When does GTA 6 come out? That is the question on everyone's mind. After years of speculations, with the release of the first trailer for GTA VI, Rockstar Games has finally announced that GTA 6 will be released in 2025.
When Will GTA 6 Release?
Initially, it was assumed that the GTA 6 release date would be sometime around 2023. Some overly eager fans were hoping for 2021, though that was highly unrealistic.
Recently, however, these estimations were moved further, all the way to 2024 or 2025, and now on December 2023, we finally have a definitive answer from Rockstar as to when is GTA 6 coming out. The game will be released in 2025.
GTA 6 Release Date: When is GTA 6 Coming Out?
In the first official trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6, Rockstar Games has unveiled the estimated release date for GTA 6.
It has been officially announced that GTA 6 will release in 2025 including a modern Vice City setting as a GTA 6 Map Location.
Delayed GTA 6 Release Date from a Marketing Standpoint
Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent company, released their annual 10-K forms where we can see that they plan to spend approximately $89,000,000 dollars on marketing between April 2023 up until the end of March 2024.
A similar spike in marketing investments was also present in the period leading up to the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. Of course, nobody has disclosed the details of these marketing investments - Take-Two doesn’t have just one project planned - but this time frame overlaps nicely with a lot of rumors regarding the release of GTA 6.
What’s more, Take-Two has come out with a patent that aims to bring big improvements to NPC behavior. The timing is interesting, to say the least.
Another thing we should keep in mind is that GTA 6 will be released on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S (apart from the PC) and Rockstar is waiting for a better opportunity - for a much larger market for these consoles.
GTA 6 Platforms: Next-Gen Release, PC Version Coming Later
Here’s what we know so far on GTA VI and the platforms it will come out for:
GTA 6 for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S
GTA 6 will be released for the next generation of consoles, Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X/S. There's a good chance we will see a version of the game for Windows PC too.
Will GTA 6 be on PS4 & Xbox One?
Unfortunately for people who won't get a next-gen console, Rockstar Games will not be launching GTA6 on PS4 and Xbox One. The next GTA game will be next-gen hardware exclusive.
Will there be a GTA 6 PC Release?
What about the GTA 6 PC version, then?
Well, with GTA 4, GTA 5, and even Red Dead Redemption 2, there weren’t simultaneous launches for the PC along with the consoles. But they did come after a certain time.
While the delays surely frustrated a lot of PC users, it was worth the wait as the developers had more time to optimize the games for the PC platform and polish everything even further.
So, while we might expect a GTA 6 PS5 exclusive launch at first, along with Xbox Series X/S - also a PC version is sure to follow. Rockstar is smart enough to know not to keep this kind of a title limited to consoles only.
When is GTA VI going to be released on PC and next-gen consoles actually has a lot to do with the GTA 6 release date itself. The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S currently aren’t widespread, meaning there isn’t really a market or a large player base to appeal to… yet.