The anticipation of Rockstar’s GTA 6 reveal is sending fans to the moon

Is there a more anticipated video game than Grand Theft Auto 6? Fans are so desperate for a reveal from developer Rockstar that they’re seeing clues in the moon.

GTA is no stranger to wild fan theories, but this one is pretty much the biggest yet. It revolves around an image of the moon that appears in a promotional image for the GTA Online Moon Festival event. This image below shows two characters standing in front of GTA Online’s famous Vinewood sign, obscured so that only the letters V and I are visible. VI is six in Roman numerals. This is about the only part of this fan theory that makes any reasonable sense.

Photo credit: Rockstar
Photo credit: Rockstar

It’s all downhill from there. Twitter user @Dirty_Worka took a close look at the image of the moon and declared it as evidence of an impending revelation. This moon in the image appears to be in the waning gibbous phase (when the illuminated portion of the moon shrinks from 99.9% to 50.1%). The real moon enters the waning gibbous phase today, October 2nd. Coincidence?

Redditor ApprehensiveTop8927 goes further and says that GTA 6 will be revealed tomorrow, October 3rd. Source? The moon itself.

Photo credit: Redditor ApprehensiveTop8927
Photo credit: Redditor ApprehensiveTop8927

This theory points out that Rockstar tends to announce and release its games on a Tuesday, and that the company notably announced Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 on a Tuesday in October. Spooky!

But what if?! That is the question that simmers beneath the ridicule this theory receives. The result is that pretty much everything Rockstar is releasing right now is being analyzed to the last inch by GTA fans hungry for GTA 6 clues. For example, a tweet from Rockstar posted today, October 2nd, promotes the Alpine Hat for GTA Online. Seems innocent enough, right?

Rockstar will of course announce GTA 6 when it’s ready, and with the release date likely set for 2024, it probably won’t be long before the real testing begins. Until then, it might be a good time for GTA fans to take a screen break.

Wesley is the UK news editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at or confidentially at

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