It seems like we are finally getting GTA 6. Though there is no official announcement yet, here is the factor that strengthens the possibility of Grand Theft Auto VI. So what are you waiting for! Let’s jump into the full article below to know more.
GTA VI’s coming?
GTA VI is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games. It’s been a long time since the release of its predecessor and fans now are wanting more of it.
There is a recent case that possibly teases the release date, fueling the hype for the game.
The game’s maker, the parent company of Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive, expects to spend $89 million on marketing during the 12 months ending March 31, 2024. These new figures were divulged in the company’s recent 10-K SEC filing.
What’s interesting here is that it’s twice the amount the company usually spends on marketing every year.
Moreover, Take-Two, in its previous 10-K, notified investors of a spike in marketing costs for fiscal 2023. But that spending has now moved to 2024 financial year.
What’s up with the shift in spending?
Well, it may be because the publisher is expecting to release GTA VI. We can assume as there is no other game that could explain the massive rise in the marketing budget.
The game maker previously spent this much on marketing was before the release of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Does 2023 release make sense?
Firstly, since Grand Theft Auto VI isn’t ready for current-gen, the game is reported to be only in the early stages of development according to several sources. Rockstar will need to hold up until the next-gen consoles are better established.
Also, Rockstar is likewise in no hurry to replace Grand Theft Auto V.Also, GTA Online, the online add-on of GTA V is getting a lot of revenue for the company. In the next instalment, GTA series needs to pick up that momentum seamlessly. So, it’s significant that Rockstar gets the game right.
Hence we can’t expect the game soon, and 2023 seems to be the perfect time for it to make an entry.
Further, rumours suggest that Rockstar releases a slightly smaller version of the game first and further expands it through updates.
Sources: Venturebeat, ComicBook