Rockstar's latest job opening gives us a glimmer of hope.
The gaming industry is huge and car-themed video games are up there with some of the best titles in the business. Such is the influence of the genre that Gran Turismo was recently named as an official Olympic sport. Keen gamers have been waiting in anticipation for new titles like Gran Turismo 7 (unfortunately delayed until 2022 due to production issues stemming from the pandemic), as well as Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6. With GTA 5 having been around since 2013, GTA 6 is overdue. However, it seems that we may not have to wait too much longer for the latest game from Rockstar Games.
On its website, Rockstar Games has posted a new job ad for a games tester located in both the UK and in India. Of course, you don't go hunting for a games tester unless you have a game to be tested. Although unconfirmed, this leads us to believe that GTA 6 can't be too far off as a tester would presumably be working with a product that is either complete or close to completion. According to the job posting, Rockstar wants to find "passionate, enthusiastic, and self-motivated" testers who will form part of the company's internal QA team. While it sounds like a dream job for any gamer, the candidates will have to compile detailed bug reports.
Previous reports indicate that GTA 6 may only drop late in 2023, though. The lucky candidates will likely spend hours in the company of GTA stars like the Truffade Adder (Bugatti Veyron) and the Bravado Gauntlet (Dodge Challenger). Well-heeled fans of the racing series can, of course, go out and buy the real versions of these high-performance vehicles. While information about GTA 6 remains scarce, a prominent leaker tweeted recently that the game won't take place in the 1980s as some anticipated but will have a modern setting. We should find out more in the months ahead.