Known insider Tom Henderson (*6*) believes that GTA 6 will probably be formally introduced by Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive in 2023. He stays “firm” that Grand Theft Auto 6 will launch in 2024 or 2025; nevertheless, his wager is on 2025 provided that each GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 have been launched two years after they have been introduced. This would imply he believes that Microsoft’s prediction of a 2024 GTA 6 launch date is a bit optimistic.
A GTA 6 launch date of 2025 makes extra sense, Henderson suggests
As a part of Henderson’s gaming predictions for 2023, he stands by his earlier report again in 2021 that Grand Theft Auto 6 would launch in 2024 or 2025 “despite being flamed from the GTA community” for it:
…I stated that GTA 6 will launch in both 2024 – 2025, which is a agency date I strongly nonetheless imagine is occurring. A 2023 announcement would line up with these years completely, particularly if you happen to’re accustomed to how Rockstar Games and Take-Two have typically dealt with their game bulletins and releases in the previous.
He continues: “Is a release announcement for 2024 possible? Sure. But Rockstar’s track record suggests that the game will be pushed back another year anyway.”
By comparability, Microsoft’s prediction that “the highly anticipated GTA 6 is expected to be released in 2024” was made in its arguments to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority in favor of the Activision Blizzard deal.
In early November, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said in an earnings name with traders that GTA 6 was not impacted by the Rockstar Games hack. He additionally said that he would like delays over flops, which is in half why the game’s launch date wasn’t revealed in 2022.