You might need watched the brand new Grand Theft Auto VI trailer just a few occasions because it was launched in December 2023. Maybe you even paused it a few times to identify a element. But I wager most of you haven’t sat down and spent just a few hours researching and writing a 1500-word report on the sunscreen seen in a one-second little bit of the trailer. But if you’d like that type of factor, nicely don’t fear, somebody has achieved the give you the results you want.
If you’re studying Kotaku.com, I assume you already know that Rockstar Games lastly gave the world the primary official trailer for GTA 6 final month. The trailer was printed forward of schedule after a minor leak and confirmed off a extremely detailed digital recreation of Miami, full with weirdos, gators, criminals, and sports activities automobiles. It appears to be like actually good! I’ve watched it just a few occasions and seemingly many others have too, based mostly on what number of views it’s racked up on YouTube.
But do any of you bear in mind the particular person making use of sunscreen to a lady in a bikini on the 21-second mark?
On January 3, as noticed by PC Gamer, Reddit consumer ficerc posted a 1500+ phrase report on the GTA subreddit devoted to showcasing all of the analysis that they had put into that temporary sunscreen second. Specifically, ficerc wished to determine the SPF degree of the sunscreen seen within the trailer.
To do that, they labored out the NPC’s pores and skin tone utilizing numerous strategies, together with the Von Luschan chromatic scale and a few math. But that wasn’t sufficient. Determining what SPF degree to make use of isn’t nearly your pores and skin tone, but additionally includes components like how lengthy you’ll be out within the solar. So ficerc used maps and shadows to pinpoint what time of day it’s once we see the sunscreen being utilized and factored in what number of hours of daylight are left—utilizing much more knowledge and analysis—to find out the utmost quantity of solar time the NPC may anticipate that day.
After all this, assuming the NPC seen within the trailer is somebody who follows all of the advisable pointers, ficerc discovered that the SPF of the sunscreen used within the GTA 6 trailer was possible between 8-14. Finally, we are able to all cease excited about this and get on with our lives.
To be clear: ficerc’s put up isn’t simply extraordinarily detailed, but additionally very humorous. This is probably going a joke taken to the intense. For years and years, GTA followers have been introduced as sickos who will intensely analyze and doc each screenshot or video Rockstar places out. We’ve seen devoted followers even recreate the maps for GTA video games earlier than they’re launched. So it appears ficerc is having some enjoyable with the group whereas additionally discovering yet another factor to investigate in GTA 6’s first (and to date solely) trailer.
“As you scroll, the unhappy realization that this should have taken hours to make begins to overshadow the satire of it,” replied one consumer to the put up. Which…okay, honest. This is certainly a variety of work for a joke. But additionally, I may have saved ficerc a variety of time. This is a Rockstar sport. So the SPF might be simply 69. There you go.