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Whatever GTA 6 looks like, it won't have the original Carl 'CJ' Johnson

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A recent rumour about GTA 6 (opens in new tab), the potential next instalment in Rockstar's open world crime series, has been debunked by the voice of GTA: San Andreas' main protagonist, Carl 'CJ' Johnson. 

The rumour stated that actor and artist Chris Bellard would be returning to reprise his role of CJ for the inevitable sequel to GTA 5 (opens in new tab), but Bellard took to Instagram (opens in new tab) to personally clarify that he currently has no involvement with any Rockstar projects whatsoever. 

This doesn't, of course, rule out the return of CJ as a character in GTA 6, who could be played by someone else, though Bellard's comments on social media suggests he has no interest in coming back even if Rockstar asked him, as it sounds as though the pair split on bad terms. 

Grand Theft Auto isn't the only subject of discussion making noise with the Rockstar rumour mill, either, with reports of both Bully 2 (opens in new tab) and a new IP codenamed Project Medieval (opens in new tab) in the works at the acclaimed studio doing the rounds in recent months. 

Rockstar itself has said nothing, of course, and is still hard at work rolling out new content for both Red Dead Online (opens in new tab) and GTA Online (opens in new tab), the latter of which has just hit Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab)

Whatever the developer gets up to next, it's sure to be a next-gen exclusive, with both the PS5 (opens in new tab) and Xbox Project Scarlett (opens in new tab) slated for a Holiday 2020 release later this year. We'll let you know as soon as we hear anything more official. 

For more, check out 11 tech demos to make you excited for next-gen (opens in new tab), or watch below for a guide to everything else out this week. 

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