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GTA 6 fans disappointed as ‘leaked’ reveal date proven false

Published: 25/Mar/2020 17:53

by Calum Patterson

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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.

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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.

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An anonymous user sparked frenzy among GTA 6 hopefuls.

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).

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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.

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Fans on Reddit were full of disappointment as no reveal ever came.

And on Twitter too, the hype had started to build, but it was all in vain.

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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.

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.

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We still have no idea if GTA 6 is even a thing.

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.

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Whatever the case, we’ll keep you up to date with the latest on Grand Theft Auto here on Dexerto.

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Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson

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Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.

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It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

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Michael and Franklin from GTA V
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A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

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Franklin from GTA V
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The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.