Grand Theft Auto VI Targeting Fall 2025 Release Window

Grand Theft Auto VI Targeting Fall 2025 Release Window

Grand Theft Auto VI's reveal last December sent fans into a frenzy, but the distant 2025 release window tempered that excitement. While the launch seemed more in reach as we near mid-2024, recent updates indicate that fans will need to wait another year to experience the highly anticipated game.

Official Confirmation from Take-Two

Publisher Take-Two Interactive recently released its 2024 year-end financial report, confirming that Rockstar Games is targeting a Fall 2025 release window for GTA VI. This timing is outlined in a detailed calendar of upcoming releases.

“We are highly confident that Rockstar Games will deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience, and our expectations for the commercial impact of the title continue to increase.” - Take-Two Interactive

Platform Availability

Grand Theft Auto VI is slated for release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. There is currently no mention of a PC version at launch, which has left PC gamers hoping for future announcements.

What to Expect in GTA VI

Grand Theft Auto VI will transport players to a modern-day Vice City, the franchise's fictional take on Miami, Florida. The game features two protagonists: a female inmate named Lucia and her unnamed male partner. The anticipation for this title is immense; the premiere trailer garnered over 100 million views within 24 hours, setting a new YouTube record.

“To say anticipation is high would be an understatement; the premiere trailer garnered over 100 million views in only 24 hours, breaking a YouTube record.”

Development Challenges and Studio Changes

The journey towards GTA VI’s release has not been without its hurdles. Rockstar Games faced significant challenges, including a massive hack in 2022 that exposed early development footage. In addition, there have been reports of remote developers being required to return to the office as the release date approaches.

“Kotaku previously reported that GTA VI’s release window had moved from early 2025 to the second half of the year, and that it was even potentially at risk of slipping into 2026.”

Financial Projections and Expectations

Take-Two Interactive's financial projections reflect high expectations for GTA VI. Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two, expressed confidence in the game's commercial impact, predicting significant net bookings for Fiscal 2025.

“As we enter Fiscal 2025 with positive momentum, we expect to deliver Net Bookings of $5.55 to $5.65 billion. Our outlook reflects a narrowing of Rockstar Games' previously established window of Calendar 2025 to Fall of Calendar 2025 for Grand Theft Auto VI.” - Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two CEO

Community Reactions and Future Reveals

The announcement of the Fall 2025 release window has stirred mixed emotions among the community. While some are relieved to have a more precise launch period, others remain anxious about potential delays. Fans eagerly await more detailed reveals, which may come during major gaming showcases like PlayStation's event later this month or Xbox's in June.

“Fans have been pouring over the trailer ever since, as well as alleged leaks, for clues about what else will be in the game. It’s possible Rockstar could reveal more about the open world heist game at upcoming showcases.”


The official confirmation of Grand Theft Auto VI's Fall 2025 release window has brought both clarity and continued anticipation. As one of the most eagerly awaited games in history, GTA VI is poised to set new standards in the gaming industry. While the wait may be long, the promise of an unparalleled entertainment experience keeps the excitement alive.

Stay tuned for more updates as Rockstar Games continues to develop what is expected to be a landmark release in the world of video games.


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