The recent revelation that Grand Theft Auto 6 is set to launch in 2025 has sparked a wave of humor among fans, particularly those who frequent the Tool subreddit. One user’s cheeky remark about the timing of a new Tool album versus the release of GTA 6 has become a meme in its own right, capturing the essence of the seemingly eternal wait for both.
The playful banter on the Tool subreddit began when a user posted the question: “Which do we get first? GTA 6 or a new Tool album?” It’s a query that encapsulates the shared frustration of fans eagerly awaiting two highly anticipated entities, each shrouded in mystery and speculation. However, the response from another user added a layer of resigned acceptance, stating, “I think we’ll see a new generation of consoles before we get a new Tool album.”
The sentiment echoes the sentiments of Tool fans who have endured an extended hiatus since the release of “10,000 Days” and the subsequent announcement of a “Tool Time TBD” that left many wondering when, or if, the next album would arrive. The waiting game has become as much a part of the Tool experience as their intricate, progressive soundscapes.
The comparison to the release timeline of GTA 6, a game that has become synonymous with anticipation and secrecy, adds a touch of humor to the collective sighs of fans. The meme has taken on a life of its own, as fans across various forums playfully speculate on which will arrive first: the highly anticipated next installment of the Grand Theft Auto series or a new Tool album.
While the meme is undoubtedly lighthearted, it also reflects the resilient and patient nature of dedicated fans. The Tool community has learned to cherish what they have and embrace the uncertainty surrounding new releases. The meme, in its own way, is a testament to the enduring love and loyalty of fans who continue to support their favorite artists through the ebb and flow of creative timelines.