Take Two CEO continues to tease the release date for Grand Theft Auto 6

The GTA 6 release has been the subject of a never-ending stream of rumors. But now that Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, has made some illuminating remarks, it appears that we’re one step closer to learning when the eagerly anticipated game will release.

Take a good and hard look at Los Santos because we’re all just counting the days when we’ll say goodbye to it.

While many gamers had been keeping a tight eye out for any release date hints, Zelnick’s recent interview with CNBC where he dropped some enticing hints was a coup. Let’s analyze his statements to see what might be implied.

Zelnick’s connection between the “very robust pipeline of titles” and the projections for net bookings in fiscal 2025 is the most important aspect of his revelation. The mysterious CEO implied that Take-Two’s prospects were quite promising, and he expected the company to make about $8 billion over that time. There is also no larger moneymaker for Take-Two than GTA, as anyone with even a passing familiarity with the game industry will attest.

In fact, despite being calculating and careful, his remarks on the upcoming game seemed to suggest that GTA 6 might launch in 2024 or 2025. It’s noteworthy how this viewpoint matches up with earlier articles by renowned industry journalist Jason Schreier. Zelnick wasn’t the only person to scatter breadcrumbs, either.

Finding out why Zelnick is so confident in Take-Two’s bookings for the upcoming fiscal year and why many think he almost gave away GTA 6’s release date isn’t difficult.

For instance, the interview is a clever assurance that GTA 6 will be released at some point between April 2024 and March 2025. The artfully phrased business jargon was a deft balancing act between openness and secrecy.

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Soon enough, the Palm Trees of Los Santos will be replaced by the arguably more iconic ones from Vice City.

The statement made by Zelnick that “titles coming from all labels” is even more astounding. Although GTA 6, which reportedly cost Take-Two more than a billion dollars but is anticipated to break even soon after release, is the main attraction, Take-Two has several other companies besides Rockstar that are in charge of producing other high-profile games. As an illustration, Judas, which might have been released by then and had an official trailer at The Game Awards last year, staggered the release of the following BioShock game. It is simple to understand why Take-Two’s net bookings will reach a record high in less than two years when you combine these games with a slew of other yearly fixtures like WWE 2K, NBA 2K, and so many more.

In the end, Zelnick’s most recent comment is the least ambiguous he has been on the release date of Grand Theft Auto 6. In fact, this is the first time he has simultaneously brought up GTA 6 and a fiscal year.

We don’t know what else could be more indicative of GTA 6’s likely release window than this.

Vice City is inspired by the real-life city, Miami.

GTA 6’s real release date is still uncertain, so we’ll have to wait for official word from Rockstar.

We can only hope that this happens as quickly as possible; otherwise, we risk seeing the now-famous Grand Theft Auto person interrupt another event. Again.

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