The immensely popular “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, hosted by Joe Rogan, might find its way into the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6).
Over the years, Joe Rogan’s podcast has garnered an enormous following, owing much of its success to the diverse array of guests and topics explored on the show.
Rockstar Games, the developer behind GTA 6, confirmed last year that they had commenced work on the game, with a tentative release slated for 2024 or 2025. In a staggering show of commitment, it’s estimated that the studio will be pouring at least $1 billion into the game’s development.
While specific details about how the podcast will be incorporated into the game remain shrouded in mystery, speculation is rife that players may have the opportunity to tune in to podcast highlights and curated segments while cruising the virtual streets of GTA 6.
Rockstar Games’ decision to feature Joe Rogan’s podcast is undoubtedly influenced by his widespread popularity and the riveting conversations that frequently unfold on the show, often venturing into uncharted territory.
In a surprising revelation, former JRE co-host Brian Redban disclosed that he had reached out to Rockstar Games more than a decade ago, proposing a collaboration with the “Joe Rogan Experience.” However, his overtures went unanswered by the gaming studio.
Given Joe Rogan’s status as one of the most prominent figures in the United States, regularly making headlines and sparking conversations, it comes as no shock that Rockstar Games has had a change of heart about incorporating his podcast into their game.
The manner in which this integration will be executed and the impact it will wield on the gaming experience are intriguing aspects that only time will unveil.
Joe Rogan previously bowed out of the UFC games, citing that he hates doing voice work.
Creative director of EA Sports UFC 4, Brian Hayes, gave a reason for Rogan not being featured in the upcoming title during an interview with GameSpot.
“He hasn’t been shy about saying this on his own podcast; like, he hates doing it,” Hayes said. “If you’re not a person that [can] mentally get into that space, then I can see how it could be a very, you know, challenging, potentially mind-numbing experience for a certain type of individual.”
GTA V featured Rogan’s comedian friend Annie Lederman. She voiced the radio producer of Chakra Attack on WCTR, Cheryl Fawkes, in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.