GRAND Theft Auto maker Rockstar Games has excited fans with some new job listings.
GTA 6 is still eagerly awaited but has never been officially announced.
However, new job adverts for game-testers at Rockstar India, Lincoln, and North, have some people thinking GTA 6 could be on the horizon.
Leaks and rumours have previously suggested the new game could come out in 2021.
Rockstar India lists “knowledge and experience of Rockstar’s recent titles” as one of the game-testing job qualifications you need if you want to apply.
The games-testers will be given a game to play and will have to report any bugs or problems they spot.
It's important to note the PS5 and Xbox Series port of GTA V isn't out yet.
So the jobs might involve testing for the game that was released in 2013, rather than the new rumoured game.
As with all rumours, we'll have to wait for official word from Rockstar Games to know what the jobs are truly for.
Grand Theft Auto 6 – what is it?
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.
The game largely remains a mystery, but details are steadily trickling out ahead of the big reveal.
In May last year, details about GTA 6 allegedly surfaced online.
A purported former employee of Rockstar leaked apparent info about the game, including the names of the main characters.
In it, the anonymous poster claimed the hotly-anticipated game's map will mirror the one in GTA San Andreas, with three major cities and one smaller town.
However, it will apparently be larger than the maps of both Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA:V) and Rockstar cowboy shooter Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) combined.
Players will follow four main characters through the game's story mode, the poster said.
They include a driver called Walther Wallace, a man named Thomas Branigan with a smuggling plane called "the Raven" and a drug dealer named Marcus Burke.
An unnamed former Israeli IDF agenct was also mentioned in the post.
Missions in the game allegedly won't be as linear as in GTA:V or RDR2.
Gun mechanics and the the hand-to-hand combat system will be more like RDR2's, the poster claimed.
Apparently, the game will be set in the 1980s but will later jump to modern times – an unusual narrative choice for the franchise.
According to a lengthy post on Reddit the new game is code-named Project Americas, and has been in development in some form since 2012, a year before GTA 5 launched.
It's been on-and-off since then, the post says, first picking up properly in 2015 before being put on ice while all of Rockstar's global studios focused on the final details of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Grand Theft Auto games – a timeline
Here’s the full list…
- 1997 – Grand Theft Auto
- 1999 – Grand Theft Auto 2
- 2001 – Grand Theft Auto 3
- 2002 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City
- 2004 – Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
- 2008 – Grand Theft Auto 4
- 2013 – Grand Theft Auto 5
- 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1969
- 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1961
- 2009 – Grand Theft Auto 4 The Lost and Damned
- 2009 – Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony
- 2004 – Grand Theft Auto Advance
- 2005 – Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
- 2006 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
- 2009 – Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars
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