Take-Two has released its the latest annual income statement and there are intriguing predictions that suggest Grand Theft Auto 6 could very well launch as early as next year.
as spotted by IGN, publisher Take-Two predicts it will generate an absolutely staggering $8 billion in net bookings in fiscal 2025 (starting April 2024) as it launches “several ground-breaking games.” That’s a big jump from the $5.3 billion just reported for fiscal 2023, and an even bigger jump from the $3.5 billion reported a year earlier, suggesting that between April and March 2025 something big is about to happen.
“Over the past several years, we’ve been preparing our business to release an incredibly solid pipeline of projects that we believe will take our company to even greater levels of success,” Take-Two wrote in an earnings report.
“In fiscal 2025, we expect to enter this new era by launching several revolutionary titles that we believe will set new standards in our industry and enable us to achieve more than $8 billion in net bookings and more than $1 billion in adjusted unrestricted operating cash flow “, the publisher continued. “We look forward to maintaining this momentum, achieving even higher levels of operating results in fiscal 2026 and beyond.”
Take-Two’s upcoming slate remains a little hazy beyond its usual sports titles, but we do know Judas by Ken Levine is on the way, as is a new IP from the 31st Union, a new mafia game from hangar 13, plus a a new BioShock title by Cloud Chamber. It’s a promising list for sure, but one that may not have enough to get the estimated $8 billion and “beyond.”
GTA 6 though, what a Rockstar finally announced last February after almost a year of rumors and reports, barring events that may affect reality, will be massive for Take-Two, considering its predecessor grossed more than $1 billion within 24 hours of release and sold more than 180 million copies. And if it also includes a GTA Online-like money-printing component, that could well explain Take-Two’s predictions for “even bigger” profits in fiscal 2026.
However, as always, this is all speculation until Take-Two is ready to say more.