however.  “GTA VI will most likely take place in Vice City,” they added.

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The deleted post from VectorHold claims that Rockstar is locking down tracks for GTA VI.

Since the post has been deleted, it’s wise to take this information with a grain of salt. Rockstar could be reaching out for a completely unrelated project after all.

The developers have been tight-lipped for many years now, though GTA V is set to carry its momentum through to the next generation of consoles. The community can only hope that the sequel is close behind.

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Full GTA 6 map reportedly leaked and it’s massive

Published: 14/Oct/2020 3:47 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 4:17

by Brad Norton

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It’s been seven years since the release of Grand Theft Auto 5 and while Rockstar is yet to confirm the next entry in the series, a new map has leaked out and it’s supposedly our most detailed look at GTA 6 to date.

The gaming community has long been waiting with bated breath for any scrap of GTA 6 news. While the developers love to tease, and fan theories are often running wild, nothing has been made official thus far.

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We know that Rockstar is taking its time with the next mainline release. Coming off the back of 2018’s Red Dead follow up, the next GTA could still be a few years off. However, that hasn’t stopped new insights from slipping through the cracks.

A handful of earlier leaks have hinted at the location for GTA 6. Now, we may have been given our very first look at the full map for the next-gen title.

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Funnily enough, this leak was first shared around in 2018.

A random Twitter account with just a single post has been left inactive since these images were shared online. The original tweet was disregarded for the most part, there was no way to verify these leaks, after all. However, this version of the GTA 6 map has just been thrown back into the spotlight with tons of new details.

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These images surfaced in 2018 but have just been thrown back into the spotlight.

A new image of an island popped up on October 9. This newly detailed look just so happens to line up perfectly with part of the original leak from 2018. Every key detail from a lake in the middle to its general size and shape have all held true.

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According to the original post that now seems to be on point, this island is just one section of a considerably bigger map. GTA 6 is rumored to feature an expanded version of Vice City along with a ton of new areas to explore.

Miami’s topography lines up almost perfectly with the original leak as well. Indicating that a faithful, yet satirical, reimagining of the state is likely in the works, similar to GTA 5’s rip on Los Angeles with Los Santos.

Obviously, this information should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being; we’re likely still a few years away from GTA 6, so everything could change.

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This wouldn’t be the first open-world game from Rockstar to have its final map leak early though. The exact same happened with Red Dead Redemption 2 ahead of its release.

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The latest look at an island in GTA 6 lines up perfectly with leaks from 2018.

With no official word from the developers, there’s no use holding your breath for any kind of confirmation in the near future. Rockstar often forgoes major gaming industry events in order to reveal and promote their titles on their own time.

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It’s likely GTA 6 follows suit and we won’t hear about it until they’re truly ready.

Keep your eyes peeled, however. If a full island has now leaked early, other sections of the map could be on the way too.