Grand Theft Auto 6 Announcement A Hoax, Rockstar Confirms

People got very excited about an apparent announcement of Grand Theft Auto 6 in GTA Online. Unfortunately for all of them, the announcement turned out to be a hoax. Rockstar Games has since directly revealed the announcement to be fake. It came from modders hijacking the announcement system.

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Grand Theft Auto 6 Announcement A Hoax, Rockstar Confirms
Grand Theft Auto 6 Announcement A Hoax, Rockstar Confirms

Yesterday, images from GTA online seemingly advertising the launch of Grand Theft Auto 6 in 2019. It even advertised that pre-orders were already available on the Rockstar website. People took screenshots of the apparent announcement and ran with them. It was all over Twitter and other social media. However, a lot of people were very doubtful about this development of events. So, they went directly to Rockstar and asked if there was any merit to the “announcement”, because the whole thing came right out of the blue and highly suspect.

You can probably expect where this whole thing is going. Unsurprisingly, the “leak” turned out to be fake. The Rockstar Twitter has responded to several people, flat-out calling it all a hoax. In their words: “This is a hoax made with the use of mods, and not an official message or statement from Rockstar Games.” Basically, what appears to have happened is that modders found a way to take over Rockstar’s announcement system and create this kerfuffle. Honestly, I’m surprised that the story took off like it did, considering how easily debunkable it is. I guess people just want a new GTA very much. But, let’s face it, it was highly unlikely that Rockstar would release a new GTA game so close to Red Dead Redemption 2. Also, they’re still making so much money off of GTA V and GTA Online.

Still, though, it’s cool to see so many people excited about the prospect of a new GTA game. If nothing else, it shows us that Rockstar really made something great with GTA V. And, make no mistake, I’m certain that GTA 6 is coming at some point in the future, just not next year.

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