The publisher is planning significant growth for the fiscal year 2024, which it could only achieve with an important Rockstar project such as GTA VI.
We haven’t had a new numbered episode of the GTA saga since 2013. Gamers have been waiting for the official announcement of Grand Theft Auto VI for a long time, which we still don’t know anything specific about, even though Rockstar should be developing it now, given that projects of this kind take a long time to complete.
Several industry sources have pointed out that GTA VI is still a long way off, which is understandable as there is no official confirmation of its existence. However, a recent analysis suggests it could arrive before 2024, given publisher Take-Two’s plans.
Expressly, the company’s projections assume a 14% growth rate by the end of the fiscal year 2024, which covers the twelve months between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024. Axios analysts are openly talking about the sixth digit coming closer to this period as the only way to meet such high forecasts.
A similar precedent has been set for GTA V
Doug Creutz, an analyst at Cowen, has translated this growth into numbers and talks of $9 billion in game-related transactions. He also recalls that Take-Two also set its financial targets for the release of Grand Theft Auto V in a window from 2012 to 2013, the year the game finally hit stores. So there is precedent to support this view, although we should add that this is not some kind of official information or leak, just an analysis by industry experts.
For now, all we know for sure is that Rockstar is preparing for the arrival of the next-gen version of GTA V in March while maintaining the success of Grand Theft Auto Online with regular updates. The game’s online mode will receive an expansion called The Contract in late 2021, bringing international music artists like Rosalia and Dr Dre to the game.