Rockstar Reveals GTA 6’s Expanded Setting Beyond Just Vice City
Rockstar Games has officially declared that the setting for Grand Theft Auto 6 extends significantly beyond the familiar Vice City, situating the game in the larger, fictional state of Leonida – an embodiment of Florida within the GTA universe. This expansion mirrors the evolution seen in previous titles, where Grand Theft Auto 4 focused on Liberty City and Grand Theft Auto 5 explored San Andreas, making the broader setting of Leonida a natural progression for the series.
In its record-setting debut trailer, GTA 6 not only reaffirmed Vice City as a central locale but also introduced key elements like playable characters, graphical enhancements, alligators, vehicles, and the modernized Vice City itself. However, it’s crucial for fans to understand that Vice City is merely a portion of the expansive GTA 6 map that lies within the greater state of Leonida.
While a detailed map of GTA 6 hasn’t been released yet, Rockstar’s official description provides a glimpse: “Grand Theft Auto 6 takes players to the state of Leonida, encompassing the neon-lit Vice City and stretching beyond, in what is set to be the series’ most expansive and immersive iteration to date.” The extent of Leonida available for exploration is still under wraps, with more details expected as the 2025 launch approaches.
The reveal trailer’s closing moments also clarified the much-anticipated release timeline. While there were hopes for a 2024 debut, GTA 6 is now officially slated for a 2025 release. Whether Rockstar will adhere to this timeline or face delays remains to be seen.
Additionally, the description confirming Leonida as the setting also pointed to an initial release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, suggesting a delayed PC launch, a common trend with Rockstar titles. The timing for the GTA 6 PC port is uncertain, but if past releases are any indication, it could be a year or more post-console release.