Insiders tell us to stop worrying about the GTA 6 release

Insiders tell us to stop worrying about the GTA 6 release
Images via Rockstar Games

Written by 

Joseph Kime


26th Mar 2024 15:20

With a little luck, Grand Theft Auto 6 is probably about to have the biggest game launch in history, and we're not really exaggerating for dramatic event. The crime franchise has always stood tall in the industry, thanks in part to the freedom it offers players and the controversies that Rockstar Games has created over the years.

GTA has certainly earned its legion of dedicated fans, and some of them are getting nervous. Players are quick to worry that the game won't be coming in 2025, given that the entire industry has been subject to pushbacks and delays, especially for the last half-decade or so.

With the scale of GTA 6, it's easy to presume that Rockstar could've bitten off more than it could chew in terms of development. Recent reports that production isn't going as planned have highlighted this. However, one insider has claimed we should probably calm down a bit.

GTA 6 is reportedly on track in development

A new report from an industry insider claims that any rumours about delays internally during the production of GTA 6 aren't all they're hyped up to be, promising that development is still trundling along smoothly.

Responding to a report from Kotaku, Senior Editor of Insider Gaming Mike Straw has claimed that "multiple sources" reported to him that the game is still "'on schedule' and that any suggestion of a delay at this point is 'pure conjecture'."

We have to take Straw's assurances with a pinch of salt, but it seems like a strong claim that Rockstar isn't rushing GTA 6, nor is it fighting to keep it on track. It's safe to presume after developing the last GTA and Red Dead, Rockstar knows what it's doing when it comes to creating big games. 

Why are players worried that GTA 6 is delayed?

Lucia and her partner rob a store in the trailer for GTA 6.
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Image via Rockstar Games

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Given what's going on in the industry right now, gamers are expected to be concerned that new releases will not hit its launch window, especially as every other company seems to be following this sad truth. So far, GTA hasn't really given them much to worry about.

Players have been slightly worried that Rockstar Games' call for team members to return to the office for the "final stretch" of development could indicate troubles behind the scenes, but equally, it could actually be a good thing if this was always the plan. 

Ultimately, we won't know what GTA 6's production looks like until Rockstar gives us a peek behind the curtain...which might be never. All we can do is hope that the automotive adventure meets its 2025 target. It's so fine, guys, have a day off.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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