Everyone has been on the lookout for any news regarding the launch of Grand Theft Auto 6, and recent chatter suggests we may have to reset our countdown clocks. While many had circled 2024 on their calendars, whispers from within the gaming sphere now point to a 2025 release.
It’s been long since Grand Theft Auto V exploded onto the scene, and the craving for a follow-up has only grown. Rockstar Games, known for their tight approach, has kept fans guessing, but they’ve finally let slip that a trailer is set to drop in early December. This move signals that progress is being made, even if the finish line has potentially been pushed back.
The source of the new 2025 timeline comes from a Twitter post by Rockstar Universe, which suggests that while 2024 was the goal, plans have shifted. This isn’t new for Rockstar; Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 arrived later than initially planned, suggesting a pattern of meticulous crafting over rushing releases.
Ourselves and @RockstarINTEL have both had our own independent sources which may back up claims that GTAVI will be announced this week, with a trailer early December. Additionally, to the claims made by @business, this is what we know:
– An internal source at Rockstar confirmed… pic.twitter.com/1S4hc3so5b
— Rockstar Universe (@RStarUniverse) November 8, 2023
The slowing down of major updates for GTA Online, notably the absence of a significant Winter DLC, also hints at Rockstar’s shifting focus to the new title. The shift toward more seasonal content and event weeks in GTA Online could be a strategic move to clear the stage for GTA 6.
As always, a healthy dose of skepticism is essential with leaks and rumors. Nothing’s confirmed until it’s out in the open from Rockstar themselves. However, the possibility of a 2025 release date does fit with Rockstar’s historical patterns and their preference for lengthy marketing lead-ups.