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New Rockstar job listing hints at GTA 6 release date

Published: 29/Jul/2019 15:58

by Paul Cot

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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.

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GTA Online Black Friday update: Huge sales, Open Wheel bonuses, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 12:36

by Connor Bennett

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Rockstar Games have got a Grand Theft Auto Online update that plays into Black Friday with a whole host of sales for vehicles, businesses, and buildings. 

GTA Online’s weekly updates are always something to look forward to for fans, as Rockstar Games rolls out some bonuses so that players can build up their Maze Bank accounts. 

The bonuses, both for cash and RP, are the big attention grabbers from the updates, but the sales that Rockstar also drops are nothing to be ignored either. You can save quite a lot on a car that you want or a business you want to own. 

With Black Friday getting underway in the real world – marking a few days of sales – Rockstar have also joined in the fun with some pretty interesting discounts as well. 

Open Wheel races bonuses – 2x Cash & RP

As already noted, the bonuses are the biggest part of the weekly updates, so we’ll start there. This week, starting November 26, is all about Open Wheel Races for double rewards while King of the Hill pays out triple. 

The bonuses for Open Wheel races are not limited to one or two select tracks, but you will have to jump into a Rockstar Created race to earn the bonus. The best way to check this is to simply join a race from the pink F1 car icons that are dotted around the map.

If a lobby then decides to vote for a non-Rockstar Created race, simply back out and find a different lobby. You’ll have up to December 9th to earn the bonus rewards. 

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GTA Online’s F1 races can be quite difficult for new starters.

GTA Online Black Friday discounts

In terms of the Black Friday sale, some of GTA Online’s most expensive vehicles are on sale. So, if you’ve ever had your eye on the gold Luxor Deluxe, it’s 70% off starting November 27. 

Additionally, the Terrorbyte, Terrorbyte modifications, and RM-10 Bombushka are also 70%, so you can make your mark on Los Santos with this sale. 

  • Declasse Scramjet – 60% off
  • Imponte Ruiner 2000 – 60% off
  • Ocelot Stromberg – 60% off
  • Principe Deveste Eight – 60% off
  • Nagasaki Shotaro – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte Upgrades & Modifications – 70% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor – 50% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor Mk II – 50% off
  • RM-10 Bombushka – 70% off
  • B-11 Strikeforce – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor Deluxe – 70% off
  • Buckingham Swift (including Swift with Flying Bravo) – 70% off
Luxor Deluxe jet from GTA Online
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Extravagant vehicles like the Luxor Deluxe are on huge discounts this week.

GTA Online discounts – November 26 update

In addition to the major Black Friday sale, there are plenty of other things on sale too – including the Ocelot R88 Open Wheel racecar.

On top of that, garages and Large Special Cargo Warehouses are 40% and 30% off respectively. Plus, there are discounts on other vehicles and Nightclubs too. 

  • Ocelot R88  – 30% off
  • Annis RE-7B  – 40% off
  • Large Special Cargo Warehouse  – 30% off
  • Garages  – 40% off
  • Dinka Vindicator – 30% off
  • Western Rampant Rocket – 30% off
  • Shitzu Hakuchou Drag– 30% off
  • Nightclubs – 40% off
  • Nightclub Upgrades & Modifications – 30% off

If you haven’t got the cash to splash out on the Ocelot R88, the other Open Wheel vehicle – the Benefactor BR8 – is on the Diamond Casino podium.

So, head on in, take a spin, and see if you can get your hands on a free Formula 1 car.