New Report May Help Narrow Down GTA 6 Release Window


  • Grand Theft Auto 6 is anticipated to release in 2025, but recent financial reports indicate it may be released later in the year.
  • The game is expected to follow the trend of previous major GTA titles and may launch around September or October.
  • GTA 6 will feature the return of Vice City and introduce the franchise’s first female protagonist, and will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. A PC version is likely to come later.

Word from Take-Two Interactive, parent company of Grand Theft Auto 6 developer Rockstar Games, may have inadvertently narrowed down the upcoming sequel’s release window from a mere “2025.” With Grand Theft Auto 6 not slated to release until next year, plenty of fans are eager for a clearer idea of when exactly they’ll be able to get their hands on Rockstar’s next big game, and a recent financial report may have given them just that.

Grand Theft Auto 6 is easily one of the most anticipated games on the horizon, if not of all time. Much of that anticipation can be attributed to the long road from the release of GTA 5 to the reveal of its followup ten years later, a period that saw countless rumors and almost as many leaks. Rockstar finally gave fans their first look at GTA 6 with a record-breaking reveal trailer this past December, along with confirming that it’s on track to launch sometime in 2025. While many fans are likely happy to have any release window after such a long wait, no doubt others will want to know as soon as possible where the game’s launch will fall within that timeframe.


Grand Theft Auto 6’s 2025 Hype Might Only Be Outmatched by One Possible Release

GTA 6 is one of the most anticipated games at the moment, but another long-awaited sequel possibly releasing in 2025 could be a worthy opponent.

The latest info from Take-Two Interactive suggests that, at the very least, Grand Theft Auto 6 won’t be out in early 2025, according to analysts Nick McKay and Michael Pachter, as reported by VGC. This week saw Take-Two revise its forecast for the 2025 fiscal year (April 2024 to March 2025) from its original $8 billion to a slightly more modest $7 billion. Given this change, and the fact that GTA 6 is likely to be a colossal money-maker for the company, the analysts surmise that this means that GTA 6 was once meant to launch in early 2025, but has almost certainly slipped out of that window.

When in 2025 Might Grand Theft Auto 6 Come Out?

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Despite the implications of possibly falling out of the 2025 fiscal year, McKay and Pachter stress that it’s unlikely that the game will be delayed out of 2025 entirely, only that it will instead launch later in the year. A late 2025 launch might be what many fans were already expecting, considering major GTA titles tend to come out around September or October. Of course, it still remains to be seen which month next year the game will launch in.

Beyond the 2025 release window, the reveal of Grand Theft Auto 6 confirmed a few other key details, such as the return of the Miami-inspired Vice City and the addition of two protagonists, including the series’ first female protagonist. The game is currently confirmed to be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, though if past trends continue, a PC version of GTA 6 will likely follow at some point after the console versions.


Grand Theft Auto 6

Grand Theft Auto 6 is an open world crime game that takes fans back to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City.

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