To say that everyone is clamoring to hear more about the inevitable forthcoming of Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) now feels like a massive understatement. That is how much fans of Rockstar Games’ flagship franchise and gamers, in general, are excited for the next installment after the historic success of GTA V. We just want a glimpse of the gameplay. Perhaps a confirmation of the game’s setting, GTA 6 map, and characters. Or, at the very least, maybe just the GTA 6 release date window.
That said, apart from a series of early-build GTA 6 leaks and several in-depth speculations, there isn’t much to go on. Everyone working on the game remains tight-lipped. However, something may have fallen off the cracks. There are now reports/rumors from reputable entities that suggest that the GTA 6 release date may be set for next year.
GTA 6 Release Date: 2024?
While early rumors regarding a big game’s release aren’t new, getting them from known or reputable sources is rare. As for the GTA 6 release date rumors we are referring to, they came from Bloomberg and Microsoft. True, we get excited by Reddit rumors just as easily. However, the fact that the reports came from these two large entities themselves just feels massive. It is one that you should definitely take a look at if you are a fan of the franchise.
In a recent legal filing, Microsoft claimed that GTA 6 is “expected” to have a release date set for next year. As big as that may already be, it was soon corroborated by Bloomberg. According to them, Rockstar Games is aiming to make a big splash in next year’s holiday season. Bloomberg’s report notes that they could be aiming for a holiday 2024 release window.
Say that the rumors are true, and GTA 6 does indeed release in 2024. It will be the first new entry in the legendary franchise in over nine years. Grand Theft Auto V released in 2013 and has since become one of the best-selling video games of all time. The game has generated over $6 billion in revenue, making it the highest-grossing entertainment product of all time. While it will indeed be a daunting task to follow up on the successes of GTA V, GTA 6 certainly has the potential to become even better.
With all that being said, remember that these are just rumors. Nothing is confirmed yet or set in stone unless it is announced by Rockstar Games themselves. Nonetheless, the fact that Bloomberg and Microsoft are on the same page regarding the possible GTA 6 release date window makes it a realistic possibility.
GTA 6 Can’t Come Any Sooner
Fan of the franchise or not, it is hard not to be excited for a game as big as GTA 6. With such a high level of anticipation for GTA 6, it is no surprise that Rockstar Games is taking its time with the development of the game. The studio wants to make sure that GTA 6 is a worthy successor to GTA V. They are doing whatever it takes to live up to the expectations of gamers worldwide.
Considering the track record and reputation Rockstar Games has built for themselves over the past years, we believe there is no better studio capable of pulling this one off other than them. Just see their masterful work with the Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto series.
Wishful thinking, yes, but we should probably be seeing more of the game sooner rather than later. Perhaps in this year’s Video Game Awards, we’ll see a world premiere trailer. It may sound farfetched right now, but one can surely hope.