The hype for GTA 6 is now really starting to build, with a brand new leak from the official Rockstar website hinting at the kind of spectacular graphics and gameplay the incoming title could offer.
How spectacular? Only “skyscrapers crashing to the ground” are spectacular, with an official job listing for a VFX artist at Rockstar New England detailing the role involved in creating some truly awe-inspiring next-gen visuals.
Detailing what the artist’s role will involve, Rockstar says that:
“We help give extra life to the environment, characters, weapons, vehicles, etc. Visual effects help immerse the player in a believable world, using ambient effects for things like bugs around the world. player and rain dripping from buildings to large-scale destruction events such as skyscrapers crashing to the ground. Our technology is used to bind the world together; weapons create bullet holes, vehicles raise dirt and smoke and leave debris when they crash, objects get dirty when they fall in the mud. “
In addition, in the specific responsibilities of the role, he also clarifies that the artist will create a “wide range of high quality particle effects” and optimize resources for “next generation consoles”.
Now, what’s important to note at this point is that although it is widely disclosed and accepted that the game Rockstar is currently working on is GTA 6, this job posting does not mention GTA 6, but simply says that the role “is a permanent position based at Rockstar’s unique game development studio in Andover, MA.”
This artist could therefore technically work on GTA 6 as well as other gamers, or simply other games, without ever touching GTA 6.
However, when you list all the details provided in the description of this work, everything except GTA 6. The artist, after all, will bring to life “characters, weapons [and] vehicles “, as well as using” large data networks “to provide things like” bullet holes “and to enable” vehicles [to] raise dirt and smoke and leave debris when they crash.
The artist will also work on “ambient effects for things like bugs around the player and rain dripping from buildings to large-scale destruction events like skyscrapers crashing to the ground” .
Now I don’t know about you, but it sounds unbelievably like a GTA game for me. In fact, it’s pretty much GTA on the ground.
These details also touch on things we’ve heard in previous GTA 6 leaks, including the advanced AI it might have, an evolving seasonal map, and a much larger game world.
All of this indicates that this role is for GTA 6. And that means it looks like gamers should expect a visual tour de force on PS5 and Xbox Series X, with the upcoming GTA boasting spectacular graphics and gameplay like no one has seen it so far.
I’m more excited than ever for GTA 6, so hopefully we’ll get our first official preview of the game sooner rather than later.
From a personal perspective, however, I hope GTA 6 brings specific improvements to the usual Grand Theft Auto experience, including better written female characters, improved character house customization, tone Less intrusive cartoonish, better AI, and a bigger open world map with more interiors.
Because the truth is that as revolutionary as GTA has been over the years for the development of sight games, it still has a lot of room to improve, at least from an artist’s point of view. There’s no denying the success of the series, and GTA V set sales records and made Rockster a lot money, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect.
Rockstar has been making GTA games for a long time now and I see GTA 6 as the perfect title to really evolve what the series can be and is known for. Here is hoping it comes true.