Despite the fact that is was first released two years ago, Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to make headlines as Rockstar Games releases new updates and information about the game. And thanks to the many mods released for the game on PC, the Grand Theft Auto 5 community is still very active.
With that in mind, and the recent addition of Freemode events, it’s easy to see why Rockstar has yet to announced a successor to Grand Theft Auto 5. With so many gamers still interested in the game, there’s really no reason to get gamers excited for the next one, potentially hurting sales of Grand Theft Auto 5 in the process. So it came as a surprise when a Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer appeared on YouTube.
However, after watching the trailer, it’s obviously the creation of a Grand Theft Auto fan who’s likely looking to nab some YouTube views, or maybe hoping Rockstar will notice and provide some info on the next installment to the Grand Theft Auto series.
While the editing and visuals in the video are actually quite stunning, there are many clues that prove this is no more than one gamers’ attempt at ramping up false hope amongst fans.
The first clue comes 40 seconds into the video, when the video shows a Ford Mustang cruising down a dirt road at a fast pace. It’s not the speed of the car or the location that throw up a red flag, but the fact that the car is from a real-life car manufacturer. So far, all Grand Theft Auto games have created their own car brands and names. Sure, many of those cars mimic or look similar to cars in real life, but it seems Rockstar has historically been averse to including real carmakers in their games, likely because of the associated costs involved.
The next clue in the Grand Theft Auto 6 video is the disparity between the various locations in the trailer. In just a minute and a half, the video takes viewers to New York City, the desert, and what looks like a European side street. One would expect there to be a little more consistency in such a short video. Also, since the video is said to be showing off the game’s engine, there should probably be more activity going on and not necessarily just a handful of high-definition shots of buildings.
The final nail in the coffin is the logo at the end of the video. The six is reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, but there’s nothing else in the video that hints at Grand Theft Auto 6 being anything close to it’s florescent predecessor.
As a bonus, it looks like a previous upload of this video misspelled Rockstar, which the developer would (hopefully) never do in an official video. That misspelling has since been removed, but stands as added proof that the video is definitely a fake.
In the end, it looks like a clever YouTuber put together a handful of visually impressive shots from a modded Grand Theft Auto 5 and attempted to pass it off as a Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer. And while it’s surely not an official trailer from Rockstar, it’s still a visual treat for anyone interested in checking it out.
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