GTA 6 Leak Shows There’s A WhatsApp-Inspired Messaging System
One of the videos shows a character in a strip club, and it’s that same video where we see characters messaging each other using an in-game platform called “WhatUp!” It’s really not unusual to see the name used in the game, as Rockstar is known for making parodies of things that not only exist in real life, but that also permeate the culture — this is the same company that created a parody of Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, then dispatched that character in an overly dramatic (in-game) televised event, after all.
The messaging system appears as a feed on the right side of the player’s screen; alerts pop up at random times informing players when they’ve received a message, plus we see instances of new connections among characters in what appears to be a group chat. It’s unclear the extent to which this messaging system may be used in the game, but it’s another fun detail to pick out of the dozens of leaked developer clips.
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September 18, 2022 at 03:53PM