Grand Theft Auto 6 is eagerly awaited by the gaming community. Despite no official confirmation, it appears increasingly likely that the game will release on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S instead of the last-gen consoles.

Several leaks have been reported about GTA 6, including the notable September 2022 leak, and other reports that confirm the game’s exclusivity to next-generation consoles and PCs. Rockstar Games’ recent approach to GTA Online and Grand Theft Auto’s strange performance on older consoles further support these claims.

With each new game, Rockstar Games strives to redefine open-world gaming, and GTA 6 is anticipated to continue this trend. As the gaming industry has evolved considerably since the launch of Grand Theft Auto 5 in 2013, it is reasonable to expect that the upcoming game will feature enhanced graphics and gameplay mechanics.

According to the pre-alpha footage from the September 2022 GTA 6 leak, the new game will feature improved gameplay physics and more realistic visuals. The footage shows stunning graphics and an intricate open world, indicating that Rockstar Games intends to optimize the game for next-gen consoles and PCs.

Leaked GTA 6 map with a massive Vice City map dwarfs the State of “San Andreas,” according to a recently deleted Reddit post. With the current game’s hardware requirements, old PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are unlikely to be able to handle the massive new world. It is therefore logical for Rockstar to release the game on updated hardware.

Launch Timeline:

GTA 6 is currently scheduled for release in 2024, although it may be delayed until the holiday season of 2025, according to Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson. Henderson says the game will only be available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The latest-generation consoles haven’t yet achieved the same number of players as their predecessors, despite being released in 2020.

Before releasing GTA 6, Rockstar is reportedly waiting for these new consoles to attract a large audience, ensuring a large player base.