Take-Two Interactive recently filed a document that could have served as a clue to the possible release window of Grand Theft Auto 6. Since then Take-Two has reached out and, unfortunately, clarified that this is not the case. Once again, we don't know when the game will be coming.
When the news of the filing first broke, the evidence seemed clear. The marketing budget for fiscal 2024 was over double the amount of money dedicated to the same role in the years prior and after, suggesting that that year would see the release of a major title for the company, and none are bigger than the next GTA game.
Since we know that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in development, intended for next-generation platforms, and that Rockstar has a well-known tendency to sit on their projects for a long time to ensure polish, the year seemed plausible. A large expenditure in fiscal 2024 would mean a release in late 2023.
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However, since the news made the rounds, Take-Two Interactive has contacted several outlets that ran the story. It turns out the filing only pertains to third party contracts, and none of the relevant expenses that we were all relying on have any relation to their own developers, Rockstar Games included.
This unfortunately means that the spike in marketing expenses cannot, in any way, relate to GTA 6. While not much was lost - 2023 is a long way away anyway - we know so little about the upcoming continuation of the GTA franchise that any info is precious.
Nonetheless, we're hoping that more information will come to light shortly. With Microsoft and Sony steadily revealing more and more about their upcoming platforms, including what games will run on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, we hope we'll hear more about GTA 6 as well.
Until there, here's everything we know about the upcoming game.