GTA 6 release date leak: Good news PS4 and Xbox fans, Rockstar are working on ‘a couple of games’, not just Grand Theft Auto
Roll up your sleeves, take a deep breath and get a handful of salt ready – it’s time to start work on the ol’ GTA 6 rumour mill again.
According to a former Rockstar Games developer, the studio was working on multiple new, unannounced games as far back as 2018. Now, whilst it isn’t unusual for studios to work on multiple games at once, we find this information interesting because, for the last few releases, Rockstar has been a ‘one game studio’.
Now Red Dead Redemption 2 is out the door, we could be about to see that change.
Angith Jayarajan, who states he was an employee at Rockstar India from June 2017 until March 2018, revealed in a post on Instagram that he worked on Red Dead Redemption 2 and – get this – “a couple of games” he can’t talk about yet.
For a post at StayAbode on Instagram, Jayarajan describes his career path and mentions the Grand Theft Auto developer: “I worked at Rockstar games. I worked on Red Dead Redemption 2 and a couple of games I can’t name yet,” he notes.
So what could these games be? Well, “Preliminary work” on GTA 6 supposedly started as far back as 2016 (that’s according to a report by TechRadar, anyway).
And Rockstar recently posted a job advert wherein it was noted the studio is looking for environmental artists, looking for applicants that will be tasked with creating “next-generation” open worlds.
On top of that, there are a slew of other titles Rockstar could be working on – after all, it’s got a lot of beloved IP in its roster.
Max Payne, L.A. Noire, Midnight Club, Manhunt, The Warriors and even the Table Tennis series are all viable options for Rockstar’s next project, with Bully 2 also being a prime contender.
Apparently, there was a Bully game in development at Rockstar. Earlier this year, YouTuber SWEGTA and Reddit user fika122 seem to have unearthed some information that suggests Bully 2 was – at one point – a reality.
Rockstar seemingly scrapped the game, though – so sadly it never had a chance to release on targeted platforms PS3 and Xbox 360.
You can read more about that in our Bully 2 story at the link.
As we’ve mentioned before, it’s worth stressing that whilst the likes of Reddit, 4-Chan and pastebin are certainly not the highest of high bars when it comes to leaks, there’s still a history of some leaks from these sources turning out to be legit.
Just look at the map for Red Dead Redemption 2 which leaked two years before release, or even the map from Apex Legends pre-reveal fracas.
We have no doubts Angith Jayarajan is telling the truth, but whether we’ll get to see what he was working on – or if it’ll get stuck in development hell just like Bully 2 – remains to be seen.