In recent news, Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, has made revisions to their previously announced financial report regarding the launch of Grand Theft Auto VI. This has sparked speculation and excitement surrounding one of the most highly anticipated video game releases. Despite the fact that GTA VI is confirmed for a release in 2025, an official release date or month has not been disclosed.
In their last earnings report, Take-Two forecast a revenue of $8 billion for fiscal 2025, which runs from April 2024 to March 2025. This forecast led to rumors that GTA VI could possibly launch in the early months of 2025 such as January, February, or March. However, a recent correction has reduced this forecast to $7 billion. This adjustment has led some to speculate that GTA VI may be delayed until fiscal 2026 and potentially pushed back to April 2025 or beyond.
While these theories remain unconfirmed, it’s possible that such a shift in release date could explain the reduction in revenue forecasts. CEO Strauss Zelnick recently underlined Take-Two’s commitment to excellence when commenting on the status of GTA VI stating “We strive for perfection. When we feel we have optimized the product, we will plan the release.” It is clear that Take-Two will continue to prioritize quality over rushing a release date.