As reported by Gamespot, Rockstar Games has announced job listings for new, mysterious titles, described as “next-generation”. This likely means that Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 are the only Rockstar titles the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will feature. Although we don’t know anything else about the secret projects, they could potentially be the much-anticipated Bully 2 and Grand Theft Auto 6.
Rockstar India is seeking artists to help create “next-generation worlds for some exciting upcoming projects.” An expansive and incredibly detailed world is befitting of Grand Theft Auto 6, as is the India branch requiring a vehicle artist. Meanwhile, Rockstar New York are looking for a MoCap tools developer to aid in building “upon the next generation of MoCap tools and pipeline”. Rockstar Toronto are also hiring for projects that utilise next-generation technology.
The publisher’s Indian branch seeking a vehicle artist definitely suggests that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in the early process of being made for next-generation consoles. This isn’t surprising as Rockstar were never going to abandon one of their most profitable franchises. We don’t know where the likely inevitable GTA 6 will take place, but fans have speculated about a return to Vice City.
Another Rockstar game fans are eagerly anticipating is Bully 2. Released all the way back in 2006, Bully was a delightful gem that caused a lot of controversy for supposedly encouraging children to pick on others. There has been a boatload of rumours that Bully 2 is being made, and its place on the PlayStation 5 and next Xbox would be welcome. However, fans should be aware that Jimmy Hopkins’ return isn’t definite as there has been whispers about players giving wedgies and swearing at teachers as a high-school girl.
Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V are the only Rockstar titles on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While somewhat sad, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the best open-world game since The Witcher 3 despite its good, bad, and ugly online mode. Therefore, we can’t be too mad at Rockstar for delivering so few games. Microsoft and Sony have both hinted at their next consoles being released in 2020, but we likely won’t hear about Rockstar’s mysterious projects until long after.