In September 2013 “Grand Theft Auto V” was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The popular game reached other platforms in the following years. But what the community has been waiting for for eight years is the next part in the series. Alleged leaks pointing to the “GTA 6” release should point out. The development studio Take 2 Interactive now provides the first clear clue.
“GTA 6” release already in 2023?
On Monday, the company’s executives announced that its annual growth rate is expected to increase to as much as 14 percent over the next two years. Analysts deduce from this statement that the studio has to plan something big. In the past, Take 2 had already shown the intended release of blockbusters from Rockstar Games in this way. The “GTA 6” release in 2023 or ’24 would therefore be conceivable.
“There are only a handful of titles that do […] give management the confidence to deliver such a strong forecast, ”Axios quotes an unnamed analyst from the US investment bank Jefferies. “We believe there will be at least one Rockstar IP by FY24 [Geschäftsjahr 2024] will be published. ”This financial year extends from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.
Doug Creutz, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at the investment bank Cowen, translates the studio’s forecast. According to him, speak a growth rate of 14 percent for around nine billion US dollars in bookings. He also believes in “a likely market launch of ‘GTA 6’ in FY24”.
“GTA 5” as a precedent
The announcement of the Take 2 tour is one of the few references to the “GTA 6” release that actually has its hand and feet. Similarly, with its financial targets published in 2011, the developer also referred to the previous part of the “Grand Theft Auto” series. At that time, the company pointed to increased growth between April 2012 and March 2013. The game was launched in late 2013.
“So there is quite a precedent for being a rock star game [in Aussicht stellt]before it’s officially dated (and then gets it wrong), ”says Creutz.