GTA 6 release date seemingly revealed in Microsoft acquisition documents
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Oh lawd, it’s happening. Maybe. The world has been waiting not-so-patiently for official information about the next Grand Theft Auto game for what feels like forever now. The currently unnamed title (which everyone has been referring to as GTA VI) was confirmed to be in active development by Rockstar Games earlier this year - we’re still yet to see a trailer for it, but a huge leak recently surfaced which seemingly revealed the location and protagonists for the game, as well as some very early gameplay footage.
If you were wondering why the game is taking so long, the CEO of GTA publisher Take-Two recently gave one very good reason: “We've had issues - we’ve been around long enough to remember them - where in the past we've had delays in titles, and it was ultimately always worth waiting for, because when we got to the other side, the results were delivered and the small amount of time delay didn't ultimately matter in the context of the results we were able to deliver. I'm hopeful that'll be the case here as well,” Strauss Zelnick said.
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Anyway, at long last, it seems like we might finally have a release window for the game thanks to Microsoft. As reported by GamesRadar+, while discussions between Microsoft and various regulators continue regarding the fairness of the company’s proposed acquisition of Activision, Microsoft recently told the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that “the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be released in 2024.”
Before you get too excited, this might not be hard confirmation - as GamesRadar+ writes, Microsoft cites a TechRadar article (which makes reference to a news piece from Bloomberg), which reads: “According to a recent report by Bloomberg, current and former Rockstar staff reckon GTA VI is still at least two years away from release, suggesting a a 2024 launch.”
As such, it may be that Microsoft was just referring to this popular speculation, but you’d think that the company would be likely to know information like this internally, so there could be some truth to it. This is still unclear at the moment, though, so take it with a pinch of salt.