Grand Theft Auto V was the last week six-year-old the rumors that existed about the game before it was released. How exactly were they and what, if anything, did they predict correctly?
Six years are a long time, and fans are increasingly worried and excited about a sequel to GTA V. And as fans become more desperate for information and leaks, rumors about GTA 6 are becoming more common. But should fans trust these rumors? How exactly were the rumors about GTA V before the game was released?
GTA V Star A Police Officer (or maybe not)
This is a rumor that has surfaced in various locations before GTA V was officially announced. The exact details varied depending on the site or forum post, but the basic idea was that players would control a rookie cop in Los Santos or LA. They would meet characters from GTA San Andreas and players could arrest criminals, respond to police raids and decide to be dirty or good cops.
Of course, all this was utter nonsense and most GTA forum visitors and fans seemed to realize that this rumor was utter garbage. However, I have occasionally seen evidence of this rumor leading up to the official unveiling of GTA V so it seemed credible enough for some to be shared with others. A strange thing about this rumor is that some places that posted this rumor predicted that GTA V would use a weapon wheel like Red Dead Redemption . But frankly, this is just a wise guess based on Rockstar's story of taking elements from previous games and bringing them into future games.
However, it was not only rumored that it was the star of GTA V. Another well-known rumor was that the star of the game was Albert De Silva, a man from Vice City who lives in Los Santos settled down to have children. This sounds exactly like the story of GTA V but remember that this rumor has come after the first trailer. In this trailer, the lead character explains that they want to start a family, settle down, etc. It's not hard to predict the story when a trailer creates the setup. The other details are not correct because they are not included in the trailer. So who created this rumor, had to fill in the gaps and guess.
Rockstar Open World games are known for their large and highly detailed cards. So it makes sense that people would be excited to learn something about the GTA V card long before the game was released. For this reason, many, many, MANY, fake cards have been posted claiming to be leaked images of the real GTA V card.
Some of these maps seemed REALLY plausible and were covered by various sites. including Kotaku .
Is this leaked image of Grand Theft Auto Vs Los Santos card real or fake? [UPDATE]
A suspected Rockstar employee tweeted about an account called "GTA V Leak" and posted the following:
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But none of this was the actual map. Some were close, most were just fantasies with several cities and islands.
Occasionally real cards appear before a Rockstar release. For example, the map of GTA V leaked out a few days before its release after some fans got hold of early copies of the GTA V strategy manual. And the map for Red Dead Redemption 2 leaked long before the game was released in 2016.
These things happen, but they are rare. Mostly, leaked cards are just Photoshop creations by trolls and bored fans.
Too good to be true Rumors
Many of the rumors and "leaks" that cropped up before GTA V 's official revelation and subsequent release are packed with ideas that are amazing sound and also: probably impossible to implement. For example, some popular rumors claimed that the game had seasons with extreme weather such as snow and floods. Nothing was right.
Other rumors indicated that several cities or Los Santos larger than the entire map of GTA IV and the surrounding area would be gigantic and full of small towns.
Another well-known rumor claimed that there would be a demo at E3 2013. Rockstar is known to rarely perform in any form on E3. Sometimes their games appear on a stage show, but they never have a big stand or stations where people can play their games. That's not what Rockstar does. Any rumor that claims to reveal E3 demos or big E3 gameplay is most likely fictional nonsense.
While Rockstar is filled with talented studios and developers, some of these rumors claim it's impossible to compete on the latest generation consoles, let alone Xbox 360 or PS3. Like dynamic traffic reports on the radio or when almost every building is accessible.
Grand Theft Auto 6 Rumors
Looking Back on GTA V Rumors turned out that most of them were completely wrong. That's not surprising. Random rumors spread on forums and on Twitter are hard to prove and easy to understand. And while the hype about the next GTA continues to increase, you should be careful if you trust rumors that could show up online by features or a fan who has just listed his dream GTA features ?
I'm looking forward to GTA 6 but do not let this excitement cloud your judgment. Take every rumor with a grain of salt and always assume that random people on the Internet only troll. Because they are often.