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Max Payne hint may have revealed GTA 6 release date and location in 2013

by Connor Bennett
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Some Grand Theft Auto fans believe that the location for GTA 6 has been staring them in the face since 2013 thanks to possible hints from Max Payne 3.

Though GTA Online in GTA V is still going strong, many fans of the Grand Theft Auto series have been hoping to see an announcement about a fresh story in the form of GTA 6.

Rumors and apparent insider information suggested that they’d be getting what they wanted on March 25, however, that came and went without anything happening. Now, it appears that if they’d looked hard enough a few years ago, they may have gotten what they wanted from Max Payne 3.

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We still have no idea if GTA 6 is even a thing.

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Reddit user Someguy53333 pointed out that in Rockstar’s Max Payne title there is a poster for the band Love Fist – a fictional group that has been around in the Grand Theft Auto universe since Vice City. 

On that poster, there are dates for what would be their tour, however, those dates apparently correlate to the release days and order of the last few games from Rockstar themselves – including GTA IV, Red Dead Redemption, GTA V, and Red Dead Redemption 2.

After the Red Dead Redemption 2 date, there is a spot for 10/29 which, if the theory holds up, would point to an October 29 release for GTA 6. The date also has Vice City next to it, seemingly confirming what fans are hoping for. 

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The Max Payne poster seems to hint at Vice City and a release date for GTA 6.

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Of course, some fans might point to these dates being a complete coincidence – especially as Max Payne released in 2013 and it’s unlikely that Rockstar would set release dates so far in advance. 

There is also the point that the original Vice City game, which is said to be the location for GTA 6, was released in North America around October 29, 2002 – and the date could, simply, be a nod to that fact. 

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For those fans holding out hope that they’ll be playing GTA 6 sooner rather than later, they’ll be wanting the date to line-up with a new release – but it is unknown if that will be the case, especially in 2020.

One game retailer has already claimed that the new game will be released this year, with supposed leakers also claiming that all the key details will be revealed by the end of March. But, we’ll just have to wait and see.