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GTA 6: No Direct Hint on Release Date as Take-Two Interactive CEO Shares the Plans for the Company

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Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in San Francisco was the event the CEO of Take-Two Interactive, Strauss Zelnick used to spell out certain plans for the company. Take-Two Interactive, if you are aware, is the company that owns video game franchises like Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. The studio that develops these games, Rockstar Games, is also owned by Take Two. Though Zelnick did not say what everyone has been desperately waiting to hear, on the release date for GTA 6, he did speak on the company’s plans.

Huge Plans for Leading Franchises

The Take-Two CEO made it clear his company has enormous plans laid out over the next five years and that includes its leading franchises. These can only mean Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. These two games are the company’s top-selling games and are extremely popular. There is a common belief that the two games will be released on the PS5 and Xbox Series X gaming consoles as exclusives. This has been further confirmed by Zelnick at the Morgan Stanley event.

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The way the gaming industry operates is the gaming console makers like Sony (PlayStation) and Microsoft (Xbox) rely on popular games for their own machines to sell. Similarly, the game developers like Rockstar would want to latch on to these top gaming consoles to get the largest gaming community playing their titles. It is a mutually beneficial arrangement.

A Strong Pipeline and More Frontline Releases

The revelations by the Take-Two boss has to be seen from different perspectives. The fact that the company plans to invest heavily in their top games means there is every likelihood of GTA 6 in the pipeline. That could mean a release in 2021, at the earliest. Some expert commentators still believe it may not happen before 2022.

The other is the statement on the frontline releases which really means the company plans to spread its offerings a bit wider than focusing just on the top two. This may make some people feel that Take-Two may further delay bringing on GTA 6. There may be fans of the older franchises like Bully and Max Payne which could now make a comeback of sorts. Another extreme interpretation by the die-hard GTA fan would be Rockstar is already ready with GTA 6 and its team may now work on these other games.

The statements and their interpretations may continue.

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GTA 6 – A Fake Video on the Game Whets the Appetite of the Fans Even More

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  • There’s a countdown that ends on April 1, 2020, showing the time till the announcement on GTA 6.
  • A fake video makes an appearance on March 29, giving the same message with all appearance as if it is from Rockstar.
  • Fans realize the whole thing is a fake exercise and vent their feelings.

As if the expectation levels among the GTA 6 fans were not already high, a new fake video featuring the Weekend song, posted on the streaming platform Twitch, took it to another level before they realized it was not for real. This once again goes to show how desperate the gaming community can get when it comes to GTA 6 and their desire to see it released. Rockstar has not been moved a bit by all this.

Disappointments Galore for the GTA 6 Fans

It all started a few days earlier when it was informed that there will be an important announcement coming from Rockstar on March 25, 2020. However, no announcement came. There is another countdown going on within the Twitch platform with an account GTAVI. This says the countdown is for an announcement. This again led to a volley of comments online before someone pointed out that the countdown ends on April 1. The day is called All Fools Day and a lot of people play pranks that day, basically aimed at fooling a large body of people. To top these came the fake video, also on Twitch. The fact is Rockstar does have an official account on the platform but this was from an unknown profile.

The Fake GTA 6 Announcement Video

This video, posted by one Troydan, has a title, YOOO GTA 6 IS COMING! The video is for just 1 minute but has content for around 50 seconds only. There is the Weekend song in the background and the official Rockstar logo flashes followed by the GTA VI logo. It just says in an all-bold line “2DAYS TILL ANNOUNCEMENT” and that’s it. Does this mean there is some link between the April 1 countdown and this fake video?

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The countdown clock showing 2days, 19hours and 34 minutes appearing on March 29

Fans Let Out Their Dejection Online

Once it struck home that they are being taken for a jolly ride by the prankster, the GTA 6 fans took to all forums available online to vent out their feelings. Some almost cried saying how lies are being circulated. It must be conceded that most of whatever information has so far been posted on the launch announcement has been just speculation. The only piece of information that can be relied upon is the one on the voice actor from Mexico, Jorge Consejo having played “The Mexican” in GTA 6. Even that is neither here nor there since he is said to have done the recording in 2018 and cannot be tied to any immediate launch announcement.

