Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two could be lining up the franchise's sixth mainline entry for a PS5 release between April 2024 and March 2025, if hints dropped during the company's yearly earnings report are anything to go by. A press release says the firm has been preparing to release a number of games over the next couple of years, all of which are "groundbreaking titles that we believe will set new standards in our industry". Sounds like GTA 6, no?
Through these releases, Take-Two expects to "achieve over $8 billion in Net Bookings and over $1 billion in Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow" across fiscal year 2025, and then sustain that through the following year. Research from IGN shows Take-Two's annual net bookings generally rest at around $3 billion, so the company is planning something significant for the next couple of years if it wants to experience such a sharp increase.
With fiscal year 2025 sounding like the span of 12 months when those heavy hitters will actually launch, there's a chance GTA 6 could be releasing before March 2025 rolls around. Speaking on the probability of Take-Two actually achieving its targets, CEO Strauss Zelnick told GamesIndustry.biz it's very much achievable, "As you know, it’s exceedingly rare that we talk about out years. And when we do, it’s because we have a high degree of confidence. It’s a reflection of a pipeline we’ve been investing in for years. We’re beginning to see that come to fruition in fiscal 24, and then in fiscal 25, we expect to see some great successes."
Do you think GTA 6 really will launch within the next two years? Let us know in the comments below.
I said to someone earlier today, that I really think we might see the official GTAVI unveiling at the PS showcase next week. That would be a serious moment for sure.
@SplooshDmg That would be huge, imagine if at the end of the trailer it said Timed console exclusive, Internet would go crazy.
I just wish for a new Red Dead title instead.
Inevitability after what is it, 180 million now? Can't say I ever disliked 5, but when it first released, I had way more fun playing Saints Row 4 over it.
@UltimateOtaku91 Not the good kind of crazy though.
N.i.c.e. That would be cool.grand theft auto 6 is going to be amazing.word up son
@BeerIsAwesome Well 50% of it would be bad crazy, PC players wouldn't care and it wouldn't launch on Switch/Switch 2.
Though I doubt sony would pay the cost to get it timed exclusive, would be in the hundreds of millions.
They also said several ground breaking games which fingers crossed one of those is an LA Noire sequel.
@UltimateOtaku91 I really think it could happen. Wasn't GTAV current gen the very first trailer during the last showcase? So Rockstar obviously sees the value in Sony's stage. But I kinda doubt even Sony could lock down timed exclusivity for GTAVI, but I'd basically guarantee they'll have some sort exclusive something. With GTAV current gen they had the online portioned offered to PS+ members for free for a few months, so I'm sure they'll find something to incetivize PS5 sales.
I just want my BULLY 2, gosh darn it
@BeerIsAwesome There is no bad crazy, all crazy is good!
@SplooshDmg @UltimateOtaku91 Yeah that all seems plausible considering the PS5 launch showcase opened with gta5.
I'm glad they said vr2 will be prominent otherwise the prospect of GTA + marvel sounds like the least exciting game showcase of all time for me 😂
Aww, man, la noire sequel. I know it will never ever happen, and team Bondi is long gone, bit we can dream...
@NEStalgia I'm not really into Marvel, but I could probably go for Wolverine. I liked Guardians of the Galaxy a lot more than I expected to, but I'm just pretty meh on Spiderman.
LA Noire was freaking fantastic. I think it was my first platinum ever. I played that game so much my wife finally asked me to just stop playing it, because she was sick of looking at it. Lol
@NEStalgia A sequel could still be on.
Just looking at the IP's these guys own which also include Bully, Bioshock, Borderlands, Max Payne, Mafia and Xcom, so I'd wager a few of those will get new entries. Borderlands 4 is a guarantee surely.
@UltimateOtaku91 idk that I put much faith in the rumors, but even if true, I suspect the magic wouldn't come together without the original talent, despite them being the villains...
@SplooshDmg I loved guardians but that's because it was that rare comedy in games. Didn't hurt that it was written by the deus ex hr/md writer... Wolverine.... Eh... Not really interested.
