In a recent financial report, Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, made revisions to their previously announced information regarding the launch of Grand Theft Auto VI. This has sparked speculation and excitement about one of the most highly anticipated video game releases. Although GTA VI is confirmed for release in 2025, an official release date or month has not been disclosed yet.
During their last earnings report, Take-Two had forecasted a revenue of $8 billion for fiscal 2025, which runs from April 2024 to March 2025. This forecast led to speculation that GTA VI could possibly launch in the early months of 2025 such as January, February, or March. However, the company recently corrected this information and reduced the $8 billion forecast to $7 billion. This correction has led to theories that GTA VI may be delayed until fiscal 2026 and potentially pushed its release back to April 2025 or beyond.
While these theories remain unconfirmed, such a shift in release date could explain the reduction in revenue forecasts and suggests that Take-Two will still continue to benefit from significant revenue from pre-orders of the game. CEO Strauss Zelnick stated in his comments on GTA VI’s status that “We strive for perfection. When we feel we have optimized the product, we will plan the release.”