GTA 6: Release Date and Everything You Need To Know

With each passing year, the GTA community continues to band together in anticipation of a possible title announcement. However, Rockstar Games has kept everything under the hood for a long time including the release date for GTA 6.

The world of GTA V has served the community well with explosions and insanity for the past 9 years. However, it is finally time for change. The GTA franchise is expected to head to an unprecedented new era with the advent of newer titles.

Earlier this year, Rockstar Games confirmed active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto Series via a blog post. The game is expected to be released by the end of 2025 and will be featuring exciting new changes for the years to come. 

This article will talk about all the incoming updates and features for GTA 6. Therefore, buckle up your seatbelts as we dive headfirst into all the leaks and news concerning GTA 6.

What Is The Release Date For GTA 6?

GTA VI Release Date

Rockstar Games have not yet confirmed an exact release date for this brand new title. However, taking the release date of previous titles into the light, we can get close to a viable date of release. With that said, here’s what we expect:

GameDate of AnnouncementDate of ReleaseGap In-between(Months)
GTA 301/02/200122/10/20010
GTA: Vice City01/05/200229/10/200212
GTA: San Andreas01/03/200426/10/200424
GTA IV10/05/200629/04/200842
GTA: The Lost and Damned20/11/200817/02/200910
GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony26/05/200929/10/20098
GTA V03/11/201117/09/201347

Looking at the following chart, a release date trend becomes evident. It seems that we will not be seeing a GTA 6 before 2025. But, we can still anticipate an earlier release.

From what we’re seeing, rumor has it that we might get an update about the GTA franchise on May 16. While this probably won’t be about GTA VI, we’ll get a taste of what to expect from GTA Online.

Why is this important? Well, we’ll be able to get a more accurate estimate about how long Rockstar aims to milk the cash cow that is GTA Online.

False-positive ladies and gentlemen! The live stream did not end up indicating anything related to GTA VI. With that said though, known video game news report Tom Henderson, in a recent has shown Take-Two’s FY-23-25 Pipeline:

As we can see, the following games are expected to be releasing in the following two years:

Game Release Date
The QuarryJune 10, 2022
Marvel’s Midnight Suns2023
Kerbal Space Program 2 (Private Divison)2023
NBA 2K23, PGA Tour 2K23, WWE 2K232023
GTA Trilogy Mobile2023
New Tales From Borderlands2023

While there seems to be no mention of many of the titles that are expected to be released by Take-Two, it is quite clear that GTA 6 has no mention as of yet. In essence, GTA 6 might be releasing much later than we’re brought on to think originally.

Because, as of yet, the only bottleneck to a new GTA release is the huge financial incentive Take-Two has to keep updating GTA Online. Once that stops being a reason, we’ll most likely be seeing an announcement of GTA 6 pretty quick.

Is GTA 6 Already Running In The Wild?

While most reviewers / playtesters who might be checking GTA 6 out as we speak have to keep their lips shut due to NDAs, it seems like renowned Twitch streamer, xQc, has a mind of his own.

In the clip above, the streamer candidly talks about how he was blown away by the amount of RP options present in the get-go. Surprisingly though, the clip – originally posted on Twitch was removed a few hours after it was initially posted. However, the damage, so to speak has been done.

In terms of the release date for GTA 6, with the fact that it is already being play-tested and xQc explicitly stated, it has finished developing. This indicates that we might be looking at a trailer or a release date for the game earlier than we initially expected.

Grand Theft Auto 6 Leaked Options

GTA 6 mockup

A recent rumor has indicated that the main premise of GTA 6 will be set in the outskirts of Vice City. Unlike its predecessors, the game is expected to take a modern-day approach. 

In March 2021, a credible information broker, Tom Henderson replied to a tweet from a user said this:

This information has been further corroborated by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier and a Reddit user JackOLantern1982, who relayed around 23 details about the upcoming GTA 6. 

Expected Location

In an interview with Polygon, Rockstar’s co-founder Dan Houser mentioned:

“At the moment, it feels like GTA’s Dna is contemporary-ish, American-ish, English-speaking-ish, because that’s what it has been… but that doesn’t necessarily limit it to those, that’s just what we’ve done so far.” 

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A TechRadar source mentioned that Rockstar was seriously considering a GTA set in modern Japan. Rockstar even trademarked the names GTA: Tokyo and GTA: Bogota. 

However, this information has been losing its credibility ever since Dan Houser’s interview with The Guardian. In the interview, he mainly teases about a possible GTA London. 

GTA VI Banner Leak

GTA VI banner

In a recent update, YouTuber and musician KRYPTO09095 has Tweeted a picture of the Rockstar logo with the caption “GTA VI is coming”

After some further digging, we found out that his YouTube channel seems to have been updated with a banner that resembles the rumored art style of GTA VI:

While we can’t say for certain, it can be presumed that the artist (with over 1.94M subscribers at the time of writing this) has been allowed to post information about the game or is partaking in some sort of artistic contribution towards it.

Story Leaks For Grand Theft Auto 6

GTA VI CHARACTERS

There have been many spicy rumors on the possible storyline of the upcoming series. However, most of them are rather far-fetched or hard to believe. Therefore, we have mentioned the most credible ones down below.

A Fireden leak suggests that the new game will feature four main characters. We have already seen how Trevor, Michael, and Franklin managed to grasp our hearts in GTA V. However, there is a unique twist. 

We seem to be getting multiple perspectives since two of the main characters are cops while the other two are gangsters. We are still not sure how the portrayal of the main storyline will go down but it will certainly be a sight to behold. 

Another rumor seems to suggest that we might not see a male lead at all. A tech-savvy woman seems to be the main face of Grand Theft Auto 6 according to Schreier. There have been multiple corroborations on this claim since then. 

Therefore, we might get to see something fresh in the ever-growing history of Rockstar Games.


Many have been skeptical about GTA 6’s release date ever since the release of GTA: The Trilogy. However, we might just be seeing a brand new direction for PC Gaming. Nothing is set in stone as of yet. Therefore, we will do our very best to keep you up to date!

Richard James
Richard James
If he isn't sleeping, Richard is probably spending his time goofing around in Elden Ring or getting his sweats on in Valorant. With a keen passion for everything FPS, you won't be winning a 1v1 off him anytime soon!

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