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Rockstar statement possibly teases GTA 6 announcement

Published: 29/Jan/2020 10:20

by David Purcell

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Rockstar Games might well have teased GTA 6 in an official announcement, after a statement celebrating a record-breaking holiday season in Grand Theft Auto 5 left some players very curious. 

The game developers released an announcement on January 28, which revealed a whole host of rewards have been made available to both GTA Online and Red Dead Online players. GTA players, for example, can claim up to $2 million in-game absolutely free of charge.

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Whether it’s teases being dropped by voice actors or multiple vacancies opening up at Rockstar Games regarding work on next-gen titles, GTA 6 clues have been stacking up, but some believe the biggest teaser yet has been officially revealed.

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Rockstar rewarded players after GTA Online recorded more players playing the game in December 2019 than ever before.

While there was a lot to unpack from the news, including confirmation that Formula 1 cars are the next type of vehicles heading to GTA, there was one particular line of the statement that’s been identified as a possible hint towards a new game.

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Rockstar’s statement says: “There is still much more to come in 2020. Next up for GTA Online is the addition of an open wheel racing series featuring all new vehicle types – with tense, high speed, track-based racing where tight cornering, tactical tire choices and perfectly timed pit stops make every second count. Plus, expect more big updates and a few surprises as we move forward into the year.”

There is a whole section dedicated to what’s “coming soon” in the popular franchises, which is exactly what fans like to see, with so many hoping that the game’s next installment will be announced in the near future.

“ And a few surprises as we move forward into the new year” from GTA6


Now, if there’s one thing that GTA players want more than anything right now it’s “surprises,” and now many believe the reveal of their next project will be confirmed in the not too distant future.

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One Reddit user said: “They are not talking about online updates. They separated the two things in the sentence. AKA, something new besides online.”

It must be said, though, that this could be quite the reach, and not everybody is convinced that this announcement is the first teaser. Another posted: “They were talking about GTA Online. don’t read too much into it.”


Those surprises could literally be new content for Grand Theft Auto 5, which Rockstar have been keeping on top of with regular weekly updates adding new features, or possibly even just more in-game events.

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With a lack of specific details, we’ll have to wait and see what Rockstar have in store for us in 2020.

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Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson

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Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.

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It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

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Michael and Franklin from GTA V
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A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

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Franklin from GTA V
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The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.