GTA 6 Vice City confirmed in new marketing campaign
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GTA VI featuring Vice City has seemingly been confirmed in a new marketing campaign by Rockstar Games.
It’s now been well over a year since Rockstar Games announced that it was working on GTA VI. Yet, at the time of writing, we’ve not had any official details let alone a release date or trailer. The best we’ve had is leaked GTA VI gameplay as well as various rumours and speculation.
Some of the speculation has claimed that GTA VI will feature male and female protagonists named Jason and Lucia, said to be inspired by the infamous crime duo, Bonnie and Clyde. Other reports claim that not only will the game be set in the US, and perhaps Mexico, but it will also take us to some South American regions including Brazil.
One other prominent rumour is that GTA VI will take us back to the Miami-inspired, Vice City, the iconic location of the game that was released in 2002, a game that some consider to be the best in the entire series.
As reported by Dexerto (via GamingLeaksAndRumors), an image was posted on Reddit that apparently features a photo of a letter from Rockstar Games owner, Take-Two Interactive, that reportedly details a marketing push in Miami for an upcoming AAA title. While GTA VI wasn't mentioned in the letter, it’s safe to assume that the highly anticipated game will be its centre of attention.
The letter is apparently addressed to the Miami hotel, The Guild Downtown and it’s claimed that Take-Two wants to feature a large piece of marketing on one side of the building for a period of 12 months, beginning in late Summer 2023.
Of course, all rumours and speculation should be taken with a pinch of salt, but alarm bells are most certainly ringing with this story.
Sure, it’s possible that the letter could be legit. However, the letter looks like a standard printout that anyone could make. Furthermore, there doesn't appear to be any official branding for either Take-Two or Rockstar Games on the letter or the business card located in the top corner.
It seems that much of the Reddit thread is also suspicious of this letter. “Seems fake. The wording is very strange, especially Rockstar referring to their product as "our aim is to promote a triple-A game",” replied FilthyRilthy. “This is jargon to the layman and wouldn't be described this way by a professional. I'll be happy to be proven wrong, but this whiffs of fake.”
What’s more, fellow Redditor ThucydidesJones shared a link that apparently confirms that this letter to the Miami hotel is indeed fake. Judging by all the comments on the thread, there’s not a single person that believes this letter to be genuine.
Until Rockstar Games treats us to new gameplay and story details, this Grand Theft Auto VI rumour mill will continue spinning. Hopefully, the developer will not only announce a release date in the coming months but also confirm platforms. Sadly, however, it seems that GTA VI will not be a cross-platform title on PS4 or Xbox One.