Rockstar Games Twitch Bans ‘GTA 6’ Chat

Rockstar Games appears to have banned Twitch users from mentioning Grand Theft Auto 6 in chat without any apparent explanation.

Grand Automatic Flight 6 is easily one of the most anticipated games currently in development. Auto grand theft 5 and its online component remain incredibly popular and lucrative products even now nine years after launch, so it’s easy to see why developer Rockstar Games is taking its time and wanting to deliver something special with Grand Automatic Flight 6. But, in the meantime, Rockstar may be tired of hearing about it. It was recently confirmed that the mention of Grand Automatic Flight 6 is banned from Rockstar’s Twitch channel.

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The discovery was first found in the community-run GTAForums, as one user shared a screenshot of their attempts to mention Grand Automatic Flight 6 in Rockstar’s Twitch chat being pushed back. The screenshot shows someone entering Rockstar Games’ Twitch channel chat and typing two statements, one with the term “GTA 6” and the other with “GTA VI”. Both chats were not uploaded because they were caught by the channel’s automatic moderation. Specifically, the posts were described as conflicting with the channel’s moderation settings.

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Rockstar hasn’t officially offered a statement as to why. Grand Automatic Flight 6 the mentions would be banned from his Twitch channel, but that doesn’t appear to be an accident or misunderstanding. Rockstar previously banned Grand Automatic Flight 6 mentions of his YouTube channel. It looks like the policy is just moving from YouTube to Twitch.

On the one hand, it’s easy to see why Rockstar might choose to ban mentions of Grand Automatic Flight 6. The company is not actively discussing the game or its development at this time. He tries to focus on other projects, like Auto grand theft 5. But if a significant number of posts, or comments in YouTube’s case, are about Grand Automatic Flight 6 then it derails any community discussion. Also, Rockstar devs are probably very tired of hearing, “When GTA 6 launch?”


There is a counter-argument, however, which is that fans are very excited about Grand Automatic Flight 6 and it is worth celebrating. Prevent them from talking about Grand Automatic Flight 6 in the media channels where the Grand Theft Auto the community coming together might come across as dismissive or even malicious.

Without announced plans for Grand Automatic Flight 6, Rockstar is unlikely to change its moderation policies on Twitch and YouTube anytime soon. That will likely change when Rockstar starts sharing Grand Automatic Flight 6 plans, as he will want to build hype at this point. Until then, fans will just have to find a less confrontational place to talk about the upcoming game.


Grand Automatic Flight 6 is in development.

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