In recent financial news, Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, has revised their previously provided information about the launch of Grand Theft Auto VI. This change has sparked speculation and anticipation for one of the most highly anticipated video game releases. While GTA VI is officially confirmed for a 2025 release, an exact release date or month remains unknown.
During their last earnings report, Take-Two had initially forecasted revenue of $8 billion for fiscal 2025, which runs from April 2024 to March 2025. This forecast led many to believe that GTA VI could possibly launch in the early months of 2025, such as January, February or March. However, after correcting this information, the forecast was reduced to $7 billion. This reduction has led to theories that GTA VI may be delayed until fiscal 2026 and potentially pushed 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 continue to benefit from significant revenue from pre-orders of the game. CEO Strauss Zelnick has emphasized the company’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.”