GTA 6 release date set for 2025

Almost a decade after hitting the shelves, Grand Theft Auto V is still going strong in terms of playability and as a ticket printing machine. Although it’s a blatant lie to say that the fans are completely happy with the way things are going. The question on the lips of the gaming community since 2013, after all, is about Rockstar Games. following entry into the prestige franchise: when GTA 6 release date? Based on recent headlines, we can expect the installment to arrive sometime in 2025.

Rumors around Grand Theft Auto VI have been around for a long time, but timely confirmation from a trusted industry reporter – Jason Schreier of Bloomberg – brought gamers around the world to sit in their ergonomic seats and lean forward in anticipation. Speaking to Twitter, Schreier backed up information posted by a prolific leaker known to be on the money in regards to Call of Duty and Battlefield, Tom henderson.

The marketing budget of Rockstar Games’ parent company, Take-Two Interactive, is also a good indication that GTA 6 has an expected release date around 2025. As reported by VentureBeat, the latter’s 10-K SEC file which outlines financial plans for the next five years shows that the company is forecasting a dramatic increase in ad spend – $ 89 million between April 2023 and the end of March 2024. For reference, this is more than half of the marketing budget for the next decade set aside for a single fiscal year.

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In the past, marketing budgets have signaled other monster AAA releases. On a previous occasion, such a detail hailed the arrival of another highly anticipated sequel to the Rockstar video game, Red Dead Redemption 2. contrary to Dead red, however, according to Henderson, GTA 6 will only be available on next-gen consoles – PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S – as well as PC. That’s part of the reason the lessor thinks we’ll have to wait in addition to preserving “employee well-being”… Rockstar expects both wider market adoption and the end of the current shortage of next-gen consoles. Otherwise, it could very well be a wasted silver bullet.

Moreover, given how Grand Theft Auto V still generates decent income – to the point that an Extended + Enhanced Edition is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X (available from November 11, 2021) – “prematurely” dropping Grand Theft Auto VI would effectively kill the goose that lays the golden eggs before she has finished laying all of her precious eggs. Like in any other industry, you are only allowed to gamble if you bring in as much $$$ as you can.

Awaiting the official announcement regarding the GTA 6 Rockstar Games release date. And check out Tom Henderson’s video below for a supposedly rough idea of ​​what’s to come from a futuristic setting as opposed to an 80s / 90s-inspired setting, potentially returning to Miami, a massive multiplayer overhaul. and details about the high-profile female protagonist.