In September 2022, 90 videos were leaked, believed to be the first-ever development images of GTA 6. Today, following the release of the first official trailer, we can confirm that much of what was seen back then was real.
Before being removed, the images seemed to confirm the presence of new male and female protagonists, as well as showcasing open-world gameplay and a city known by all.
Today, we can finally say how many of those rumors and leaks are true, thus putting an end to a half-decade of unconfirmed announcements, leaks, and other “information” that many of us took as certain due to how credible it seemed. Time has proven us right.
A female protagonist: Bonnie and Clyde
For over a year, we’ve been saying that Rockstar was going to bet on a female protagonist (it’s not the first time, as in one of the earlier installments, one of the playable characters was a woman) and that she was going to be Latina.
We even went a bit further, as leaks already mentioned that the protagonist would be named Lucia and that her relationship with the other protagonist (her lover/boyfriend/husband, we don’t know yet) would be in the style of Bonnie and Clyde, two of the most famous outlaws in North American history.
And it seems that’s how it’s going to be: lovers, confidants, partners, and criminals. The trailer gave us hints of a relationship that seems to be based on crime and love… just like Bonnie and Clyde.
And we’re back to Vice City, but better than ever
Grand Theft Auto 6 is set in Vice City, a location previously explored in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City from 2002. Unlike its predecessor, GTA 6 offers what seems to be a modern take on the place inspired by Miami and goes further to encompass the state of Leonida.
Leonida, much like its real-world counterpart Florida, features beaches, wetlands, and other quintessential elements such as crocodile-filled swamps. Here are all the known locations in GTA 6 revealed by the game’s first trailer.
Two counties appeared on various traffic signs and in the background of a news report:
- Kelly County
- Vice Dale County (apparently the county containing Vice City and other major locations).
Below are other locations mentioned on signs and social media posts:
- Port Vice City
- The Keys
- Vice Beaches
- Shrinking Sands
- Port Gellhorn
- Vice City International Airport
- Stockyard (near downtown)
- Downtown Vice City
With these two long-rumored points, we confirm that almost everything that has been coming out in the press these past two years had enough basis to be published. Time has ultimately proven us right.