GTA 6 release date announced by Rockstar Games parent company

The wait is over – us Finally know when Grand Theft Auto VI launches worldwide on PlayStation 5, the much rumored PS5 Proand Xbox Series X and Series S.

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, has all but confirmed that the sixth installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise will debut in late 2025. The announcement came as part of the entertainment brand’s latest $24.9 billion financial report. in which it narrowed the previous release window of 2025 to the more specific – but still frustratingly vague – time frame of “Fall 2025”.


That means Grand Theft Auto fans will have waited twelve years between episodes of the best-selling series.

“As we enter fiscal year 2025 with positive momentum, we expect to achieve net bookings of $5.55 to $5.65 billion,” the earnings report said. “Our outlook reflects a narrowing of Rockstar Games’ previously established window from Calendar 2025 to the fall of Calendar 2025 for Grand Theft Auto VI.

“We are confident that Rockstar Games will deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience, and our expectations for the title’s commercial impact continue to grow.”

promotional image for gta 6 shows the two protagonists who sat on the hood of a car holding a gun with palm trees and on the pink background Stylized as Grand Theft Auto VI, GTA 6 returns the action to the fictional city of Vice City, Rockstar Games’ satirical version of Miami that was featured in the 2002 GTA release of the same name ROCKSTAR GAMES

The New York City-based company confirmed as much Grand Theft Auto V has passed the 200 million sales milestone. That eye-popping total now accounts for almost 50% of the whole Grand Theft Auto franchise, which launched in November 1997.

Grand Theft Auto V has now been released on three console generations, starting with the Xbox 360 and Sony PS3 in September 2013. An enhanced version of the game launched in March 2022 on the latest generation of video game consoles, Xbox Series X|S and Sony PS5, with 4K support Ultra HD images, ray tracing, 60 frames per second and 3D audio. The game’s continued popularity is partly attributed to GTA Online.

Industry watchers have suggested that Rockstar Games could announce an exact release date Grand Theft Auto VIin the video game’s next explosive trailer, expected to release this summer.

Although the E3 trade show was once a one-stop shop for the biggest announcements each console manufacturer – has been discontinued, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, EA and Bethesda continue to hold online events between May and June every year with blockbuster new game announcements, trailers and news of incoming updates to existing titles. Summer Games Fest could also see more GTA6 news announced.

Experts believe that the next episode in the Grand Theft Auto franchise could break its own record sales figures. His predecessor, Grand Theft Auto V, still holds the crown for the best sales week in video game history – grossing $1.15 billion (£1.2 billion) in five days. It has become the second biggest game of all time, although it is still 100 million copies behind the gold medalist. Minecraft.

But many like Dmitri Williams, a video game expert and professor at the University of Southern California, expect the long-awaited sequel to perform even better. He said: “The brand is as strong or stronger than before, but on top of that the gaming industry is bigger. If it keeps the same part of the pie, it will be large, because it will come from a larger pie.

“The games industry is simply enormous worldwide and does not consist of a single genre or platform. It is so big and so varied that even parts of it are bigger than entire parallel industries like movies.”

Grand Theft Auto 5 pictured on Xbox 360 on shelves on release date

Grand Theft Auto V first launched 11 years ago on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Since then, the popular title has appeared on two more console generations, with an enhanced version of the decade-old video game launching on Xbox’s latest consoles and Sony in early 2022

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The global value of the games industry is roughly $250 billion (£199 billion).

Sony is tipped to capitalize on the excitement surrounding the next Rockstar Games title by launching an upgraded PlayStation 5 console with improved graphics and a tweaked chassis design.

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The next installment of the popular Grand Theft Auto series takes gamers back to Vice City, which last appeared in 2006 Vice City Stories. Rockstar Games has already confirmed that the franchise will feature a female protagonist known as Lucia for the first time since 2000.

Little is known about the plot of the satirical action-adventure game, but it is widely expected to follow the misadventures of Bonnie and Clyde by a fictional US state spoofing Florida called Leonida.

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