Hardly any date is as eagerly awaited by video game fans around the world as the release date of GTA 6. Now an insider has commented on the rough release timeframe.
The latest installment in the iconic series, GTA 5 (GTA V) , was released almost eight years ago in September 2013. The game is considered one of the best games of all time and replaced its predecessor GTA 4 after five years. The gaming community is rightly wondering when GTA 6 will be released. In the past few years, rumors have circulated again and again, which held out the prospect of a release in 2021 or 2022.
Is GTA 6 coming much later than many expect?
Well-informed journalist Tom Henderson paints a bleak future for those waiting for GTA 6. While many hope for 2023 at the latest, Henderson has heard something different from the industry. According to this, GTA 6 will be released in 2024 or even 2025!
This information is now confirmed by the also well-connected Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier on Twitter. He agrees with Tom Henderson and reports that he has heard the same thing. He does not understand why people think that the release of GTA 6 will take place in 2023.
Idk why everyone thinks that I said GTA VI was coming in 2023. Everything Tom Henderson has said about the game matches up with what I’ve heard.
– Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 4, 2021
Henderson also wants to know where GTA 6 will be set. Accordingly, the story will return to Vice City. A spin-off of the series already played there. Instead of the fictional Vice City of the 80s, the setting will now be in the current time.
Why does the development take so long?
We can only speculate about the reasons. One thing is certain, though. The expectations for GTA 6 are enormous. Anything other than one of the most impressive game worlds of all time would probably be a disappointment. How things can go wrong when high expectations meet a release that is too early was shown not too long ago by the case of “Cyberpunk 2077”. The game appeared so buggy that Sony even had to remove it from the PlayStation Store for a long time and the game is probably considered one of the biggest fails in video game history.
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Another reason for the long wait for GTA 6 could be a possible re-release of GTA V. Originally released for PS3 and Xbox 360, GTA V then made it to PS4 and Xbox One. A re-release on PS5 and Xbox Series X was confirmed in May 2021. On November 11, 2021, the time has come. The port is also likely to have tied up resources at developer Rockstar Games.