Grand Theft Auto 6 is a game so nailed-on to happen that we should all probably be comfortable with staking all our earthly possessions on such an event. The big question, though, is ‘when?’. Well, we may not have too long to find out after GTA 6 appeared on a former Rockstar employee’s resume.
In a surprise for the ages, this ‘leak’ didn’t come through LinkedIn, but rather through Bibin Michael’s ArtStation profile page. An ‘Experienced 3D Game Artist’ based in Malaysia, Michael’s online resume claimed he created concept vehicles for both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto 6 over the period from December 2017 to April 2018. I say 'claimed' because this information has since been purged from his site. His resume now has a nice handy gap from November 2017 (working on Forza Motorsport) through to May 2018 (working on vehicle art for Codemasters). Ahem.
Interestingly, Michael also worked on Red Dead Redemption 2, in some form, as he is thanked for his contribution to the game on the official site. Again, there is no longer any mention of this on his resume.
It seems pretty evident Rockstar, or Bibin Michael himself, acted quickly to remove any potential connections between the artist, the studio, and the unannounced GTA 6.
With Red Dead Redemption 2 having about as much online appeal as Artifact/An inert rock, it stands to reason Rockstar would want to get a cash cow like Grand Theft Auto 6, and GTA Online 2, out as its next large project. It’s a truly fantastic single-player experience but it’s also a once-and-done game that likely doesn’t sit well with investors.
If there’s any truth to Michael’s resume then Rockstar has likely been working on GTA 6 for at least a couple of years. It could all be a load of old baloney of course, but consider our suspicions raised.
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