Bigfoot might be elusive to find, but not if you're playing a Rockstar video game. The company loves the sasquatch mythos, and uses it in their games all the time.
Rockstar Games, creators of the “Grand Theft Auto” (GTA) series leads the pack in Bigfoot Easter-egging. It all began with “GTA: San Andreas” in 2002. After gamers beat the game every which way, the immersive world brought them right back for some tasty, teased hidden secrets. Some were small, and some were quite huge.
Rumors began about a hidden Bigfoot somewhere in a dark, massive, Northern Californian forested area of the game. Though the origin of this rumor is unclear, players grew tired searching up and down for the cryptid. Some “GTA V” hackers and modders decided to insert a custom Sasquatch into their own versions of the game. Very soon, screenshots and gameplay videos emerged; majorly confusing just about everyone else who was still intertwined in the world of San Andreas. Commotion erupted. The creator of the game had to step in and finally admit, there is no Bigfoot in “GTA: San Andreas”.
Interestingly, the entire event planted a seed in Rockstar Games’ garden. Six years later in 2010, Sasquatch surfaced legitimately. In another sprawling open-world game “Red Dead Redemption”, the company provided a genuine, playable side-quest called ‘Undead Nightmare,’ allowing the player to hunt down several Sasquatch. When completed, you are granted the ‘Six Years in the Making Achievement’ – no doubt a nod to the San Andreas cryptid chaos.
Come 2013, new Bigfoot sightings accompany the release of “GTA V”. Aside from a minimal, thermal-imaged Bigfoot within a story cut scene, Rockstar released a game update detailing a new achievement called “Cryptozoologist”. A major hint that Sasquatch is somewhere in the game. Unfortunately, players worldwide failed to discover the Easter egg hidden beneath this massive clue.
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