GTA 6's massive leak makes GTA Online difficult to play in 2023

GTA 6’s massive leak makes GTA Online difficult to play in 2023

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Last year, footage from the next grand theft auto— supposed to be GTA 6—leaked online. While Rockstar quickly tried to delete the videos from the internet and plug the holes in the ship, it was impossible to completely contain such a massive, unprecedented leak. So fans all over the world saw the future very well grand theft auto. And now I and others find it hard to go back to aging GTA Online.

Late on September 19, 2022, 90 short early gameplay videos of what would later be confirmed by Rockstar as the next GTA entry leaked online via a hacker. The footage revealed a lot about the upcoming game in the wildly popular open-world franchise, including that the series will return to Vice City, Florida, a fan-favorite location last seen in GTA: Vice City Storiesthe prequel to the beloved PS2 classic, GTA Vice City. It also gave us a good look at the new protagonists of the next crime adventure and some of the missions we might experience when GTA 6 is finally released. Fans have even started mapping the game’s virtual world using the drains.

Rockstar obviously hates leaking and he probably wishes he could rewind time and prevent it from happening at all, but he ended up revitalizing the player base. For the first time in a long time, there was excitement and energy in GTA community, which after years of GTA Online updates and poorly received remasters it was in a pretty bad place before the leak. Even an early, unfinished or unpolished leak of GTA 6 it was better than radio silence and botched remasters. People were excited about the future grand theft auto in a way I hadn’t seen in years.

But then, once the leaks were cleared from the web and it became clear Rockstar wasn’t going to release any official teasers or trailers to capitalize on the moment, me and others GTA fans could make the era to return to GTA Online. And that’s harder to do now that we’ve seen the future.

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The latest big and free expansion for gta online, saints The Drug WarS, it was released late last year at a really bad time for me to play and cover it for the site. So I just… haven’t played it. For the first time in history GTA Online, I completely missed a new update. I haven’t played it yet. At first, I blamed skipping the latest update on bad timing and a busy schedule due to the holidays and year-end content. But now, weeks removed from all of that, with more free time to play stuff, I still haven’t released the new update. And I think it’s time to admit to myself that my burnout is growing around GTA Online it was greatly enhanced by that little taste of what was to come. That look into the future GTA in Florida ruined me.

I could go back and drive the same highways and streets of Los Santos that I’ve been driving since 2013. I could fire up the game and see the newest businesses and quests related to it. I could, sure. The thing is, I don’t know if I want to. I mean, finallyi will play more GTA Online. In a way, I have to, because it’s part of my job here at my town. However, if it hadn’t been part of my career, there’s a real chance I’d never play GTA Online again.

To be clear: it’s not because GTA Online it’s worse today than it was a decade ago – in fact it’s much better to play in 2023 than in 2013 – but because seeing a fresh new world killed my desire to start the same old Los Santos after a decade of GTA Online and GTA V. I mean, just having new songs on the radio will be amazing. I love Queen’s “Radio Ga-Ga” but you can only hear it so many times in 10 years before you’re ready for new songs too.

At this point, I hope to wait Grand Theft Auto 6 and its sunny beaches, palm trees, and new characters don’t last long, because I’m ready to leave Los Santos behind for a tropical vacation in Vice City.

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