Rockstar Games is making waves as it revamps its online gaming service, Social Club, stoking anticipation for the much-anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6). The iconic Social Club branding has vanished from the website, replaced simply by ‘Rockstar Games,’ with no mention of ‘Social Club members.’
According to @videotechuk_ on Twitter, the shift is marked by a clean break from the old nomenclature. The familiar black-and-yellow Rockstar logo has also transformed into a sleek black-and-white version. Despite these changes, players can still enjoy multiplayer elements and exclusive rewards in games like Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2.
The tweet notes, “Most of the Social Club mentions are gone, completely. An end of an era,” pointing out the altered info page referring to subscribers as ‘Rockstar Games members.’ However, the lingering question remains: Is Rockstar gearing up to launch a new platform, or is it a strategic update to the existing application?
Speculation heightens as fans await the first trailer for GTA 6, slated for early December, coinciding with Rockstar’s 25th-anniversary celebration. Sam Houser, Rockstar’s co-founder, confirmed this exciting revelation. While expectations are set for The Game Awards 2023 on December 8, Rockstar has historically preferred releasing announcements on its official channels.
Despite GTA 6 details being scarce since its 2022 development confirmation, reports from parent company Take-Two suggest a potential release in the fiscal year 2025. A leaked data breach revealed gameplay footage featuring the first female lead in the franchise, inspired by the infamous Bonnie and Clyde.
With Grand Theft Auto V celebrating 11 years and continued success, eyes are on Rockstar for the next big release. Meanwhile, dataminers hint at a sequel to Bully, adding more intrigue to Rockstar’s future plans. Stay tuned as Rockstar Games prepares to make its mark with GTA 6, expected to hit current-gen consoles before expanding to PC.