Take-Two Interactive, the publisher responsible for the widely popular Grand Theft Auto series, has provided a potential release timeframe for the much-awaited Grand Theft Auto VI in their recent press release accompanying their annual earnings report.
The game is not explicitly mentioned; the company’s projections for fiscal years 2025 and 2026 indicate an exciting milestone may be approaching for fans.
Take-Two anticipates an eventful Fiscal 2025, set to begin in April 2024, as they prepare for a ‘remarkably robust pipeline of projects.
The company aims to launch groundbreaking titles to establish new industry standards during this period. For Fiscal 2025, Take-Two has set ambitious goals of over £8 billion in Net Bookings and more than £1 billion in Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow.
Considering Take-Two’s impressive record-breaking net bookings, reaching £5.3 billion in the previous fiscal year, it becomes apparent that the upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI is a significant driving force behind these projections.
The press release refrains from directly mentioning the franchise; it is challenging to imagine another title achieving the same level of success.
Grand Theft Auto V, the previous installment, continues to dominate the gaming industry, holding the title of the single best-selling game of all time.
The game has been a remarkable success, with consistent quarterly sales of approximately five million units and a total of 180 million units. The highly popular GTA Online, a Grand Theft Auto V component, continues to generate substantial revenue for Take-Two.
While Rockstar Games confirmed the active development of Grand Theft Auto VI last year, official updates on the game’s progress have been scarce.
A significant leak provided some incomplete glimpses of the game. Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, assured IGN in an interview that the leak had not negatively impacted the business, despite its emotional impact on the developers involved.
Considering the unparalleled success of Grand Theft Auto V and the strong performance of its online counterpart, it is conceivable that Grand Theft Auto VI will propel Take-Two to even greater financial heights.
With the potential to surpass £8 billion in net bookings and sustain this momentum into Fiscal 2026 and beyond, Take-Two has set its sights on another monumental release.
As fans anxiously await further updates from Rockstar Games regarding Grand Theft Auto VI, Take-Two’s projections offer an enticing glimpse into the franchise’s future.
If the company’s ambitious targets and predictions hold true, gamers may soon immerse themselves in the highly anticipated world of Grand Theft Auto once again.