GTA V was introduced approximately five a long time in the past, which means that people are waiting around for information of a adhere to-up. GTA Youtubers are extra than pleased to provide the scoop, even if it means making it all up.
It’s not a new phenomenon, but it is an enduring a single. For at least two a long time, a range of Youtubers uploaded a range of movies boasting to have new info about GTA VI. 1 Youtuber, Sonymouse, uploaded gameplay from Driver: San Francisco and claimed it was a trailer for GTA VI. That online video went on to accrue above 23 million sights, twice as quite a few sights as the formal GTA V trailer on Rockstar’s Youtube channel. It’s wild.
It’s bullshit, of course. And yet, this YouTuber is not by itself. Heaps of folks declare to have footage of GTA VI, or say they someway have a copy of a video game that does not exist.
At least some of these movies conclusion with the “reveal” that it’s all faux, or fake they had been a element of a joke. But by then, it doesn’t subject. They get clicks thanks to the thumbnails and titles. As you can see, quite a few of these movies have hundreds of hundreds of sights, if not extra.
Others YouTubers go a a bit diverse route with the notion of “GTA VI.”In the beneath online video by Stomedy, he pretends to not treatment about the up coming GTA video game by destroying it with a hammer. To promote the illusion that he essentially has this game—which all over again, does not exist yet—he hides the disc from the camera. Ultimately you can notify it’s just a copy of Killzone, nonetheless. It has above 50k sights.
Truly, GTA VI has become its individual genre of footage on YouTube, wherever hundreds of movies declare to have early copies or exceptional facts. And of course, you have bought folks who treat GTA VI as sort of an ARG.
Some folks imagine that Rockstar left clues about the up coming Grand Theft Vehicle in more mature online games. YouTubers use points like graffiti on a wall, a “I Like VC” towel on the beach front, and aircraft tickets in as possible “evidence” of wherever GTA VI could be set. In its place as framing it as theories, titles insist that these locations have been “confirmed” or “revealed.”
Numerous place to a billboard in GTA III, which showcased an advertisement about viewing Miami, as evidence that Rockstar does without a doubt cover clues about foreseeable future online games. Whilst that billboard was undoubtedly a nod toward Vice Metropolis, we also know that VC was being made right before GTA III was out the door. In actuality, Vice Metropolis was at first meant to be a mission pack for GTA III. In that situation, the overlap would make feeling. And hey, it’s perfectly probable that possibly Rockstar has hidden an easter egg in GTA V—but absolutely, nothing’s been formally confirmed yet.
Maybe the worst pattern in GTA VI movies is Youtubers contacting Rockstar’s aid line to check with when the video game will be introduced. I cannot assist but come to feel sorry for the folks just doing their work, now obtaining to offer with folks perpetually contacting to check with a concern they each know cannot be answered.
Thankfully there are some YouTubers who debunk these kinds of movies or at the pretty least or poke entertaining at them. But even when that transpires, YouTubers could continue to make the title “I Bought GTA 6 EARLY!” At this place, to compete on YouTube means to enjoy the title and thumbnail video game, even if just ironically or to crack a joke.
If absolutely nothing else, keep in thoughts that Rockstar is not probable to just deliver a retail copy of an unannounced video game to any one. And if you actually want the most recent facts on GTA VI, really do not call Rockstar—just adhere to them on Twitter or one thing.
Zach Zwiezen is a a writer dwelling in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri. He has composed for Gamecritics, Killscreen and Entertainment Fuse.