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New rumor claims Sony wants GTA 6 to be a timed PS5 exclusive

Published: 14/Aug/2020 21:09

by Michael Gwilliam

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The PlayStation 5 isn’t even out yet, but a new rumor is suggesting that Sony is in talks with Rockstar Games to have Grand Theft Auto 6 be a timed exclusive.

While we’re still a ways off from the release of the PS5 and the port of GTA V, everyone is curious to know when Rockstar will announce GTA 6 to the world.

As it turns out, Sony may be willing to pay big bucks to have the game appear on PS5 before any other console.

The rumor comes from YouTuber Foxy Games UK who claims that Sony has reached out to third-party studios and is willing to dish out a whopping $750 million for a deal with Rockstar.

“Allegedly a multi-game deal with one of the world’s biggest franchises is coming first to PlayStation 5,” he said. “If it’s legit and it fits… dare we say, Grand Theft Auto 6, if true then forget about console wars. There’s no console war. It is a wrap.”

The number of $750 million doesn’t seem too farfetched when you factor in the fact that Microsoft reportedly once spent $75 million to prevent GTA 4 from being a PS3 exclusive.

Given GTA’s current success with the fifth installment and GTA Online, the increase doesn’t seem out of place, thereby adding a bit of credibility to the rumor.

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The rumor claims Sony is willing to pay millions for GTA 6.

This all said, Foxy Games UK didn’t elaborate on the specifics of the potential deal, but it’s not like Grand Theft Auto games haven’t had some form of timed exclusivity before.

The GTA 4 DLC, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony were both released on the Xbox 360 first. Additionally, the next-gen version of GTA Online will be out on PS5 before coming to Xbox Series X and PC.

As always, take these rumors with a grain of salt – but given the hype surrounding GTA 6, it’s always possible that Sony has dug deep into their pockets to secure a deal.

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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.

Gangsters carry guns in GTA Online
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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?

Snow in Red Dead Redemption
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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.