This Tuesday April 13th, the internet sparked a new rumor. While the Covid-19 crisis continues to be the cause of several shifts in the industry, GTA 6 was reportedly the new victim yesterday. In fact, information about a post-2023 release spread widely after Jason Schreier, a well-known Bloomberg journalist, responded to a question posted on Twitter. At the end of the day, the man wanted to sort things out: he never mentioned GTA VI.
To a user who asked him if he had any information about a GTA VI release in 2023, Jason Schreier replied that it was to be expected that everything would take longer due to the Covid-19. A general answer that was used in context to inform the journalist: GTA VI is being “delayed”. However, as Jason Schreier confirmed on Twitter today, it is not and he has no information on this particular topic. And since then, the original tweet has been deleted to avoid misunderstandings and to quickly end the misunderstanding.
Hello, I don’t know why this is spreading on the French news, but I never said GTA VI was delayed so please everyone calm down
– Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) April 13, 2021
When will GTA VI be released?
GTA VI is the subject of many expectations and many fantasies. We know that Rockstar games go through a long process of development and are the most expected by gamers. All of this leads to a lot of rumors that are regularly spread on the Internet. In the past two years, many French and foreign “insiders” have contradicted each other in such a way. Some claim that the game is particularly advanced, while other sources certified a few months ago that GTA VI shouldn’t wait at least two years. Who should you believe?
Well, GTA VI doesn’t officially exist yet. The next Rockstar Games title is not yet known and we don’t know what the teams are up to. It is therefore very difficult to move forward in this area. However, several analysts were able to carefully track Take Two’s budgets and determine that 2023 is expected to be a crucial year for the publisher. In fact, extremely significant spending is planned for this period, which could be explained by the release of a game the size of GTA. In addition, thanks to these financial documents, the release of Red Dead Redemption II was also discovered.
However, we already provided you with this information in May 2020. Since then, the Covid-19 crisis has arrived and has long-term effects on our societies. And if you focus specifically on the video game industry, it creates a lot of problems. Starting with delivery difficulties for semiconductors, which are essential for the production of game consoles and are associated with the sharp increase in demand. A situation that actually involves installing the Xbox Series X | S and PS5 fleet on the market and thus the sales potential for exclusive games.
In addition, teleworking is causing delays in game creation and could affect the development of the next GTA. Especially since Rockstar Games seemed to be part of a positive approach to its teams and seemed to be avoiding the crisis.
In short, very happy who can predict the release date of GTA VI today. The game is undoubtedly a Pharaonic project and the distant organization obviously shouldn’t be helping to bring it to fruition. It now remains to wait for reliable information from the major players or reliable sources in the industry!
In the meantime, GTA V is available in Xbox Game Pass for the console and for cloud gaming. Also note that an Xbox Series X | S version is planned for the end of 2021.