'Grand Theft Auto 6' Release Date, News & Update: New Locations, Characters, VR Support Delay Game Launch to 2020; Londo, Tokyo Confirmed?

By Christian M. , Updated Dec 04, 2016 01:27 PM EST

"Grand Theft Auto 6" has been one of the most highly anticipated game sequels by millions of fans of the franchise. With the huge hype comes the high expectations for the sequel, given that "Grand Theft Auto 5" is one of the most successful games in the franchise to date.

New Features Delay Release

According to some reports, game developer and publisher Rockstar Games actually has big plans for "Grand Theft Auto 6." Due to the load of expectations, new maps, characters, and even a VR functionality are geared to be included in the game. while these are definitely welcome additions to the game, these may be the ultimate cause of delay for the "Grand Theft Auto 6" release.

New Locations and Characters

Many reports suggest that both London and Japan are the top contenders for the setting of "Grand Theft Auto 6." Reports have also said that the developer intends "Grand Theft Auto 6" to be a fresh new start of an era, complete with a wider scope of both location and atmosphere for players to explore. While no "Grand Theft Auto" installment has been set outside the US yet, "Grand Theft Auto 6" will include new locations, along with several new characters for players to enjoy.

VR Support

According to other reports, Rockstar Games will also be taking advantage of the current hype in Virtual Reality Gaming, incorporating the feature to "Grand Theft Auto 6." This would then allow the game to have its own VR functionality. While this is truly a great feature to have for players to fully immerse themselves in the game, the release date of "Grand Theft Auto 6" would definitely be pushed back further. Now, the estimated arrival year of the game is at 2020.

Official Word

These are truly exciting news and details for "Grand Theft Auto 6." However, there have been no official word as of yet directly from Rockstar Games, so everything should be taken with a grain of salt. Fans should still get excited though, as "Grand Theft Auto 6" is shaping up to be a truly interesting game.

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