News | Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer out now

The Grand Theft Auto 6 reveal trailer has officially been released online.

The trailer clearly shows that the game takes place in Vice City and the surrounding area and that two main characters, a man and a woman, will play the leading roles in this GTA.

The game will come to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S in 2025. A PC version was not (yet) mentioned.

News | Grand Theft Auto 6 project name is probably 'Fireball'

Grand Theft Auto 6's internal project name is likely "Fireball," according to an actor's resume.

Actor Reggie Talley, known for series such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Powerbook 3: Raising Kanan, has a Rockstar game on his resume that goes by the name of ‘Fireball’ for now – though the real name has yet to be revealed. It is speculated that it is a project name for Grand Theft Auto 6.

Rumors have been circulating for some time about the possibility of Grand Theft Auto 6 being set in Vice City and beyond – rumors that now seem all but confirmed by leaked footage of an early version of the game – and it’s likely that the name ‘Fireball’ is based on the logo of the real Miami Heat basketball team, which shows a ball with flames going through a basketball hoop.

It is also not the first time that the project name has popped up. Actress Natonia Monet previously had a character named Tamara on her resume for a game called Fireball. She removed this from her resume a day after it was discovered.

Either way, it’s clear that Rockstar has been working on Grand Theft Auto 6 for quite some time. The images leaked last year not only seemed to confirm that the game takes place in the GTA version of Miami and the surrounding area, but also that the game contains both a male and female main character.

A release date for GTA 6 has not yet been announced, but Take-Two Interactive said last May that it will release several “groundbreaking games” in the next fiscal year and generate a lot of revenue from them – leading to speculation that Grand Theft Auto 6 will be a of those games. In fiscal year 2025 – which runs from April 2024 through March 2025 – the publisher and owner of GTA developer Rockstar plans to release “several groundbreaking games”. That should generate an estimated $8 billion in revenue, a significant increase from $5.3 billion last fiscal year.

News | Take-Two in the process of removing leaked GTA 6 footage

Take-Two Interactive started removing the leaked footage of a pre-alpha version of Grand Theft Auto 6 last night.

Several images have already been taken offline, with it being reported that this happened “due to a copyright strike by Take-Two”. This seems as good as confirmed that the images indeed come from an early version of GTA 6. The forum topic on the GTAForums has also been removed. Journalist Jason Schreier says that he has heard from sources that the images are real.

Yesterday, a forum user named teapotuberhacker posted online nearly a hundred videos of an early version of Grand Theft Auto 6 that he allegedly obtained through a hack. He also claimed to have the source code of the game in the works. As proof, he shared part of the code.

Rockstar has not yet officially commented on the situation at the time of writing, but is expected to do so today. The hacker in question indicates that he wants to sell the source code of Grand Theft Auto 5, which he also owns, for an amount of at least five digits. He wouldn’t sell the source code of GTA 6 “at the moment”, but he does want to contact Take-Two and Rockstar to make a deal.

News | Major Criminal Enterprises Update for GTA Online Now Live

The Criminal Enterprises update for GTA Online, the online mode of Grand Theft Auto 5, is now live.

The free update was already announced last week and ensures that San Andreas has to deal with all kinds of problems that also occur in the real world. Oil prices are skyrocketing and the area is also being ravaged by heat waves.

The update adds several new missions and upgrades for Executives, Bikers, MC Presidents, Nightclub Owners and Gunrunners. Players will investigate the corrupt company Duggan, who are making a profit from the high oil prices. A new set of missions comes in the form of Operation Paper Trail.

In terms of new vehicles, players can expect the Obey Omnis e-GT, Stirling GT, Bravado Greenwood, Pegassi Torero XO, Benefactor LM87, Lampadati Corsita and Buckingham Conada, among others. Existing vehicles will be given new color options.

Players can now also own up to ten properties. The maximum garage space has been increased to twenty vehicles. There is also a new weapon, the Precision Rifle, which can be purchased from Ammu-Nation.

GTA Online is available on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One.

News | Rockstar stops major updates Red Dead Online

Rockstar stops major updates for Red Dead Online. The developer wants to focus more on the development of the new Grand Theft Auto.

Rockstar reports this on their official website. “Over the past few years, we have steadily moved more and more development resources into the new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series,” the developer writes. “More than ever, we understand that we need to exceed player expectations and make sure the next installment is possible, so we’re making some changes to how we support Red Dead Online.”

