Rockstar is banning anyone who talks about GTA 6 on Twitch chats
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Last year, the game publisher censored anyone trying to talk about the much-anticipated release on YouTube, and has now seemingly done the same on the live streaming platform.
Rockstar hasn’t released an official statement on the move, but Twitch users have been reporting that when they try to type out the game’s name, the text is redacted, in a move seemingly aimed at maintaining hype surrounding the release.
With GTA 6 unlikely to hit shelves until 2024 at the earliest, Rockstar probably doesn’t want to take gamers’ attention away from GTA Online.
UNILAD has approached Rockstar for comment.
Rockstar Games confirmed back in February that GTA 6 was officially in production, almost a decade after the release of the wildly successful GTA V in 2013.
Rockstar said in a statement: “With the unprecedented longevity of GTAV, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series.
“With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway.”
The Grand Theft Auto series is one of the most successful video game sagas ever, with the original being released back in 1997.
While there hasn’t been any official news in months, plenty of rumours about the plot of the game’s sixth instalment have been knocking around the internet.
One post from RapTV suggested that GTA 6 was going to 'take place in Colombia/Miami’, while another from Watcher.Guru claimed the game 'will include in-game cryptocurrency rewards for players to earn and trade'.
Meanwhile, video game industry insider Tom Henderson revealed in June that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in a 'very turbulent' state right now.
He explained that staff at Rockstar are 'coming and going', and there are some 'ongoing issues' that have plagued the company since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, in July, it was reported that Rockstar had shelved remasters of Grand Theft Auto 4 and Red Dead Redemption to focus solely on Grand Theft Auto 6.
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