‘GTA 6’ release date, location: ‘gtaiv.com’ domain registration is making fans hope it’s launch is sooner than expected
Avid fans of Rockstar Games’ action-adventure game keep finding new reasons to believe “GTA 6” would be released earlier than expected. This time, gamers point to the registration of a “gtaiv.com” domain.
‘GTA 6’ release date rumors start anew as fans find ‘gtaiv.com’ domain registration
A Reddit user directed the attention of their fellow fans to a Who.is listing that indicates “gtaiv.com” and other similar domains have been registered for Take-Two Interactive’s use. Registration dates go as far back as 2006, but they were updated on different dates earlier this year.
As other fans have argued, it is not strange for video game companies to register domains for titles even though they are not scheduled to be released anytime soon. Considering that Rockstar and Take-Two have not dismissed the development and launch of “GTA 6,” the domain registration could be just a preemptive move so they would be ready once they need it.
Unfortunately, this kind of information does not confirm anything about the status of “GTA 6’s” development. It also does not give a clearer hint at when the next game would be released. For example, most of the domain registrations have expiration dates in 2021. But gamers already know “GTA 6” is very unlikely getting launched next year because Rockstar will release the expanded version of “GTA V” and “GTA Online” for the next-generation consoles.
‘GTA 6’ would be set in Vice City?
The list of registered domains, however, adds to the slew of rumors and supposed leaks claiming “GTA 6” would be mainly set in Vice City. Aside from gtavi.com, Take-Two also registered domains that tie up the next game’s name to Vice City such as gtavi-vice-city.com, gtavi-ce-city.com, and gtavi-ce.com. Those appear to be making a play on the next game’s title and the location’s name. If Rockstar ended up using this wordplay, “GTA 6” could by stylized as “GTA VI.”
Earlier this month, another report emerged online suggesting “GTA 6” being set in Vice City. Synthwave artists were purportedly contacted to clear music rights potentially to be played on in-game radio stations.