Rumors about Grand Theft Auto 6 have been floating around since last year, when the GTA 6 release date and setting supposedly leaked. There have been plenty of rumors about Grand Theft Auto 6 since then, but few have come from credible sources. However, this latest leak comes from a former Rockstar employee, and while it’s light on details, it does seem to confirm that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in active development.
3D artist Bibin Michael, who worked at Rockstar on games like Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2, has updated his resume, revealing that he has worked on GTA 6. According to Michael, he worked as a Jr Vehicle Artist at Rockstar on both GTA 5‘s DLC (presumably GTA Online content) and Grand Theft Auto 6. Michael’s job is to “create concept vehicles matching with real world” for the games.
At the time of this writing, Michael’s resume still claims that he has worked on 3D vehicles for Grand Theft Auto 6, but fans can expect it to be edited at some point. For the sake of preserving the evidence, we’ve captured a screenshot of the resume before it can be changed or taken down.
Now, before fans get too excited about this leak, we must caution that this still could have been faked or it may be an error on the part of Bibin. While this leak certainly appears to be legitimate, there was a similar leak involving a supposed GTA 6 motion capture actor that turned out to be fake, so it’s still wise to take this news with a grain of salt.
Besides the confirmation that GTA 6 is in development, though, there isn’t much to take away from this leak. However, past leaks may give us a better idea of what to expect from the game. Most of the leaks claim that GTA 6 will be set in Vice City, and that the game will launch in 2021 or some time later. More ambitious but harder to believe leaks say that GTA 6 will consist of not just Vice City, but Liberty City as well, and that the game will launch as early as 2020.
Fans can expect many more “leaks” and rumors about GTA 6 before Rockstar announces the game, and they should treat even the most legitimate-looking ones with skepticism until the game is officially announced.
Grand Theft Auto 6 is rumored to be in development for unspecified platforms.
Source: ArtStation (via DSOGaming)