Grand Theft Auto 6 launch date hasn’t been delayed… but | Gaming | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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After whetting our appetites with the discharge of the primary GTA 6 trailer again in December 2023, developer Rockstar Games has been busy placing the ending touches on a sport that’s shaping as much as be the largest ever. With followers counting all the way down to the discharge of the following GTA 6 trailer, Rockstar Games mother or father firm Take-Two has offered us with some new details about the event of Grand Theft Auto 6. After posting its monetary data for the newest quarter, Take-Two narrowed down the GTA 6 launch date, telling followers that the sport can be accessible for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in autumn 2025. While that is disappointing information to followers who have been hoping for an earlier launch (myself included!), Rockstar Games had beforehand introduced a 2025 launch, however hadn’t truly specified a date, so it could possibly’t be thought-about a delay. Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick additionally mentioned that he’s extremely assured Rockstar Games will hit the autumn launch window, though we’re not so certain.

Indeed, in feedback made to CNBC (which echo statements made earlier this yr), Zelnick mentioned that Rockstar Games seeks perfection at any time when it releases a brand new sport.

“There are elements that you can actually measure,” Zelnick instructed CNBC. “For example the number of bugs in a title, and every one of us will make sure that we have as few bugs as possible before we launch.

“However, within the case of a unprecedented title, for which there are extraordinary expectations, it’s not likely about bugs, it’s about creating an expertise that nobody’s seen earlier than, and Rockstar Games seeks perfection in what they do. Perfection is certainly onerous to measure, it truly is extra subjective than goal.”

If Rockstar Games really is seeking perfection, then a Grand Theft Auto 6 delay wouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

As Zelnick alludes to in his interview, a game as ambitious as GTA 6 will need a lot of bug testing and fixing to get it ready for launch.

Not only does this take time, but Rockstar will be keen to avoid the kind of reputational damage suffered by studios like CD Projekt with Cyberpunk 2077, which was in no fit state to launch, despite numerous delays.

While I’m crossing my fingers and toes for an autumn 2025 release, I’m just not convinced it will happen, especially with Rockstar’s previous track record of high-profile delays.

Working conditions are also under the spotlight more than ever before, which means Rockstar Games probably can’t rely on the majority of staff members working seven days a week during extended “crunch” periods in the run up to launch.

What we do know for sure is that Grand Theft Auto 6 takes place in the state of Leonida, which is based on Florida.

Rockstar continues: “Grand Theft Auto VI heads to the state of Leonida, house to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and past within the largest, most immersive evolution of the Grand Theft Auto collection but.”

The trailer (above) provides followers a glance a few of the map places as seen from the skies above. This consists of places primarily based on the Florida Keys, in addition to the seashore and extra.

Hopefully we’ll get a greater take a look at the places, in addition to some gameplay within the subsequent GTA 6 trailer, which is predicted to drop this summer time.