One poster in Max Payne 3 may have hinted at Grand Theft Auto 6‘s location and release window all the way back in 2013. Currently, there has been no official word from Rockstar Games on the state of Grand Theft Auto 6, although there are many reasons for fans to assume GTA 6 is in development despite the lack of any information or reveals on the much-touted date of March 25th.
From motion capture artists mentioning the game on their resumes to ridiculous Rockstar tax reports which all-but confirm Grand Theft Auto 6’s in-progress state, there have many small clues which have given fans hope information on GTA 6 will be coming soon. Even though it appears much of the purportedly ‘leaked’ information from Reddit, 4chan, and GTAForums users have all been proven to be incorrect with the passage of March 25th, that hasn’t stopped some dedicated fans from seeking out any little bits of information about the next Grand Theft Auto game they can find, even if it means going all the way back to 2013.
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As first reported by Dexerto, one Reddit user who goes by the forum handle u/Someguy5333 recently discovered an image posted a few months ago by another Redditor, u/Fyerro69, and noticed that many of the dates listed as tour dates for the fictional band Love Fist line up with the actual release dates of multiple Rockstar video games. What’s more, the locations of the tour dates also seem to match their real game counterparts, although the ones related to the Red Dead Redemption series are a little bit of a stretch. Check out u/Someguy5333’s edited version of the poster below:
While Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V did indeed release on the dates mentioned on the above poster, Red Dead Redemption was released in October, not May, throwing a little bit of cold water on this theory despite the release date for Red Dead Redemption 2 matching perfectly. In their report, Dexerto also noted that the original Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was “released in North America around October 29, 2002 – and the date could, simply, be a nod to that fact.”
It’s incredibly unlikely Rockstar has had the release date of Grand Theft Auto 6 hidden in plain sight for so long, and even more unlikely that they would have scheduled the game’s release so far in advance, especially considering the volatile and changing nature of video game development on any scale. It’s far more likely the company simply settled on those dates after the fact, perhaps moving them slightly to line up with their previous predictions just to make those Easter egg-hunting fans happy. However, for players who will read too much into anything regarding Grand Theft Auto 6 rumors and news, this is just more proof of the game’s much-wanted Vice City setting.
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