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GTA 6 release date: Big Rockstar hint coming for PS5 and Xbox Series X fans?

There’s a chance that gamers could learn a little bit more about the GTA 6 release date this week, although it won’t be through a direct announcement.

Rockstar Games will be the ones to break the official news, and they are currently focused on bringing GTA 5 to PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

Meanwhile, publisher Take-Two Interactive has made it clear they will not reveal Grand Theft Auto 6 release date news.

However, the company does share news about its future plans during Earnings Call, and this can include vague hints on what they are planning next.

And this week will see the Q4 Take-Two Interactive Software Earnings Conference Call commence on Tuesday, May 18.

This will be when we hear more about the Grand Theft Auto franchise, and perhaps Rockstar’s plans for PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

An excerpt from the previous earnings report reads: “For the expanded community of Grand Theft Auto Online, the journey through this ever evolving world will continue on the latest generation consoles with additional new updates including content that is exclusive to the new consoles and PC.

“There will also be a new standalone version of Grand Theft Auto Online coming in the second half of calendar 2021 which will be available for free exclusively on PlayStation 5 during the first three months. Rockstar Games will share more details on the new versions of Grand Theft Auto V in the months ahead.”

There were also questions asked regarding Rockstar’s back-catalogue and how remasters could benefit the franchise, which didn’t end in a true answer, with Take-Two’s CEO commenting:

“I’d say it’s a great and encouraging question. I’m kind of inclined to leave it more as a statement than a question. And any updates on our release schedule will come from Rockstar Games.”

There have also been hints that something could be revealed during E3 2021 in June 2021.

Take-Two has been listed as a partner, meaning that something from Rockstar Games could be shown.

“For more than two decades, E3 has been the premier venue to showcase the best that the video game industry has to offer, while uniting the world through games,” said Stanley Pierre-Louis, President & CEO of the ESA.

“We are evolving this year’s E3 into a more inclusive event, but will still look to excite the fans with major reveals and insider opportunities that make this event the indispensable center stage for video games.”

But even though something could be shared regarding GTA 6, it’s more likely that Grand Theft Auto 5 would be the focus.

With GTA 5 and GTA Online coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X platforms later this year, E3 would be the perfect venue to run through its upgraded visuals and features.

However, Rockstar Games is not like more studios and they don’t usually bother using big events to showcase its latest title.

So it will be interesting to see what is announced by Rockstar Games over the coming weeks.

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This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

Random: The Internet Goes Wild For “Rockstar” Shigeru Miyamoto

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This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Have you ever wondered what the creator of Super Mario and Nintendo God Shigeru Miyamoto might have looked like in his younger years? Well, here you go!

A photo shared by Nintendeal on social media reveals Miyamoto’s appearance many years ago – back when he had long locks of hair. Some fans have even labeled him a “rockstar”.

He’s also known to play guitar and was the guy who came up with Wii Music, so…we suppose calling him that makes sense.

Some follow-up tweets have enhanced the original photo and others added colour – as you can see above and below:

What do you think of Miyamoto in his younger years? Is this what you imagined? Share your thoughts down below.

Rockstar News: GTA 6 release date latest, GTA 5 Online update and weekly patch release

It’s a busy week for Grand Theft Auto news, with some big changes made to the game ahead of the usual update.

The latest patch included some notable improvements for PC gamers, providing a much smoother multiplayer experience. 

This includes a reduction in loading times, a huge frustration for gamers who regularly play GTA Online.

A gamer spotted a way of speeding things up, and Rockstar Games decided to implement the changes.

Rockstar told PC Gamer this week: “After a thorough investigation, we can confirm that player t0st did, in fact, reveal an aspect of the game code related to load times for the PC version of GTA Online that could be improved.

“As a result of these investigations, we have made some changes that will be implemented in a forthcoming title update.”

However, while improvements have been noted on the PC platform, Xbox gamers have been reporting issues.

This includes problems with GTA Online crashing straight to the home screen, leaving gamers unable to play. A smaller patch is expected to arrive very soon to remove the issue, along with any other issues that may have arisen.

And this has all happened before the release of the next GTA 5 Online Weekly update, which will refresh the current in-game deals and discounts.

The latest patch is expected to arrive on Thursday, March 18, but until then, here are the current deals available in GTA Online:

  • Double GTA$ & RP in Lamar Missions, Madrazo Dispatch Services, Transform Races, Hunting Pack (Remix), and all Business Battles
  • A free Dinka Aged Tee for all players who own the Dinka Tee and log in this week
  • A free Neon Skull Emissive Mask for completing any Doomsday Heist Prep Mission (to be received next week)
  • A free Panic ProLaps Basketball Top for completing the Cayo Perico Heist finale and free matching Shorts for stealing a Secondary Target
  • The HVY Nightshark armored SUV is this week’s top prize at the Lucky Wheel
  • Property Discounts: 40% off Facilities and their Customizations & Add-ons
  • Vehicle Discounts: 40% off the Terrorbyte and its Customizations & Add-ons, the Buckingham Miljet, HVY Chernobog, Rhino Tank, and Progen Emerus, plus 25% off the Mammoth Squaddie
  • Weapon Discounts: 40% off the Widowmaker, Up-n-Atomizer, and Unholy Hellbringer
  • Prime Gaming Bonuses: Players who connect their Social Club account with Prime Gaming will get the Kosatka Submarine’s Sonar Station for free, alongside a GTA$ 200K bonus for playing any time this week
  • Prime Gaming Discounts: 80% off the MTL Brickade and HVY Barrage, plus 35% off the Vetir military truck.
As many gamers will already know, GTA 5 is coming to a third-generation of consoles, with the PS5 and Xbox Series X benefitting.

