The age-old debate of a release window for Grand Theft Auto 6 grinds on, and we’re still no closer to hearing any official word from Rockstar Games. In the latest chapter to the ongoing saga, Microsoft now believes GTA 6 will be coming in 2024. This insight was spotted within Microsoft’s documents to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (or CMA for short), as part of the continuing investigation into the former’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Thanks to the eagle-eyed attention of one Reddit user, u/Zhukov-74, who shared in the GamingLeaksAndRumours Reddit channel, an excerpt has been lifted from the official documents, which suggests Grand Theft Auto 6 will be released in 2024. “The highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be released in 2024,” the excerpt reads.

To corroborate their statement, Microsoft cites a TechRadar story that says “current and former Rockstar staff reckon GTA 6 is still at least two years away from release,” which would indeed indicate a possible 2024 launch date for GTA 6. TechRadar’s story cites their findings from a report by Bloomberg. It could be pie in the sky, but this much recent speculation does point in a positive direction. There’s still no official word from Rockstar Games or publisher Take-Two Interactive on a release window or even target year for GTA 6.

Rockstar Games’ latest, long-running entry in the franchise, GTA V, is available on a range of platforms – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Elsewhere, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is available across all major platforms. Released in November 2021, the trilogy is a remastered compilation of GTA IIIGTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas.

Do you think a 2024 window is likely for the next Grand Theft Auto? Let us know in the comments below! For all future updates on the Grand Theft Auto franchise and more, stay tuned right here at GameLuster.

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