GTA 6 Announcement a "Hoax" Says Rockstar Games

Wasted.

Sadly, Grand Theft Auto 6 is not coming in 2019 even if you did see an in-game pop-up ad in Grand Theft Auto 5 from "Rockstar Games" that said otherwise. Rockstar confirmed that the announcement for GTA 6 is a hoax.

On Reddit and the GTA Online forums players posed screenshots of in-game pop-up messages in GTA 5 that seemingly announced GTA 6 would be coming out in 2019, despite no prior warning or announcement of the GTA 6's release.

Fake GTA 6 Announcement. Source:Rockstar Support

Unfortunately, it was too good to be true as Rockstar confirmed on Twitter that the pop-up messages are a hoax made with mods and, "not an official message or statement from Rockstar Games."

Skeptics on Reddit and the forums who saw the screenshots of the pop-up came to a similar conclusion that a hacker managed to exploit the Rockstar Social Club message system. This is because the screenshots appear to be from a PlayStation 3, PC, or Xbox 360 version of GTA 5 Online which allows mods, albeit only for single-player modes.

With Rockstar busy working on the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, it made little sense that a company known for big event-style video game announcements would reveal that GTA 6 would be coming next year via an in-game message.

Rockstar Games is currently focusing on Red Dead Redemption 2, the sequel to Rockstar's open-world western game. Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to launch on October 26 for PS4 and Xbox One. For all the trailers, news, and info released so far check out our complete Red Dead Redemption 2 guide.

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