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New Rockstar job listing sparks speculation about GTA 6

Published: 22/Feb/2020 12:36

by Joe Craven

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A new job listing at Rockstar North – one of the many studios of Rockstar Games – has ignited speculation that a new Rockstar title, potentially GTA 6, is on its way. 

It’s difficult to remember a game as anticipated as another Grand Theft Auto installment – particularly given the fact that there is, as of the time of writing, no official confirmation that fans will see another GTA title.

However, another GTA game does seem overwhelmingly likely when factoring in the critical and commercial success of the past installments. While there are a number of rumors and leaks surrounding the future of the series, it’s hard to discern the fact from the fiction.

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GTA V is generally thought of as one of the greatest video games ever made.

However, recent speculation of a Grand Theft Auto 6 has centered around a job listing at Rockstar North, a British subsidiary of Rockstar Games based in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

The job listing is for a ‘Technical Build Engineer’ and would involve “being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding, large-scale projects to be found in any entertainment medium.” 

Many of the responsibilities listed hint at a game being deep in development, as the build engineer must “work closely with developers and QA to ensure builds are stable upon release.”

The job listing from Rockstar North.

There is no confirmation that the job is related to a Grand Theft Auto game. However, the description of the projects as “large-scale” suggests it is one of Rockstar’s bigger franchises. Grand Theft Auto has not seen a new title since 2013, when GTA V launched.

When paired with Rockstar North’s history of development work on Grand Theft Auto games, the news has got fans incredibly excited. One Twitter user hoped that it meant “they’re almost finished creating the game.”

The Edinburgh-based studio was behind the original Grand Theft Auto – when it was known as DMA Design Limited. 

They have since provided support and contributed to other Rockstar titles, such as Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.

It should be reiterated that there is no guarantee that the job listing is related to a Grand Theft Auto title. 

While it does seem likely we’ll see a new GTA game at some point in the future, it is all but guaranteed it will not be on this current generation of consoles (PS4/Xbox One). 

The past installment, 2013’s GTA V, was originally released on Xbox 360/PS3, before being re-skinned for current-gen consoles. It is widely considered as one of the best video games ever made.

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GTA 6 teaser speculation grows after players uncover more strange files in RDR2

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:20

by Michael Gwilliam

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Fans have spotted more out-of-place files in Red Dead Redemption 2 that could point toward either GTA 6 or rumors that the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series is on a new engine.

Rockstar has been mum on any information regarding the long-awaited announcement of GTA 6, but fans can hardly contain their excitement, combing through files of other games to find some clue for what the company is working on.

Now, with GTA Online players spotting code potentially referencing the RAGE Engine used in Red Dead Redemption 2, fans think there could be some connection between RDR2 and the next Grand Theft Auto.

As such, players have peeked through RDR2’s files and discovered some things that seem wildly out of place, even for the wild west.

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What are these weird GTA-like files doing in Red Dead Redemption 2?

GTA Forums member ‘rollschuh2282’ noted that they found parachute-related files hidden in Red Dead. The crazy part is that the file doesn’t exist in GTA V.

“Funnily that [[email protected]@pack] animation file does not exist in V,” they wrote and provided a photo of all the parachute animations in GTA 5.

Lo and behold, the file with “pack” in its name was not among them, meaning it was unique to Red Dead 2’s code. But what would parachute files be doing in a game about cowboys?

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Modern gun files don’t make sense in RDR2. Unless…

Fans believe this is either a sign towards the next-gen port of GTA V being in Red Dead Redemption 2’s engine or GTA 6.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear if the files had existed since the game’s PC release or were only recently added in a newer update.

This isn’t the first time fans have discovered weird files in RDR2. As Dexerto previously reported, weapon code for two variants of the Browning pistol, an L1A1 rifle and AK-47 were found back in late December.

In any case, more and more evidence is mounting that something is brewing at Rockstar and it isn’t just hot coffee. Only time will tell what the future holds, especially as GTA V’s re-release draws nearer.