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GTA 6 locations may have been 'leaked' by Rockstar co-founder years ago

by David Purcell
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Grand Theft Auto leakers have claimed a number of possible GTA 6 locations were leaked in 2013, with a document apparently authored by Rockstar Games' co-founder Sam Houser revealing some cities the game may be set in.

This would be an astonishing development, if it was to be accurate, meaning that while many of the game's online community are still waiting around for an official announcement for the project in 2020, it was actually in pre-development some seven years ago.

What is being reported as a "secret document" has apparently fell into the hands of leakers Yan2295 and Razed, who some fans of the franchise will have heard of before, as they have leaked GTA details ahead of schedule in the past.

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GTA 5's map was so big a number of different locations were included. It could get even bigger for GTA 6 if it's released on next-gen consoles.

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The latter, Razed, is the one who claims to have acquired the document, with a number of supposedly leaked details being included in a six-minute video package – compiled and posted by YouTube account GTA expert.

Inside the video, it's claimed that 60 people were already working on GTA 6 as early as 2013 and that there were a number of different "spit ball" locations in mind. This means that a number of ideas were circling for the new game but nothing solid had been settled on.

One of these ideas included a possible return to the Miami-inspired setting of Vice City. The original game was released back in 2002 and has proven to be one of the most popular ever. However, the document in question stated that the developers questioned what would be left to explore if they made the sought after return.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAeMZcIOMIA

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It's not just Vice City that's been mentioned in this supposed secret file, however, with a few other potential settings being mentioned during the course of the video. These can be found below:

  • Vegas in the 1970s – Casino/Las Venturas
  • Chicago/Detroit – snowy location
  • Mexico City
  • Small town GTA – tight stories, more realism, if wanted you are on the run for a while

Previous reported 'leaks' have claimed that a move to Bogotá in Colombia could be set for GTA 6, although there's no mention of the capital city in this document. Vice City and Fort Lauderdale have been appearing heavily in rumors and leaks, though, with this being yet another continuation of that.

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Many GTA fans are eager for a return to the iconic Vice City.

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However, it does claim that we could see fans taken back in time by 50 years, returning to the 1970s for some backstory content, which would be an interesting development for the campaign. If they have been working on this since 2013, though, there's no telling what Rockstar Games might pull off when the game is finally revealed.

To that point, it's also very difficult to clarify as to whether or not these leaks are actually accurate. Even if they are, if these discussions were being made surrounding potential locations seven years ago, there's also a chance – even if true – that plans changed over the course of time.

We have reached out for comment from Rockstar and will update this story with any further information, should it be given to us.