In a surprising turn of events, a recent leak has raised speculation that the highly anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) could face yet another delay. Renowned informant Chris Marxx, known for accurately predicting game announcements, took to Twitter to disclose that Rockstar Games might push back the release date of their upcoming title to 2025. This revelation has left fans disheartened, as they were eagerly anticipating an official reveal later this year.
According to Chris Marxx, Rockstar Games traditionally maintains a one-year gap between the announcement and release of their games. This raises uncertainty about whether an announcement will happen this year, as a delay in the announcement could push the game’s release date further into 2025. The leak suggests that GTA 6’s official announcement might occur in 2024, with the game hitting the market the following year.
Rockstar Games intends to have a one-year gap between the announcement and release of GTA 6. Therefore, the likelihood of an announcement this year is uncertain, as there is the possibility of a delay resulting in the game's release being pushed back to 2025.— Chris Marxx (@MarxxChris) May 19, 2023
It is worth noting that Rockstar Games has adhered to a similar pattern in the past. Major releases like Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 were unveiled well in advance of their release dates, allowing for substantial anticipation and marketing campaigns leading up to their respective launches.
During a recent financial call, Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, mentioned the ongoing development of GTA 6 and indicated a release window of late 2024 to early 2025. While this aligns with the leak’s claim, it is important to consider that official confirmation from the studio is still pending.
Adding further weight to the leak, game data miners have reported finding no evidence related to GTA 6 in recent DLC files. Typically, Rockstar Games includes hints and upcoming events in their DLC files, but the absence of GTA 6-related content suggests that fans may have to wait longer for any official updates or in-game events tied to the highly anticipated title.
As fans eagerly await official confirmation or denial from Rockstar Games, the possibility of a delayed release for GTA 6 has left many disappointed. If the leak holds true, it would extend the wait for the next instalment in the beloved franchise. Only time will tell whether the leak is accurate, and fans must brace themselves for the potential of a longer wait before diving into the vibrant and immersive world of GTA 6.