The hype around the new part of the cult game Grand Theft Auto continues to increase. According to new reports, we will be able to enjoy GTA VI as early as next year. The speculation is based on financial projections from Take-Two, which owns Rockstar Games, the developer of the franchise, reports Engadget.
Take-Two is preparing for the release of a large-scale project in the 2025 fiscal year, which will help bring it “to even greater levels of success.” The company expects that it will be able to reach $8 billion in revenue from products and services sold. Although the titles of the games are not explicitly stated, the Grand Theft Auto franchise has historically been one of Take-Two’s biggest earners.
Take-Two’s net income from products and services sold in the previous fiscal year reached $5.3 billion, and this was largely due to the acquisition of Zynga. Before that, the company earned about $3 billion a year. So the projected jump of nearly $3 billion next year is huge. And unless Take-Two is planning another huge acquisition, GTA is exactly the franchise that will allow it to achieve that goal. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick refused to confirm or deny information that GTA VI will be released next year.
“Looking ahead, Fiscal 2025 is a highly anticipated year for our Company. For the last several years, we have been preparing our business to release an incredibly robust pipeline of projects that we believe will take our company to even greater levels of success. In Fiscal 2025, we expect to enter this new era by launching several groundbreaking titles that we believe will set new standards in our industry and enable us to achieve over $8 billion in Net Bookings and over $1 billion in Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow. We expect to sustain this momentum by delivering even higher levels of operating results in Fiscal 2026 and beyond,” Take-Two said in a press release.
Take-Two’s 2025 fiscal year begins in April 2024 and ends on March 31, 2025. And even if GTA VI is not released next year, its release should take place in early 2025.