The Rock would be the perfect GTA V protagonist - Dexerto

The Rock would be the perfect GTA V protagonist

Published: 3/Aug/2019 21:05 Updated: 3/Aug/2019 21:57

by Brent Koepp


A talented artist reimagined what Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson would look like in Grand Theft Auto, using the series’ infamous art style to depict the popular action star.

Rockstar Games has long been praised for the art style featured on their video game boxes, as well as the loading screens for their titles. So much so, that the style has now become synonymous with the iconic developer. 

A talented artist decided to show fans of the series what the iconic action star The Rock would look like in GTA V, and it’s awesome.

The Rock in GTA

Reddit user ‘rnphoto‘ designed The Rock in the GTA V art style, with a backdrop that closely resembles but isn’t Vice City. The neon glow and palm trees swaying in the background work together to capture a true Miami spirit, making the movie star look like he’s a protagonist from the game.

The car the actor is standing in front of is actually a real model: the Koenigsegg Agera. He looks extra menacing when you notice the pistol he’s holding in his hand too. 

Reddit: rnphotoThe Rock x GTA when?

The artist has actually drawn The Rock before in the same art style a year prior, except this time, he looks much more friendly as he leans against a car in front of Los Santos.

The drawing gives off some serious Fast and Furious vibes, and could double as a poster for a game set in the movie series’ universe.

DeviantArt: ThenogaThe artist’s previous work is just as detailed.

The iconic GTA art style was made popular by Stephen Bliss, who was a senior artist at Rockstar Games from 2001 to 2016.

Bliss was responsible for making box art for games such as LA Noire and Red Dead Redemption, and also designed many of their other games’ loading screens and promotional art.

The Rock is the perfect candidate for a GTA protagonist, or a lead movie role if Rockstar decided to make the franchise into a film.


GTA 6 teaser speculation grows after players uncover more strange files in RDR2

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:20

by Michael Gwilliam


Fans have spotted more out-of-place files in Red Dead Redemption 2 that could point toward either GTA 6 or rumors that the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series is on a new engine.

Rockstar has been mum on any information regarding the long-awaited announcement of GTA 6, but fans can hardly contain their excitement, combing through files of other games to find some clue for what the company is working on.

Now, with GTA Online players spotting code potentially referencing the RAGE Engine used in Red Dead Redemption 2, fans think there could be some connection between RDR2 and the next Grand Theft Auto.

As such, players have peeked through RDR2’s files and discovered some things that seem wildly out of place, even for the wild west.

Gangsters carry guns in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
What are these weird GTA-like files doing in Red Dead Redemption 2?

GTA Forums member ‘rollschuh2282’ noted that they found parachute-related files hidden in Red Dead. The crazy part is that the file doesn’t exist in GTA V.

“Funnily that [[email protected]@pack] animation file does not exist in V,” they wrote and provided a photo of all the parachute animations in GTA 5.

Lo and behold, the file with “pack” in its name was not among them, meaning it was unique to Red Dead 2’s code. But what would parachute files be doing in a game about cowboys?

Snow in Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Modern gun files don’t make sense in RDR2. Unless…

Fans believe this is either a sign towards the next-gen port of GTA V being in Red Dead Redemption 2’s engine or GTA 6.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear if the files had existed since the game’s PC release or were only recently added in a newer update.

This isn’t the first time fans have discovered weird files in RDR2. As Dexerto previously reported, weapon code for two variants of the Browning pistol, an L1A1 rifle and AK-47 were found back in late December.

In any case, more and more evidence is mounting that something is brewing at Rockstar and it isn’t just hot coffee. Only time will tell what the future holds, especially as GTA V’s re-release draws nearer.