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Is GTA 6 set in Canada? Metal Gear voice actor sparks speculation

Published: 23/May/2020 1:22

by Brent Koepp


Metal Gear Solid voice actor David Hayter sent the Grand Theft Auto rumor mill into overdrive after a tweet appeared to suggest GTA 6 might actually take place in Canada. 

With still no official announcement in sight, players have been desperate to learn any little detail they can about GTA 6. From fake trailers, to an abundance of debunked rumors, we are no closer to knowing anything about the upcoming title.

However, voice actor David Hayter had fans going wild when he tweeted about the popular franchise. The industry veteran had some believing that the next game could take place in Canada of all places – before explaining what he actually meant.

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Past rumors have suggested GTA 6 will revisit Vice City.

GTA 6 in Canada?

The last place most players might think about when envisioning GTA 6 is Canada. However, on May 21, the veteran voice actor fueled speculation when he made a post on Twitter about the sixth installment.

Hayter simply posted “GTAVI” with the hashtag “#TORONTO.” The tweet quickly went viral as players began to ask him what he meant. At the time of writing, the post has over 3.9k likes.

Twitter: @DavidBHayter
The voice actor fueled speculation about GTA 6’s location with a tweet.

After the response, the actor replied to clear things up hours later. He explained that he wasn’t hinting at anything officially, rather he was making a suggestion of where he would like to see the game take place in.

“To avoid an internet incident…this was just a suggestion,” he followed up, while also including a gif of the Canadian city. Unfortunately, this will unlikely stop some from speculating that this was a “hint,” despite his denial.

Twitter: @DavidBHayter
Hayter clarified that he wasn’t dropping a hint, but was offering a suggestion instead.

So as fast as the rumor got started, it was just as quick to get shot down. If nothing else, his Canada suggestion was certainly something new. So far, rumors have been anywhere from Vice City to London – and even South America.

At this point, the best GTA 6 hint so far comes from Michael’s voice actor Ned Luke who slammed leaks, and exclaimed “DO NOT BELIEVE IN ANYTHING that you see on the internet!” which seems like pretty sound advice at this point.


Rockstar insider claims GTA Online “map expansion” in new update

Published: 17/Nov/2020 0:01

by Michael Gwilliam


A known Rockstar insider is claiming that the next big update to GTA Online will finally expand the map and bring a new heist alongside it.

For those out of the loop, GTA Online’s upcoming winter update is promising to be a big one. Rockstar has stated that the new heist will be taking place in an “entirely new location.”

While the location itself hasn’t been revealed yet, some have suggested that Rockstar will be opening up new buildings inside Los Santos.

Others believe that the new heist may be returning to the Diamond Casino as there seems to already be something currently under construction. It’s possible this could be the “new location” Rockstar hinted at.

diamonds in gta online
Rockstar Games
GTA Online players are waiting for the next big heist.

However, insider Liberty93 has now claimed that according to sources, a future update will be the “biggest in the history of GTA Online” with its first-ever map expansion.

Additionally, he wrote that the now unlisted music video for the Gorillaz song ‘The Valley of The Pagans’ teased the map expansion. The video, which was shot in GTA V, features a new island similar to the one shown on the Plastic Beach album.

There is some evidence from Rockstar that further suggests the map expansion is coming in the December patch.

Gorillaz GTA map
Some believe the Gorillaz “Valley of the Pagans” video might have teased a new GTA location.

During a Q1 earnings call, Take Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said: “Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online will receive major updates later this fiscal year, featuring an extension to existing Frontier Pursuits for Red Dead Online, as well as Grand Theft Auto Online’s biggest update ever, featuring a new take on heists in a new location.”

Sadly, Liberty93 also claims that while he can confirm a map expansion is coming, it may not arrive in the winter update.

“Take Two likes to play with words a bit and a new location can also be a new location like the mall, the Korz Center or many others,” he explained.

GTA Online explosion at motel
Rockstar Games
The next GTA Online update will be massive.

“Caution is therefore required, even if on our side we can now confirm that a map extension should arrive sooner or later on GTA Online.”

With a standalone version of GTA Online coming to next-gen consoles in 2021, it would make sense to see a massive update to the map. Until then, all we can do is wait and see what the future holds, especially with GTA 6 still looming in the shadows.