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GTA 6 release: Take-Two shuts down rumors of new GTA game in 2020

Published: 21/May/2020 11:33

by Calum Patterson

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Take-Two Interactive, the publisher of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series, has all but confirmed that GTA 6 is at least more than a year away, during the company’s earnings call on May 20.

The last Grand Theft Auto game, number five, released in 2013, so fans are understandably eager for the next game in the franchise. Rockstar released Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018, leaving the space clear for their next game to be a return to GTA.

There have been countless leaks, from somewhat reliable leakers, that GTA 6 is deep in development. One source even suggested as much as 70% of the work is complete for the project, while other reports have claimed it is still in the very early stages.

GTA Online money bag
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GTA Online is more popular than ever, meaning there’s no rush for a new GTA.

There’s been almost no word from Rockstar or Take-Two themselves though, so their quarterly earnings call was the chance to hear the latest, straight from the horse’s mouth.

In addition to the announcement that GTA V had sold over 130 million copies (not including the free versions given away on Epic Games), the publisher had some bad news for fans waiting on the next title.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that the upcoming year, between April 2020 and March 2021 would be “light” for new releases, with updates coming for GTA Online and Red Dead Online in the meantime.

In a previous earnings call, Take-Two said they had released in some of their biggest franchises coming, but there wasn’t any timeframe on them. Also, this could include franchises from other developers under the Take-Two umbrella, not just Rockstar.

Considering there was a five-year gap between GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s possible we could be looking at a similar timeframe for the next Grand Theft Auto. This would give us a release year of 2023.

Of course, dedicated fans of the franchise will be hoping it’s not this far away, but comments from Zelnick certainly indicate we won’t be playing GTA 6 this Holiday season, at least.

Rockstar’s lack of urgency to release a new version could partly be down to the success of GTA Online. It continues to pull in a large player base, and is something of a cash cow for the developer. Similarly, Red Dead Online hit a player peak in December 2019, a year after the game itself released.

With GTA 5 still selling 10 million copies in a single quarter, there’s no pressure on the studio to rush out another entry in the series. They’ll also be well aware that the longer they take to release a new GTA, the higher expectations and hype will rise.

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GTA Online player discovers Up-n-Atomizer trick you would never think of

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:14

by David Purcell

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The Up-n-Atomizer might not look like its from the same planet as other Grand Theft Auto weapons, but one GTA Online player has discovered a handy trick with it that the everyday person would find helpful. 

The world of GTA 5 is full with violence, fast cars and loud sounds. Even if you get a few members of the community who stick to the roads and stop at traffic lights for a laugh, generally they are in the minority and the rest is utter chaos.

A gun like the Up-n-Atomizer is capable of great things, terrible, but great. Its powerful blast can send cars, buses, tanks, and even planes flying in the opposite direction.

However, one player has shown a more delicate side to the gun. Apparently, this is actually the perfect tool to move cars between parking spaces.

GTA supercar
Rockstar Games
Moving cars isn’t difficult in GTA, but the Up-n-Atomizer definitely makes it more graceful. Well, if you use it right.

GTA Online trick for the Up-n-Atomizer

As seen in a clip posted to the GTA Online subreddit, user skelatorx7 proved that it’s not all about destruction with the weapon.

In fact, with just one small push, they were able to move their car perfectly from one place to another without doing a single scratch to it. Now, here it’s just one off the street and not many will care about that, but it would definitely be handy if it were your own insured vehicle.

As seen in the video, the player simply aimed in and fired low into the side of the car. Soon after, it flips perfectly into the next parking spot as if it was a natural way for it to happen.

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Not everybody in the comments quite understood how it worked, though. One said: “How did the shot go through the car?” while another posted: “Car flip? How?”

Other users have found more crazy ways of using the Atomizer, of course, including the use of it to shift buses in the middle of the road. After all, they can be annoying, cruising around slowly in front of your speedy vehicles.

You never know, maybe in the future your mechanic will be blasting your cars over to you like this, rather than riding them to your path. Never going to happen, but definitely a funny picture to paint.