Grand Theft Auto VI is probably one of the most anticipated games in history, with millions of players around the world waiting for any scrap of information or screenshots of the upcoming open world crime simulator. However, as remote workers grapple with an unsolicited back-to-office mandate from Rockstar Games, My city learned from sources familiar with the game’s development process GTA 6 It could miss the 2025 release window and slide to 2026.

It was officially introduced in December 2023 (after the big 2022 leak) GTA 6 It is the eagerly awaited sequel of 2013 GTA V. More than a decade after that game’s release — and its massive, still-growing sales numbers — Rockstar Games is hard at work on a sequel set in the fictional Vice City of Miami, Florida. The game will come to PS5 and Xbox Series sometime in 2025, and internally that’s still the plan. My city Sources familiar with the situation said that the current target is “early 2025”.

However, My city also learned that the sequel is increasingly unlikely to be released until late 2025. It could even be pushed to 2026 as production is reportedly behind schedule.

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After multiple leaks in February, Bloomberg informed Rockstar Games ordered its employees to return to work in the office five days a week starting in April. The short notice and drastic change caught many by surprise and frustrated employees who felt they were being let go after being hired remotely. as reported Next on March 19.

While safety and quality were the main reasons behind Rockstar’s mandate to return to the office, sources who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid possible retaliation told me that GTA 6 began to “fall back”. I’m told that this is because management at Rockstar is nervous and worried about the game missing the 2025 window and being pushed to 2026, another big reason why the company is trying to get back to the office in April.

I’m currently told that Rockstar is still “targeting” GTA 6 Arriving in the spring of 2025. While the goal is an early 2025 launch, sources say they’re not sure if that will happen and that a fall 2025 launch seems more plausible and possible. Meanwhile, postponing the game to 2026 is being discussed as a sort of “back-up plan” or, if necessary, a “contingency” option.

And of course, it should be noted – and I remembered when talking to people about this situation – Rockstar Games historically waits until the “last minute” to make changes or change plans, so the next trailer for the game – no word. when to expect it – may not reflect a delay as the company moves forward with development.

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talking to Nextan employee shared his concerns about what Rockstar Games could do after improving over the past few years scroll back to dev crunch whom GTA VI enters the last part of its long development.

“We’re anxious to get back into it,” one Rockstar employee told Aftermath.

“I went through several projects, both of which were difficult. The first one was very difficult. My hair was less gray then. … We as a company want to continue the steps we have taken to eliminate this toxic culture.”

Even if the game is internally delayed until late 2025 or outright delayed until 2026, that doesn’t mean workers are forced back into the office against their will. Actually, in fact, sometimes delays mean more crises. Whatever it is, it’s clear GTA 6′As the company aims for early 2025, its final year of growth won’t be easy or quick.