Excitement for Rockstar’s GTA 6 Reveal Is Sending Fans to the Moon Latest

Is there a more anticipated video game than Grand Theft Auto 6? Fans are so desperate for a reveal from developer Rockstar that they’re seeing clues in the moon.

GTA is no stranger to wild fan theories, but this one is pretty much the most out there yet. It revolves around an image of the moon seen in a promotional image for the GTA Online Moon Festival event. This image, below, includes two characters standing in front of GTA Online’s famous Vinewood sign, obscured in such a way as to leave only the letter V and I visible. VI is six in Roman numerals. This is about the only part of this fan theory that makes any reasonable sense.

Excitement for Rockstar’s GTA 6 Reveal Is Sending Fans to the Moon
Image credit: Rockstar

It’s all downhill from there. Twitter user @Dirty_Worka had taken a close look at the image of the moon and declared it evidence of an imminent reveal. This moon in the picture is apparently in the Waning Gibbous phase (when the lit-up part of the Moon shrinks from 99.9% to 50.1%). The real moon enters the Waning Gibbous phase today, October 2. Coincidence?

Redditor ApprehensiveTop8927 goes furthersaying GTA 6 will be revealed tomorrow, October 3. Source? The moon itself.

Image credit: redditor ApprehensiveTop8927
Image credit: redditor ApprehensiveTop8927

This theory points out Rockstar tends to announce and release its games on a Tuesday, and, more specifically, it announced Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 on a Tuesday in October. Spooky!

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But what if?! That’s the question bubbling under the ridicule this theory is receiving. The upshot is pretty much everything Rockstar puts out right now is being analysed to within an inch of its life by GTA fans hungry for GTA 6 clues. For example, a tweet from Rockstar published today, October 2, promotes the Alpine Hat for GTA Online. Seems innocent enough, right?

Rockstar will of course announce GTA 6 when it’s ready, and with a release date probably set for 2024, it probably won’t be too long before the real tease begins. Until then, perhaps it’s a good time for GTA fans to take a screen break.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at wesley_yinpoole@ign.com or confidentially at wyp100@proton.me.

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