GTA 6 release date – release information according to leaks
GTA 6 (Grand Theft Auto VI) is the next chapter of the colossal GTA Series. The game has been confirmed to be in development by Rockstar Games, and has suffered a major leak on September 18, 2022.
Even though there is no official information about it yet, we can take a few calculated guesses based on what we know so far.
It has now been 9 long years since Grand Theft Auto V has been released, the longest we ever had to wait between Grand Theft Auto games.
So obviously there is an ever-increasing interest online about a possible GTA 6 release date, as well as any kind of GTA 6 news, leaks, and rumors. Here’s our complete analysis of the hints we were able to catch so far.
This article includes a compilation of everything we know so far, with a reasonable level of certainty about when players can expect the game to appear in online and offline stores.
- Grand Theft Auto 6 logos and images appear in GTA Online
- Possible GTA 6 tease in Rockstar’s recent Christmas post
When does Grand Theft Auto 6 come out?
We still don’t know when exactly will GTA 6 come out, but some estimations claim that we can expect it around 2024 or 2025. It is still early in development, and Rockstar Games have made some changes to their approach to making games. Q: GTA VI Announcement: Has GTA 6 been confirmed?
Is GTA 6 coming in 2024?
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.
- GTA 6 leaks – Take-Two issues takedown notice against Goat Simulator
- GTA 6 doesn’t receive any mention during The Game Awards 2022
When will GTA 6 be released? All release date reports and leaks compiled
Une étape importante dans le développement de #GTA6 viendrait d’être atteinte. Les choses devraient s’accélérer (en interne chez Rockstar).
Je pense qu’une (vraie) annonce en fin d’année peut être envisageable. Dans tous les cas, je ne vois pas le jeu arriver avant fin 2024 ! 😊 pic.twitter.com/jDcrkxwjuo
— Chris’ Klippel (@Chris_Klippel) March 11, 2022
The most believable report on when players can expect GTA 6 to hit screens comes from Chris Klippel, a GTA leaker who has been proven right on multiple occasions. He believes the game’s release should be expected towards the tail end of 2024, during the fall months.
This report is consistent with the fact that, other than GTA 4, all games in the franchise have been released in October or November. This is also backed by Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, who put the release date in late 2024.
A Message from Rockstar Games pic.twitter.com/T4Wztu8RW8
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) September 19, 2022
On September 18, nearly 100 clips and a lot of the source code for GTA 6 were leaked by an unidentified person who hacked into the Rockstar Games servers. While none of this data included any indication of the release timeline, a massive leak like this might often delay the game’s rollout altogether.
This is because when the source code of the game is leaked, it makes the organization vulnerable to massive monetary losses, especially when that unidentified hacker is still at large.
The delay caused by this ongoing situation is why Jason Schrier, the Bloomberg reporter mentioned above, later changed his stance on the release schedule and said that GTA 6 might not be in our hands until late 2025.
Microsoft’s simply making an educated guess.
One that makes a lot of sense.
GTA 6 probably will be revealed in the near future with an expected release date of sometime in 2024… that may end up getting pushed into 2025 because well this is Rockstar lol https://t.co/ib8hH1eTJH
— Michael (@LegacyKillaHD) November 24, 2022
A statement from the recently acquired Microsoft video gaming company Activision Blizzard, which appeared before the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), mentioned that:
“The highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be released in 2024.”
Given that Microsoft has control over two major platforms on which the much-awaited sequel will arrive, PC and Xbox, it won’t be impossible for them to have insider knowledge.
That being said, this is mere speculation until any further announcement, as Microsoft refused to comment on the matter when probed.
Many of you have been asking about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series.
With every new project, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we’ve previously delivered. We’re pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the series is underway.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) February 4, 2022
With the hacker at large, an unexpected delay is not outside the realm of possibility, but most in the community believe it to be a one-off incident.
All things considered, an October/November release date in 2024 seems the most likely scenario, given Rockstar’s history and extensive corroboration by continuing leaks on the matter. For a sureshot answer, players will just have to wait for the official announcement from Rockstar and hope that it comes as soon as possible.