A Former Rockstar 3D Artist May Have Revealed His Work On Grand Theft Auto 6

A closer look at his resume may give some information on the state of the development of Rockstar's upcoming game.
An ex-employee of Rockstar's India studio reportedly leaked his work on Grand Theft Auto 6.
An ex-employee of Rockstar's India studio reportedly leaked his work on Grand Theft Auto 6. The Inner Sane

It’s been four years now since Grand Theft Auto V was released, and for the first time in recent months, we may finally have some news regarding its successor.

A 3D artist who has worked for Rockstar’s India studio briefly included the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 on his resume, which is perhaps confirmation that the game is still in the middle of development. The 3D artist is named Bibin Michael, and he has worked on vehicle, weapon, and environmental models for games like DiRT Rally, GRID, and the F1 series in the past. The details on his resume were posted on the GTA Forums by user ApolloThunder, which stated his previous work experience from December 2017 to April 2018 as a Jr. Vehicle Artist at Rockstar Games. The job description states: “Create concept vehicles matching with real world for Gta 5 dlc and upcoming Gta6 (sic)”. In addition, some of the users on the thread have noticed that Michael is credited in the ‘thank you’ page for Red Dead Redemption 2, which might lead credence to the fact that he has worked for Rockstar before.

While there is no doubt with regards to the 3D artist’s job history, this piece of info should still be taken with a grain of salt. A number of users agree on this, including ApolloThunder, who himself has stated:

“But In my opinion, he is either trolling or this is some sort of mistake, there is no way a Rockstar employee would break NDA like that.”

It’s still worth noting, however, that NDAs can still be broken, either by accident or not. A user by the name of DisCrafted commented on this, stating that:

“People have broken NDAs a lot before. It's not really new. There were mentions of RDR2 on some resumes a long while before the release of the game IIRC.”

Whatever the case may be, Bibin Michael has since removed the mention of Grand Theft Auto 6 on his resume page, which could be attributed to both the enforcement of said non-disclosure agreement, or his backtracking at a trolling attempt. We may never know for sure, but the thread is a good read for users’ speculation on how far along Rockstar is at the game’s development, and it can be found here.

It’s also worth noting is if the leaks on the Pastebin post – which got a lot of things right about the forthcoming PlayStation 5 – is to be believed, we may get to see Grand Theft Auto 6 sometime next year after the release of Sony’s next-gen console.

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