Sony paid 'huge money' for GTA 6 and 1-month PS5 exclusivity

Grand Theft Auto 6 rumored for next-gen consoles, launching in November 2020 or so.

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I still remember the TweakTown servers crashing multiple times requiring us to upgrade the hardware inside of them when I broke the first big Grand Theft Auto 6 news all the way back in February 2015.

Sony paid 'huge money' for GTA 6 and 1-month PS5 exclusivity |

Well when I stumbled upon the Pastebin post about the next-gen PlayStation 5 and its rumored 24GB GDDR6, Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU both based on 7nm from AMD, there was a little news about Grand Theft Auto 6 in there as well. The anonymous posted said that GTA 6 would be launching in holiday 2020 (which starts in November) and that Sony paid "huge money" in order to secure a 1-month PS5 exclusive.

If Sony has indeed paid huge money for a 1-month exclusive of GTA 6 on its next-gen PlayStation 5, that in itself would be absolutely massive from a marketing perspective. Microsoft will surely have its own timed exclusives on its next-gen Xbox console, but if Sony has secured something as big as the next Grand Theft Auto game... well, that would be insane.

Back in February 2015, I wrote that Rockstar Games president Leslie Benzies said "We've got about 45 years worth of ideas we want to do. We don't know what GTA 6 will be, but we've got some ideas. It comes from the idea first. Where is it going to be set is the first question. Then that defines the missions; you're doing different things in LA than in New York or Miami. The map and story get worked up together, and the story is a basic flow of how it works out so you can layer the missions in".

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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