[UPDATE: The Grand Theft Auto 6 motion capture resume has been proven to be a fake by the stunt actor Tim Neff. The original story continues below.]
Grand Theft Auto 5 has been an absolute behemoth of the video game scene, and still continues to sell so well that the game has outsold Mass Effect: Andromeda in 2017. Even though the game has been a great commercial and critical success, eventually Rockstar Games would have to consider beginning work on the next instalment of the series. Now, gamers have been given an indication that Grand Theft Auto 6 is on the way, and that motion capture work has begun.
The reveal comes courtesy of the resume of an actor named Tim Neff, which names a couple of Rockstar titles under his work as a motion capture artist. Although Red Dead Redemption 2 may not come as a surprise, given its status as the next Rockstar-developed game to see release, the fact that Grand Theft Auto 6 is also listed will no doubt be a good indicator to fans of the series.
Of course, this news should perhaps be taken with a grain of salt until confirmation is received about Grand Theft Auto 6, although that may take some time. For now, Red Dead Redemption 2 is undoubtedly a priority for Rockstar, but this does seem to suggest that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in active development too. It certainly marries up well with previous reports, where a source close to Rockstar confirmed that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in development.
Discussions have been rife among the GTA community with regards to Grand Theft Auto 6, particularly when it comes to the game’s setting. Of course, the obvious choice would be a return to Vice City, and there’s certainly a lot of love for the neon-clad ultraviolence that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City unveiled to the world. Perhaps a more pertinent question for fans would be whether they would prefer a return to the 1980s setting of the original or move forward to a modern day take on Rockstar’s version of Miami.
Fans will likely have a long time to talk about these matters, too, as it’s unlikely that Rockstar is going to be feeling any pressure to release confirmed details about Grand Theft Auto 6 any time soon. After all, Grand Theft Auto 5 is still more than putting in the work on the sales side, and currently stands as the best-selling game in America since NPD tracking began.
That said, a recent announcement from publisher Take-Two Interactive may make fans have a little pause for thought on the matter. The publisher has confirmed that it wants one AAA title released a year for the foreseeable future, although given that its stable includes the likes of the BioShock and Borderlands series, there’s going to be plenty of time for Rockstar to make sure that Grand Theft Auto 6 has plenty of time in development.