Saints Row 4‘s “GAT V” announcement has been trolling gamers all day, taking advantage of its competitor’s release.
The latest DLC for the mega sandbox title Saints Row 4 has been titled “GAT V” to coincide with the release of Rockstar’s GTA 5, and it appears to be fooling several gamers. What the DLC actually is involves a patch that lets Saints Row 4 gamers play as Johnny Gat, a long-time character from the series. Joining Johnny Gat is his partner Aisha, but apparently her name wasn’t as clever for the name of the new DLC.
The reason Deep Silver’s trolling of Grand Theft Auto 5 gamers is so effective is that there are no known plans to release GTA 5 on PC, and gamers are demanding it via petition, as previously reported by The Inquisitr. To put it simply, Deep Silver is using the excitement and disappointment over its competitor’s release choices to bring attention back to their own game for PC fans.
The Saints Row 4 “GAT V” announcement was made to sound like an alternative for GTA 5 PC hopefuls who want Rockstar’s game and was worded likewise:
“Want to buy GAT V on PC? Too bad! Because we made the GAT V pack FREE on Steam for today only! … It’s the moment every gamer has been waiting for: GAT V is here! Dress up as star-crossed lovers Gat and Aisha and strap on a heavy machine gun and a combat knife launcher for the ultimate Saints Row experience.”
This is similar to what Sony did on Twitter a while back, trolling gamers over the PS Vita game Death Ray Manta, which happened to share initials with what gamers hated at the time, as previously reported by The Inquisitr. As such it’s not uncommon for gaming companies with a sense of humor to troll the public over a confusing phrase or acronym.
“GAT V” is referring to Saints Row 4 DLC, not Grand Theft Auto 5.