GTA 6 release still ‘on schedule’ for 2025, with reports of delay being rebuffed; Know when it could come out | Gaming News

GTA 6 release still ‘on schedule’ for 2025, with reports of delay being rebuffed; Know when it could come out

Rumours are circling about the GTA 6 release getting delayed, but a new report rebuffs these claims, suggesting that it is still ‘on schedule’ for a 2025 launch.

| Updated on: Mar 26 2024, 12:20 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 launch could avoid a delay and still happen in 2025, suggests a new report. (Rockstar Games)

Ever since the GTA 6 trailer was released, fans of the gaming franchise have been speculating about the game's several aspects, including gameplay, mechanics, character, open-world and storyline. While the tentative release date has been confirmed as 2025, a Kotaku report recently suggested that the GTA 6 release could face a delay and could launch in 2026 instead. However, a new claim by Insider Gaming's Mike Straw rebuffs this speculation. Know all about the GTA 6 release.

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GTA 6 release

In an X post, Mike Straw claimed that the GTA 6 release is still on schedule for 2025. This he revealed after speaking with “multiple sources”. The post states, “Saying this again since people are still running with it: I've reached out to multiple sources and was told the game was "on schedule" and that any suggestion of a delay at this point in development is “pure conjecture”.

On March 22, Kotaku reported that the GTA 6 development was falling behind and although the company is still aiming for a 2025 release, it is possible that this window could be missed. In such a case, 2026 would be the aim. But if Mike Straw's claims are taken into consideration, the launch could still take place in Q1 2025.

Straw's claims corroborate a previous suggestion by Reddit user u/JarlOfRivia who, quoting insider information, suggested that the GTA 6 launch could take place in January or February 2025, which is less than a year from now. This development comes amidst speculation that the GTA 6 Trailer 2 could be on the horizon, with Rockstar Games updating a page on its website from Watch Trailer 1' to ‘Videos'.

Which platforms will get it first?

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Even if the GTA 6 launch takes place in Q1 2025, only PlayStation and Xbox owners will likely get a chance to play it. Going by previous trends, Rockstar initially tends to release games for the consoles, with the PC version arriving months later. The same trend was seen during the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018, with a PC version arriving in 2019. Thus, it could be possible that it continues with the GTA 6 launch as well.

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First Published Date: 26 Mar, 12:20 IST