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Take-Two Interactive expects to release GTA 6 by March 2025?

Take-Two Interactive can beat around the bush as much as it wants but we know what it's planning.

Few entities in the industry are as formidable as Rockstar Games. It's one of the few companies that can hush the entire gaming world when it talks. Naturally, this is a privilege that extends to its owners, Take-Two Interactive. And, while it didn't effectively quiet everyone, Strauss Zelnick has gotten the entire community talking.

Earlier this week, in the glow of hallowed conference rooms, Zelnick revealed projections of a meteoric rise for Take-Two's Fiscal Year 2025: a staggering $8 billion in net bookings. In comparison to the current year's $5.5 billion, one can't help but marvel at the audacity of this forecast - an increase of over $2.5 billion. It's akin to the orchestra suddenly surging in a fevered pitch, catching every ear in the concert hall.

The question is: What could possibly be the magnum opus behind this anticipated rise in revenue?

As massive as a company Take-Two Interactive is, you can only name on a single hand franchises that can move the financial needle by billions.

It doesn't take a data scientist to know that this will undoubtedly be the result of Grand Theft Auto 6.

Analysts, both armchair enthusiasts and industry veterans, have set their bets. The allure of GTA 6 as the major force behind this financial uplift seems irrefutable. And why not? Its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto 5, was nothing short of a phenomenon - generating a staggering $1 billion within just three days of its launch. It stands tall with a sale of 185 million copies, a testament to its magnanimity.

Though Rockstar Games has yet to formally announce this coveted title, the aftermath of the infamous leak from last year that left the developer with little choice but to confirm its existence.

While the storm of the leaks has passed, the lingering mists of speculation have grown a lot thicker. Among the leaked treasures were enticing glimpses of a setting reminiscent of Vice City and tantalizing hints at dual protagonists.

We're hoping that Rockstar Games does what it did with Red Dead Redemption 2 and announces GTA 6 like it was just nothing.

One could imagine Zelnick, ever the enigmatic figure, teasingly waving off questions with cryptic remarks. His elusive response to an inquiry about the immense 2025 projections was simply: "Our prior release schedule."

Taking cues from history, Rockstar and Take-Two have a penchant for unveiling their blockbuster games in October, a year prior to the intended release. This cyclical trend alludes to a potential announcement for GTA 6 as early as October 2023, setting the stage for a release in the September-November 2024 window.

But in this world of predictions, there are certainties too. The Grand Theft Auto franchise, with its whopping 405 million copies sold, stands as a monolith. It's not merely a game; it's a cultural phenomenon. In this context, GTA 6 isn't just another title - it's an event, a moment in time.

We can only imagine that this is how the development team of GTA 6 will feel like once the game is finally out.

However, the road to this release isn't devoid of potential potholes. But if recent history has taught us anything, it's that Grand Theft Auto titles have an uncanny ability to overcome. They set benchmarks; they don't follow them.

So, as Strauss Zelnick takes center stage once more, the gaming world watches every financial report like a hawk, transforming from mere casuals to self-proclaimed analysts.

The spotlight now falls on Rockstar Games, and the world eagerly waits for its magnum opus: Grand Theft Auto 6.


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  1. @PVP_Prowler,
    I really hope they announce it soon. Even if it is two years out. I just want to have a general idea of when to expect it cause I plan my game purchases around larger titles like this.

  2. @joystickJunkie,
    There is some sort of rumor going around that they are going to be announcing something soon. Maybe they will be announcing the release? Would they announce it 2 years out though? That is the question.

  3. @PVP_Prowler,
    Yup. this is what I am going to assume. GTA 5 came out in the fall as well. It makes more sense for a game like this to come out when the temps outside are getting cooler. Less things going on and more time to play the game.

  4. I am hoping for this. I really would rather it come out next year but I know the chances of that are slim to none but I also don't want to see this go 2 years out from now and it be a 2026 release. It has already been 10 years ffs. The last one had a 5 year gap.

  5. @Crusader,
    It will either be 2025 or 2026. I have gone back and forth on this with different people and with the amount of time they had been working on it coupled with the delays from COVID19, I think they originally planned for a 2023 release.

  6. So basically let's just not have our hopes up for 2024, pray for 2025, and hope it doesn't take until 2026.

  7. @noScope,
    I was thinking the same thing. A lot of devs can be working on a project but they aren't fully committed to it the first several years because they are managing other games. Let us not forget, RDR2 came out in 2018.

  8. @PlanetaryPenguin34,
    They likely weren't doing all the work we think they were. I can't see it coming out in 2024 at all. Even 2025 is a stretch.

  9. With the latest news, I am thinking it will be 2024. If they had been working on it since 2015, that is 9 years worth of time.

  10. @PVP_Prowler,
    I was thinking the same thing based on past projects however, I think they are banking on 2024 fall. They are just pushing out rumors of a later time in case they need it to make changes to the game. If it is coming out in 2024, we will know at the end of the year.

  11. So I am guessing we should expect it to come out in fall 2025 then. Cause I think they planned on GTA 5 coming out in March in 2013 and it got bumped back to October I think.

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