GTA 6 release date scheduled for Autumn 2025

GTA 6 release date scheduled for Autumn 2025
'GTA 6 might be the game to save the games industry', expert …

Gamers who have waited months for an update on Grand Theft Auto 6 have finally got what they wanted - GTA 6 will release in Autumn 2025.

That's according to a press release issued by Take-Two, which owns Rockstar Games, detailing its finances ahead of explaining them further in an earnings call.

It reported on Q4 in the financial year for Take-Two, along with its overall performance in the full financial year and forecast for the next - with the expected timeline for GTA 6 being shared as part of that.

Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two, said: "As we enter Fiscal 2025 with positive momentum, we expect to deliver Net Bookings of $5.55 to $5.65 billion.

"Our outlook reflects a narrowing of Rockstar Games' previously established window of Calendar 2025 to Fall of Calendar 2025 for Grand Theft Auto VI.

"We are highly confident that Rockstar Games will deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience, and our expectations for the commercial impact of the title continue to increase."

At the end of the earnings call, a Q&A was hosted with shareholders asking further questions to Take-Two bosses.

Zelnick was further asked about the release of GTA 6 and said: "We narrowed to Fall 2025 and we feel really good about that release date.

"Rockstar hasn't given details of expectations, they released a wonderful trailer which broke the internet and there will be more news from Rockstar in the fullness of time."

Karl Slatoff, president of Take-Two, was asked about the increased expectations of the commercial impact of the GTA series.

He said: "GTA 5 continues to perform so well, we've sold more than 200 million units and we continue to be pleased of sales of the full game.

"Market's anticipation for GTA 6 is at fever pitch and expectations are high in this boardroom and everyone around the world in terms of the perfection that Rockstar delivers."

It was widely speculated an update or announcement on GTA 6 would be made by Rockstar in the run up to the earnings call to drive interest and investment in the business as it has done in the past.

While there was no news on GTA 6, there were updates for GTA Online, news of Red Dead Redemption 2 returning to the PS Plus Game Catalog and leaks that Red Dead Redemption and its expansion Undead Nightmare will be made available on PC.

Take-Two recently announced it's shutting down two indie studios, one of its offices and is laying off staff, according to reports, as part of its cuts.

At the time of Take-Two previous earnings call in February, the company said: "At this time, the number tracking is a little above $7billion for net bookings or the year and given the typical shifts in tweaks that occur in our forecasting process."

But now the company expects $5.5billion in net bookings for the 2025 financial year instead of the previous $7billion.

That could imply GTA 6 may have been internally scheduled for release in early 2025, as it would coincide with that financial year, put has instead been pushed back to the financial year ending March 2026.

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