A website claiming that “Grand Theft Auto VI” is now on beta and is available for download -- to be played on various platforms including Android smartphones -- is fake.

According to the Express, a website that has the URL https://gta6releasedate.com/ claims that the highly anticipated Rockstar game “GTA VI” is now undergoing beta testing and invites players from all platforms to download the game’s files from it. This website, the Express noted, is simply a fake.

Trial for all platforms

The fake site claimed that the upcoming game, which was neither officially confirmed nor denied by Rockstar, can run on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, as well Android and iOS devices. It said the “beta version” will run on these platforms for a few months, and only those who who receive an invitation to try it can join beta testing.

New map

The site also claimed that the new game is set on a totally new location: Tokyo, Japan. The site claimed that the game is set in Japan because “japan (sic) is know (sic) as one of the most technically advanced city there are (sic) lots of stuff you can interact with which you have never done before in previous GTA's (sic).”

Moreover, the site also claimed that when playing the game in multiplayer mode, players will be allowed to “change the map” and “create your own style of map” for the game they will host. This information is very different from a The Guardian report where Rockstar’s own Dan Houser said “GTA is America.”

According to a former Rockstar Games India developer, Rockstar is currently working on several unannounced games which could be "GTA 6" and "Bully 2." LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

File size

The Express noted that “GTA 6” file for Android is about 53MB while the file for the PS4 is a zipped file that’s only about 33MB. These file sizes are too small for a demo of a game that’s expected to be bigger than “GTA V.”

Furthermore, since the game is expected to feature graphics that are way better than the current title running on present consoles, its quite odd to expect a game designed for next-gen hardware to run on just about any Android device, including entry-level ones.

Rockstar hasn’t officially announced “GTA VI” as of writing. Stay tuned for more updates.