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This GTA 6 'leak' is detailed, but almost certainly fake

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An alleged Grand Theft Auto 6 (opens in new tab) 'leak' appeared on Reddit on the weekend and, while it is quite detailed, it's probably bogus. Definitely. But as filled with probable nonsense as it is, it's tantalising all the same.

We'll visit Vice City again, apparently, and South America, and we'll even get to visit Cuba. And it will span decades, with places changing as the years roll by. We'll be able to build our very own drug empire, too, evoking the criminally underrated Chinatown Wars. Narcos is an inspiration. Sounds interesting. But it's fake. Sorry.

Reddit user JackOLantern1982 (opens in new tab) is apparently getting their information from people who have worked at PC Gamer and Kotaku. It's news to us. The 'leak' was followed up by another one, this time from gfk53 (opens in new tab), who apparently has an "inside source". Some of the details are the same, others are different.   

"Weather is being modeling [sic] to create category 4-5 hurricanes," wrote gfk53. Despite being set in a part of the world that has just one kind of weather, GTA 5 actually had quite a bit of variety, but none of it really affected the world. Hurricanes getting in the way of a criminal caper sound pretty neat. Maybe Rockstar will be inspired.

Other unverified details include that it will only have a single protagonist and that it won't be available for this generation of consoles, which seems even more unlikely than most of the stuff in the list, especially since Rockstar, according to the 'leak', started developing it in 2012. 

Take all of this with a massive truck of salt. GTA 6 is almost certainly coming, but if it bears a resemblance to stuff from these Reddit posts, it will probably be down to luck.

I reached out to Rockstar but have yet to hear back. 

Cheers, GamesRadar (opens in new tab).

Fraser Brown
Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.