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New Rockstar job listing hints at GTA 6 release date

Published: 29/Jul/2019 15:58

by Paul Cot


We still don’t have any official GTA 6 news but a job listing from Rockstar may hint the next Grand Theft Auto game is closer than you think, or further if leaks are to be believed.

A new job advert, posted on recruitment website Monster, states that Rockstar Leeds are looking for an “Environment Artist”. That role sounds pretty broad at first glance, but the job description shares some more interesting details.

Grand Theft Auto or another Rockstar classic?

One part of the job spec requires “creating and texturing environment assets for the biggest and best open world environments in the industry.” While this doesn’t explicitly say GTA 6, there’s a very good chance that the biggest and best open world environments are describing Grand Theft Auto.

Could the environment mentioned be America?

Bully 2 is also apparently in the making, with rumors accelerating on July 28 when Polygon accidentally (or so they claim) posting a URL inferring Bully 2 will be released in the Fall of 2020.

The full responsibilities for the role are as follows:

  • Model, texture and create collision in 3D for game environments.
  • Work closely with Programmers and other departments to ensure art assets are fully optimized for target platforms while minimizing any impact on artistic integrity of assets.
  • Participate in R&D of new techniques to implement into production pipeline.
  • Proactively seek feedback from Lead Artist, Producer and Creative Director.
  • Ensure that artistic style is consistent with defined visual style for the game.

Rockstar IntelOr is the job listing referencing Bully 2?

GTA 6 next gen?

“Join our team to create next-generation worlds” reads another part of Rockstar Games’ job spec. While the term “next generation” is open ended, it could well allude to the next generation of consoles – specifically Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Project Scarlett.

If this is referring to the ninth generation of consoles, then perhaps this could back up the leak that stated GTA 6 will be a next-gen exclusive. This many annoy some GTA fans who want it for current generation consoles, but surely the prospect of Grand Theft Auto in the highest quality graphics never before seen on console is a tantalizing one. 

There’s also another side to the job listing, however. Rumors suggest that GTA 6 could be released as early as November 2020, which if true would make a listing like this a surprise. At this stage, especially one for the size a next generation GTA world, you would expect a lot of the work to be done.

Perhaps Rockstar are still adding or touching up the environment. That’s one option or GTA 6 may come later than a lot of gamers had hoped.

Hopefully, after an agonizingly long wait, Rockstar will release some official information on the project soon.


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

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:14

by David Purcell


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.

Perfection from gtaonline

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.