By Udayveer Singh
Whenever players think of GTA 6, they first ask about its release date, exciting features, locations, and jaw-dropping graphics. But not a lot of players question the price of GTA VI right away. Well, if you are someone who’s reached this stage and wishes to know how much GTA 6 is going to cost, then, unfortunately, we have some sad news about the game. As fate would have it, GTA 6 is going to be the most expensive GTA game of all time and it’s only going to increase over time. So, will the price of GTA 6 burn a hole in your pocket? Let’s find out! We will rely on multiple approaches to get a final (speculative) price for GTA 6.
GTA 6 Price Leaks, Rumors, and Speculations (2022)
Price of Previous-Gen GTA and Rockstar Games
Here are some of the prices of the most popular titles from Rockstar Games, the developers of the GTA franchise. Please note that they are the retail prices of these games at the time of release and might have since been impacted by certain offers and discounts.
|Game||Launch Price (in USD)||Release Date|
|GTA 3||$50||October 22, 2001|
|GTA Vice City||$50||October 29, 2002|
|GTA San Andreas||$50||October 26, 2004|
|GTA VC Stories||$50||October 31, 2006|
|GTA 4||$60||April 29, 2008|
|GTA 5||$60||September 17, 2013|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||$60||October 26, 2018|
|Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition||$60||November 11, 2021|
From a glance, it looks like Rockstar Games uses a specific price for a few years and then raises it by 10 USD. But if you check the release dates, you can time the price hike with the popular market crash of 2008. And considering how GTA 6 will release after the COVID-19 years and the recent market crash, it won’t be surprising to find GTA 6 priced at $70.
Take-Two’s Take on Pricing
When it comes to the popular GTA franchise, Rockstar Games is not the only decision maker. Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive also has a significant hold on the situation. Because of that, the way they price their other modern game can directly affect GTA VI’s pricing. And that is exactly how the situation is turning out.
In March of 2021, Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take-Two Interactive, claimed — “We announced a $70 price point for NBA 2K21, and our view was that we’re offering an array of extraordinary experiences, lots of replayability,” at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telcom Conference. He further backed his point by adding, “The last time there was a frontline price increase in the US was 2005-2006, so we think consumers are ready for it.”
So, even if we don’t have direct confirmation of GTA 6’s price, Take-Two does feel comfortable pricing their top-of-the-line games at least a $70 price mark. Realistically, thanks to the massive success of GTA V, things won’t be any different for GTA 6.
How Much Will GTA 6 Cost?
Considering the comments from Take-Two Interactive and the release pattern of the franchise, it’s safe to assume that GTA 6 will cost at least $70 at release on next-gen consoles (GTA 6 might not come to PS4 and Xbox One). Such a steep price tag is would put the game at par with most new and upcoming AAA games on the market.
GTA 6 Total Price Might Increase; Thanks to DLCs
If the launch price of GTA 6 doesn’t seem pricey, its DLCs might. At the moment, most GTA 6 leaks and rumors point to an expanding story and an ever-growing world that will require you to purchase new DLCs as they launch. We don’t think that not buying the DLC will impact the original story. However, it can keep you from experiencing the true potential of the game.
In any case, the latest DLC of GTA 5 costs $9.99. We expect the GTA 6’s DLCs to be priced around a similar price range. Though, it would be interesting to see if subscription services like Xbox Game Pass can provide us some relief.
How Much Will You Pay for GTA 6?
so yeah, that’s pretty much all the speculation around the price of Grand Theft Auto 6, which is expected to release sometime in 2024. Does the price of GTA 6 feel justified to you? Or is it too much to justify the features of GTA 6? We’ll only find out when the release date of GTA 6 comes around. Until then, how much are you willing to pay for the next GTA title? Tell us in the comments below!