GTA FANS think they’ve dug up evidence of a major announcement coming up this week.
The website for GTA 6, the next instalment in the hugely popular series, appears to have dropped a huge hint about the game’s whereabouts.
Grand Theft Auto 6 is the rumoured followup to GTA V, which has sold more than 90million copies and made an estimated £5billion since its 2013 release.
Creator Rockstar Games has yet to acknowledge it’s making another GTA game, but it’s safe to assume one is in the works.
Previous leaks and rumours have suggested the game will launch with the new generation of Xbox and PlayStation consoles later this year.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X are both out in the run up to Christmas 2020. We’re awaiting specific release dates from Sony and Microsoft.
Now a GTA super-fan has dug up evidence of an imminent announcement about the game.
The belief stems from the game’s official website, GtaVI.com.
Previously, typing that into your browser would lead you straight back to the website of Scottish firm Rockstar, which makes the GTA games.
Rockstar likely only registered the site as a placeholder to stop anyone nicking the domain name while it developed the game in secret.
A fan discovered that it now no longer redirects to Rockstar’s website.
Instead, visitors are hit with a “site cannot be reached page”, the fan revealed in a post on Reddit.
Apparently, this often occurs when a website is about to be launched.
A report from GrandTheftHub added fuel to the fire when it revealed that the domain’s servers had been moved from Munich to New York.
According to domain provider WHOIS, the site was updated on 23 March to flip the domain location.
The domains for the Grand Theft Auto 4 and 5 websites are also based in New York.
As far as any upcoming announcements go, we won’t know anything concrete until Rockstar discloses more info.
As such, we’d take any rumours with a heap of salt for now.
It seems unlikely that we’ll see GTA 6 released this year, as Rockstar has yet to announce its existence yet.
A more feasible timescale is that we’ll get an announcement this year followed by a release in late 2021.
The latest GTA 6 rumour is one of many to emerge about Rockstar’s new game.
Players will apparently take the role of a drug lord in the series’ latest instalment, which takes place in three locations from previous games.
It’s also been claimed that gamers will take the role of two characters, one female and one male.
All speculation for now, of course – here’s hoping Rockstar gives us something concrete over the next few months.
In other new, GTA 6 may be out in time for the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One later this year, according to recent leaks.
A Grand Theft Auto cheater was recently ordered to pay £115,000 after being sued by the game’s designers.
You can read our roundup of all the latest GTA 6 rumours here.
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