Grand Theft Auto 5 has been around since September 2013, but is still insanely popular thanks to the continued GTA Online updates. Still, that doesn’t mean fans aren’t eager to find out news of a potential GTA 6.

With Red Dead Redemption 2 launching in Spring 2018 the chances of seeing a new Grand Theft Auto any time soon on are slim.

GTA 5 remains the fastest selling title in videogame history, earning a staggering $1 billion in its first 24 hours of release. Rockstar’s latest entry has gone on to sell 60 million copies worldwide across all platforms, this includes the recent ports for PS4 and Xbox One.

We know almost nothing about GTA 6, but reports suggest it’s already entered pre-production. A recent leak seemed to suggest an actor had listed GTA 6 motion capture work on their resume, but this later turned out to be a hoax, much to the dismay of fans. Now, we remain back at square one, with much speculation and little concrete information.

GTA 6 Release Date – When is it coming out?

We currently have no details on when GTA 6 will release, and with Red Dead Redemption 2 launching in 2018 it won’t be for at least another year, most likely much longer.

GTA 6 News – What’s being said about it?

The first official whiff of information about GTA 6 came from Rockstar President Leslie Benzies, who teased that the game is in very early stages of development.

“We don’t know what GTA 6 will be, but we’ve got some ideas”, said Benzies in an interview with Develop.

Although it’s far from concrete confirmation of what development stage the game is at, Benzies did give us a few insights into how the idea process starts.

“It comes from the idea first. Where it is going to be set is the first question. Then that defines the missions; you’re doing different things in LA than in New York or Miami. The map and story get worked up together, and the story is a basic flow of how it works out so you can layer the mission in.”

It’s also worth remembering that by the end of GTA 4’s lifecycle, Rockstar had already conceived some broad ideas about what GTA 5 would be. The game started life around 5 years ago, but was only in full production for three of those.

“We’ve got about 45 years’ worth of ideas we want to do. GTA Online is the focus right now. There ain’t no rest between finishing 5 and then Online. Plus we have some things  – stuff, DLC, I don’t know how to describe it exactly – that we’d like to do, and we’ll pick the right ones.”

The latest GTA 6 gossip though is about the sheer size of the GTA 6 map. According to a new rumour, Rockstar Games could be trying to recreate the entire of the US with GTA 6, rather than just a single city. With the rumoured release date tipped to lie somewhere in 2020 (we know, that feels like a million years away), apparently Rockstar is using that time to recreate the entire country.

We’d advise that you take this with a large pinch of salt though, as we doubt you need to take that 100 per cent literally. We reckon GTA 6 might just feature multiple US locations with the distances between each one cut down considerably. It could be like how The Crew managed to cover the entire US and turned it into a navigable map that takes an hour and a half in real time to drive from one end to the other.

Could this be what’s in store for us in GTA 6? We can only hope.

GTA 6 Story – What’s it about?

As GTA 6 is most likely at least three years away, we understandably know absolutely nothing about the game’s storyline or gameplay features.

We’ll keep you posted if we sniff out any teaser titbits, but until then check out our GTA 6 Wishlist for a few key things we’d love to see in the game.