In February of last year, the creator formally declared that it was developing Grand Theft Auto 6. A simple sentence announcing that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway was all to cover the announcement. However, they haven’t spoken anything more in an official capacity since then.
On September 18, however, over ninety videos and pictures from an early, alpha build of the game that was still in production were leaked online in an unprecedented GTA 6 leak. The creator is attempting to remove the material that was leaked from the internet after admitting and verifying the hack.
The GTA 6 leaks that surfaced on September 18, 2022, unveiled the two main characters, Jason and Lucia. These individuals are now officially confirmed as the faces of the highly anticipated game.
Jason stands out as the sole male protagonist in the forthcoming Grand Theft Auto instalment. Jason Schreier, a well-known American journalist and the creators were the one to reveal his identity to the world.
From the leaked material, we can glean that Jason is a Caucasian male, likely in his late twenties or early thirties. The videos offer a glimpse of him sporting a white tank top, Bermuda shorts, and a backward cap.
When it comes to skills, Jason is an expert in various criminal activities, including store heists, car thefts, and even gunfights. What sets him apart are some unique abilities, like the ability to crawl (a feature absent in GTA 5 characters) and a power akin to an eagle eye, reminiscent of what we saw in the creator’s Red Dead Redemption 2.
Lucia, on the other hand, marks a significant milestone as the first-ever female protagonist in the GTA series. She hails from a Hispanic, Latin American background and seems to share a similar age group with Jason. Nevertheless, she is a tad shorter than her male counterpart.
The leaked videos shed light on Lucia’s penchant for switching her outfits, adding a layer of versatility to her character. Among her notable attires, she was often spotted in a pair of sleek blue camo pants, coupled with a pink, long-sleeved top.
Adding to the excitement, the upcoming game will continue the tradition of character-switching on the go, a feature much like the one we enjoyed in GTA 5. The presence of a female protagonist is hopefully going to bring a breath of fresh air, promising more diverse narratives and gameplay experiences.
Get ready, as GTA 6 is about to revolutionise the way we handle weapons. No more will you magically carry nine different weapons in your back pocket. A recent leak unveils the creator’s plans for a complete overhaul of the weapon system in GTA 6, taking cues from games like RDR2 and Alan Wake 2.
Similar to Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll be lugging all your weapons on your person. This means your carrying capacity is going to be severely restricted. But fear not, you can stash additional weapons in your car’s trunk or carry a duffel bag.
This transition was predicted in an earlier leak, suggesting that the creator aims to make the upcoming game more realistic. GTA 5, the current instalment, allows you to tote every single weapon simultaneously, which some players find excessive. This made managing weapons, especially in the context of GTA Online with its plethora of weapons, including futuristic ones, a real chore. Previous games in the series limited you to carrying just one weapon of each type.
When GTA 6 hits the scene for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, the GTA 6 Weapons Database will serve as your go-to resource, listing all the Guns, Rifles, Explosives, and every weapon available in the game.
Some leaks have already surfaced with a confirmed list of GTA 6 weapons. Moreover, GTA VI will introduce Gear & Equipment Items, each with a designated spot on the Weapon Wheel.
Vehicles have always been a cornerstone of the GTA universe. Although the creator has yet to officially spill the beans, we can already offer some educated guesses about the cars and vehicles that will likely make their appearance in GTA 6. Additionally, some leaks have provided a sneak peek into a potential roster of GTA 6 vehicles.
Here’s a list of GTA 6 cars and vehicles that are to feature in the game, thanks to their appearance in the leaks of GTA VI footage from September 18, 2022.
- Buick Skylark (early 90s)
- Buick Estate (1971)
- Cadillac Deville D’Elegance
- Cadillac Eldorado (1959)
- Chevrolet Caprice (90s)
- Chevrolet Malibu (2016-Present)
- Chevrolet Sonic
- Chrysler Lebaron Wagon (80s)
- Excavator with a grappling attachment
- Ford 5th Gen F150
- Ford Explorer or Tahoe mix (90s/2000s)
- Ford Ranchero (70s) (likely the Protagonist’s ride)
- G20 conversion van
- Honda Accord (2018-2022)
- Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler (80s)
- Toyota Camry
Leaked or confirmed details about Grand Theft Auto VI suggest that the game is likely to offer both a 3rd person mode and a 1st person mode. Get ready for an unparalleled level of detail within these vehicles. Interiors will boast dynamic animations, featuring interactive gas/brake/clutch pedals, steering wheel adjustments, rearview mirrors, armrest positions, seat settings, reclining, sun visors, and more.
As you step inside a vehicle, a handy prompt will guide you on how to access the vehicle controls menu by pressing the d-pad left or bring up quick options by holding the d-pad left.
With each new iteration, the Grand Theft Auto series has seen a substantial increase in the number of vehicles available for players to choose from. As the creator’s most ambitious project yet, GTA 6 is going to offer an extensive collection of vehicles upon launch, potentially exceeding 300 unique options, marking the most substantial vehicle lineup in the franchise’s history.
As the anticipation for GTA 6 continues to build, we’ve uncovered fascinating tidbits about the game’s characters, weapons, and vehicles. The creator is set to revolutionise the GTA experience, ensuring that players face new challenges and enjoy fresh gameplay elements.
As we eagerly await the official release of GTA 6, the excitement surrounding the game’s characters, weapons, and vehicles continues to grow. The creator seems adamant on delivering another thrilling adventure in the iconic Grand Theft Auto series. The snippets of information we have are just the beginning of what promises to be a game-changer in the world of open-world gaming.
You might be wondering why GTA 6 is taking such a lengthy journey to reach our gaming consoles. The answer lies in the extraordinary success of GTA 5 and GTA Online, not to mention the massive scope of Red Dead Redemption 2. When the creator officially confirmed the development of GTA 6, they emphasised the unprecedented longevity of GTA 5, which has undergone multiple updates and re-releases over the past nine years. The creator’s commitment to delivering a polished and exceptional gaming experience is apparent. It’s this dedication that contributes to the extended development period. So, while the wait may be long, the payoff promises to be well worth it as we gear up for the next thrilling chapter in the Grand Theft Auto saga.