Fresh off several GTA 6 announcements proving to be a hoax, the voice actor for Michael in Grand Theft Auto 5 gave advice to fans about “clickbait” leaks and rumors for the upcoming Rockstar title.
It’s been over six and half years since Rockstar has released a title for the wildly popular action-adventure franchise, so understandably many are desperate for any information they can get on the series’ next game.
However after a recent fake announcement trailer tricked players into believing a reveal was imminent, Michael’s voice actor Ned Luke spoke out on leaks and rumors in a live chat with Grand Theft Auto V co-star Shawn Fonteno, who portrayed Franklin.
Grand Theft Auto voice actor speaks out on GTA 6 rumors
The two actors sat down for a live chat on Instagram, where they discussed the recent flood of supposed leaks and rumors about the upcoming GTA title.
“They said GTA 6 is gonna be made in Vice City. How do these people get all this information of what’s going to be what?” Luke exclaimed. He then turned towards the fans and said, “People do you not understand? DO NOT BELIEVE IN ANYTHING that you see on the internet!”
Hitting out at Grand Theft Auto YouTuber MrBossFTW, he continued, “BossmanF**kTheWorld or whatever his name is, or any of those guys, don’t listen to those guys. They have no inside information, they’re just clickbait. And if you hear it from Rockstar, then you know. If you don’t hear it from Rockstar, you don’t know s**t.”
— OhMrZvck (@OhMrZack) April 3, 2020
When a viewer brought up the idea of Michael being in the next installment, Fonteno reacted, saying, “Michael might be in GTA 6? I don’t know. S**t, I hope!” The actor then exclaimed that he would have multiple protagonists return, if he could.
“If it was in my control, it would be Michael, Franklin, Trevor, CJ, Lamar, Lester, you name it. Everybody would be in there man!” he said.
Luke agreed with his co-star and replied, “That would actually be really cool, just the playable characters from the other ones were somehow in there. Luis Lopez and Gay Tony, Niko and all of those guys. That would be really cool.”
This isn’t the first time the two voice actors have called out rumors. In late January, both took to social media to mock leaks about the future title. “GTA VI confirmed. Jetpack confirmed. VI map set on the moon confirmed,” they joked.
While many have speculated that the next game will take place in Vice City, so far nothing has proven to be true – showing that they may just be right that we won’t know anything until Rockstar themselves are ready to talk.