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“Next-gen” GTA 6 possibly revealed by Rockstar Games job listing

Published: 2/Nov/2019 13:40 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 13:55

by Joe Craven

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Rockstar Games, developers behind the acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series, may have hinted that GTA 6 is coming soon with a new job listing for Rockstar Leeds. 

As is expected with a game as anticipated as Grand Theft Auto 6, rumors and leaks have been swirling for months, as fans look for any indication that another open world crime game is on its way. 

GTA V was acclaimed as one of the best video games ever made, and has undoubtedly fed into fan excitement regarding a sequel. Despite not yet being confirmed, the most reputable and believable leaks for GTA 6 appear to indicate it will be with us around Christmas 2020, at roughly the same time the PS5 will be released.

SonyRumors have suggested Sony (and thus the PS5) will have exclusive content from GTA 6.

Fans believe they could have found yet another hint that GTA 6 is being worked on, this time through a job advert for Rockstar Leeds. 

Rockstar Leeds is a branch of the developer based in Leeds, England, that works under parent company Rockstar Games. In the past they have worked on game development for the PlayStation Portable, developing Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories.

The job listing calls for an “Environment Artist” who will be responsible for “creating and texturing environment assets for the biggest and best open world environment in the industry”.

The advert also states: “Join our team to create next-generation worlds”. This seems a clear indication that Rockstar are referring to the next generation of video-game consoles, the PS5 and Microsoft’s Project Scarlett.

MonsterThe job advert could hint at GTA 6 world-building.

This date would coincide with leaks and rumors – that have so far suggested GTA 6’s release will coincide with the launch of next-generation consoles. 

Similarly, the GTA series is known for its incredibly real, immersive open worlds, in which there is barely a limit to the places players can explore or the interactions they can have. 

The references to “biggest and best” open world would match the ambition we are used to seeing from Rockstar, as they strive to make their games the best they can be. 

Rockstar GamesLos Santos, from GTA V, was widely regarded as one of the best open worlds video games have ever seen.

Finally, the PlayStation Portable was discontinued by Sony in 2014. This would suggest that Rockstar Leeds has moved away from its history of developing games for this platform, and has transitioned into working in other areas.

While obviously unconfirmed, the job listing compounds other rumors and has understandably driven fan excitement to an even higher level.

For all the latest news and leaks regarding Grand Theft Auto 6, stay tuned to Dexerto.

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Possible GTA 6 teaser hidden in new GTA Online heist trailer

Published: 23/Nov/2020 23:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Grand Theft Auto Online fans have discovered a possible GTA 6 teaser hidden within the newest trailer for the game’s latest heist.

It seems like every month or so there is some sort of leak or rumor about the long-awaited GTA 6, but Rockstar has yet to reveal any information on the highly-anticipated, albeit inevitable title.

Instead, the company has gone all-in with GTA Online content and has begun teasing the newest mode known as the Cayo Perico heist.

One of the teasers for the heist was uploaded to YouTube with the title “surveil.exe.”

GTA Online new heist
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GTA Online’s newest heist kicks off December 15.

In it, secretive-looking security footage with a green tint shows a body by the beach, with a briefcase and some farmland. Notably, on the bottom of the screen there are some coordinates labeled “38.527A N; 79.6129A W.”

Most fans would probably just ignore this or chop it up as Rockstar trying to add some neat visual flair to make the footage seem more mysterious.

However, others decided to do some digging and tried searching for the coordinates on Google Maps. What they ended up seeing was either purposefully intended by Rockstar or one heck of a coincidence. If it’s intentional this would be the first-ever official GTA VI teaser.

Rockstar appears to tease GTA VI

As you can see, Twitter user Wellgamer discovered that this pulls up a winding road that takes the shape of a “VI.”

“The only job I had was to get the exact coordinate, get each image square from the G-Maps and reassemble the entire image, making the image look better,” Wellgamer explained and added that the road is from Virginia, United States.

The GTA games often use roman numerals instead of standard numbers, so if this was an intentional Easter egg from Rockstar, could this mean Virginia will be connected to GTA 6 in some capacity?

It’s expected that whenever GTA 6 is revealed it will have a connection to Vice City, so Virginia seems like a bit of a wildcard all things considered. Maybe it’s VIrginia instead of VIce City?

Nonetheless, we can only hope that this is a sign that Rockstar is preparing for a big announcement in the future and we won’t have much longer to wait until the next entry in the series is revealed.