When is GTA 6 Coming Out? GTA 6 Release Date in 2025, Reportedly Still in Early Development

When does GTA 6 come out? That is the question on everyone's mind. The fact that Rockstar Games hasn’t given any information on GTA 6 release date hasn’t gone unnoticed. Alas, there are a lot of rumors spurring online that it’s because it will be in 2024 or 2025.

UPDATE: Rockstar announced in February 2022 that the development of the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway.

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. Let’s look at some information that will clear up the picture on when does GTA 6 will come out.

Even though there’s still no definitive answer to when is GTA 6 coming out, a new wave of solid rumors has kicked off with Tom Henderson, a leaker with a long history of accurate early-access info (e.g., on Battlefield).

GTA 6 Release Date: When is GTA 6 Coming Out?

In a recent video, Henderson offered a prediction for Grand Theft Auto release date in 2024 or 2025, along with some other GTA 6 predictions and rumors, including a modern Vice City setting as a GTA 6 Map Location.

He mentioned Rockstar’s crunch controversy, how they want to avoid making the same mistake and put less strain on their workers. Combine that with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s easy to see that he might easily be right.

If that’s not enough, take a look at what Bloomberg reporter, Jason Schreier, said in regard to Henderson’s video:

gta 6 jason schreir tweet

Given both attitudes, it seems that we have a four-year wait ahead for the new Grand Theft Auto installment unless something changes.

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.

They have also stated that they don’t want to announce a specific GTA VI release date unless they are certain they will be able to meet it.

So, while no specific games are mentioned anywhere, we can see how all of this lines up with the presumed 2024/2025 GTA 6 release date.

Do you agree with these predictions? Got anything to add? Let us know in the comments below!

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 and Google Stadia too.

Will GTA 6 be on PS4 & Xbox One?

Unfortunately for people that 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.

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