The speculation around Grand Theft Auto 6 continues, with a new rumor suggesting that the game could be released during the 2024 holiday season. However, it’s possible that certain parts of the game could be removed and held back for future downloadable content (DLC) in order to meet this release date. Additionally, it’s been hinted that there may be an official announcement about the game sometime this year.
The source of this rumor is Tez2, an insider on the GTA Forums who has a track record of providing extensive coverage of various details related to other GTA games. This leaker has a reputation for uncovering news about upcoming events, updates, and even information about titles like Red Dead Redemption 2.
“Their aimed-always-changing-not-set-in-stone deadline is holiday 2024. Which has been pushed back multiple times the past few years. Unfortunately, it could slip into early 2025 as well. Speaking of which, most companies are returning with a “forced return to office” policy to revert back to pre-pandemic days. Activision Blizzard is already met with internal backlash. Rockstar is no different. The debate and consequences of the policy is a whole other topic.
With almost the entirety of the workforce in office, Rockstar could be more firm about an announcement this year. Yet, losing work talent could very much lead to more delays. I personally see an announcement as a given this year. I don’t think the upper management is in a position to delay further to holiday 2025/2026. Cutting more portions of the game to package into DLCs to release later on may be sustainable for management than delaying further.”
Certainly, the idea that content will be cut from GTA 6 for post-launch DLC is likely to make some readers feel uneasy. Moreover, it’s hard to ignore the reported internal problems that Rockstar is facing due to updated work policies, which could cause issues down the line – especially considering the talent that the company has lost over the past few years.
As for whether GTA 6 will actually be released during the 2024 holiday season, that remains uncertain. The wait for the game has been tough for many fans, especially after last year’s massive leak, which made headlines as one of the biggest gaming leaks ever. That said, we must caution readers to take this rumor with a grain of salt until an official announcement is made.