The formalization of the release date? Rockstar will come gradually. For those who have not followed the latest news on Grand Theft Auto V, summarized briefly. Monday, two foreign retailers have updated their information on the album by announcing that the game will end in March 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
According to Doug Creutz, a Cowen & Company analyst, GTA 5 won’t be release before march 2012. The chance Take Two launches Grand Theft Auto V in the next financial year is too slim. After the release of Take Two’s financial results, Doug Creutz made the forecast in which the next GTA isn’t mentionned.
Michael Pachter, the famous Wedbush analyst, affirmed in december 2010 that GTA 5 is in development. He expects that it would be released by Q4:12 at the latest, as the contracts of the 3 main employees working on the GTA series developement (Dan Houser, Sam and Les Benzies) expire next year in january 2012.
Anyway between now and then, Take Two has some other aces up its sleeve, like LA Noire, X-Com and Duke Nukem Forever.
Mike Hickey of Take 2 believes the new GTA 5 could sell 16 million copies and generate 750 million dollars. Take 2 recently said that it was shifting its fiscal year to end on March 31 in order to better put it in line with other major game publishers. There are some predictions for Take 2, it will remain profitable although the next GTA 5 does not come out during its next fiscal year.
We better don’t expect GTA V until 2012, at the earliest! Mike Hickey believes that Take 2’s 2011 fiscal year, which runs from 4/1/2011 until 3/31/2012, will feature 2 important games: Max Payne 3 and L.A. Noire.
Hickey believes those 2 games will lead a software lineup which may include the long delayed Duke Nukem Forever that can make Take 2 profitable in 1 year without a Grand Theft Auto or a Red Dead video game.
When GTA 5 does come out likely in Take 2’s fiscal 2012 (from 04/2012 to 06/2013), Mike Hickey thinks it will be another blockbuster, selling up of 16 million copies and generating more than 750 million dollars. Hickey also predicts that year will see the release of BioShock Infinite, which Hickey estimates will sell more than 4 million copies and 182 million dollars in sales.
A major reason for the high sales expectations is the increased combined Xbox 360 and PS3 installed based in the United States, which Hickey thinks will be 41 million units by the end of 2010. That compares to 14 million in 04/2008, when GTA IV came out.
I just found what could well be the complete Games Line Up that will be announced during the E3 2011 next June at the Los Angeles Convention Center, which includes the long awaited GTA 5 Vice City 2… Grand Theft Auto V would be release on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 first, then on PC few months later. But even though a return to Vice City has been talked about for some months, these documents can not be authenticated for now, it is still just a Rumor.