Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, the developer behind Grand Theft Auto 6, may have unintentionally provided a more specific release window for the highly anticipated sequel, suggesting it won't be hitting shelves in early 2025. The recent financial report from Take-Two Interactive adjusted its forecast for the 2025 fiscal year, originally set at $8 billion, to a slightly lower $7 billion. Analysts Nick McKay and Michael Pachter speculate that this adjustment indicates a shift in GTA 6's launch plans, likely moving it away from an early 2025 release.
The reveal of Grand Theft Auto 6 last December generated immense excitement, especially given the ten-year gap since the release of GTA 5. The game is confirmed to launch in 2025, and while fans are relieved to have a release window, there's still a desire for more precise timing within that period.
According to analysts, the revision in Take-Two's fiscal forecast suggests that Grand Theft Auto 6 was initially planned for an early 2025 release but has likely been pushed back from that timeframe. McKay and Pachter believe that, while the game may not be entirely delayed out of 2025, it will probably launch later in the year. Considering Rockstar's history of releasing major GTA titles around September or October, a late 2025 release aligns with expectations.
Looking beyond the release window, Grand Theft Auto 6's official reveal disclosed additional details, such as the return to the Miami-inspired Vice City and the introduction of two protagonists, including the franchise's first female lead. The game is confirmed for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, with the possibility of a PC version following the console releases, following the trend of past GTA titles.