Update: In a statement to PCGamesN, Tim Neff, the actor at the center of this latest wave of GTA VI hype, has distanced himself from the purported résumé in fairly drastic terms:
That isn’t my page, account or résumé. I don’t even know that website. I worked on GTA 5 a long time ago and haven’t done anything since. Sorry for the confusion. It seems I’m being trolled online really badly.
While there’s still every chance he’s merely covering up a serious mistake that could damage his relationship with Rockstar, we’re pretty confident calling this one debunked. Still strange that someone would create a hoax around someone with such a low profile, but, then again, GTA fans can be pretty insane.
Original story: Rockstar hasn’t even begun to tease the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series yet, but one actor’s résumé hints that Grand Theft Auto VI might be here sooner than we think.
Tim Neff, who contributed stunt and motion-capture work to Rockstar’s upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2, is apparently working on more than one game at the moment. As sharp-eyed fans on NeoGAF and the Grand Theft Auto forums spotted, the motion capture section of his résumé now lists “Grand Theft Auto 6” as Neff’s most recent project.
A now-deleted post from Neff’s Instagram profile (caught by VG 24/7) showed him visiting Rockstar San Diego back in February, which is likely when his motion capture work took place.
In an interesting turn, however, Neff’s agent has since denied his involvement in any possible work on Grand Theft Auto VI, saying that he’s had no part in the making of that game despite the listing on résumé.
“We asked Tim and he’s not a part of that,” agent Brittany Love told PC Gamer in a statement. “He thinks it must be something made up online because he’s definitely not a part of that.”
Is this some very elaborate hoax, or just a voice actor covering his behind after mistakenly violating a non-disclosure agreement? The jury’s still out on that one.
Rockstar has not yet announced anything about Grand Theft Auto VI, but Take-Two Entertainment recently stated that it plans to release at least one major triple-A game a year from here on out. Red Dead Redemption 2 is next up, with a release scheduled for early 2018, so we might be looking at Grand Theft Auto VI at the end of that year or sometime in 2019.