The GTA 6 Delay Isn’t What You Think

The GTA 6 Delay Isn’t What You Think - Blog - NewsThe GTA 6 Delay Isn’t What You Think - Blog - News

Last week, the gaming world was up in arms when a report from Kotaku claimed that Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6 was at risk of being delayed into 2026 due to development allegedly falling behind.

This lead to Take-Two Interactive shares dropping and panic setting in on social media.

After the Kotaku report went live, I asked around to a number of sources close to the game’s development. Each one that spoke said that game was “on schedule” and that any suggestion of a GTA 6 delay at this point in development is “pure conjecture”.

Three days later, the outlet corrected their story by adding that “while early 2025 was at one point possible, it’s no longer the target for [GTA 6’s] launch.”

With the game’s release being so far out, talk of a delay made little-to-no sense to those asked. Rockstar is moving forward with the game, including a return to office mandate, to get the game to hit its 2025 release date. In fact, there hasn’t been anything to suggest, according to those who spoke on condition of anonymity, that the game is falling behind in anyway at this point.

As far as an early 2025 release date for GTA 6, it was never going to be within the first couple of months of the year.

On Thursday, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier discussed the game’s development via his newsletter.

Schreier mentions that while there’s a possibility of the game falling out of 2025, there’s no way to know for sure what will happen 21 months from now. He adds that “thousands of people” are working on the game, “many in their own silos where they are writing code for weather physics or recording actor performances or hunting for bugs on the streets of fake Miami.”

Schreier added, which corroborates with what sources have said, “but for now, there’s no indication that anything significant has changed.”

What do you think of GTA 6, and do you think the game will ultimately see a delay? For more Insider Gaming, read about what’s been going on behind the scenes at Ubisoft .

By Paul Will

Hey there, wild road warriors and city conquerors! I'm Paul, a die-hard GTA enthusiast eagerly sharing my anticipation for GTA 6. With a fiery passion for chaos and an insatiable hunger for adrenaline, I've had my sights set on the horizons of Los Santos and Vice City for quite some time. My days are filled with wild speculations, leaked rumors, and crafting concepts for what I believe will be the next epic journey in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. From planning possible storylines to dreaming up the most insane gameplay features, my mind is constantly racing as I await the moment I can finally sink my teeth into GTA 6. So, if you're feeling the urge to explore the streets of virtual metropolises and push boundaries only Rockstar Games can offer, join me on my journey into the unknown. Together, let's build the hype and share our dreams of digital adventures until the day GTA 6 finally conquers our consoles. Ready to ride into the sunset? Let's go!