Grand Theft Auto fans eagerly awaiting news about GTA 6 are ready to eat up just about anything, so when a livestream entitled ‘GTAVI’ with a countdown and logo appeared on Twitch, there was immediate excitement.
Fans have been anticipating some kind of announcement or teaser from Rockstar throughout March, as supposed leakers suggested March 25 as the day GTA 6 would be unveiled.
Of course, this date came and went with no announcement, leaving the hopefuls confused and disappointed. Only days later, and an unexpected Twitch channel called GTAVI came online, complete with a logo and countdown timer.
Viewers came and went to the stream, as it was shared around on social media. The creator had clearly pulled out all the stops to make it seem legitimate too.
The description linked to Rockstar’s website, and had promotions for linking your Twitch and Rockstar account. “Welcome to our official Grand Theft Auto VI Twitch Channel,” the description reads, “throughout the next coming days we’ll be broadcasting announcements and sneak peaks live through the power of Twitch!”
Small errors, like the misspelling of ‘peeks’ here, and the lack of a verified badge on the channel, clearly indicate that this is not a real, official livestream at all, but simply a fan creation. But, the biggest troll of all is the countdown itself, as it takes us right up to April fool’s day.
It appears the creator of this livestream is hoping to get eager GTA 6 fans hyped up and attract lots of attention for when the countdown finally ends, only to pull a big April Fool’s joke.
However, the information used to make the stream seem real, is clearly based on prior leaks about the next Grand Theft Auto. Many theories suggest a return to Vice City is likely, for example.
On March 28, actor Jorge Consejo seemingly confirmed that the game was in development after ‘Grand Theft Auto VI (2018) was spotted on his CV. His role was simply titled ‘The Mexican.’
Officially, however, there is absolutely no confirmation that Rockstar are even working on another GTA game. Publisher Take-Two did say that new releases from their biggest franchises were in development, but GTA was never explicitly mentioned.
For now, we only have leaks to go off. We’ve put together a list of the most believable GTA 6 leaks so far here.