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Rockstar Games’ finances may hold the biggest GTA 6 hint yet

Published: 21/Jan/2020 12:21 Updated: 21/Jan/2020 14:39

by Connor Bennett


Rockstar Games may have confirmed the development of GTA 6 in their yearly financial records as a report from TaxWatch UK states they’ve received a “ huge increase in claims for Video Games Tax Relief.”

Even though Grand Theft Auto V is still going strong and plenty of players are putting hours into GTA Online, many fans are still awaiting news about the next installment in the series. Although Rockstar has yet to officially announce anything, players have been searching high and low for clues in the current title.

However, one of the biggest hints yet may have come from Rockstar themselves, as their annual financial accounts have revealed – showing that they got a pretty sizable increase in Video Games Tax Relief for 2019 – even though the only game they published was Red Dead Redemption 2.

An image of a character from Grand Theft Auto V running away from an explosion.
GTA V was hugely successful for Rockstar but there hasn’t been a follow-up title just yet.

According to a report from TaxWatch, Rockstar received £37.6m in Video Games Tax Relief from the UK government for 2019. To be eligible for this relief, the titles they create have to be ‘culturally British,’ which is a classification that GTA has fallen under previously.

TaxWatch also state that the “claim is believed to relate to the production of the next edition of GTA” even though Red Dead also helped them qualify for the relief by also being tagged as ‘culturally British.’ However, the size of the payout is also “likely related to the production costs of GTA VI.”

An image of characters from Red Dead Redemption taking part in a gunfight.
Rockstar Games
Red Dead Redemption was Rockstar’s only release in 2019.

Of course, with Rockstar not making anything known about the existence of GTA 6, it’s unknown whether or not the game is actually in production and TaxWatch’s belief is possibly incorrect. 

However, Rockstar did issue a statement to vg247, saying that the tax reliefs have allowed them to create” 1,000 highly skilled and long term jobs across London, Lincoln, Yorkshire, and Scotland.”

There have been a few hints about a possible release from GTA V hints and unconfirmed leaks, a video game site with a history of revealing release dates before announcements does have GTA 6 listed as a 2020 release.

Whether or not GTA VI will be announced, or possibly even released, anytime soon still remains to be seen.


GTA Online player makes strange car discovery at Diamond Casino

Published: 4/Dec/2020 14:29 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 14:50

by Connor Bennett


Grand Theft Auto Online players have made a startling discovery at the back of the Diamond Casino which is, somewhat, unexplainable. 

Given that it’s a living, virtual city, Los Santos can throw up plenty of surprises – both intended and unintended – with the NPCs, their vehicles, and the different buildings dotted around the place. 

Some of Los Santos’ residents will just run out into the road, attack you for looking at them for longer than a few seconds, or start running wildly if you happen to see them conducting a shady deal down a dark alleyway. 

However, in the case of the Diamond Casino’s racing track, some players have discovered something completely different, as the game has allowed some select residents to start driving around in circles.

GTA V Diamond Casino
Rockstar Games
Almost 7 years after it was first released, players are still finding new ways to do things in GTA Online.

Typically, when it comes to the Casino’s dirt racing track, it’s empty and looking like it needs a few horses to be racing around it.

Yet, as Reddit user FS1120 pointed out, some of the NPCs might just start driving around it as they wish. Why? Well, the Redditor didn’t really have an explanation. Just that, as they were doing a Sightseer mission, they noticed it – and it was such a shock, given they’ve never seen it before. 

Other players were also taken back by the discovery, given how completely random it is. However, one fan might have cracked the code.

Anyone know what this is about – I’ve never seen this at the race track before from gtaonline

Reddit user Appletree_Music asked: “Wonder if the mission enabled that area for traffic because it’s going two ways at traffic speeds? Definitely a first.”

Other players noted that it isn’t just limited to the Casino, either. Redditor adwyv pointed out that they’d also seen traffic driving around the Pier in a similar fashion. 

Either way, the next time you drop into Los Santos, keep an eye out for random traffic. It could lead to a hilarious moment of discovery.