Rockstar Games confirmed that Grand Theft Auto VI is set in Leonida, a state that is essentially the franchise’s take on Florida, expanding its scope far beyond Vice City.
Welcome to Leonida, Grand Theft Auto VI’s Country
The rumors for Vice City will be back at Grand Theft Auto VI was there for a very long time. At the first released trailer, this rumor confirmed. Vice City will be back with Grand Theft Auto VI. After all, with Grand Theft Auto 4 tackling Liberty City and Grand Theft Auto 5 offering its take on San Andreas, Vice City always seemed like the natural next step.
Aside from the country, new trailer also confirmed the game’s playable characters, graphical improvements, alligators, vehicles, and how Vice City is being updated. However, fans should know that Vice City is really just one part of the greater Grand Theft Auto VI map, as the game is set in the greater state Leonida.
The full version of Grand Theft Auto VI map has not been revealed yet, but Rockstar has confirmed that the game is actually set in Leonida, a fictional state that includes Vice City and other areas. The official description from Rockstar reads: “Grand Theft Auto 6 heads to the state of Leonida, home to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and beyond in the biggest, most immersive evolution of the Grand Theft Auto series yet.”
Exactly how much more of Leonida fans will get to explore remains to be seen, but more information should come to light in the lead up to the game’s eventual 2025 launch.
One of the most important pieces of information for Grand Theft Auto VI came at the very end of its reveal trailer. While there was some hope that the open world crime game would drop in 2024, it has now been confirmed that the Grand Theft Auto VI release date will be at some point in 2025. Time will tell if Rockstar meets that date or if the game’s launch gets pushed back, but for now, fans can look forward to 2025 as being the year of GTA 6.
Currently Rockstar Games confirmed the game for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X at launch. It looks like the tradition is not changing, Rockstar Games once again release their game for PC later. It remains to be seen how long fans will have to wait for the eventual Grand Theft Auto VI PC port, but Rockstar’s previous titles suggest that it will take at least a year for the game to come to PC.