Rockstar leaker shuts down rumors about GTA 6 release date coming soon
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Rockstar leaker shuts down speculation about GTA 6 coming soon

Published: 3/Jan/2021 12:23

by Connor Bennett

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A former Rockstar Games insider has shut down speculation about GTA 6 potentially coming soon amid rumors that the developers could have something on the horizon. 

When will Grand Theft Auto 6 be released might just be the most sought-after answer in gaming today, as there has been plenty of claims and speculation surrounding Rockstar Games’ next project. 

Some hopeful fans believed that 2020 would see the release, or at least an announcement, of GTA 6, and there were even a number of gaming stores listing it as a late 2020 release, but that proved to be false. It’s now 2021 and the only new GTA content released recently was for GTA Online. 

The game is undoubtedly in production – we’ve already had a character known as The Mexican all-but-confirmed as well, but it’s unlikely to be released as quickly as some fans might like. 

GTA V characters
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GTA V is still a massive hit, nearly a decade after being released.

Former Rockstar Games insider Yann2295, who has addressed a growing list of rumors about GTA 6 over the years, took to Twitter on January 2 to address some of the recent claims that the devs might be gearing up to announce the new GTA title. 

“Yes GTA 6 is being developed. No, it’s not coming soon,” Yann tweeted, getting right to the point. “No, I don’t know when it’s gonna be announced or released. You can stop asking now.”

Even though the game is in production (although, there have been a few disputes over how far along that development is), Rockstar is seemingly fully focused on GTA Online for the time being.

The online side of GTA V is being updated for the new PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles, with that not set to release until the second half of 2021.

All signs point to GTA 6 being, at least, another year away from even having a release date announced, nevermind it being released to the public. It really is just a case of waiting for Rockstar to make their move.

And, given the messy launch of Cyberpunk 2077, that might actually be for the best.

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Pokemon Sword & Shield community stunned by Detective Pikachu easter egg

Published: 18/Jan/2021 23:29 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 23:34

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Sword & Shield player went viral after posting a Detective Pikachu easter egg that had slipped past many Gen 8 Trainers for over a year.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the debut of Sword & Shield in 2019. The Nintendo Switch title introduced players to new features such as the Wild Area and Dynamaxing.

Despite releasing over a year ago, players are still discovering secrets in the Galar region. Players of the RPG were surprised when they missed a Detective Pikachu easter egg that was right under their noses.

Detective Pikachu promotional image screenshot.
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The popular spin-off game is mentioned in Sword & Shield.

Pokemon’s Sword & Shield’s Detective Pikachu easter egg

Early into the Gen 8 title, players make their way to the seaside town of Hulbury to face off against Water Gym Leader Nessa. According to a viral post online, there is more to see in the small village.

The neat easter egg was posted on the r/PokemonSwordAndShield subreddit by user ‘aSuspiciousPanda’ who posted a screenshot of an NPC talking about Detective Pikachu.

The image shows the player’s protagonist standing in front of the Hulbury Pokemon Center when a character walking through town says “I hear there’s a Pokemon that’s a great detective!”

First time seeing this easter egg! from PokemonSwordAndShield

While the easter egg is pretty minor, many in the community were stunned that they had never seen the reference in the RPG before. “I have never seen this,” a fan replied. One user exclaimed, “Whoa, never noticed this either! Nice find.” Another agreed and said, “I love this!”

Screenshot of Pokemon Sword & Shield players reacting to Detective Pikachu Easter Egg.

Although Sword & Shield came out over a year ago, surprisingly a lot of fans had never seen the NPC before. According to several users, supposedly the character says different texts depending on the day. So it makes sense why many have never stumbled upon the dialogue until now.

While not the most earth-shattering secret, it does make one wonder how many more references are actually hidden throughout the Nintendo Switch title. If nothing else, the viral post just makes us want the sequel to Detective Pikachu even more. Only time will tell when the adorable Electric-type will be sleuthing once again.