Rockstar Teases International GTA 6 Location
Pack your bags and don't forget your passport, it sounds like the next Grand Theft Auto game could be sending us on a globetrotting adventure. While we're used to the fictionalised locales like Los Santos and Vice City, we could be going further afield for GTA 6's setting.
We know you're probably sick of hearing weird and wonderful GTA 6 speculation by now, but with Rockstar refusing to even confirm it's working on the follow-up to 2013's GTA V, there isn't much else to do right now - well, once you've finished Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.
What Is The GTA 6 Location?
The latest scoop comes courtesy of a Rockstar job listing, which is arguably where most of our GTA 6 speculation comes from these days. Rockstar is looking for a Photogrammetry Artist who is based out of Toronto.
Photogrammetry Artists have the job of scanning objects into 3D models that will be then used in-game. Their main role usually involves creating entire backdrops. What makes this listing even more interesting is the mention of the perfect candidate being able to "discuss and plan possible scan locations with Art Team, both local and international."
Even though Canada and the USA are typically thought of as separate nations, the notion of scouting international locations is surely pointing to somewhere a little further away. Let's remember it hasn't always been Stars and Stripes, with 1997's forgotten Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 heading to the United Kingdom.
No one really knows what's going on right now, which is classic Rockstar tactics. One critic wrote, "Yeah this is a nothingburger. A Canadian going to the US to scout counts as 'International', so this tells us nothing. However, an interested theorist added, "Might be some dlc stuff too, who knows?"
What have we heard about the GTA 6 location?
Also not that far from the typical USA homeland the GTA games are used to, the massive Project Americas leak that has become the stuff of legend famously mentioned Rio de Janeiro as a possible locale. Although much of Project Americas has been debunked or cast into doubt, a fictionalised version of Rio is an idea that continues to pop up.
Elsewhere, Rockstar North Chief Leslie Benzies told Digital Trends in 2013 how they wanted to connect all the cities in one giant map. Back then, Benzies explained, "Of course at some point we would like to have one big world containing all our cities and let the player fly between them and revisit their favorite areas". Looking at how games like Ratchet & Clank have included instant loading, it's not totally outside the realms of possibility that we could hop between cities AND countries in the blink of an eye.
Still, the most prevalent rumour is that we'll be heading back to Vice City for a possible sequel or modern interpretation of the neon-splashed Miami knock-off. Unfortunately, Rockstar isn't playing ball right now. While we're looking out for even the slightest whiff of GTA 6 in the remastered trilogy or the constant GTA Online updates, it's anyone's guess where the next game will be set.