Hopeful Grand Theft Auto fans have come up empty-handed after waiting patiently with anticipation for a supposed GTA 6 teaser that was apparently coming on March 25, but never did. Fans are now wondering if it was all a ruse, or if Rockstar have other plans.
The first indication about a March 25 reveal surfaced on 4Chan, and although many passed it off as nonsense, GTA YouTuber MrBossFTW indicated that Red Dead Redemption 2's reveal had in fact been correctly predicted on 4Chan too.
The rumors then spread on a popular unofficial forum for Rockstar games, GTAForums, where an anonymous user claimed to know someone working for the developer, also corroborating March 25, as well as claiming there would be a return to Vice City.
To really get the hype train going, an infamous user named 'Gonnaenodaethat' posted a series of claims on GTAForums about the March 25 reveal date. On the day of the supposed reveal, he wrote "3PM Scottish time" (a.k.a GMT).
As a side, on March 23, a number of GTA 6 related websites were updated. For some very eager fans, this was just about all the confirmation they needed, as they were convinced March 25 would be the day that GTA VI would finally be unveiled.
On Reddit and on GTAForums, fans congregated for the big reveal – but nothing came of it. As they voiced their disappointment, the forums actually crashed temporarily, presumably from the overload of traffic.
And on Twitter too, the hype had started to build, but it was all in vain.
Some accused the 'Scottish leaker' and the GTAForums website of deliberately playing up the fake rumors in a bid to get more attention to the forum itself.
Unfortunately not, looks like the Scottish "leaker" was just looking to pull attention to GTAForums. I saw someone mentioning that the website was down and that they just wanted to pull in clicks for the new website change or something.
Regardless I don't care about GTA6 anymore
— Nick (@uhNickz) March 25, 2020
Is GTA 6 real?
Even though GTA V was released all the way back in 2013, there still hasn't been a single official word about anything to do with a sequel, from either Rockstar or the publisher, Take-Two.
Take-Two did say on their latest earnings call that games from their "biggest franchises" were in development, which many took to be GTA 6, but they never mentioned Grand Theft Auto specifically.
Although these particular leaks and rumors about March 25 turned out to be false, there are countless others that are yet to be either proven or debunked. We've compiled what we think are the most believable GTA 6 leaks here.
Who knows – maybe Rockstar really did have something planned for March 25, but the ongoing global health situation caused a delay. Or perhaps it all really was just faked for attention.
Whatever the case, we'll keep you up to date with the latest on Grand Theft Auto here on Dexerto.