As theories for the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto 6 go, this is an intriguing one. Whether this is Rockstar’s way of hinting at the sixth installment to the crime franchise or not, it's difficult to say.
As previously reported by GameLuster, Rockstar announced a new online update, the Cayo Perico Heist. And according to theorists, this plays a part in a GTA 6 announcement. Launching on December 15, the online mission has been dubbed “the biggest GTA Online adventure ever." Set on a heavily fortified private island, there’s a cache of “valuable evidence along with as much art, gold and drug money as you can carry.”
So, here’s the latest in a hugely long line of theories. A small trailer was dropped by Rockstar last week to promote the online update. For a brief moment, a series of coordinates can be caught on screen. If you enter these coordinates onto Google Maps, this leads you to a mountain trail in Virginia.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 19, 2020
At first glance, there’s almost nothing worthy to note. It’s a dirt road. However, as a screenshot captured below shows, the mountain track does resemble the shape of "VI", the Roman numeral for six, leading the online theorists to wonder if Rockstar are inferring some kind of connection to Virginia and GTA 6.
Only time will tell, because as is the way with the endless speculation, Rockstar is not giving anything away.
As theories go, it's enough to grab our attention, but you'd be forgiven if you think it's a bit of a stretch. As Ned Luke (Michael De Santa's voice actor) once said on GTA 6 rumors: "If you hear it from Rockstar, then you know."
In other Rockstar news, the studio recently confirmed all backward compatible titles for next-gen consoles. PlayStation 2 titles available on the PlayStation 4 will be next-gen playable, including San Andreas and Vice City from the GTA franchise, as well as Max Payne.