February 22, 2011
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.
February 8, 2011
If you are waiting for GTA 5 fresh news… I have a good news for you ! Take 2 just published a recent ratings about a new game, which is titled “000A”. The Australian Classification Database said that the game contains violence, crude humor, drug & sexual references, and it could be played by 15 players and up in multiplayer mode.
To my mind, the description of that game shows the first signs of the future Take Two’s video game: Grand Theft Auto V.
Do you think it is the next GTA ?
December 10, 2010
Grand Theft Auto 5
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.