@UltimateOtaku91 make it borderlands 2 vr port to psvr2 and I'll buy
@NEStalgia I like Guardians because in a way, they don't even really seem like super heroes. It was just some whacky scifi game, and I was pretty cool with that. I kinda like the grittiness of Wolverine, sort of the same way I appreciate the Arkham games, even though I'm not exactly a Batman fan.
@UltimateOtaku91 Remedy is remaking Max Payne 1 & 2. I don't think they're far enough in development to be shown here, but those are 100% happening. I kinda think we might see some Alan Wake 2 tho.
@UltimateOtaku91 Imagine if Sony bought full console exclusivity, the backlash would be insane but damn what a mic drop if Sony done that.
Here we go!
@WallyWest They would have to finish the show with that, with Jim Ryan standing on a stage and actually dropping the mic after announcing it 😂
Finishing with the words Now who's crying
@UltimateOtaku91 It would make MS buying Activision irreverent to Sony as GTA 6 will be the biggest most hyped game of all time and everyone will buy a PS5 for it especially if a PC port comes later as usual. If that does happen i'm avoiding PureXbox for a while 😅
@Blackmagehobbit exactly, just bring out GTA 6 as soon as possible so the team can get back to the rumored remake of the first game, a next gen patch for RDR2. Thats all i want a Diablo 4 and i will be a happy happy gamer.
@WallyWest that would cost Sony 1/3rd of what they are worth. That game will sell gangbusters on both consoles and PC. Rockstar is in the business of selling 40-100 million copies of their games as of late. Even MS don’t have enough money to throw at rockstar. Plus Sony has so many Consoles sold that they will make enough money from it without paying. But seeing as it’s on next gen only rockstar will need the near 30 million Xbox’s by the end of 2024.
I can see GTA VI not being released on PC day 1 just like RDR2. But don't feel too bad about PC gamers because they litteraly have access to 99% of games ever made.
@WallyWest They'd have to change the domain name to PureBigMad.com for at least a few months.
So does this mean GTA VI replaces GTA V in the charts, or are we now going to see both of them clogging up the top ten every week? Surely there's still a few tots left in the UK who haven't engaged in the clearly government mandated ritual of purchasing GTA V!
ROCKSTAR PRESENTS " TABLE TENNIS 2". Mhhhhhmm check Love!
I do believe sony have paid quite a bit on some kind of exclusivity for GTA VI, maybe a couple of months console exclusive and or VR2 mode. I do remember first hearing things about it a few years ago it must be. It will be funny to see the reaction from the xbox crowd if it does happen. There should he no complaining after Microsofts recent publisher spending spree 🤔 😂
@Green-Bandit To be clear i don't expect it to be even timed exclusive i'm jesting in what if's.
I don't buy it. Rockstar always delays one time before releasing a game so I expect it to be 2025. Would be happy to be wrong though!
@WallyWest yeah true. It’s fun to do what if’s sometimes. 😊
@UltimateOtaku91 I'd sell my xbox lol but nah I highly doubt that will happen
I still want a sequel to Bully more than anything but GTA6 will still be cool though.
@SplooshDmg It would make sense since Epic Games and Sony have been working together a lot
I think Take-Two is publishing Judas so that’s what I’m hoping gets a release date soon.
I've played all the gta games and loved them. The first time that you got to mow down those hari krishnas and get that gouringa bonus was just soooo damn funny but i fear that the way the world is today being oh so super "pc" and delicate its just not going to be the same dangerous and anarchic fun that its always been. An adult orientated game thats nice and cuddley..urrgh no thanks. I hope i'm wrong and the games brutally uncompromising but i very much doubt it..
Sounds about time for a trailer at least!
@UltimateOtaku91 I dunno, if there's one thing PlayStation fans hate more than the Xbox, it's PlayStation. So all of the Xbox types will be complaining about the sickening tactics Sony uses and use it as a justification to buy Capcom or someone, and all the Sony types will be complaining that they could be spending that money on making games instead.
GTA6 announcement and GTA5 vr2 to tide us over 🤔
It will likely never happen but, once GTA 6 finally releases I'd love Rockstar to remake RDR1 and release a next gen version of RDR2. And also to remake GTA 4.
