The dust is beginning to set on many a Red Dead Redemption 2 disc now, and pending some single player DLC, there’s a whole lot of open world fans looking for their next fix. This week, the rumour mill for Rockstar’s next Grand Theft Auto title started going into a frenzy and while it might be far from a full fix, it’s a cheeky bump that’ll keep us going.
In a Reddit post to /r/GamingLeaksAndRumours, a poster – who claims to be within the orbit of multiple people working on the project, including a friend who straight up works at Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar who won’t confirm but wont deny his intel –listed numerous leaks about the game, each more breathtaking than the last.
You can have a look at the full post here, but the gist of the game seems to be inspired by Netflix mega hit series Narco. The story will supposedly be set in the ’70s and ’80s, broken up over the years in different chapters, not unlike RDR2. Unlike RDR2, however, the new Grand Theft Auto won’t be better than real life lvl realistic, with a healthy mix of arcade-y elements.
The leak claims the game, operating under the working title of Grand Theft Auto Americas, will take players to South America, and will feature a prison that will be a major plot device for the game. Weather will be a heavy focus, as well the soundtrack but of all the details leaked, this is the one with the caveat of “but jury is still out on that one.”
If the poster is to be believed, development for the game started back in 2012, one year after the release of Grand Theft Auto 5. No release date has been mentioned.
Of course, everything has to be taken with a grain of salt, especially considering another leak to Reddit suggests an entirely different game, one more akin to HBO’s The Wire. That theory seems doubtful given the fact that no GTA fan really wants to return to Liberty City. Like, we get it.
IMHO, the Narcos leak feels too specific and crazy enough to just be true.
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