Fans are not taking the news of a supposed GTA 6 delay well, even though nothing is confirmed yet!

It’s clear just how much GTA 6 means to the Grand Theft Auto community, as well as the gaming industry as a whole.

Rockstar Games’ upcoming project is quite possibly the most anticipated game of all time, and one that’s certain to take the title of ‘fastest selling entertainment product’ from its predecessor: GTA 5.

So it makes sense to see the GTA 6 fan base react so poorly over a potential delay to the game, even if it’s only a rumor at the moment.

Fans React to the Idea of GTA 6 Delay

Before you panic, the game has not been officially delayed just yet, but a breaking report does indicate that GTA 6 development is falling behind and its release could therefore be pushed back.

The report, which originated from Kotaku, claims that sources inside Rockstar claim that the game could be delayed to late 2025, or even 2026. However, the same article still claims the developer is aiming for Spring 2025.

But even that was enough to send the game’s community spiraling into a panic.

Many users on the GTA 6 subreddit, a community that has already amassed over one million users ahead of the game’s release, are unmistakably unhappy with the potential delay.

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It’s worth mentioning that, even if no actual delay has been announced, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen eventually. After all, practically every major Rockstar Games project in the last 20 years has been delayed!

For now though, it should be noted that neither Rockstar nor parent company Take-Two Interactive ever actually stated that the game would have an early 2025 release date.

That assumption came from Take-Two’s May 2023 earnings call, in which it predicted a record breaking $8 billion in profits for the Fiscal Year ending in March 2025.

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This figure has since been revised to $7 billion, which led some analysts to suggest that the game may have already been pushed back to later in 2025 than expected.

The Wait Never Ends For GTA Fans

But as one fan points out, the wait for GTA 6 is only just beginning for fans who don’t have a current-gen console.

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Those on PC will be waiting for at least another year to get their hands on GTA 6, and that’s when the game has already launched on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Thankfully, some fans are taking the potential delay news in good faith, trusting in Rockstar to deliver the best possible final product.

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Ultimately, it’s good to remember that Red Dead Redemption 2 was delayed twice, eventually releasing a year later than its initial release window.

And given that that game still acts as the gold standard for open world games, one to which all new releases are compared, we don’t mind GTA taking a page out of RDR2’s book.

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With almost a decade of experience in video game journalism, Max is a well-versed writer from Manchester, United Kingdom. His expertise shines in his comprehensive coverage of GTA 6, providing fans with the latest news and developments regarding the highly-anticipated sequel.
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