GTA 6 continues to be anticipated to be a minimum of a few years away from launch, in response to builders engaged on the much-anticipated sequel.
Whereas Rockstar publicly confirmed that GTA 6 is in lively improvement earlier this 12 months, it’s saved particulars on an anticipated launch date tightly underneath wraps. In a brand new Bloomberg (opens in new tab) report, nevertheless, Rockstar workers stated they anticipate the sport is a minimum of two years away.
The elongated improvement interval is partially a results of the sport’s change of tone. Rockstar has reportedly taken steps to verify its satirical jokes punch up, as a substitute of down at marginalized teams. As a part of that change, GTA 6 will characteristic the collection’ first feminine protagonist, and Rockstar workers say they’re nonetheless determining what the following Grand Theft Auto will seem like underneath this new method.
With GTA 5 releasing again in 2013, followers of Rockstar’s acclaimed open-world collection have been ready a very long time for the sixth installment. This Bloomberg report is just the most recent proof to counsel a 2024 launch date is probably going.
Take-Two Interactive’s newest earnings report (opens in new tab) exhibits Rockstar’s dad or mum firm expects to spend a whopping $89 million (roughly £74m or AU$128m) on advertising between April 2023 and the tip of March 2024. That is a big spike in comparison with previous years’ budgets. Trade analyst Jeff Cohen predicts (opens in new tab) that spike will likely be used to advertise GTA 6 earlier than its launch in early 2024.
On prime of that, leaker Tom Henderson advised final 12 months that Rockstar is focusing on a 2024 to 2025 launch date. On the similar time, he advised GTA 6 will characteristic a number of participant characters, which has now been corroborated by Bloomberg.
Though GTA 6 continues to be a means away, ready a few years is probably not so unhealthy. There’s loads of video games like GTA to play within the meantime, and a few folks even need Rockstar to make one thing utterly completely different earlier than GTA 6 rears its head.