Neither Rockstar nor Take-Two said a single thing about the next iteration of Grand Theft Auto, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that certain tidbits don’t make the headlines regularly.
This time, Tom Henderson, who has a good track on gaming scoops, is the one providing us with a new release calendar for GTA 6, once again reiterating what Grand Theft Auto diehards don’t want to hear: we’re still years away from the moment the game is supposed to launch, as Rockstar just wants to make the most of GTA V and the new-gen console versions.
First and foremost, as everybody knows already, Rockstar is getting ready to take the wraps off the enhanced version of GTA V that’s optimized for new-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
This is supposed to happen in the coming months, and needless to say, no other releases on the GTA front are planned for 2021, despite all the rumors pointing to a new trilogy.
In fact, the trilogy is indeed happening, only that it wouldn’t see the daylight this year. Henderson says Rockstar is projected to officially announce this new highly anticipated release at some point in 2022, with its debut to also take place next year.
And that’s all for 2022, it seems, as Rockstar expects the refreshed and remastered versions to boost sales, so a release of GTA 6 wouldn’t make much sense.
2023 is the year that could bring us the first official news regarding GTA 6, but according to Henderson, who shared the timing details in a recent podcast (embedded below), the full launch of the game would only take place two years later.
So if you’re waiting to get your hands on the next big GTA title, you’d better not hold your breath for it, as Grand Theft Auto VI is very likely to be released in 2025, at the earliest.