The CMA document confirms that Microsoft is hopeful that GTA 6 will arrive in 2024.
The document on its page number 24 Microsoft mentions that Sony would have competitive alternatives after the closing of the merger with Activision Blizzard.
Among the companies mentioned, Take-Two Interactive and the Grand Theft Auto saga come to light, indicating the possible release date of the expected game.The document cites the following:
Take-Two Interactive, which publishes Grand Theft Auto V, remains many years after its release in 2013, and Red Dead Redemption 2, or Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be released in 2024.
Both games are considered by major storefronts such as Steam to have shooter elements. Grand Theft Auto V is also available on PlayStation, while Red Dead Redemption is also available on PlayStation and Stadia.
The arrival of GTA VI in 2024 helps Xbox
Microsoft argues that GTA has all the weapons to compete directly with CoD, resulting in Sony having a strong contender on its hands against the popular FPS.
The closing of the merger between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard still has to pass the approval of the US Federal Trade Commission and the British CMA as both seek to avoid monopolistic practices with this purchase.
GTA VI was recently in the eye of the hurricane as it suffered a massive leak from what are considered the early stages of development of the game.