'Grand Theft Auto 6' Release Date, News & Update: Rockstar Confirmed 'Preproduction'! Female Protagonist, More Side Jobs, Vehicles To Arrive? Gameplay Details

By Kaye Reese , Updated Nov 25, 2016 10:13 AM EST
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"Grand Theft Auto 6" is easily one of the most anticipated video game sequels right now. The franchise currently enjoys a strong fanbase and popularity, it being one of the juggernaut mainstays in the video gaming world. However, it would seem that Rockstar, the studio that created and brought this juggernaut franchise to the foray, is not yet actively pursuing "Grand Theft Auto 6" thanks to overlapping major projects, such as "Red Dead Redemption."

Still, that hasn't stopped fans from speculating about what to expect from the GTA sequel. Here's everything you need to know about "Grand Theft Auto 6": updates, possible release dates, upgrades and more.

Already at preproduction

While spoilers are thin to the ground for "Grand Theft Auto 6," fans can rest assured that the game is currently in its preproduction phase, according to Tech Radar. That means a sequel is very much in the pipeline. But "preproduction" is a long ways off from actually producing, creating and developing the game, so it may be long before fans can actually get their hands on "GTA 6."

Reproducing the entire US map

By far the biggest and juiciest nugget of information on "GTA 6" is the size of the map. Reports speculated that Rockstar could be recreating the entire United States in the sequel. However, that puts the ballpark on the release date of "GTA 6" around 2020, which is a long time by anyone's standards, according to Trusted Reviews.

Female protagonist, increased side jobs and vehicle variation

But while there's barely information on what "Grand Theft Auto 6" would actually contain, among the things fans would like to see in the game is a strong female protagonist. So far, the strongest female character in any "GTA" game is Catalina from "GTA 3," and "GTA 6" would be the perfect time to shed its more macho-chauvinist undertones by giving a female playable character.

Increased vehicle variation and side jobs are also one of the chief things "Grand Theft Auto 6" ought to feature. This would spice up things in the game as well as cultivate interest among players who want to go from side quest to side quest. 

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