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GTA 6 release date could pushed back, leaks suggest; Know when it could come out

Take-Two Interactive has reportedly reduced its expected revenue, indicating a downward adjustment in expected earnings and potentially affecting GTA 6 release date.

| Updated on: Feb 14 2024, 15:39 IST
5 notable things we saw in the GTA 6 trailer: Release date, characters, location and more
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1/5 Based in Vice City - Rockstar Games has brought back Grand Theft Auto to Vice City, its own fictional take on Miami but not for the first time. Vice City was first introduced in 2002’s GTA: Vice City. GTA 6’s open world is set in the state of Leonida and will feature iconic locations from the previous game such as Vice Beaches, Kelly County, Hamlet, Port Gellhorn, and more.  (Rockstar Games)
2/5 Two playable characters - We now know that GTA 6 will feature two protagonists - Lucia, and an unnamed male character, which leaks say is named Jason. It would be the first time in the HD universe that the Grand Theft Auto series will get a playable female protagonist. While not many details were revealed, the two characters were shown committing multiple crimes, hinting at a possible Bonnie & Clyde relationship. (Rockstar Games)
3/5 New features - As seen in the GTA 6 trailer, the game will feature a vast range of vehicles. Apart from traditional vehicles such as cars, trucks, boats, planes, helicopters, bikes, jet skis, and yachts, GTA 6 might also feature quad bikes, biplanes, hover boats, amphibious trucks, monster trucks, and cruise ships. Car customization might also be heavily featured in the game, with possible street racing returning. Players might also be able to join up at car meets. GTA 6 will also feature three gangs, with two of them already being named. There are a lot of animals too, with crocodiles and dogs already seen in the trailer. And yes, GTA 6 will feature DJs. (Rockstar Games)
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4/5 Inclusion of social media - GTA 6 will feature social media, as seen in the trailer. Social media posts can be seen, with players potentially being able to record themselves and post the clips online for the world to see. Moreover, GTA 6 is also likely to feature real-time reporting of events, as footage of crimes committed by the protagonists was shown in the trailer. (Rockstar Games)
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5/5 Release timeline, platforms - After years of waiting, we finally know the release timeline of GTA 6. Rockstar Games has announced that GTA 6 will be released in 2025, almost 12 years after the launch of GTA 5. The company has also revealed that it will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S systems, meaning that PC players might have to wait before getting their hands on the next Grand Theft Auto game. (Rockstar Games)
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GTA 6 release could happen in FY26, reports suggest. Check details. (Rockstar Games)

GTA 6 release date: Earlier this month, the GTA 6 release date was tipped when Rockstar Games had its annual earnings conference call. During the meeting, Take-Two Interactive representatives discussed the roadmap for the upcoming fiscal years in terms of revenue and profit. It also shed light on the possible GTA 6 release date. Fans have been awaiting any news on Rockstar's sequel to GTA 5 and the arrival of the GTA 6 trailer last year has only added fuel to the fire. Now, a recent report suggests that the GTA 6 release date could be pushed back. Know when it could come out.

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GTA 6 release date

During the conference call, Take-Two Interactive stated that they expect $8 billion in revenue for FY25. Since FY25 ends on March 31, it suggested an early release date for GTA 6 where the game could come out before March 31, 2025. However, a new report says otherwise. Take-Two has reportedly reduced its expected revenue from $8 billion to $7 billion, as per Thus, revised forecasts indicate a downward adjustment of approximately $1 billion in expected earnings.

The report suggests that it could be an internal push on the GTA 6 release date, and it could now come out in FY26 which kicks off in April 2025. This report corroborates a previous suggestion by Wedbush Securities which also hint at FY26 release for GTA 6.

It is important to note that the information is based on unofficial reports and should be taken with a pinch of salt.

GTA 6: Platforms

Rockstar Games has also revealed that GTA 6 will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S gaming consoles initially. This has been the trend with previous releases such as GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2, and it looks like GTA 6 will go down the same path. This means PC players might have to wait before getting their hands on the next Grand Theft Auto game.

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First Published Date: 14 Feb, 15:31 IST