Going forward, Rockstar will build on pre-existing modes in Red Dead Online rather than adding new modes and major updates. So players don’t have to expect big themed events anymore. New Telegram Missions will be added later this year. Rockstar will continue to support the game with patches and seasonal events.

Rockstar announced earlier this year that the new game in the Grand Theft Auto series is officially in development. “With GTAV’s unprecedented popularity, we know that many of you are curious about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project we start, our goal is to improve significantly compared to what we’ve delivered before. We are pleased to now officially confirm that active development for the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway,” the developer said in a press release.

Column | Why are we still playing Grand Theft Auto 5?

The nine-year-old Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released this week on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. This means that the game has been released on no fewer than three consecutive console generations. That's not given many games. However, GTA 5 remains relevant. That's partly due to the course Rockstar is sailing these days, but let's certainly not discount the quality of the game.

The year 2013 was an excellent gaming year. In that year the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One appeared, but the ‘old’ generation got a farewell in style with games such as BioShock Infinite and The Last of Us.

Especially the unique structure with three main characters comes to mind when we think back to the good old days of GTA 5. Where the previous ‘games in the series always pushed you into a specific box with, for example, drug dealer Tommy Vercetti or gangster CJ, you experience GTA 5 through three completely different glasses. . Michael, Franklin and Trevor could hardly be more different. Players can switch seamlessly between the three characters, thereby also switching lives.

The world keeps turning, even if you as a player are not touching the buttons for a while. For example, if you switch to Michael, there is a good chance that you will find him in the middle of an argument with his wife. Trevor – clearly a victim of mental health cuts – is often found drunk on the roadside or in the back of his pickup truck, while Franklin often hangs out with his buddy Lamar or walks his dog. GTA 5 goes a step further than just some missions that suit the character; it creates entire lives for the digital offenders.

Plus, Los Santos feels like a real city. Anyone who now starts Vice City or even San Andreas will notice how small those worlds actually are. The game world of GTA 5 is even in 2022 large, expansive and still very detailed. especially if you compare these details with newer games, Los Santos is still doing very well. In the heart of the city you will find expensive shops where you can buy a new jacket for Michael for exorbitant amounts, while around the village of Paleta Bay at the foot of Mount Chiliad there is no sign of the city bustle. Some radio stations are even only available in specific areas. Everything is right and in balance.

Yet even the most expansive and detailed single player ever comes to an end. Rockstar solved that with the introduction of GTA Online. There have been many experiments with multiplayer modes for the franchise in the past, but with GTA Online Rockstar managed to put down a mature online mode despite a messy start.

GTA Online initially thrived on the same large, detailed game world we explored in the single player, but over the years it was constantly updated with new content to stay interesting and fresh. From new locations such as a casino and Cayo Perico island, to new story content featuring Dr. Dre, especially in the last few years there is always something new to experience online. Not every player is eager to dive into the online mode for this content and the call for ‘normal’ single player content remains high, but Rockstar undeniably uses a successful formula.

GTA 5, or rather GTA Online, is thus kept actively relevant. Yet there is another reason that GTA 5 still matters: there is still no successor. Grand Theft Auto 6 is officialy in development, but that’s literally all we know about it. It could just be years before we can actually play a complete new GTA.

It is remarkable that GTA 6 is taking so long. Still, it’s not entirely unexpected either. After all, the intervals between each part are getting longer and longer. GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas all appeared in a span of just four years. GTA 4 then appeared almost five years later, and GTA 4 and GTA 5 had already passed a little over five years. Large games simply cost more and more time and money to make.

However, the GTA drought is extra special, because Rockstar only released Red Dead Redemption 2 in between, apart from some reissues. In comparison, between GTA 4 and 5, the studio released Midnight Club: Los Angeles, GTA: Chinatown Wars, Beaterator, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3 and expansions for GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar’s various studios worked simultaneously on various large and small projects, resulting in a constant stream of new games.

For Red Dead Redemption 2, the company reversed its strategy. That game was too complex to be performed by one studio, so Rockstar merged all separate studios into one team of about two thousand employees: Rockstar Studios. Even with so many hands, it took years to develop and there was reportedly quite a crunch, something that is fortunately less and less tolerated in the game industry and would also be a thing of the past with Rockstar.

Red Dead Redemption 2, however, was a resounding success both critically and commercially, just like GTA 5. The ‘smaller’ games that Rockstar used to make, such as Max Payne 3, were commercially disappointing. Creating gigantic game worlds, populated by increasingly complex characters, therefore pays off for Rockstar. But Red Dead Redemption 2 sets the bar for open world games in general and expectations for everything Rockstar touches specifically, sky high. Surpassing or even equaling GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 will therefore take time, especially if Rockstar wants to avoid heavy crunch time.

