Anticipation around the next instalment of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto series has reached new heights, fuelled by unofficial leaks and rumours. A recent leak, which gained significant attention within the gaming community in May 2023—although initially appearing in September 2022—has brought forth speculation that Rockstar could be spending between $1 billion and $2 billion on the development of GTA 6.
Adding fuel to the fire, a screenshot from a conversation involving a GTA 6 informant disclosed that the gaming studio had already invested $2 billion at the time of the leak. This astronomical figure not only surpasses the budget of any other video game in history but also raises the question of the game’s final price tag. Rumors have started to circulate that Rockstar Games might set the price at a staggering $150.
“No official statement from Rockstar Games on the budget or pricing is available,” says a spokesperson from the company. While the immense budget is speculated to be allocated largely for artist collaborations, promotions, and extensive marketing campaigns, the studio has neither confirmed nor denied these details. Rockstar’s previous game, GTA 5, had an estimated budget of $250 million, and it’s worth noting that those numbers were never officially confirmed.
The hefty rumoured price tag has drawn mixed reactions from the player base. Some argue that such a price might be justifiable considering Rockstar’s history of pricing models. They point to the studio’s earlier move of charging $50 for a simple port of a 13-year-old game as an indicator that Rockstar may not shy away from premium pricing for a title like GTA 6.
However, the absence of a confirmed release date continues to frustrate many in the gaming community. The uncertainty surrounding the game’s details, including its budget and pricing, has added to the growing impatience.
Whether or not Rockstar Games discloses the official budget for GTA 6 remains to be seen. Like GTA 5, whose budget was largely estimated by external media outlets, the company might choose to keep these figures under wraps.
With the gaming world eagerly awaiting any official news, one thing is clear: Rockstar Games’ upcoming project is set to reshape the gaming landscape in ways previously unimagined. Until then, speculation will continue to mount as fans hold their collective breath for any announcements from the studio.
Please note that the information provided in this article is based on rumours, leaks, and speculation. There has been no official confirmation from Rockstar Games regarding the development budget or the price tag for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 game. The figures and details mentioned are subject to change and should not be considered as verified facts until confirmed by the company.