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Grand Theft Auto VI Release Date Shifts: What it Means for the Video Game Industry and Player Expectations


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Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, recently made revisions to previously provided information regarding the launch of Grand Theft Auto VI. This has sparked speculation and expectations surrounding one of the most highly anticipated video game launches. While an official release date for GTA VI has not been announced yet, it is confirmed that the game will be released in 2025.

During their last earnings report, Take-Two had forecast a revenue of $8 billion for fiscal 2025, which runs from April 2024 to March 2025. This forecast had 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 led to theories that GTA VI may be delayed until fiscal 2026, potentially pushing 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 has underlined the company’s commitment to excellence in commenting on the status of GTA VI, stating that “We strive for perfection. When we feel we have optimized the product, we will plan the release.”

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