While everyone expects a special announcement around GTA today, the battle of communication and arguments that unfolds around the acquisition of Activision Blizzard between Microsoft and Sony makes us think about GTA 6. in fact, in its response to Sony, Microsoft named Rockstar’s future big game.
When Microsoft uses GTA 6 as an argument against Sony
If you followed the news yesterday on Xboxygen, you couldn’t have missed Sony’s new complaints to the CMA, the UK competition authority. Some arguments are debatable, but Microsoft has addressed an answer on various points, and it is in its argument that GTA 6 was cited.
Rockstar’s flagship game is listed in a Microsoft argument that says console platforms today have plenty of options outside the FPS genre, with Call of Duty being one of the market leaders.
Are cited Epic Games with Fortnite, Electronic Arts with Apex Legends, Ubisoft with Rainbow Six Siege and Far Cry, Sony with Destiny 2 or Uncharted, Studio Wildcard with ARK Survival Evolved and finally Take-Two Interactive with Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Two Interactive, publisher of Grand Theft Auto V, is back [xxx] several years after its release in 2013, and Red Dead Redemption 2. The long-awaited Grand Theft Auto VI is due for release in 2024. Both games are considered by major digital storefronts like Steam to have shooter elements. Grand Theft Auto V is also available on PlayStation, while Red Dead Redemption is also available on PlayStation and Stadia.
In fact, Microsoft cites the release of GTA 6 in 2024 by referring to an article that discusses the latest rumors. So it’s not a statement from Microsoft, but it still seems odd that the company is citing a specific article with this publication date.
A 2024 release of GTA 6 has already been mentioned several times by industry analysts, especially since Take-Two’s projections of its financial results show very solid growth for the company during this period. Back in January, an analyst at investment bank Jefferies said there were only a handful of games that could give Take-Two management the confidence to issue such strong guidelines. “We believe there is at least one Rockstar IP that will be released by FY2024”he said.
During the summer of 2021, it was the journalist and insider Tom Henderson who claimed that the game would not see the light of day until 2024 or 2025. One of the reasons was a desire by Rockstar to avoid the crunch of its teams and give more importance to the well-being of employees .
- Concept of GTA 6 by Tom Henderson