Rockstar Games has confirmed the year that GTA 6 will be released, but the exact date that it will come out has not been revealed yet.

The first trailer for GTA 6 has finally dropped, however, it didn’t give away too much about the game, including the release date. So far, all we know is that GTA 6 will be releasing at some point in 2025.

Despite this, there are a couple of things that could reveal when GTA 6 will hit store shelves.

Release Date Prediction

Grand Theft Auto 6 will likely be released in February or March 2025. This is based on the confirmed year of release, in addition to information from Take-Two’s Q2 2024 earnings call.

However, a GTA Online teaser may point towards an April 1 release date.

Lucia and Jason robbing a store in GTA 6 Trailer 1

Firstly, the biggest hint about a potential release date comes from the Take-Two Q2 2024 earnings call.

Take-Two is a parent company of Rockstar Games and predicts that the financial year of 2025 (which runs from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025) will have almost $8 billion in net bookings. This is the total amount of digital and physical sales.

Making over $8 billion in sales is a huge increase on Take Two’s usual earnings. Surely, only the release of GTA 6 could cause this.

Therefore, as the release date is confirmed for 2025, this points towards a release date somewhere between February 1 and March 31, 2025.

However, another theory suggests that it will be coming slightly later. April 1, 2025, to be exact.

Many fans believe that the mysterious T-shirt in GTA Online that teased the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer release date could also hide the release date for the game itself.

Eagle-eyed players have spotted that, in addition to the trailer date, there are the numbers “040125”. This could correlate to April 1, 2025 (04/01/2025).

Despite this, an April 1 release date may be unlikely due to the estimated profits in the earnings call, unless they are basing that huge number purely on pre-orders. Plus, releasing a game so monumental on April Fools’ Day is not the most sensible idea!

Why Hasn’t Rockstar Announced the Release Date?

Rockstar Games has not commented on why it did not reveal the release date for GTA 6 yet. However, we’ve got an idea about why the developer has not confirmed the release date yet.

While it is likely that Rockstar has a release date in mind for GTA 6 already, sharing that with the public right now may not be a good idea, as it could change.

A lot can happen in a year of game development, and Rockstar has a long history of delaying games. Both Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto 5 had their release dates pushed back.

Therefore, it may be wise not to announce an exact release date for GTA 6 yet. Rockstar delaying the game by a few months is always a possibility.

Florida Keys in GTA 6 Trailer 1

Stay tuned for more updates about GTA 6. Rockstar is bound to drop the next Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer soon – it may even contain the release date!

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