Grand Theft Auto 6 Articles RSS Feed | Grand Theft Auto 6 RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Take-Two May Have Grand Theft Auto 6 Release Date in Its Sights Wed, 27 May 2020 10:49:04 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Take-Two recently filed its annual 10K-SEC, which is basically a very long, very technical accounting document covering the company's current and future finances. Usually, these don't contain much of general interest, but this year's might be pointing to a Grand Theft Auto 6 release date window.

Jeff Grub with VentureBeat first spotted this little nugget.

Way down on page 77, Take-Two outlines its future commitments leading up to 2025 because, as the report says, the company contracts minimum obligations for things like product marketing expenditures several years in advance. Under the marketing obligations column, Take-Two shows it expects a gradual spending increase each fiscal year, going from roughly $11 million next year up to roughly $40 million in 2023. That more than doubles for 2024, though, with Take-Two listing its marketing investment as $89,260,000.

According to Jeff Cohen, an analyst with an investment firm advising stockholders, this could be because a major game, like Grand Theft Auto 6, is set to release in that fiscal year. It obviously depends on things like delays and development, though we do know Grand Theft Auto 6's development is well underway.

Grubb notes a Grand Theft Auto 6 release window of 2024 makes sense. He says GTA 5 is still too popular — popular enough to break the Epic Games Store — and both Rockstar and Take-Two would want to wait until next-gen technology is better developed.

It's pretty difficult to see what else such a huge marketing spike could relate to. Software development spending for third-party developers working with Take-Two doesn't increase that much, according to the same chart. So unless Take-Two plans on releasing all 95 of its planned third-party games in 2024, it must point to something else.

The original filing is on Take-Two's website, and the original story is over on VentureBeat if you wanted to check it out. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Grand Theft Auto 6 news as it crashes in.

Rockstar Confirms Grand Theft Auto 6 In Production Wed, 15 Apr 2020 18:36:34 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Rockstar Games confirmed Grand Theft Auto 6 is indeed real and in production. What it is and when GTA6 might release is still a complete mystery at this point, though.

The news comes from a Kotaku report by Jason Schreier. It's a follow-up to his earlier report about crunch at the studio, but his Rockstar sources confirm in it that the developer is working on the much-anticipated sequel. It's not set for release anytime soon, however.

Another thing Rockstar told Schreier is that the team is approaching development differently. Rather than being one massive game, GTA6 is set to be a moderately-sized game supported with regular content additions after launch.

This decision is part of the studio's ongoing efforts to avoid the kind of crunch they experienced during Red Dead Redemption 2's development, along with management and culture changes.

So far, we still don't know too much about what Grand Theft Auto 6 might be like. Some rumors point to a return to Liberty City, while London rumors are still persistently floating around as well. Those extensive Project Americas rumors about GTA6 focusing on drug lords in the '70s and '80s haven't disappeared either.

Whatever GTA6 ends up being, though, you can bet it'll more than likely end up on PC and probably next-gen consoles too.

The full story is over on Kotaku. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Grand Theft Auto 6 news as it drives quickly away from the authorities in a hijacked car.