We never tire of repeating that few games are as anticipated as GTA 6. Probably none. GTA 5 continues to break records, selling as if it were new, with GTA Online not only refusing to die but proving to have more life than ever with each passing month. At Rockstar Games, they have few or no reasons to hasten the process, but that doesn’t make their fans any less restless. They’ve reached the point of speculating about things that seem closer to divination than anything else.
That’s what happened on September 29th. Rockstar Games announced that to celebrate the Happy Moon Festival, they would distribute special shirts to all users who logged into their servers during that week. Something completely innocuous until a Twitter user, named Dirty_Worka, decided to read into it further.
According to this person, the Moon depicted in the screenshot they shared was a Waxing Gibbous Moon. The next time the Moon would be in this phase was on Monday, October 2nd, which could mean that it was a spoiler that not only a GTA 6 teaser would be released that day but also a major new game announcement. As it’s now October 4th, we know that divination through Moon phases didn’t work out. Except for one obvious detail. Moon phases are regular.
As Dirty_Work pointed out in their tweet, the next Waxing Gibbous Moon phase is on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023. That means they could still be right, and in a little less than a month, we might learn more about the new GTA. However, it’s also possible that Moon phases don’t mean anything, and we might all just be losing our minds a little. And if that’s the case, who’s to say we didn’t have fun along the way?
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