The gaming universe has been buzzing with excitement as it anxiously awaits the next major release from Rockstar Games – Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6). The official announcement is yet to be made, but recent insider information might just quench fans’ thirst for knowledge about the franchise’s next instalment.
A Twitter user, Budzcario, known for sharing credible insights on upcoming video games, has provided some intriguing details about Rockstar’s future projects. The primary revelation is that Rockstar has circled 2024 on the calendar for the launch of GTA 6, with a big reveal planned for the end of 2023.
Budzcario dropped an even more exciting hint: Rockstar might use The Game Awards 2023 as the platform to lift the curtain on GTA 6. This would represent a marked shift from their conventional approach, as Rockstar rarely aligns game announcements with third-party events. However, Rockstar did take center stage at The Game Awards 2018 when Red Dead Redemption 2 was up for several accolades. If they follow this trajectory, revealing GTA 6 at an event like The Game Awards could generate an immense wave of publicity, given the show’s worldwide appeal.
Intriguingly, Budzcario has also revealed the unusual lengths Rockstar is going to protect their work. The company has been releasing false information to developers to track potential leakers. This claim was seemingly substantiated in September 2022, when a significant leak of over 90 gameplay videos was believed to date back to 2020. This means the game could be closer to the final stages of development than initially suspected.
Assuming Rockstar proceeds with a late 2023 announcement, this will provide a full year for hype to build ahead of the projected fall 2024 release. This is a smart move, considering the immense financial stakes involved. The production cost for a game of GTA 6’s magnitude is speculated to be colossal, which means Rockstar will need to secure a large number of sales to offset these costs.
This expectation isn’t unfounded as the predecessor, GTA V, set a staggering precedent by selling an incredible 180 million copies since its 2013 release. This places Rockstar in the unique position of competing with its own legacy.
While we must remember these are still rumours and Rockstar has not confirmed anything, the revelations have unquestionably stirred up a storm of anticipation in the gaming community. If these rumours ring true, the end of 2023 will undoubtedly be a massive milestone for Rockstar Games and GTA fans worldwide. Until then, all we can do is wait and keep our fingers crossed for an announcement of epic proportions.