The fact that no one can play RDR1 or GTA 4 at this point is just utterly ridiculous for two such massive games.
@NEStalgia just do borderlands 3 with coop(unlike 2) as the ps5 is obviously powerful enough to do it
@UltimateOtaku91 An L.A Noire sequel would be amazing. Give us more random street crime events and make the open world more packed and populated and it would be perfect.
I hope GTA6 keep it a bit more grounded and realistic and have single player updates, not just online. Flying bikes, old cars costing over $2m when in real life they're worth $12,000. I know it's a game but they could do more realistic payout for missions. Getting $5000 to deliver a car or something is silly. Also hoping It's a full map, not half of it wasted space.
Maybe I'm too fussy
Great news if it turns out to be true. I still need to get around to playing GTA 5 though.
If the earliest it's likely to release is April 2024, I don't see why Sony and Take-Two would want to start promoting it now.
GTA6 will suck all the air out of the room whenever it is formally announced - at the end of a 1-hour Sony promo, it will make everyone forget everything else announced in that hour. No chance - not unless it's coming out a lot sooner than this speculation says.
Announcing it too far in advance is just setting themselves up for negative press if there's any delay, so announcing it early can't help them nearly as much as it can hurt them. There is absolutely 0 risk in waiting until they're confident of a release date before announcing it officially.
Water will stop flowing when Grand Theft Auto 6 is announced
@Blackmagehobbit Naa that would never happen people want GTA 6. GTA 5 came out on PS3 originally. It's time for a new sequel and red dead isn't that old.
@NinjaNicky I hate online GTA. I only care about single player.
@tomassi They aren't going to remake any GTA games. Rockstar games take awhile to develop. Give up your hopes for that. Capcom does remakes but not rockstar. If anything people have been asking for a bully remake before red dead so if anything they would remake bully first after GTA 6.
@shonenjump86 Millions have asked for bully remake for awhile now. I heard a rumour after GTA 6 they will work on the bully remake. I want that also!
@TurboTom They might buy take two because of Microsoft being a bully no pun intended. Lol
@Green-Bandit Microsoft can buy take two but take two said they don't want to be bought. They along with CD project red said they aren't for sale. They like to be in control.
@SplooshDmg They have another team working on max Payne remake. Remedy is focused on Alan wake 2 and then control 2.
@danzoEX Bully 2 all the way.
They lost the main writer and innovator of the company. I am in the minority but I couldn't care less about gta vi. I can't imagine how it'll be any different than gta V with better graphics. Rockstar seems to have no interest in making any other than gta anymore. At least give us a ps5 patch for red dead 2.
@Don_Corleone Not according to Remedy's own press release and their job listings.
"Might" before the end of next year, so, well ok, let's see thats 18 months from now. Wow, what am I suppose to say about such news😵💫?
@Northern_munkey, just just reminded me of the Hipster Rampage in GTA6😂
@Don_Corleone true and good point. I don’t want to see MS or anyone buy take 2. They don’t need it and aren’t for sale. ABK went on the block for sale and admitted MS wasn’t the first phone call. But when MS called they took the call. Take 2 is a gold mine if they get their games right. Over 150 million for GTA5 and now 53 million for RDR2. I mean those are numbers that only Nintendo can reach and even Mario Kart and Animal crossing came up short of that.
@Green-Bandit I agree. I also don't feel Microsoft should buy Activision either. I think both need to focus on their own studios.
@Don_Corleone I appreciate that take, but ABK is for sale and it helps give MS something they want that they don’t have and that’s mobile, with King they will take a big step into that arena and they want to be on as many devices as possible. So this is a win win for ABK & MS. COD is staying on all platforms and even gaining some. Throw in the fact this now gives GP players a steady streaming of AAA content, something a service like that has to have, Phil said he wants a AAA game to hit every 3 months to GP, this further helps that. So as a Xbox player i am good with it. As a PS5 user also, i am good with what Sony has and also signs timed deals for. Gaming is good for me at the moment even if it is a little chaotic. 😀
@SplooshDmg Not gonna happen. I'd bet my house on it.
@NEStalgia GTA VI with PSVR2 support?
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