We’ve all heard the tales of a new Grand Theft Auto game, a mythical beast we have heard very little about. Many rumors and leaks pointed towards a release date in the 2024 fiscal year, and a new report once again suggests Take-Two is planning for a major spike in revenue during that time, indicating a release of the elusive Grand Theft Auto 6.
Take-Two Interactive recently acquired mobile game developer Zynga for a whopping $12.7 billion. but the important bit is in a press release after the announcement. In a section under “Strategic Rationale and Stockholder Value Creation”, Take-Two noted that “looking ahead, the combined company is expected to deliver a 14% compound annual growth rate… over the three-year period from Take-Two's Fiscal Years 2021 through 2024.”
Essentially, they’re expecting a big chunk of change to come their way in the 2024 fiscal year. An Analyst from Jefferies, an investment banking firm, even said that “there are only a handful of titles that can...provide management with the confidence to put out such a strong guidance; we believe there is at least one Rockstar IP set to be released by FY24.”
The statement was then followed by a quote from Doug Creutz, a research analyst, who more bluntly put it as “a likely GTA 6 launch in FY24.” Which would put Grand Theft Auto VI’s release date somewhere between April 2023 and March 2024. Of course Take-Two has not confirmed this at all.
Obviously it’s all just speculation right now. But when not one, not two, but three previous reports have hinted at a major Rockstar release in 2023/2024, then you know at least something big is happening in that time. At that point it will have been 10/11 years since the launch of Grand Theft Auto 5, which in our eyes is a pretty good time to release a sequel.
Just don’t expect a PC release until a year later at the least.
What do you think? Are you excited for a potential Grand Theft Auto 6? Do you think Rockstar is even developing another GTA, or could this be another project? When do you think it will be released? Let us know!