GTA 6 isn’t even a year away yet, but that hasn’t stopped GTA 7 from already being discussed.

Speaking at the TD Cowen 52nd Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on May 30, 2024, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked about the increasing gap between future titles and acknowledged GTA 7 for the first time ever.

The host asks Zelnick: “If you look out, I know we’re not even at GTA 6 yet, but thinking about…” Zelnick then jokingly interrupts with “GTA 7?”

Will There Actually Be a GTA 7?

With at least a 12 year gap since GTA 5, hopes for another Grand Theft Auto game after VI are dwindling.

While GTA 7 may have been officially acknowledged for the first time, we shouldn’t take this as confirmation as it’s obvious Zelnick was just joking.

That being said, we do believe it’s likely GTA 7 will exist at some point in the future. What’s interesting is that Zelnick jokingly mentioned GTA 7 in response to being asked about the gap between future releases.

GTA 7 New York Concept

The host continued: “Rockstar would probably not prefer to have another 12 year gap between major iterations of their franchise,” to which Zelnick replied “It is important to bear in mind that it’s not like Rockstar putout GTA V and sat on their hands for 12 years right.”

Zelnick wanted to make clear that GTA 6 hasn’t exactly taken 12 years since Rockstar has been busy working on other things as well.

The wait for GTA 7 may not be as long as the previous wait of 12 years. However, it depends whether Rockstar decides to focus its efforts on another game first like Red Dead Redemption 3.

We’ve compiled a table of the time difference between every GTA game:

Grand Theft AutoRelease DateTime Difference
INovember 28, 1997
IISeptember 30, 19991 year, 10 months, and 2 days
IIIOctober 22, 20012 years and 22 days
Vice CityOctober 29, 20021 year and 7 days
San AndreasOctober 26, 20041 year, 11 months, and 27 days
IVApril 29, 20083 years, 6 months, and 3 days
VSeptember 17, 20135 years, 4 months, and 19 days
VIFall 2025At least 12 years and 5 days

GTA 7 isn’t even worth talking about yet if we’re being honest, but hey, at least the “we got X before GTA 6” meme gets another member.

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