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‘GTA 6’ release date: Take-Two addresses question about the next game’s launch

From the GTA Online: Cayo Perico Heist trailer | Photo credit: Rockstar Games / YouTube screenshot

Many gamers are still hoping that the “GTA 6” drought would end soon. However, that was not the case even when Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games’ parent company, was asked directly about the unannounced game’s potential release window.

‘GTA 6’ update remains elusive

“GTA V” will be turning 8 years old in September, and speculations about its successor title, widely dubbed “GTA 6,” have started long before that milestone. Despite all the years that went by, fans are still left in the dark about the franchise’s future.

Take-Two and Rockstar’s silence has never tempered fans’ excitement over “GTA 6,” though. It was then not surprising that Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked about the next game’s launch timeline when he appeared at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference earlier this month.

ComicBook reports that one of the investors present at the event asked Zelnick about “GTA 6,” and the response provided was quite expected. The company exec did not provide any particular detail or even an estimation of when the game could become available and instead directed the attention to Rockstar.

“Rockstar hasn’t announced any new titles for the market and when there’s an announcement to be made it’ll come from Rockstar,” Zelnick reportedly said. “I’ll probably leave you there and I don’t think you would have expected anything else.”

‘GTA 6’ release date rumors

With Take-Two and Rockstar not even recognizing that “GTA 6” is in development, it is quite impossible to narrow down the title’s most likely release window. However, in Jason Schreier’s April 2020 report on Rockstar’s “big culture changes” following claims of toxic and crunch culture in its workplace, the gaming journalist mentioned the next “GTA” game was still in the early stage of development.

In a follow-up tweet, Schreier delivered more bad news for fans saying the “GTA 6” release date is still “years away.” Lacking a new game does not seem to pose a problem for Rockstar and Take-Two in terms of sales since “GTA V” continues to be a very profitable IP despite how old it is already. And PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S players will have something to distract them once the “expanded and enhanced” version of “GTA V” goes live later this year. Note, however, that it could be initially launched as a timed-exclusive for Sony’s system.

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