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Rockstar job hints at GTA 6 with “large open world” on next-gen consoles

Published: 12/Nov/2019 15:29 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 15:50

by Calum Patterson


Another job listing at Rockstar Games has added further speculation that GTA 6 is now in development, with the game maker recruiting for a “next-gen character-based open-world” title.

We previously reported on another job listing for an Environment Artist at Rockstar Leeds, to create the “biggest and best open-world environment in the industry.”

Unsurprisingly, this immediately sparked speculation about Grand Theft Auto 6, as well as Bully 2 – another Rockstar franchise which is long overdue a sequel.

However, another job listing, this time at Rockstar North in Edinburgh (which has historically been one of the primary studios for the GTA franchise) gives even more details about what they’re working on.

The role, for an Animation Systems Programmer, will work on “developing advanced animation systems for large open-world character-based games.”

It’s not exactly surprising that this listing is focused on next-gen tech, considering both PlayStation and Xbox are set to launch new consoles in the 2020 holiday season.

The job listing also notes that the team will be “pushing the boundaries of character animation on next-generation hardware.”

The Rockstar North vacancy sounds like a possible GTA project.

When will GTA 6 release?

Given the emphasis on ‘next-gen’ in both of these job listings, it’s safe to presume that whatever Rockstar is working on is set to be available on PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.

However, we saw with GTA V that a double release, both on current-gen and next-gen, worked a treat, essentially doubling sales for the game.

We’re perhaps too close to the release of the next-gen for that same method to be used though unless GTA 6 is released in late 2019/early 2020, which is incredibly unlikely.

It’s also possible that Rockstar are putting Grand Theft Auto on the backburner, since GTA Online is still performing so strongly, and are, instead, working on a sequel to Bully, LA Noire, or perhaps a new franchise completely.

GTA Online hit a new record player base following the release of the Casino update, and it remains a cash cow for Rockstar, who will be wary of killing off its popularity with a new mainline Grand Theft Auto release.

H/T: PlayStation Universe


GTA Online Black Friday update: Huge sales, Open Wheel bonuses, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 12:36

by Connor Bennett


Rockstar Games have got a Grand Theft Auto Online update that plays into Black Friday with a whole host of sales for vehicles, businesses, and buildings. 

GTA Online’s weekly updates are always something to look forward to for fans, as Rockstar Games rolls out some bonuses so that players can build up their Maze Bank accounts. 

The bonuses, both for cash and RP, are the big attention grabbers from the updates, but the sales that Rockstar also drops are nothing to be ignored either. You can save quite a lot on a car that you want or a business you want to own. 

With Black Friday getting underway in the real world – marking a few days of sales – Rockstar have also joined in the fun with some pretty interesting discounts as well. 

Open Wheel races bonuses – 2x Cash & RP

As already noted, the bonuses are the biggest part of the weekly updates, so we’ll start there. This week, starting November 26, is all about Open Wheel Races for double rewards while King of the Hill pays out triple. 

The bonuses for Open Wheel races are not limited to one or two select tracks, but you will have to jump into a Rockstar Created race to earn the bonus. The best way to check this is to simply join a race from the pink F1 car icons that are dotted around the map.

If a lobby then decides to vote for a non-Rockstar Created race, simply back out and find a different lobby. You’ll have up to December 9th to earn the bonus rewards. 

Rockstar Games
GTA Online’s F1 races can be quite difficult for new starters.

GTA Online Black Friday discounts

In terms of the Black Friday sale, some of GTA Online’s most expensive vehicles are on sale. So, if you’ve ever had your eye on the gold Luxor Deluxe, it’s 70% off starting November 27. 

Additionally, the Terrorbyte, Terrorbyte modifications, and RM-10 Bombushka are also 70%, so you can make your mark on Los Santos with this sale. 

  • Declasse Scramjet – 60% off
  • Imponte Ruiner 2000 – 60% off
  • Ocelot Stromberg – 60% off
  • Principe Deveste Eight – 60% off
  • Nagasaki Shotaro – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte Upgrades & Modifications – 70% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor – 50% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor Mk II – 50% off
  • RM-10 Bombushka – 70% off
  • B-11 Strikeforce – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor Deluxe – 70% off
  • Buckingham Swift (including Swift with Flying Bravo) – 70% off
Luxor Deluxe jet from GTA Online
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Extravagant vehicles like the Luxor Deluxe are on huge discounts this week.

GTA Online discounts – November 26 update

In addition to the major Black Friday sale, there are plenty of other things on sale too – including the Ocelot R88 Open Wheel racecar.

On top of that, garages and Large Special Cargo Warehouses are 40% and 30% off respectively. Plus, there are discounts on other vehicles and Nightclubs too. 

  • Ocelot R88  – 30% off
  • Annis RE-7B  – 40% off
  • Large Special Cargo Warehouse  – 30% off
  • Garages  – 40% off
  • Dinka Vindicator – 30% off
  • Western Rampant Rocket – 30% off
  • Shitzu Hakuchou Drag– 30% off
  • Nightclubs – 40% off
  • Nightclub Upgrades & Modifications – 30% off

If you haven’t got the cash to splash out on the Ocelot R88, the other Open Wheel vehicle – the Benefactor BR8 – is on the Diamond Casino podium.

So, head on in, take a spin, and see if you can get your hands on a free Formula 1 car.