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Leaker claims to know what Rockstar’s Project Bonaire is

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Rockstar's 'Project Bonaire' left fans clueless after its mystery reveal back on August 21, and now one notorious Grand Theft Auto leaker claims to know what it is.

Bonaire first surfaced on August 21 after Australian ratings board IARC refused to classify the Rockstar project, claiming it to be because of the inclusion of sexual content and violence.

This led many to guess what the mystery project is, with fans of both Bully and Red Dead Redemption 2 holding out hopes for some sort of sequel or DLC. On August 30, a leaker claimed to know what is actually is.

Australian Classification Board
Australian Classification Board
The IARC refused to classify Project Bonaire.


What is Project Bonaire?

On August 30, infamous Rockstar leaker ‘Tez2’ tweeted about the project, and claimed that it is actually a PC port for Red Dead Redemption 2.

He also added that he is unsure as to why the IARC refused classification for a game it’s passed before, but it could be because of some new content added to the port that isn’t in console versions.

“Rockstar mysterious title called "Bonaire" is the code name for RDR2 PC. As to why it was refused classification is unknown, but I would assume it's because of something new within the PC version as the Australian government seems to be okay with the console versions.” he said.

The leaker later theorized that another reason for the refusal could be because of the Rockstar Editor program, which was first introduced in GTA V and allows players to create videos of their gameplay within the game.

Australia had actually taken issue when the feature was first released, so it’s not impossible that a RDR2 addition would cause problems with the same board.

“Interesting enough, the Australian Classification Board had problems with GTAV Rockstar Editor back in 2015. It won't surprise me if they are having problems with RDR2 Rockstar Editor which should be coming with the PC version.” Tez2 tweeted.


Project Bonaire release date

When asked about a possible release date for Bonaire, the leaker gave a vague timeframe for the end of 2019 or early 2020, but warned that it could be a placeholder.

“It's planned for the holiday season of this year or early 2020. Keep in mind, plans change all the time.” he tweeted.

Only time will tell as to what the mysterious ‘Project Bonaire’ actually is, but as always, Dexerto will keep you in the loop on any further developments.