Is GTA 6’s Pricing Policy Already Stuck Between a Rockstar and a Hard Place?


The excitement for Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 6 is at an all-time high.

As the hotly anticipated next chapter in the hit franchise, GTA 6 is poised to be the best-selling game of 2025.

Ever since the official announcement trailer dropped, fans have flooded the internet with theories about GTA 6.

One of the most controversial is speculation about the game’s price tag.

How Much Did GTA 6 Cost to Make?

Reports suggest GTA 6 is Rockstar’s most expensive game ever, with development costs reportedly hitting $2 billion.

For comparison, reported budgets for Rockstar’s last mega-hit, Red Dead Redemption 2, ranged from $240–540 million.

This staggering development up cost has led some fans to believe GTA 6 will also be the priciest game in the franchise.

With its sprawling nightlife and intriguing story focused on protagonist Lucia, GTA 6 is evolving the series while retaining its signature realism.

However, Rockstar’s mission to build a bigger and better world may come at a high cost.

GTA 6 Price Rumors – Will it Cost $150?

After high-profile leaks, rumors emerged of a $150 price tag for GTA 6 at launch.

Although unconfirmed by Rockstar, some fans now expect an above-average cost due to the game’s exorbitant development expenses.

While long dev cycles are typical for Rockstar, the trend of increasingly pricey AAA games has fans worried GTA 6 could normalize a giant price jump.

A $150 entry fee could deter purchases at launch.

However, this rumored price is likely for a deluxe edition.

The base game will hopefully stay under $100.

Will GTA 6 Have Real Money Transactions?

Other rumors suggest GTA 6 will feature real money transactions, despite no official online mode being announced yet.

While GTA Online already utilizes Shark Cards, speculation is rife that GTA 6’s single-player may also be littered with microtransactions.

This would frustrate fans already tired of microtransactions in gaming.

The most likely outcome?

GTA 6 launching around $70-$80, with expanded “Ultimate” and “Collector’s” editions at $150+.

A steep base price over $100 would be commercial suicide.

Let’s hope Rockstar plays it smart with GTA 6’s pricing.

Discover more from Gaming Foodle

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *