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GTA 6's new release date seems much closer, but it comes at a cost

GTA 6's new release date seems much closer, but it comes at a cost

GTA 6's rumoured release window might arrive sooner than expected, but it could come at a cost.

GTA 6’s rumoured new release window could be much closer than we thought. However, it might come at a cost.

While we know that Grand Theft Auto 6 is on the way, Rockstar Games hasn't officially announced a release date or even a release window. Yet, that hasn't stopped rumours from running rampant on the internet.

However, the most recent GTA 6 leak suggests that its launch might be arriving sooner than expected, but it might come shipped with cut content. As reported by Dexerto, prominent Rockstar Games leaker, Tez2, claims that for GTA 6 to meet its current release window, the developers are “cutting portions of the game”.

Furthermore, it is also claimed that the content being cut from Grand Theft Auto 6 may later release as DLC. Whether it will arrive as paid DLC or via a free content update, remains to be seen. After all, Rockstar Games have released a plethora of free content for GTA Online over the last decade.

That being said, if this cut content would arrive as paid DLC, assuming it is story-based content for the main game, this will be the first time this has happened in 14 years. The last time Rockstar Games released story DLC for the base game was the critically acclaimed The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony for GTA 4 in 2009, respectively.

What’s more, going back to GTA 6’s potential release window, Tez2 believes that while “holiday 2024” was a possibility, “early 2025” is now looking more likely.

Tez2 also claims that “upper management” might not be in a “position to delay” GTA 6 for multiple years. As a result, that is where the content being cut comes into play in the hope of not delaying the game any further.

“Cutting more portions of the game to package into DLCs to release later on may be sustainable for management than delaying further,” claimed Tez2.

Obviously, we should always take rumours and speculation with a pinch of salt until proven otherwise. However, whether it be GTA or Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games is no stranger to delaying its biggest titles when it needs to.

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Topics: GTA 6, Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar Games