A dataminer appears to discovered further potential Grand Theft Auto assets tucked away in Red Dead Redemption 2's files.
A new file has been found for an item that couldn't possibly belong in Red Dead Redemption 2's time period - a parachute. The GTA forum post by rollschuh2282 (via GamesRadar) shows of a screenshot containing references to parachuting in the RDR2.exe files. rollschuh2282 explains that one of the files present in RDR2.exe can't be found in the gta5.exe files, suggesting that this could be for an upcoming Rockstar project - most likely GTA V on PS5/Xbox Series X, or GTA VI.
This isn't the first time players have stumbled across such evidence in the open-world Western's files. Late last year, a group of players unearthed multiple weapon assets in RDR2 that were widely believed to have been tested in advance or the upcoming next-gen GTA V port, or even the in-development GTA VI.
The weapons were found under the names Browning (Pistol), L1AL (Rifle), and AK47. GTA form user DerekLeet argued that, much like the parachute, none of those weapons could be found in a game set as far back as Red Dead Redemption 2, and that the GTA V version of an AK47 is referred to as "W_AR_ASSAULTRIFLE" which is similar, but not exactly the same, as the AK47 found in the datamine, labeled "W_AR_AK47."
Interestingly, some of these weapons could point towards the ongoing rumours that GTA VI will be another game set in Vice City in the 1980s. Over on Reddit, CoryLVV points out that the "L1A1 rifle was produced between 1954 - 1999 and the Browning Pistol was around during that time too. The screenshot also shows the AK-47. All weapons that were definitely used in the 80s by the cartels."
So what does all this mean? While some believe it's indictive of what we can expect from GTA VI, others reckon it's much more likely to have something to do with the "enhanced and expanded" next-gen version of GTA V. Yet more datamining from earlier this month uncovered evidence that the souped-up version of GTA V will make use of RDR2's engine, which might explain why more contemporary items and weapons are appearing in RDR2's files.
For now we'll have to wait patiently and see where this leads. The PS5/Xbox Series X versions of GTA V are expected to launch this year, so hopefully Rockstar can shed a little more light on things soon.
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