We now have a good idea of what time period GTA 6 will be set in. While we don’t have a specific year, the first trailer give us enough information to pin down when the events of Grand Theft Auto 6 will take place. Given previous rumors, we were somewhat surprised to see when the game is set.
What time is GTA 6 set in?
The setting of GTA 6 seems to be present day (or within a few years of it). The biggest clue about what year it is in Grand Theft Auto 6 is is the heavy use of a yet unnamed in-game social media network that’s very reminiscient of TikTok, Facebook Live, or Instagram. The mainstream popularity of video streaming apps is a fairly recent development, so we’d place GTA 6’s setting somewhere between 2017 and 2023.
In previous GTA games, the in-game year has been left ambiguous, and that’ll probably be the case here as well. So, you can expect to see a blend of pop culture parodies from the last decade making their appearance.
This contemporary setting lets GTA 6 represent modern society by showing current technologies, trends, and problems. It looks like the game will deal with issues that are important in this digital age since it uses a social media network that is similar to famous platforms today. Social media might be a big part of the game’s story or how it works, maybe changing how characters connect with each other and how the plot develops.
Choosing to set GTA 6 in a time period close to the present also gives the game developers chances to include events and changes in culture that have happened in real life over the last few years. Changing societal norms, political movements, and technology advances are all examples of this. All of these can provide a rich background for the story and world-building in the game.
Adding modern cars, clothes, and technology to the game is also likely to make it more realistic and relatable. You can expect to interact with surroundings and situations that feel familiar, but with the unique, satirical twist that the GTA series is known for.
Setting GTA 6 in the present or near future creates a lively and interesting game world that connects with players’ lives and also gives developers a chance to comment on current social and cultural issues.