GTA 6 release date quietly pushed back, brace yourselves
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Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games’ parent company, has already revised information provided in last week’s earnings call, and the change could spell a major implication for Grand Theft Auto VI.
It’s well known at this stage that Grand Theft Auto VI is set to launch in 2025. Beyond that though, we don’t have a confirmed date or month from Rockstar. At their latest earnings call, Take-Two said that they predicted the Fiscal Year 2025 to yield $8 billion in revenue. Given that the FY25 runs from April 2024 to March 2025, this whopper of a revenue prediction seemed to signify that GTA VI was due to land in either January, February, or March. While this is speculative, it makes a lot of sense given that GTA VI is clearly going to be the major revenue stream that Take-Two are referring to. Some of that information has just been revised though.
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As reported by ComicBook, that $8 billion prediction has now been revised to $7 billion. The working theory, and it is just that, is that GTA VI could have been internally ‘delayed’ into the Fiscal Year 2026. This would see it released in April 2025 or beyond. If that is the case, Take-Two could certainly still expect major revenue to come from pre-orders but it would explain the slight knock down. It’s unlikely Take-Two overestimated the figure. These earnings calls are meticulously planned, so figures aren’t pulled out of thin air. Internally, something will have changed to shift this expectation.
It’s hardly a loss for us fans. Given that we don’t have an official release date beyond the vague ‘2025’, we cannot complain of a delay. Still, it’s interesting to sneak a peek at what might be going on behind the scenes.
In case you missed last week’s earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick commented on the status of GTA VI, saying, “We’re seeking perfection. When we feel that we’ve optimised this, we’ll plan for release. We’re in this together. We have profit-sharing plans at the company, our goal is to align everyone’s interest with the shareholders.” The wait continues.