GTA 6 rumors have gotten so out of hand that fans are now using the moon to predict the game's reveal date.
With GTA 5 over ten years old, fans are getting ever more eager for the next instalment, and the conspiracy theories about when we'll get our first look at GTA 6 are becoming more and more out there. This latest hunch is the most bizarre and perhaps the most brilliant one we've seen yet.
It all stems from a recent image posted by Rockstar as part of the latest GTA Online Update. The image shows two characters clad in red Happy Moon Tees, which players can get for taking part in the Moon Festival. But far from being just a promotional image for the current festivities, players think this holds the secret to when GTA 6 will officially be unveiled.
Happy Moon Festival!Play GTA Online anytime this week to get the Red Happy Moon Tee and join the festivities: https://t.co/s0i54l6HoW pic.twitter.com/C8UVIGXL4jSeptember 29, 2023
As pointed out by Reddit user ApprehensiveTop8927, the image to the left - the famous Vinewood sign - is obstructed so that only the letters V and I are visible. Put these letters together, and they spell six in Roman Numerals, which could be a not-so-subtle hint at GTA's sixth instalment.
The other clues aren't quite so obvious. According to the same Reddit user, GTA and Red Dead Redemption tend to be announced and released on Tuesdays, and the majority of them in October, no less. Red Dead Redemption 2, for instance, was unveiled on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, while we got our first glimpse of GTA 5 on October 25, 2011, also a Tuesday. It's worth noting, though, that some of the date info isn't accurate. RDR2's launch, for example, fell on a Friday, not a Tuesday.
That brings us to the moon in the background, which, as shown in the below tweet from @Dirty_Worka, is in the Waning Gibbous phase. As the user explains, this is the phase the moon is currently in the real life. "Rockstar really does like hiding stuff in plain sight and they're a very clever bunch," @Dirty_Worka says. "Part of me wouldn't be surprised if they did something like this."
Hear me out...The moon in the VI tease tweet from @RockstarGames is a Waning Gibbous at ~85%. The moon enters that phase again on Monday, 2-OCT-2023 and then again on Wednesday, 1-NOV-2023. Could this latest Tweet not only tease VI, but point to the next big announcement? pic.twitter.com/dO78v3eNNqSeptember 29, 2023
If there's any truth to these theories, GTA 6's big reveal could be imminent. Still, the moon probably isn't the most reliable source when it comes to news on the highly anticipated sequel, so it's best to take this with a huge grain of salt until we have official word from Rockstar.
In the meantime, we've rounded up a bunch of games like GTA to play while you wait for the next entry.