Recently, gamers who were playing GTA 5 in the online mode reported having received an in-game message announcing that Grand Theft Auto 6 will be launched in 2019. According to the franchise’s developers, Rockstar Games, the rumors are fake and not coming from their official channels.
The discussion was opened by GTA Online players on Reddit and the GTA Online forum. Since they thought that the release date for the latest part of the series is finally out, they turned the channels red with questions about the big announcement.
Social media is an important communication way these days, so the Rockstar Support team’s Twitter account was the place where gamers found the answer to their question. The response was, of course, negative, because the official team confirmed the fact that it is a hoax, as many initially suspected.
Rockstar is expected to give some explanations
So far, Rockstar couldn’t explain how this could have happened, but rumors from the Reddit community are speculating that a hacker could have used mods and a security flaw from Rockstar Social Club’s messaging system to send the message. This idea is supported by the fact that pop-ups are appearing mostly in PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game and here mods are more prevalent.
The whole fuss was started by gamers scepticism regarding Rockstar’s policy to reveal previous release dates for games from the GTA series. It seemed unlikely possible for the developers to simply spread the news about the entry of one of the most expected games from the family. They wouldn’t have done that without building up the users’ excitement by sharing some teasers and a little bit of details first.
With all things considered, GTA 6 is expected to have greater success than the game which is expecting its launch on the 26th of October 2018 – Red Dead Redemption 20. PS4 and Xbox users will be the ones enjoying the game real soon, but PC owners will join them in near future.