• According to a leak, the story of "Grand Theft Auto 6" is already complete
  • This development suggests that "GTA 6" has been in the works for years now
  • Rockstar Games is yet to officially announce the game

“Grand Theft Auto 6” might just be way past the early development stage already, that is if a recent leak is to be believed.

The next iteration in the “GTA” series has long been rumored to be in the works, with a recent report citing that it is in the early development stage. However, according to French fansite Rockstar Mag, the full story of the game has been completed for years now.

Per Chris ‘Liberty93’ of Rockstar Mag (via TechRadar), the story for “GTA 6” was wrapped up before the departure of head writer Dan Houser. The leaker also revealed that the story – which has the “soul” of the usual Rockstar game – was tweaked several times in 2017 and 2018.

“They still made changes in late 2017, early 2018, and many little details were modified," Chris shared.

While fans should always take rumors and leaks with a grain of salt, this latest revelation suggests that the development of “GTA 6” might have been underway for some time now. This development also bodes well with a recent leak that claims that the game is “60% to 70%” done.

The said timeline also fits with a previous report about a Mexican actor claiming that he was tapped to play a new character for “GTA 6.”

Jorge Consejo, a renowned actor in the North American country, made waves last March 2020 after listing a role in “GTA 6” in his resume. According to him, he would be playing a character named “The Mexican” in the said game.

What’s more noteworthy about Consejo’s reveal was that he said he was selected for the project in 2018, which would connect to the story possibly being finished at the time.

With that said, it is safe to assume that the game has been really in the works, at least for a couple of years now.

The last “GTA” series released was “Grand Theft Auto V” in 2013. It continues to be one of the most popular games today and Rockstar's top-selling title, so the clamor for its next installment is understandable.

While waiting for the next rumor about “Grand Theft Auto 6,” fans can play “GTA 5” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC (Microsoft Windows).

Taylor Pelling of Sutton poses with his copy of the console game Grand Theft Auto 5 at the midnight opening of the HMV music store in central London. Grand Theft Auto anchors a growing stable of hits. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images