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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.

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Insane GTA 5 graphics mod shows what next-gen remaster could look like

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:14

by Connor Bennett


One Grand Theft Auto fan has gone above and beyond with a new mod that gives GTA V a truly stunning, next-gen look.  

It’s been over seven years since Rockstar Game finally released GTA V and took players to Los Santos for an epic story about three criminals, each having their own troubles in the city. 

Even though the game is almost eight years old, Grand Theft Auto fans continue to explore Los Santos through GTA Online. However, many are getting impatient and want Rockstar to get a move on and finally announce something about GTA 6. 

Though, while those fans growing more and more impatient by the week, there are some who have decided to show how impressive GTA V could look if Rockstar ever decided to launch a remastered version.

GTA characters walking on the beach
Rockstar Games
Fans have been hoping for GTA 6 news but Rockstar have stayed quiet.

It comes from YouTuber OreoShaman who used their very own realism graphics mod on PC, alongside some ray-tracing, to add an extra layer of color and vibrance to Los Santos.

In the sweeping shots showing in the YouTuber’s video, key locations in the city like the southern port of Los Santos docks, Vinewood Hills, Vespucci, and even Sandy Shores look truly like real-life areas, while keeping still keeping that GTA V feel to them.

The YouTuber has clearly wowed fans too, as of the writing, their video has amassed over one million views as well as over 35,000 likes and plenty of comments stating how gorgeous they’ve made the game look.

While the impressive mod comes from outside of Rockstar, the iconic game devs might have something similar up their sleeve, seeing as GTA V is being ported to Xbox Series X/S and PS5 in the next few months. 

The next-gen consoles might give the devs more scope to improve on GTA Online, but many fans will be hoping that it’s not that long before they show off a new game, rather than expanding on an old one.