In addition, it is undoubtedly a challenge to create something that is more ridiculous than today’s reality. GTA has always been a parody of reality, like a kind of distorting mirror held up to us. However, GTA 5 came out in a simpler time, when we were still mainly concerned about our privacy on social media. For example, the Facebook-like social network Lifeinvader plays a major role in the game. Since 2013, Trump has become president, the world has been hit by a pandemic and Russia decided it was time for another insane war. Try surpassing that.

We will have to wait a little longer for Grand Theft Auto 6, but until then we can at least get started with Grand Theft Auto 5. The game is available on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. including improved graphics, HDR, 4k resolution, 60 fps and ray tracing and will be available from 15 March.

News | Double Rewards and Discounts in GTA Online

GTA Online players are getting several discounts this week. In addition, various missions yield higher rewards than usual.

GTA Online players will receive an additional 50% GTA$ and RP for completing Gunrunning Sell mission.
Mobile Operations missions and Top Fun deliver double rewards and for the Bunker series even triple rewards until December 13.
All LS Car Meet races earn double Car Meet Rep.

All players will receive the Manor PRBG T-shirt this week.
Racers who finish in the top 5 of 12 different Pursuit and/or Street Races from December 2-13 will receive a free Emperor Vectre to refurbish and craft.
On the LS Car Meet’s Test Track, a Karin Sultan Classic is ready for a test lap.

Players who try their luck at the casino have a chance to win the Mammoth Squaddie at the Wheel of Fortune this week. Bunker real estate is 40 percent cheaper through Maze Bank Foreclosures, as are their Upgrades, Renovations and Modifications.
The same goes for the Mobile Operations Center and all upgrades to the MOC. LS Car Meet Merchandise can be scored with a thirty percent discount.

The following vehicles are available at a discount for a week:

    • Ocelot Jugular – 35% discount
    • Maibatsu Penumbra FF – 35% discount
    • Pegassi Tempesta – 35% discount
    • JoBuilt P-996 LAZER – 30% off

GTA Online players who connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account to Prime Gaming will receive GTA$100,000 for signing in.

News | GTA: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition launches November 11, first trailer and screenshots released

GTA: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition will be released on November 11. Rockstar also shared a first trailer and screenshots.

Starting November 11, the game will be available digitally only for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Physical versions of the game will be released on December 7.

“Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics from the original Grand Theft Auto trilogy: Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,” reads the remasters.

The games have been updated for a new generation, with improvements such as brilliant new lighting and more detail in the environments, high-resolution textures, improved vistas, Grand Theft Auto 5-like controls and aiming and much more, bringing these beloved worlds back to life. come to life with much more detail.

The game also includes lock-on aiming improvements, an improved weapon wheel, an improved radio station wheel, updated minimaps, the option to place destinations on the map, and new Trophies and Achievements. The Nintendo Switch version also supports motion and touchscreen controls, and the PC version supports DLSS.

The trilogy costs 59.99 euros on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC. Users who purchase the PC version via the Rockstar Launcher before January 5, 2022 will receive a discount of 10 euros on a game from 15 euros. Only the Definitive Edition of GTA: San Andreas will be released on Xbox Game Pass on November 11, while the Definitive Edition of GTA 3 will be available on December 7 via PlayStation Now.

News | Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition Officially Announced

Rockstar has officially announced Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition.

The collection includes Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Rockstar says the games have been updated for modern platforms and include various visual improvements and other tweaks. However, the classic “look and feel” of the trilogy must be preserved.

The collection will come to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (via the Rockstar Games Launcher) sometime this year. The collection will also come to iOS and Android sometime in the first half of 2022. The existing versions of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas will be pulled from digital stores next week.

There have been several rumors surrounding the collection in recent months. According to those rumors, the games run on the Unreal Engine and are being developed by Rockstar Dundee.

News | Rockstar is working to fix issues Red Dead Online

Rockstar is working on a fix for the recent problems experienced by Red Dead Online players. Some are calling Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode 'unplayable' at the moment.

“We are aware that some players are experiencing a range of issues at the moment, including connectivity issues, fewer animals, difficulties at camps and Moonshine Shacks and others,” Rockstar says on his website about issues caused by Title Update 1.21. are currently working on solutions to these issues and will share more information when available. “

Online mode players have recently posted multiple videos of issues in the game. Especially the behavior of horses and other animals does not seem quite as it should.