This will mean several new next-gen features, including visual upgrades and performance enhancements, to take full advantage of the latest hardware.

This has been done in the past, with GTA 5 being ported over to the PS4 and Xbox One, offering new options.

But what might disappoint gamers this week is news that these won’t just be simple ports, but a continuation of Rockstar’s big multiplayer project.

During the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference last month, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed that GTA 5 wouldn’t be getting a subtle port for PS5 and Xbox Series X.

He told the meeting: “We’ve done great with the Mafia series, and Grand Theft Auto 5 is now heading into its third generation, which is incredible.

“It was a standard-bearer when it was launched; it continued to be the standard-bearer in the second generation; we’ll see how Grand Theft Auto does in the next generation.

“Obviously, I’m confident that Rockstar is going to deliver just a great experience, but you can’t do that if you’re just doing a simple port.”

It doesn’t sound like Rockstar will be expanding past this project, with Zelnick adding: “I’m not sure there’ll be a bigger part of the strategy.

“Remastering has always been a part of the strategy. We’ve done differently than the competition – we don’t just port titles over, we actually take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release, for the new technology that we’re launching it on.

“So, we improve the technology, we upgrade the visuals, and we make performance enhancements.”

What this suggests is that the Grand Theft Auto 5 launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X will be more than just a small release.

And if that’s the case, there is little chance of GTA 6 arriving until GTA 5 has been given time to shine on a new platform.

GTA 6 trailer and map craze spreads after release update from Rockstar parent company

New GTA 6 trailers and maps are being designed and shared by Grand Theft Auto fans this week following disappointing news from Take-Two Interactive.

The next instalment in the popular video game series is predicted to be one of the best selling titles so far but remains without an official announcement or release date.

And this has led fans to share their own creations in the hopes that Rockstar Games will be sharing news in the coming months.

We know for sure it will be up to the studio and production team to share the big launch news for GTA 6, following a new update from its parent company.

An investor asked Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick for an update on GTA 6 at a recent event, or when we might see the new Grand Theft Auto game revealed.

Referencing how remasters could affect the announcement of GTA 6, the question was directed to Zelnick based on GTA 5 being ported to PS5 and Xbox Series X this year.

Unfortunately for gamers waiting for a big update, Zelnick confirmed that the announcement would not be made by him, answering via the stream:

“Rockstar hasn’t announced any new titles for the market, and when there’s an announcement to be made, it’ll come from Rockstar.”

And with Rockstar Games only talking about GTA 5 and GTA Online projects, it looks like fans will have to keep waiting for more answers.

And some gamers are filling that time by sharing their own designs for the GTA 6 trailer and map.

The final map plans will be a huge reveal, as it will confirm just how big the new game will be.

And with the added power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, Rockstar Games could build something massive.

The latest designs from gamers are based heavily on the development team choosing Florida as the game’s next location.

But based on the most recent predictions and media sources, the GTA 6 release date might not be revealed until 2022.

And for now, the famous studios are busy working on another Grand Theft Auto project that is sure to be taking up most of their time.

GTA 5 and GTA Online are scheduled to be released on the PS5 and Xbox Series X this year.

And Take-Two Interactive has confirmed that these will be more than just ports of existing content, telling fans last year via a statement:

“The new generation versions of GTAV will feature a range of technical improvements, visual upgrades and performance enhancements to take full advantage of the latest hardware, making the game more beautiful and more responsive than ever.”

Meanwhile, GTA 5 and GTA Online are both available to play on PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles via backwards-compatibility.

New GTA Online update is its best yet, despite not being developed by Rockstar

GTA Online’s excruciatingly lengthy load times could be a thing of the past.

If there’s one thing Grand Theft Auto Online fans agree on, it’s that the game’s loading times are far too long.

GTA Online can take anywhere between three minutes and ten minutes to load, which is a real problem for anybody looking for a quick game during lunch.

The good news is that a new update has significantly reduced loading times for the hugely popular action game.

The bad news is that the new update wasn’t actually developed by Rockstar, and isn’t currently scheduled for an official release.

Instead, GTA Online’s loading time update was developed by somebody who goes by the name of T0st.

“GTA Online. Infamous for its slow loading times. Having picked up the game again to finish some of the newer heists I was shocked (/s) to discover that it still loads just as slow as the day it was released 7 years ago,” reads a blog post by T0st.

“It was time. Time to get to the bottom of this.”

According to the blog post, the biggest problem is that the game runs a check for all of the 63,000+ items and upgrades players can purchase within GTA Online.

While it’s a bit more complicated than that, T0st was able to significantly reduce the loading times by patching the issue.

Indeed, after patching a couple of issues, T0st was able to get the loading times down to less than two minutes, representing a reduction of 69.4%.

T0st concludes by suggesting that the problem could be fixed by Rockstar within a single day of programming.

“If this somehow reaches Rockstar: the problems shouldn’t take more than a day for a single dev to solve. Please do something about it.”

With loading times this long, it’s a wonder Rockstar has managed to maintain the game’s popularity for so long.

In fact, GTA 5 and GTA Online are more popular than ever, selling more copies in 2020 than during any other year since launch. 

That’s according to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, who claims that GTA 5 has now sold over 140 million units.

“In the history of the entertainment industry, there’s perhaps no experience that’s more loved, more expansive, more critically acclaimed and more successful than Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto,” Zelnick explained.

“Grand Theft Auto V remains one of the most iconic titles ever released and continues to exceed our expectations, having sold in over 140 million units.

“In fact, in calendar 2020, more copies of Grand Theft Auto V were sold than in any other year except for 2013 when it first launched on PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.”