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Fans Reminisce the Time When GTA 6 Was Speculated to Come in 2019, and “Well They Were Kinda Right, Only It Was RDR2 Instead”

Published 09/27/2023, 10:41 AM EDT

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GTA 6, is the game that almost every gamer is waiting for. Years of speculation and anticipation later, fans are still waiting for any prominent news on the game. With only leaks and rumors giving players hope, there is no telling when Rockstar Games will be ready to launch the game.

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Back in 2019, Rockstar Games dropped RDR2, and that satisfied the itch for players wanting GTA 6. But only for a bit. Over the years, while waiting for GTA 6, one speculation stood out the most and resonated with fans. An old Reddit post recently surfaced on Twitter where fans started to discuss the time players thought GTA 6 would be released back in 2019.

The GTA 6 speculation from the past


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In a recent Twitter post, one fan brought up an old Reddit post from seven years ago. The post was captioned “Looking back at old comments from GTA fans about the years they thought GTA 6 will release in feels a bit strange.” The Twitter user then added, “How do we tell them that we are in 2023 and we still don’t have a trailer, lol.”

This post shows how fans were anticipating GTA 6 back in 2019 according to some calculations shown in a picture attached to the post. The image also showcases comments from 2017 and even 2016 where players are expecting the game in November 2018 and in 2019, respectively.


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Today in 2023, players are still waiting for a trailer for GTA 6, let alone the game. This resurfaced speculation struck a chord with the community and many fans started offering their opinion. While many fans are now laughing at the speculation, the rumor was almost believable back in the day. In the end, everything didn’t seem that grim for fans as they got the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2019.

Fans discuss the resurfaced rumor in a different light

Now that it’s 2023, players know that GTA 6 is still a while away. That being said, many fans of Rockstar took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the 2016 speculation. Among the comments, there was one by a player who reminded fans how GTA 6 was expected to be launched on the PlayStation 4 and on the Xbox One.

One player shared their thoughts stating that the initial predictions were kind of correct. They mentioned how fans did get a full-fledged Rockstar title, only it wasn’t GTA 6.

Another fan agrees with the prediction as the dates matched up with the resurfaced post, only the title that was to be released was different.


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An insightful fan commented on the post stating that back then GTA was being worked on by Rockstar North. They also mentioned how Rockstar San Diego worked on RDR games while the Vancouver studio made Bully. The fan also mentioned how Rockstar changed how they were operating and that’s why RDR2 doesn’t have the purple or blue Rockstar logo on their boxes.


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Although this resurfaced news didn’t fulfill the GTA 6 itch. It gave rise to healthy discussion to cope with the fact that there is no new information on the game. While Rockstar Games has made no comment on the release date of the upcoming GTA, when do you think the game will finally arrive?

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Written by:

Viren Mirpuri


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Viren is an Esports Writer at EssentiallySports. With a Mass Media degree in one hand and a gaming controller in another, he is set to document every milestone in the gaming industry. As an Esports journalist, he has covered over 500 articles about what is fresh in the scene.
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Abhishek Das