Take-Two Interactive controls the Rockstar Games publishing label, and they may have previously stated that GTA 6 might be released between 2024 and 2025. Take note that Take-Two Interactive has never officially set a release date for this game. Rockstar Games has yet to formally reveal it to the public, and its official name is unclear.
However, it is still referred to as GTA 6. Some believe Rockstar’s publisher hinted at the game’s release date because of some past earnings calls. Take-Two Interactive intends to generate $8 billion in fiscal 2025, according to those business conversations.
Rockstar Games GTA 6 Release Date
No date has been given for when GTA 6 will come out. But Take-Two Interactive hinted that GTA 6 might come out during the company’s fiscal year of 2025, which runs from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025. The implication comes from Take-Two’s most recent annual earnings report, which showed a meteoric rise in projected bookings for its fiscal year 2025.
This rise could be because people are looking forward to GTA 6, but it could also be due to other factors. In An interview with CNBC Strauss Zelnick the CEO of Rockstar game parent company Take-Two, shared the information that the GTA 6 is in development.
You can check out the Tweet below:
According to an interview by CNBC with Strauss Zelnick. He confirms GTA 6 is in development but Rockstar Games hasn’t announced a release date yet. 👀 pic.twitter.com/pUyPN3cXiO
— GTA 6 NEWS (@GTAVInewz) May 22, 2023
*Take-Two expects its net sales for fiscal year 2025 to be more than $8 billion USD, which is a 50% increase from its previous record-high of $5.3 billion, which was reached in fiscal year 2023.
Rockstar GTA 6 Announcement
Rockstar officially stated the next Grand Theft Auto (probably titled GTA VI) was under development in February 2022. Here’s Rockstar’s official announcement:
“With the unprecedented longevity of GTA V, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway. We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready, so please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official details.
“On behalf of our entire team, we thank you all for your support and cannot wait to step into the future with you!”
GTA 6 Leaks
Grand Theft Auto 6 was the topic of what could be the most major video game leak of all time on September 18, 2022. Before publishing 90 GTA 6 videos online, a hacker got access to Rockstar’s network and stole hundreds of assets.
Rockstar confirmed the in-development clip, which showed off elements of the game area, gunplay, and NPCs. It also appears to confirm that GTA 6 will have one male and one female protagonist. (While we’re on the subject of NPCs, Rockstar submitted a patent in 2019 for more realistic and immersive NPC drivers. The system, which could be used in GTA 6, enables AI drivers to “define [their] own specific characteristics for traversing road nodes.”
A British teenager was jailed 10 months after the leak for his involvement in a number of hacks, one of which is thought to be the source of the large GTA 6 leak.
Speculating GTA 6 Main Characters And Story
According to the same Bloomberg report, the story of Grand Theft Auto 6 will be about two bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde. The two main characters might be called Lucia and Jason. Lucia might be the first playable female character in GTA’s 3D era.
The report didn’t give any more story details, but it did say that Rockstar is changing its approach to satire. According to the report, the company is trying to write fewer jokes that make fun of marginalized groups.
GTA 6 Platform
Most likely, GTA 6 will come out for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. It’s likely that there will be a PC version, but that’s not a certainty. Rockstar’s last two original games, GTA 5 and Red Dead 2 didn’t come out on PC until at least a year after they came out on consoles. Switch, PS4, and Xbox One versions don’t seem likely, but nothing has been officially said about the platforms.
GTA 6 Developers
Rockstar North is working on Grand Theft Auto 6, the team that has worked on every mainline GTA game since the franchise’s inception in 1997. Notably, Rockstar began formally collaborating with Cfx. re, the modding team behind the most popular GTA 5 roleplay servers, in August. It’s unknown whether the team will create comparable material for GTA 6.
In the years following GTA 5, two key developers from the Grand Theft Auto series left Rockstar: Rockstar games co-founder/head writer Dan Houser and former Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies. From Grand Theft Auto 2 to Grand Theft Auto 5, Houser wrote the majority of the games, while Benzies has been a series producer since Grand Theft Auto III.
Mike Unsworth, Rockstar’s VP of writing, has also departed the firm, however given the date of his resignation (August 2023), his work on GTA 6 may have been completed.
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