One of the biggest questions in the gaming industry right now involves the release date of Grand Theft Auto 6. Rockstar Games has consistently delivered some of the industry’s best and most ambitious projects. None are bigger than its open-world crime franchise. According to various reports, the seemingly endless development of the franchise’s sixth entry appears to at last be coming to an end. Though the release seems to be on the horizon, there’s still a lot that we don’t know, despite some high-profile leaks. Here’s everything we know right now about when GTA 6 is coming out.
Grand Theft Auto 6 Release Date: When Is GTA 6 Coming Out?
According to a reliable insider, GTA 6 will be coming to current-gen consoles only. That makes sense considering how far into the current console generation we are. It also makes sense considering the game’s scope. After all, GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 were two of the largest and most taxing games of their kind. It won’t be any surprise if only the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S get access to what may well be Rockstar’s most impressive project to date. As for when the game will be released, gaming industry insider Tom Henderson speculated that Rockstar intends to wait until the mid-point of the consoles’ lifecycles, in 2024.
Those eager for info on when GTA 6 should take all of this with a grain of salt. Rockstar has been known to delay their AAA releases by nearly a year after their planned release date. With a title as hotly anticipated as this one, there’s little doubt that the developer will prioritize quality, even if it means another delay. Arguably the best indicator that we have of when GTA 6 is coming out is Take-Two Interactive’s 2025 fiscal year projections. That period runs from April 1, 2024, to March 2025, and the company’s projections suggest that something huge might be coming in that timeframe. Only time will tell how much longer we have to wait for a specific release date for GTA 6.