Rockstar is hiring game testers, sparking speculation about whether the studio is ready to begin testing its next big game. Excited fans seem to believe that the listings are definite proof that Rockstar is moving forward with the production of GTA 6 or Bully 2, though it is unlikely that Rockstar will indicate whether or not the rumor is true.
Rockstar is always looking for new staff, but fans seem to be especially excited over the new listing because they are for game tester positions. Many believe that this implies that the developer is ready to begin testing its next game, which many assume is either GTA 6 or Bully 2. Rockstar is currently looking to fill 48 positions in the UK, including positions for game testers. There are other Rockstar divisions that are looking to hire game testers as well, including Rockstar India and Rockstar Lincoln in the United States.
However, Rockstar has listed slightly different descriptions for each of the open game tester positions depending on the location. Rockstar Edinburgh is looking for candidates who have “competent gaming ability,” an understanding of the gaming industry, and knowledge of current consoles and games. In contrast, Rockstar India emphasizes that it seeks a candidate who plays and understands past Rockstar games. This suggests that while each of the locations are hiring for game testers, those positions could be linked to different projects.
It is assumed that if Rockstar is indeed preparing to test its next game, then the game must be GTA 6. For the past year, internet sleuths have searched for the smallest clues that might indicate when Rockstar will announce the next GTA installment, though the developer has remained silent on the matter. Some fans hope that the famed studio’s next game may be Bully 2 instead of GTA 6, though there is no hard evidence to suggest that this is true. In fact, one leaker has said that Rockstar scrapped Bully 2 to focus on GTA 6.
While Rockstar’s job listing may excite fans, it does not seem to be hard proof that the developer is indeed moving into the testing phase of its next title. Rockstar is always looking for talent, and the company has made clear that it is currently focusing on GTA Online and Red Dead Online. The studio may be looking to hire testers for either of those titles, especially considering that it plans to release GTA Online and GTA 5 on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S later this year. The company may also simply be looking to fill vacant positions.
It is unlikely that Rockstar will provide comment on the speculation, as it usually never does. It is likely that the listings will just spark another round of GTA 6 speculation on the internet, whether or not it is actually true that Rockstar is moving forward with its next game.
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