Grand Theft Auto 6 will likely be launched someday in 2025, with developer Rockstar Video games asserting the much-anticipated title through a trailer late final 12 months. The trailer for GTA 6, which has 174 million views on YouTube on the time of writing, arrived on December 5, showcasing good visuals, a dense and detailed Vice Metropolis, and a Tom Petty tune that has since skilled a 37,000 % improve in Spotify streams. However hours earlier than Rockstar was compelled to truly launch the trailer, it leaked onto the web. Now, the CEO of Rockstar proprietor Take-Two stated the leak was “disappointing.”
Forward of the corporate's quarterly earnings name Thursday, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick instructed IGN that the GTA 6 trailer leak was “disappointing,” however it didn't harm the Rockstar group and the his father or mother firm, in accordance with him.
“So far as the leak, it's nonetheless disappointing for the group, however finally, I don't assume it harm us,” Zelnick stated. The pinnacle of Take-Two added that the group was gratified when the official trailer “broke the web.”
Zelnick's assertion echoed his feedback from February final 12 months, when he addressed a separate leak that exposed footage within the improvement of GTA 6. On the time, Zelnick had stated the leak was an “emotional matter” quite than a industrial. “We take the leaks very significantly and it's disappointing for all of us, it's actually irritating and upsetting for the group,” he stated. “Nevertheless, as a enterprise matter we’re not affected. However as a private matter and an emotional matter, our groups are affected.”
The event of GTA 6 has been filled with speculations and leaks, the most important of which was a hack that launched greater than 90 gameplay movies in improvement in September 2022, which revealed the 2 protagonists of the sport and its atmosphere Vice Metropolis. These particulars have been lastly confirmed when Rockstar launched the GTA 6 trailer, that includes two playable characters – Lucia and her associate (presumably Jason) – and a Miami-inspired Leonidas as the sport's location. Posting the official trailer on X, Rockstar had stated, “Our trailer is leaked, please watch the actual factor on YouTube.”
Take-Two, in the meantime, reported its third-quarter earnings for fiscal 12 months 2024, ending December 31, 2023, on Thursday. The corporate's web bookings for the quarter stood at $1.3 billion (about Rs. 11,126 crore) on the again of sturdy efficiency from Grand Theft Auto 5, GTA On-line, and the Pink Lifeless Redemption collection. Take-Two, nonetheless, forecast its fourth-quarter bookings beneath market expectations and minimize its annual estimates for the 12 months. As well as, the corporate additionally revised its income forecasts for fiscal 12 months 2025 (ending March 31, 2025), suggesting that GTA 6 will not be launched till March subsequent 12 months. Analysts stated the discharge of the sport represented a notable enhance within the firm's corresponding quarterly earnings. The sport will most likely be launched in fiscal 12 months 2026, within the second half of subsequent 12 months.