Tom Henderson, a prominent industry leaker says that GTA 6 will stick with a modern-day setting. By this point, speculation about Rockstar’s long-awaited sequel to the crime franchise is rife and near impossible to keep track of. On regular occasions, new theories will emerge with Rockstar seemingly no closer to revealing any details to GTA V’s follow-up.
Henderson, whose Twitter account was suspended back in February, stated that GTA 6 would be “modern”, and “not set in the 1980’s”. Henderson is widely known for leaking information for games such as Call Of Duty and Battlefield 6.
It’s important to consider that GTA V and GTA Online are both hugely popular and equally as reliant on modern-day technology such as smartphones and the internet, which lends to the theory that Rockstar wouldn’t be willing to scrap the foundations and begin from scratch on a new game.
It's not set in the 1980's and is modern. https://t.co/iav46Ty35V
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) April 12, 2021
In January, as previously reported by GameLuster, Henderson suggested that GTA 6 may for the first time in the franchise history, feature both a male and female protagonist. There’s every chance that GTA 6 would adopt a similar multi-protagonist system seen in GTA V, in which players can alternate between Trevor, Michael, and Franklin.
Another popular theory emerged last November after Rockstar debuted a trailer to promote an online update, (the Cayo Perico Heist). At one moment in the clip, if you focus closely, a series of coordinates can be caught on screen. If you enter these coordinates onto Google Maps, this leads you to a mountain trail in Virginia.
There’s still much for GTA fans to look forward to, including the next-gen release of GTA V in 2021, described as an "expanded and enhanced” edition. Not long after this announcement, Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent company, renewed two key domain names.
GTA V is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, and PC.