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GTA 6 -New Evidence on the Game Exposed Through a Resume of a Voice Actor

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  • The actor Jorge Consejo from Mexico is the voice actor to have worked on GTA 6.
  • A little embarrassed by the unintended exposure, Consejo has tweeted that he cannot confirm due to NDA.
  • This is one more hint being cited by fans to claim the launch of GTA 6 can be expected anytime.

What is it About the Voice Actor?

Of the many rumors about the GTA 6 gameplay, one is about the South American angle and there may be scenes with Mexican characters. If you go by what you see in Hollywood movies, GTA 6 can have Mexican characters speaking in English with an accent. The Mexican actor Jorge Consejo could have been roped in as a voice actor. In all such cases, there is an NDA or non-disclosure agreement where those involved with the production of the game are not allowed to share any information in public.

In the case of Jorge Consejo, it was due to inadvertence that his resume makes an entry where he claims to have played the role of “The Mexican” in GTA 6. Interestingly, he says the work was done in 2018. This was sufficient to get fans going all out to claim that they have been all the time correct in saying that the game is ready for release and that Rockstar could be coming out with the announcement soon.

An embarrassed Jorge Consejo has then posted a message on his Twitter that due to contract stipulations; he is not in a position to reveal anything on GTA 6 at this stage.

Does it clear the Confusion on the Release Date?

The fact that this voice actor did his work in 2018 does not mean anything since these games are developed over 4-5 years. Though this development does give more way to rumors, there is no definite clue on when the official announcement on GTA 6 and the actual release will happen. The best-educated guess at this juncture would be that if there is confirmation on the release of the Sony PlayStation 5 by the year-end or during the holiday shopping season, Rockstar/ EA may decide to release GTA 6 as well.

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GTA 6 – Fresh Trigger on Launch Date; Activity on Website Noticed

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  • Suddenly, the GTAVI.com website says ‘can’t be reached’.
  • Fans believe that the site is being reworked for GTA 6 since the launch is near.
  • The studio appears to suggest they are working on it but no date yet.

What Roused the Interest This Time?

You can’t stop Grand Theft Auto fans from believing that the game’s sixth edition is still some months away from launch. Their level of optimism is so high that even the slightest of hints is sufficient for them to feel GTA 6 will be out soon. The latest trigger they needed was an innocuous website with the URL GTAIV.com, which is owned by the publisher Take-Two Interactive. This website redirects you to the main Rockstar Games website. At least, it was doing so till recently. Presently, the moment the URL is typed in the browser bar, it says the site can’t be reached. Fans weren’t quite satisfied with this and they dug deeper only to find that the site was updated on March 23, 2020. This is more than the ammunition needed by them to conclude that the site has been pulled down by Rockstar/Take-Two to work on it and upload the GTA 6 information.

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Fans wanting to drive new cars and have more excitement with GTA 6

What Has Been the Stand of Rockstar?

One major disappointment for the fans has been that Rockstar was to have made an important announcement on March 25, 2020. That announcement did not come through. Whether it was the lockdown and the COVID-19 situation that prompted the cancellation of the announcement or for other reasons, it is not known.

If you were to make a dispassionate analysis, the franchise owner Take-Two Interactive has made it clear that from purely the commercial perspective they would want a big bang game release each year. This would ensure increased customer expectations and more revenue. However, in the real world, this is not possible since they rely on the technical team. The games they develop have to provide seamless and perfect experience throughout. This entails a long time in the development stage itself since they seek perfection in their work.

All these point to only one thing as far as the GTA 6 fans are concerned. They may have to hold on for a little more to know if the game’s launch is on the horizon.

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