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15 Mar 2021

Take-Two will leave any GTA 6 announcements to Rockstar

Despite no concrete information, there is a feeling in the community that GTA 6 can't be too far away.

Developers Rockstar and publisher Take-Two interactive have been notoriously quiet about their next release, whatever it may be, despite no new console title from Rockstar since Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2019.

Well, it looks as if Take-Two is now trying to take itself out of the equation.

Passing the baton

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, responded to questions about GTA 6 in a recent meeting.

During the Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Take-Two Interactive's CEO Strauss Zelnik did respond to rumours about the game, but as usual when it comes ot GTA 6, left us with more quetions than others.

One of the investors asked about GTA 6, finally asking whether there is any timeframe on GTA 6 - especially with the GTA 5 remaster for PS5 and Xbox Series X in the pipeline for this year.

Zelnik responded by saying,

"Right, so, Rockstar hasn’t announced any new titles for the market and when there’s an announcement to be made it’ll come from Rockstar, so I’ll probably leave you there and I don’t think you would have expected anything else.”

You can take this statement any number of ways, but ultimately, Zelnik is leaving any official announcement to Rockstar - and we can't imagine this will come any time soon.

Possible time-frame

There are still so many questions to be answered, the main one being when is the game actually going to release.

The current rumour is that GTA 6 will release in late 2023.

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Take-Two Interactive has set aside a large amount of money for marketing in 2023/2024, more than they typically spend in a year.

It is believed that the marketing budget for 2023/2024 is currently above $80 million, a figure only reserved for when they're promoting a major release, such as a GTA or Red Dead Redemption.

If the release is 2023, it will be a decade after the release of GTA V, the longest we've gone without a new GTA game by far, previously it was five years.

With technology improving constantly, allowing for more realistic and larger games, could this length of time become more normal in the future?

It has also been rumoured that The Elder Scrolls 6 won't release until 2026, despite being revealed in 2018, which would make it 15 years after Skyrim, while Fallout 5 may not release until 2030, also 15 years after the previous entry.

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