GTA V theory suggests PS5 expansion will be in Liberty City

Published: 16/Jun/2020 20:49

by Bill Cooney


Rockstar and Take-Two’s previous cease and desist order against the developers of a GTA modding tool could signal what’s coming in the PS5 expansion if new theories are correct.

Back in June of 2017, Rockstar and its parent company sent a cease and desist order to sites distributing the OpenIV GTA V modding tool, and developers stopped all major work on it shortly after.

One of the main projects featured on OpenIV was a group of modders trying to bring Liberty City into GTA V, which led Reddit user bozidarilic to speculate that Rockstar’s actions were to protect a future game, such as the PS5 expansion.

A leaked image that supposedly shows a remastered Liberty City.

We did not see the trailer of Grand Theft Auto V for PS5 yet. We saw reused footage and that’s the main reason the trailer gets disliked so much. But, hear me out, I have another theory,” bozidarilic explained. “Remember that leaked Liberty City reworked picture?”

“My thoughts are that they planned to release some Liberty City DLC in GTA V after the GTA V got successful, but they scrapped it later,” they explained. “Now they’re reusing all those assets to implement in in the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V.”

Since one of OpenIV’s biggest projects was to rebuild the entirety of Liberty City in the GTA V engine, bozi speculated the upcoming PS5 expansion could have been why the publisher threatened legal action.

“This also could be the reason Take-Two sent C&D to those modders who tried to port Liberty City to GTA V,” they hypothesized. “Makes perfect sense, when you think about it.”

In the comments, another user mentioned rap group City Morgue who dropped a hint they’re working with Rockstar for GTA on Instagram. The group hails from New York City, so it would make sense if they were working to make a soundtrack to a game or expansion set in their home city’s digital counterpart.

City Morgue/Instagram
City Morgue posted this collab image to Instagram in 2019.

It will be interesting to see how Rockstar will add Liberty City to GTA V, if that’s actually what they’re plan is. We could play as Trevor, Michael and Franklin taking a trip to the Big Apple, or take the place of Nico Bellic.

Of course, this is all speculation at this point, as Rockster hasn’t released any information about what new content will be coming to the “expanded and enhanced” edition, but stick with Dexerto to get all the latest news and updates as we get closer to release.


GTA 6 teaser speculation grows after players uncover more strange files in RDR2

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:20

by Michael Gwilliam


Fans have spotted more out-of-place files in Red Dead Redemption 2 that could point toward either GTA 6 or rumors that the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series is on a new engine.

Rockstar has been mum on any information regarding the long-awaited announcement of GTA 6, but fans can hardly contain their excitement, combing through files of other games to find some clue for what the company is working on.

Now, with GTA Online players spotting code potentially referencing the RAGE Engine used in Red Dead Redemption 2, fans think there could be some connection between RDR2 and the next Grand Theft Auto.

As such, players have peeked through RDR2’s files and discovered some things that seem wildly out of place, even for the wild west.

Gangsters carry guns in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
What are these weird GTA-like files doing in Red Dead Redemption 2?

GTA Forums member ‘rollschuh2282’ noted that they found parachute-related files hidden in Red Dead. The crazy part is that the file doesn’t exist in GTA V.

“Funnily that [[email protected]@pack] animation file does not exist in V,” they wrote and provided a photo of all the parachute animations in GTA 5.

Lo and behold, the file with “pack” in its name was not among them, meaning it was unique to Red Dead 2’s code. But what would parachute files be doing in a game about cowboys?

Snow in Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Modern gun files don’t make sense in RDR2. Unless…

Fans believe this is either a sign towards the next-gen port of GTA V being in Red Dead Redemption 2’s engine or GTA 6.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear if the files had existed since the game’s PC release or were only recently added in a newer update.

This isn’t the first time fans have discovered weird files in RDR2. As Dexerto previously reported, weapon code for two variants of the Browning pistol, an L1A1 rifle and AK-47 were found back in late December.

In any case, more and more evidence is mounting that something is brewing at Rockstar and it isn’t just hot coffee. Only time will tell what the future holds, especially as GTA V’s re-release draws nearer.