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Are GTA Online updates teasing GTA 6?

Published: 20/Oct/2019 15:15 Updated: 20/Oct/2019 15:35

by Connor Bennett

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GTA Online players think they’ve found hints from Rockstar Games towards GTA 6 through some of the game’s latest updates.

Even though there hasn’t been much, if any, solid evidence of Grand Theft Auto 6 even being in the works, that hasn’t stopped GTA fans from dissecting every small detail that Rockstar Games gives them. 

The hype around the supposedly upcoming game has been helped by ‘leaks’ which have hinted at the game’s potential story, characters, and setting. Of course, none of these have come with any sort of credible proof, but some fans believe that Rockstar has been hinting at one in particular – the flashback to the 1980s – being true thanks to GTA Online updates.

GTA screengrab, via KotakuGTA Online is still going strong.

In a substantially long post to the GTAForums website, user Benefactor69 broke down how the latest GTA Online updates have added new vehicles to the game in the same way that GTA IV did prior to the release of GTA V.

Back then, some cars were, in Benefactor69’s words, “unfinished” as graphic elements like their badges and parts of the interiors were missing, seemingly looking like a backward port just to drop filler content.

Of course, it’s a different story now as all the cars are of a higher standard, but the newest ones are a flashback to a bygone era. Take the ‘Weeny Dynasty’ from the October 17 GTA Online content update, it looks more like a Grand Theft Auto: Vice City vehicle than a modern-day Los Santos one.

GTA WikiThe Weeny Dynasty is different to the current crop of GTA Online vehicles.

The posters theory didn’t finish up there, though, as they noted that the ‘Doomsday Heist’ was supposedly GTA Online’s final major piece of DLC but was, instead, followed by the Diamond Casino that has had 80s vibes in the decor, storyline, and the vintage vehicles.

“If Rockstar is reusing GTA VI content as filler in the more recent GTA Online updates, it would definitely seem like they are hinting at a vintage setting,” the user said, concluding with their theory. 

Benefactor69’s lengthy forum post about the GTA 6 teases.

Of course, this is purely the thoughts of one poster and should be taken with a hint of salt, but there are things that can’t be ignored.

Rockstar has used GTA to tease future games – including, as Benefactor69 says, GTA IV and GTA V. They’ve also dropped hints about the Bully franchise inside GTA Online, but it remains to be seen if anything comes of it.

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GTA 6 fans believe Super Bowl 55 could have a reveal after Vice City teasers

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:48

by Connor Bennett

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Grand Theft Auto fans are hopeful that Super Bowl 55 could have some answers about GTA 6, given that Super Bowl 54 seemingly had teasers a year ago. 

Despite complete silence from Rockstar Games, there is no bigger question in gaming right now than ‘when will we finally get our hands on GTA 6?’

There has been all manner of rumors, leaks, and teasers in the last few years, with players digging through Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption, and even Rockstar Games’ trademarks for possible clues.

All signs have pointed towards a return to Vice City after last year, at Super Bowl 54, a number of the television crews broadcasting the game used Vice City graphics and references. Now, with Super Bowl 55 on the horizon, GTA fans are hoping for more of the same. 

GTA Online character with a car and house
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There have been plenty of rumors about GTA 6, but nothing official yet.

With Super Bowl 54, it was a little easier to make the Vice City references, given that the game was played in Miami – the city that the iconic GTA location is based on.

In the case of Super Bowl 55, though, players are hoping that, because The Weeknd is performing at the Half Time show on February 7, there might be more clues – given that there have been rumors he’s been working with Rockstar

“I could see a 15-30 second commercial of a car starting up or a cinematic shot of whatever city the game takes place in followed by the Rockstar and GTA VI Logo being a VERY SLIGHT possibility,” said Redditor ItsTreDay, noting that a game announcement would be enough – nevermind gameplay or anything else. 

The Superbowl is coming back up in a few weeks. While unlikely, I feel a teaser is possible this year from GTA6

Others quickly agreed. “They couldn’t ask for a better announcement opportunity,” said one fan. “Fingers crossed. Wish we get some info from them. Even if it was just a logo,” added another.

However, some aren’t convinced, questioning why Rockstar would need to spend money on advertising at the Super Bowl. In recent years, 30-second ad spots at the Super Bowl have commanded around $5.6 million.

Rockstar knows how much hype there is about GTA 6, and whenever they decide to tease it, or start to roll out a reveal, it’s going to get serious attention anyway. But, we’ll just have to wait and see – they could switch things up for once.