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Take-Two shut down GTA 6 release date theory for 2023

Published: 28/May/2020 11:59

by Joe Craven

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Take-Two Interactive, publishers behind the immensely popular Grand Theft Auto series, has poured cold water on a release date theory that emerged following the company’s marketing commitments. 

It’s difficult to think of a game that is more anticipated than Grand Theft Auto 6. The latest installment – Grand Theft Auto V – was released way back in 2013, nearly 7 years ago.

As a result, masses of speculation has surrounded a Grand Theft Auto 6 title. It’s not even been officially announced by Rockstar, but fans are doing their best to find hints wherever they can.

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GTA V is considered one of the best games of all time.

A new theory emerged in the last few weeks, speculating that GTA 6 is set for a 2023 release date. While the full reasons for this theory are complex and entirely related to Take-Two’s financial commitments, they can be summarized in fairly simple terms.

Essentially, the publishers have set aside far more money than they usually would for both 2023 and 2024. This has led fans to speculate the money will finance marketing and support for a major title, like a GTA 6.

However, speaking to gamesindustry.biz, Take-Two have cast doubt on this theory. They state that the “table in the 10-K reflects marketing commitments made to third-party companies.”

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Some recent reports have suggested GTA 6 could take place in Canada.

Essentially, Rockstar is owned by Take-Two, and is not a third-party company, so it’s incredibly unlikely that the financial commitments for 2023 and 2024 relate in any way to another GTA installment.

However, this is not necessarily all bad news. While a 2023 release date appears unlikely, it opens the door to an earlier release date.

Rumors have suggested that a new GTA game is roughly 70% complete, but details are incredibly scarce and will remain that way until Rockstar make official announcements. We will, of course, bring you all the latest news, leaks and rumors as they become available.

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GTA Online player discovers Up-n-Atomizer trick you would never think of

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:14

by David Purcell

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The Up-n-Atomizer might not look like its from the same planet as other Grand Theft Auto weapons, but one GTA Online player has discovered a handy trick with it that the everyday person would find helpful. 

The world of GTA 5 is full with violence, fast cars and loud sounds. Even if you get a few members of the community who stick to the roads and stop at traffic lights for a laugh, generally they are in the minority and the rest is utter chaos.

A gun like the Up-n-Atomizer is capable of great things, terrible, but great. Its powerful blast can send cars, buses, tanks, and even planes flying in the opposite direction.

However, one player has shown a more delicate side to the gun. Apparently, this is actually the perfect tool to move cars between parking spaces.

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Moving cars isn’t difficult in GTA, but the Up-n-Atomizer definitely makes it more graceful. Well, if you use it right.

GTA Online trick for the Up-n-Atomizer

As seen in a clip posted to the GTA Online subreddit, user skelatorx7 proved that it’s not all about destruction with the weapon.

In fact, with just one small push, they were able to move their car perfectly from one place to another without doing a single scratch to it. Now, here it’s just one off the street and not many will care about that, but it would definitely be handy if it were your own insured vehicle.

As seen in the video, the player simply aimed in and fired low into the side of the car. Soon after, it flips perfectly into the next parking spot as if it was a natural way for it to happen.

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Not everybody in the comments quite understood how it worked, though. One said: “How did the shot go through the car?” while another posted: “Car flip? How?”

Other users have found more crazy ways of using the Atomizer, of course, including the use of it to shift buses in the middle of the road. After all, they can be annoying, cruising around slowly in front of your speedy vehicles.

You never know, maybe in the future your mechanic will be blasting your cars over to you like this, rather than riding them to your path. Never going to happen, but definitely a funny picture to paint.