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A new report suggests that developer Rockstar Games has been reaching out to various artists to feature their work on the Grand Theft Auto VI soundtrack. Specifically, it seems that the studio has been looking for Synthwave artists for one of the game's Vice City-inspired radio stations.
At least, that's according to "Vector Hold", an "80's Electro Synth project" from a musician called Peter Bryan Rice who specialises in sound design and production for 80's/90's retro gaming soundtracks and film scoring. Vector Hold wrote on Twitter that GTA VI would most likely be set in Vice City, and that "music rights clearing people have been hitting up Synthwave artists for a Radio Station". The tweet, which was posted on August 5th, has since been deleted, but has been shared around on Reddit.
This isn't the first time we've heard some suggestion that GTA VI would take place in Vice City. Earlier this week, A GTA leaker who previously predicted a number of GTA Online updates as well as the recently announced GTA V port claimed that the in-development open-world crime game would be taking us back to the classic location.
In a lengthy post over on Reddit, user markothemexicam suggested that GTA VI will be set in Vice City, a location we haven't seen since 2006. However, while the PS2 classic took place in the 1980s, GTA VI will apparently take place during an "unspecified" time period. The leaker also claims the upcoming game will have unique weather systems that will actually affect NPCs, including "random lightning strikes", and that an announcement is coming in 2021.
Markofthemexicam claims to have gotten his information from a roommate that used to work for Rockstar North, before being let go along with nearly 100 other employees. We're not entirely sure how accurate his information is, but he has gotten some GTA predictions right in the past. This, coupled with Vector Hold's deleted tweet, makes things very interesting indeed.
Previous rumours from last year claimed that the upcoming title would be partly inspired by Narcos, and see players travelling between Vice City and Mexico in a story centered around smuggling drugs. Rockstar is a famously tight-lipped company, so we really don't have any idea how true that might be. GTA VI is one of the biggest unreleased games, with so much hype surrounding it. While a Vice City setting is hardly the most outlandish suggestion, do take these reports with a pinch of salt for now.
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