Rockstar Games Teases ‘Grand Theft Auto 6’ Release Date, Finally Explains Why Next-Gen Title Isn’t Released

Would’ve arrived sooner before COVID-19

Last week, Take-Two Interactive, held an investors meeting for Rockstar Games and 2K Games. During the call, they revealed that Grand Theft Auto 5 had sold over 130 million copies, while Red Dead Redemption 2 generated 31 million in sales.

This led to them revealing that they have 93 titles to release before March of 2025 (47 exiting franchises and 46 new IPs). Before things concluded, Rockstar Games said 2021 will be a light release year, and cited that their most successful sequels will release before 2022.

We’re expecting the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto to arrive on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X within spring of March 2021 and Early 2022. However, the most interesting news of the call, was Take-Two explaining why we haven’t seen any media for GTA 6.

The company went to break down the success of GTA V and why it’s prevented a follow-up title from releasing. However, it was brought to our attention that GTA 6 was originally intended to be a launch title for both Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 slowed down production for both systems, as well as shutting down the gaming world for motion capture recordings. So, from the investor call, we expect it to arrive fall 2021.

Basically, they want to ensure everyone has a console in their hands before GTA 6 is released to the public to maximize profits.

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