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GTA 6 announcement date possibly teased in Diamond Heist update

Published: 15/Dec/2019 14:55

by Joe Craven


Fans eagerly anticipating the launch of the next Grand Theft Auto game think they have discovered a potential announcement date for GTA 6, hiding in GTA Online after the Diamond Heist update. 

It is difficult to remember a game that is more anticipated than Grand Theft Auto 6. The last GTA installment was released in 2013 to critical acclaim, and is still being supported by developers Rockstar. 

In fact, it is in the latest update for Grand Theft Auto V that fans believe they have found a hint at an announcement date for the sequel. The Diamond Casino Heist update was released on December 12, and some potential clues have been spotted.

RockstarGTA V’s Diamond Casino Heist was released over 6 years since GTA V released.

Reddit user ‘TheFirmWare’ posted their theory on December 14, which utilizes another fan’s theory about a bizarre design choice from Rockstar. 

A photo taken during the Diamond Casino Heist previously gained traction on Reddit, after users speculated potential reasons behind splitting up the word ‘Service’.

This meant the word ‘Vice’ was more obvious, which many fans linked to Vice City, the speculated location for GTA 6. “On the left side of the wall we can see DIAMOND written on top, and 510 on the bottom. If we put the bottom portions together we get “510 VICE”,” the post reads.

“Someone mentioned in the comments that they heard Madam Nazar (added in the new update) saying “I see numbers, 5, 1, 0, 2, 0”,” it continued. “If we merge this with the previous finding, we get 5th October 2020 or 5/10/2020.”

Rockstar The word ‘Service’ being split up baffled fans.

They then substantiate their argument with an analysis of the release dates of past Rockstar Games, all of which occurred in the final quarter of the years. 

“GTA 5 Trailer 1 was released 2/11/2011, GTA 5 Trailer 2 was released 14/11/2012,” they finished. “RDR2 Trailer 1 was released 20/10/2016, RDR2 Trailer 2 was released 28/09/2017. So as we can see, the first few trailers of recent new Rockstar games release in Q4 of the year, which correlates with the 5/10/2020 date.”

They conclude by stating that this is merely a speculative theory, and is unconfirmed unless Rockstar state otherwise. 

Rockstar GTA V has sold over 110 million copies since its release.

It is possible that the Reddit user has stumbled across an easter egg in GTA V, that Rockstar deliberately implemented to hint at a future announcement. 

However, Rockstar are known to intentionally tease fans, and it would not be completely far-fetched to suggest that it is deliberately misleading; intended to peddle fan anticipation for GTA 6.


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

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:48

by Connor Bennett


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
Rockstar Games
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.