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Franklin actor explains why Rockstar is taking longer to release GTA 6

Published: 13/Sep/2020 15:06

by Connor Bennett


Shawn Fonteno, the voice actor behind Franklin from Grand Theft Auto V, has explained why fans need to lay off Rockstar Games about GTA 6. 

Even though Rockstar’s focus appears to be solely on Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online, fans are understandably desperate to get some news about GTA 6. 

While the devs haven’t even confirmed if it’s in development yet, some insiders have reported that the GTA 6 is anywhere between early development and around 70% completed – though, we do have the first character confirmed as being called ‘The Mexican’.

With each new social post from Rockstar being bombarded with requests to drop news about GTA 6, Shawn Fonteno, the voice actor behind Franklin from Grand Theft Auto V, has explained why fans need to be more patient than ever. 

GTA V character blowing up a car
Rockstar Games
There has been no confirmation about GTA 6 but that hasn’t stopped fans from asking for it.

Franklin addresses GTA 6 hype

“Don’t knock Rockstar down man. Don’t be on ‘em,” the voice actor said on one of his Instagram lives. “Talking about ‘Y’all milking GTA 5’ and ‘when is six gonna come out?’ Y’all gotta understand, it’s a process to put these games out man.”

Fonteno added that, given the ongoing global health situation, production will have slowed down any way. “They just can’t throw anything out. Y’all wouldn’t accept it if they threw GTA 6 out right now and it just had bulls**t on there,” he added. “Then, y’all wouldn’t support Rockstar and the GTA brand.

“It’s time man. I keep telling you, if you all look at the interviews of us, it took us like four/four-and-a-half years to film and complete GTA 5. So, you gotta understand and know.” Check out the clip below shared by @GTAVInewz on Twitter:

After Vice City was released in 2002, Rockstar started putting decent breaks between releases – with GTA IV being released four years after San Andreas and then GTA V coming five years after IV. 

Only the iconic developers know just when GTA 6 will be ready for release, so it’s just an ongoing game of wait and see between Rockstar and their fans.


5 things every GTA Online player needs to buy

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:16

by Connor Bennett


Grand Theft Auto Online has been around for years, and while some players buy crazy vehicles, homes, and businesses, there are some must-need purchases that some players miss out. 

GTA Online is jam-packed with content. From apartments to cars, to airplanes, and even yachts, you can spend your hard-earned, or stolen, money on pretty much whatever you want. 

Most players are happy with an apartment, a few cars, and maybe one business so that they can keep the money ticking over, but is there anything that’s considered a must-buy?

Well, we’ve got five things that every GTA Online player should own to at least start up their criminal empire. So, let’s jump right into it. 

Apartment: Del Perro Heights or Alta Street Tower

Before you go anywhere in GTA Online, you’re going to need a house. This can be as extravagant as the Diamond Casino penthouse, or as cheap as a small home in the Vinewood Hills. 

However, you don’t really want to be buying a small home and then upgrading down the line. You might as well future proof anywhere. 

For this, you may as well buy an apartment in either the Del Perro Heights or Alta Street Tower. They’re both around $200,000 and have 10-car garages, so there’s plenty of room for vehicles – and they’re in the heart of Los Santos. 

Alta Street Tower in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Alta Street Tower is one of GTA Online’s cheapest homes.

Vehicle: Grotti Turismo R

In terms of a vehicle, it would be easy to point out the MKII Oppressor and say everyone needs one. It’s certainly a nice luxury, but it has a steep price and it isn’t all that cheap to keep stocked up with rockets. 

So, we’ve gone with something that is classy to look at and performs well on the road – the Grotti Turismo R. It clocks in at $500,000, so it’s certainly not cheap, but it will show that you’ve made a bit of cash in GTA, and you’re just there to mess around.

Plus, if you decide to enter races, it should give you a chance at winning – provided you don’t come up against a modified Formula One car. 

Grotti Turismo R in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Grotti Turismo R is a quick, but affordable car in GTA Online.

Vehicle: Nightshark

On the flip side of things, if you went to defend yourself from the trolls who buzz around on the MKII Oppressor, you’ll probably want a Nightshark.

The $1,245,000 military vehicle is cheaper than buying a Mobile Operations Center and withstands a similar level of punishment from the hoverbikes rockets. It’s a solid purchase. 

Rockstar Games
Nightsharks might look like a seriously expensive purchase at first, but it’s well worth trying.

Business: Arcade

There are absolutely more lucrative businesses than the arcade, however, they don’t give you access to the Diamond Casino heist. That in itself makes the Arcade a key thing to own in GTA Online.

Now, you don’t have to go all out and buy an arcade in downtown Los Santos. While that might cut the time you spend going back and forth between some key places, it is just ultra-expensive. You can easily get your hands on Pixel Pete’s Arcade in Paleto Bay, and that’ll do the job. 

Arcade in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Want to get your hands on an Arcade property in GTA Online? It’s free with Twitch Prime.

Diamond Casino membership

Last but not least, the cheapest thing on our list – a membership to the Diamond Casino. Yes, technically, everyone is made to sign up to the casino membership when you first enter, but more players might not have signed up.

It’s a simple process, walk into the casino, head to the service desk on the left of the main doors, and hit the sign up button. It’ll barely put a dent in your wallet at first, but you can take home some incredible amounts from the casino itself. 

Is there anything, or place in GTA Online that you consider a must-need that we’ve missed out? Let us know over on Twitter – @GTA_intel.