Grand Theft Auto 6 in Chicago Hoax: Rockstar ‘Confirms Next GTA Will Be Chicago Based’ is Fake

December 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

An article stating Rockstar has confirmed the next Grand Theft Auto will take place in Chicago is bogus.

The fake news item was posted on, a satirical website.

Here’s what the disclaimer says: “ is a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.”

A number of users on social media websites apparently believed the fake article.

Said one person on Twitter, “The next GTA is going to be based in Chicago? not entirely sure how i feel about this.”

“GTA COMES TO CHICAGO!!!!! Now this definitely going to be THAT game,” added another.

Here’s what the article said, in part:

NEW YORK CITY – Rockstar Games has just confirmed to reporters that the next Grand Theft Auto video game will take place in a city based on the city of Chicago, Illinois.

Rockstar Games confirmed the game will not be titled “Grand Theft Auto 6″, but instead “Grand Theft Auto: Lake City”. The ‘Lake City’ being the name of the Chicago based city. “It fits perfectly, Chicago is a major U.S. city and one of the most known. We knew we needed a game in Chicago and ‘Lake City’ was a perfect name simply because the city is bordered by Lake Michigan on the east. And for now we can only reveal the main character will be African American; hell, we might even make that Chief Keef guy the main character. We also include real car brand names.”, says president of Rockstar Games, Sam Houser.