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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 teaser speculation grows after players uncover more strange files in RDR2

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:20

by Michael Gwilliam

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Fans have spotted more out-of-place files in Red Dead Redemption 2 that could point toward either GTA 6 or rumors that the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series is on a new engine.

Rockstar has been mum on any information regarding the long-awaited announcement of GTA 6, but fans can hardly contain their excitement, combing through files of other games to find some clue for what the company is working on.

Now, with GTA Online players spotting code potentially referencing the RAGE Engine used in Red Dead Redemption 2, fans think there could be some connection between RDR2 and the next Grand Theft Auto.

As such, players have peeked through RDR2’s files and discovered some things that seem wildly out of place, even for the wild west.

Gangsters carry guns in GTA Online
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What are these weird GTA-like files doing in Red Dead Redemption 2?

GTA Forums member ‘rollschuh2282’ noted that they found parachute-related files hidden in Red Dead. The crazy part is that the file doesn’t exist in GTA V.

“Funnily that [[email protected]@pack] animation file does not exist in V,” they wrote and provided a photo of all the parachute animations in GTA 5.

Lo and behold, the file with “pack” in its name was not among them, meaning it was unique to Red Dead 2’s code. But what would parachute files be doing in a game about cowboys?

Snow in Red Dead Redemption
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Modern gun files don’t make sense in RDR2. Unless…

Fans believe this is either a sign towards the next-gen port of GTA V being in Red Dead Redemption 2’s engine or GTA 6.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear if the files had existed since the game’s PC release or were only recently added in a newer update.

This isn’t the first time fans have discovered weird files in RDR2. As Dexerto previously reported, weapon code for two variants of the Browning pistol, an L1A1 rifle and AK-47 were found back in late December.

In any case, more and more evidence is mounting that something is brewing at Rockstar and it isn’t just hot coffee. Only time will tell what the future holds, especially as GTA V’s re-release draws nearer.