GTA 6: Release Date, leaked map 3 things to look forward to from Rockstar’s much-awaited open world game

The map from Rockstar Games’ much-awaited open-world game Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6 got leaked online. The pictures from the leak sent the fans of the game into a frenzy as they showed new areas, and “expansive landscapes” as compared to the last game in the renowned franchise, GTA 5.

As per reports, one of the central topics of discussions among the fans about GTA 6 has been about the map as it plays a very central role in how the gameplay shapes up. The meticulous map in GTA 5 set a new benchmark for the next instalment to achieve and that led to many debates in various online gaming forums.

Additionally, the map in GTA 5 gave the players an opportunity to experience interesting places like Blaine County and Los Santos within the game. Hence, reportedly, they are expecting more “depth” and “complexity” from the map in GTA 6 which will help with story building and exciting game narratives.

The news of GTA 6 has set the gaming community ablaze with excitement. Here are 3 things that are being expected from the new instalment.

GTA 6 Will Have a Massive Map

There are no official renders of the GTA 6’s map. However, Reddit users have been hard at work. Using coordinates from GTA 5 and combining the leaked ones from GTA 6, Reddit’s mapping community has created a rendition of what the new game’s map will look like. As you can see yourself, the new map is supposedly going to be absolutely massive and considerably larger than the size of GTA V.

The proposed map features Los Santos amid the area that is supposed to house Vice City. However, going from the size and scale of the map, players might need to do some serious driving/flying to get to different areas. This rendered map very well might include the rumored Cuba and other locations we discussed above. However, do

Potential map of GTA 6

Map of GTA Vice City (L) and Map of Miami, Florida (R)

Going back to Vice City

According to reports, the new game will be set in Vice City which is one of the most famed cities in the franchise. The city has also been a part of earlier games in the series like “GTA: Vice City” and “GTA: Vice City Stories.”

Additionally, rumours also suggest that the map in GTA 6 will be the largest ever in the franchise till now and will consist of elements from the entire state of Florida, US.

New Game Engine

Every video game’s story is highly impacted by the capability of the engine used to develop that game. A game engine is the base platform on which the game’s world loads, functions, and interacts with the player. Keeping that in mind, Chris Klippel, the leaker who gave us GTA 6’s release timeline, has claimed that Grand Theft Auto is being developed using the new RAGE engine.

RDR2 Screenshot
Screenshot from Red Dead Redemption 2, the latest game on Rockstar’s current game engine

This new engine is more potent than its counterpart, which powers GTA 5 and RDR2. If this claim is valid, then we can expect not only jaw-dropping graphics but also more elaborate missions. With powerful platforms and a smarter game engine, GTA 6 can give us more than the “go and kill” missions currently dominating the franchise.

More buildings to enter and better interiors

Reports suggest that GTA 6 will have more buildings around the city where the players will be able to enter as compared to GTA 5.

Furthermore, leaked pictures showed a place with very detailed interiors which the in-game characters were robbing which suggested that there will be more complex interior designs in the buildings that will make the gameplay more interesting.

Introduction of cryptocurrency

As per rumours, it’s believed that cryptocurrency might be introduced into the game. It won’t resemble the real-life online currency like Bitcoin but will be an in-game money that can be used by players for their high-level characters to transfer significant sums. It’s reported that the game might use cryptocurrency to differentiate between free and premium in-game money.

Certain profiles on the platform X (formerly Twitter) have made a comparative analysis between the maps of GTA 5 and GTA 6 and came up with various insights which has added fuel to the fandom.

Characters from GTA VC Stories

Character art from GTA Vice City Stories


Q1. What are Rockstar Games?
Rockstar Games is an American video game company that was founded in December 1998 in New York City.

Q2. How many games are there in the GTA franchise?
 There 16 games in the GTA franchise with some notable ones being GTA: Vice City, GTA: San Andreas and GTA 5 to name a few.