In a recent financial report, Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, made changes to previously shared information about the launch of Grand Theft Auto VI. This has sparked excitement and speculation about one of the most highly anticipated video game releases. Although an official release date for GTA VI has been confirmed for 2025, no specific month has been announced yet.
During their last earnings report, Take-Two forecast a revenue of $8 billion for fiscal 2025, which runs from April 2024 to March 2025. This 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, reducing the $8 billion forecast to $7 billion. This correction has fueled theories that GTA VI may be delayed until fiscal 2026, potentially pushing its release back to April 2025 or beyond.
Despite these theories remaining 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 has emphasized the company’s commitment to excellence when discussing GTA VI’s status, stating that “We strive for perfection. When we feel we have optimized the product, we will plan the release.”