The controversy around Microsoft’s ongoing acquisition of Activision Blizzard seems never ending. The company responded to the CMA’s comments made in October, and an interesting detail has come to everyone’s notice.
Microsoft’s official response to the Issues Statement revealed that the company is expecting Rockstar Games to release Grand Theft Auto 6 in 2024 (as cited in page 24).
Although this is not surprising news, it should also not be taken for granted. This is the most specific a major entity has officially been about the speculated launch of the next Grand Theft Auto title, but this news has not been confirmed by Rockstar Games itself.
It is important to note that Microsoft is referencing Tech Radar’s article for this citation, which means this does not come from the company’s internal sources. Fans could argue whether this is a reliable piece of information or not, but a 2024 launch window does seem plausible.
Rockstar Games has been very secretive regarding GTA VI, even the game itself was confirmed just recently. After an unfortunate data breach, the developer came forward and announced that the leaks were indeed true.
Take-Two recently stated that the development of GTA VI was not affected by the leaks. To prevent such a tragedy from occurring again in the near future, Rockstar Games has strengthened security around the game. So, you can expect everyone to be tight-lipped about details.
Microsoft is not too happy with regulators’ comments regarding the Activision Blizzard acquisition. GTA VI’s upcoming launch was brought up in the statement as an alternative option for Sony to expand its market share. The point to prove was that the merger is actually pro-competitive.
About GTA VI
GTA VI also known as Grand Theft Auto VI is the sixth installment to the Grand Theft Auto series.
Grand Theft Auto games are known for their Open World aspect giving players the freedom to do anything and everything possible. The last game to this franchise was the GTA V game which came out in 2013 for consoles.
Licensed under Rockstar Games, GTA VI is currently in development and no information on its release date has been confirmed yet.