Grand Theft Auto 6 Narrows Release Date to Fall 2025

Grand Theft Auto 6 Narrows Release Date to Fall 2025

Don't expect Grand Theft Auto 6 to come out early next year, but at least it's expected to release in Fall 2025 despite rumors about its delay.

Grand Theft Auto 6 Credit: Rockstar Games

Take-Two Interactive has locked down the release date of Grand Theft Auto 6, stating that Rockstar Games' highly-anticipated upcoming game will be released in Fall 2025 despite circulating rumors and speculations over the last few months of a possible delay into 2026. When Rockstar Games launched the first GTA 6 trailer back in December, it was revealed that the game would launch for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S sometime in 2025. GTA 6's updated release window was announced during Take-Two Interactive Software's latest earnings report today.

"We do feel highly confident that we'll deliver [Grand Theft Auto VI] in fall of 2025," Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said during in an interview with IGN when asked if he was concerned that the game may get delayed. This update means that GTA 6 is now expected to release sometime between September 1 and November 30 of next year.

According to the latest earnings report, Take-Two stated that they expect their earnings to rise in the next fiscal year as they enter it with "positive momentum". This expectation and momentum are attributed to Rockstar's next Grand Theft Auto entry, with Take-Two saying, "Our outlook reflects a narrowing of Rockstar Games' previously established window of Calendar 2025 to Fall of Calendar 2025 for Grand Theft Auto VI. We are highly confident that Rockstar Games will deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience, and our expectations for the commercial impact of the title continue to increase."

What did Rockstar reveal about GTA 6 so far?

In December 2024, Rockstar released the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI, which officially revealed that the game will be set in the state of Leonida, a fictionalized version of Florida. The trailer also introduced the game's two protagonists, Lucia and Jason. The only description for GTA 6 that Rockstar shared on its website reads: "Grand Theft Auto VI heads to the state of Leonida, home to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and beyond in the biggest, most immersive evolution of the Grand Theft Auto series yet."


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The GTA 6 trailer became the most-viewed video game reveal on YouTube within 24 hours, breaking three Guinness world records. Rockstar hasn't shared any additional details about the game since then, but various leaks and rumors about GTA 6's map, vehicles, story, voice actors, gameplay elements, and specs have been circulating on social media. The first trailer also spawned a bunch of fan-made recreations and parodies.

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