KEY POINTS

  • Rockstar Games has not yet confirmed that it is working on "GTA 6"
  • Rumors about the next "Grand Theft Auto" online have been rife online over the years
  • A reliable industry insider recently debunked leaks about "GTA 6" 

The recently leaked "GTA 6" map that got a lot of fans excited is reportedly fake. The information comes from a reliable industry insider and sadly, it is not the only bad news he shared.

The "GTA 6" map in question originally surfaced on GTA Forums and has since been deleted. It features blurry footage of the location of the heavily rumored sequel. It showcases a lot of side activities and landmarks and confirms that the game will return to the fan-favorite location, Vice City. 

Unfortunately for those who believed that the leak is genuine, reliable industry insider Tom Henderson does not think so. According to him, "I wouldn't expect any leaks like this for a couple of years." The insider not only debunked the supposed leaked map but also confirmed that fans should not expect leaks of this kind anytime soon. 

GTA Online: The Cayo Perico Heist Anything goes on Cayo Perico, a private paradise that's home to the infamous El Rubio, the world’s preeminent narcotrafficker and supplier to the Madrazo family. Photo: Rockstar Games Official YouTube Channel Henderson's recent comments on the game surfaced after he released a YouTube video, revealing some interesting information about "GTA 6." It also aligns with his recent claim and that of Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, that the game is still a few years away and could release as early as 2025.  It is worth noting that Henderson and his sources have positive track records when it comes to leaks and insider information. 

However, since Rockstar Games has still not said anything about the game or when it plans to announce it, his claim is still unsubstantiated. Granting that Henderson's 2025 release window for "GTA 6" is accurate, it sparks discussions regarding the game's launch platforms. By that time, fans could look forward to seeing the next "Grand Theft Auto" title releasing on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. 

The new generation consoles would have been out for approximately four or five years at that time, which would be in their middle years. If gaming console giants Microsoft and Sony release a refresh at that time, there is a chance that Rockstar Games would also launch "GTA 6" on the newest gaming systems available in the market. 

For now, all these leaks about the next "Grand Theft Auto" title are speculations. Fans should therefore temper their expectations about "GTA 6" and consider all these leaks as highly speculative.