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“We strive for excellence”: in the financial report of Take-Two they saw a hint of a postponement of the release of GTA VI

Publisher Take-Two Interactive, as part of its report for the third quarter of the current financial year, did not specify the release dates for the crime thriller Grand Theft Auto VI, but provided other information that may hint at them.

  Image Source: Rockstar Games

Image Source: Rockstar Games

In May and August reports, Take-Two predicted that revenue for the 2025 fiscal year (from April 2024 to March 2025) would reach a record $8 billion, while the company typically earns around $3 billion in 12 months.

It was assumed that only GTA VI could lead to such a serious increase in Take-Two’s performance. The game was officially announced for 2025, so it was assumed that the release would take place before the end of March.

  GTA VI is still scheduled for calendar year 2025 (Image source: Take-Two Interactive)

GTA VI is still scheduled for calendar year 2025 (Image source: Take-Two Interactive)

In the new report, however, Take-Two revised its forecast for the 2025 financial year: now, based on its results, the company expects revenue in the region of $7 billion (with growth in 2026), which is due to “changes in release schedule”.

“We strive for excellence. When we realize that we have optimized everything, then the release time will come.”,” Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said about GTA VI.

  Image Source: Rockstar Games

Image Source: Rockstar Games

Analysts at Wedbush Securities believethat such a significant reduction in the forecast indicates only one thing: GTA VI was postponed to the 2026 financial year, that is, it will not be released before April 2025.

GTA VI has so far been confirmed only for PS5, Xbox Series X and S. Former studio animator Mike York spoke about why Rockstar Games is in no hurry to release a PC version of the game.

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