Grand Theft Auto 6 – Release Date
Grand Theft Auto VI is one of the most anticipated video games expected to arrive on the next-generation consoles as well as PC. But do we actually know that it’s in development and that it’ll come out for the next-generation consoles? Well, no.
While Grand Theft Auto VI has been all but officially confirmed, a Kotaku report revealed management has already laid out a plan for the next game in the Grand Theft Auto series. So, Rockstar is at least somewhere in the development process. And there are plenty of other rumors and reports that suggest Rockstar might be further along than we think.
There are a ton of rumors about when Grand Theft Auto VI is actually going to be released and if it’ll come in time for the next generation consoles. If recent developments are any indication, we might not see Grand Theft Auto VI for at least a few more years.
As reported by VentureBeat, Take-Two laid out its financial plans for the next five years, aka a 10-K SEC filing, which revealed that the company intends on spending $89 million on marketing between April 2023 and March 2024. That’s over half the marketing budget expected for any fiscal year over the next decade.
Industry analyst Jeff Cohen predicts that Grand Theft Auto VI will actually release during this window. Included in VentureBeat’s report, Cohen’s note to investors revealed that the previous marketing budgets predicted the releases of other Take-Two Interactive games, such as Red Dead Redemption 2
So, it’s more than likely that we’ll get Grand Theft Auto VI within that April 2023 to March 2024 release window, which’ll be after the next-gen consoles have had a chance to mature a bit. But, of course, this is still just a prediction, and things are subject to change from now until then.
It’s going to be awhile before we get anything from Grand Theft Auto VI, especially since all of the big Summer events have come and gone already, but we’ll might get a reveal closer to The Game Awards, which debuted the Xbox Series X last year.