The Silence Breaks: Rockstar Games Speaks Out
Barely a word has been heard from the Rockstar camp about their hotly anticipated open-world epic, GTA 6, since the announcement of its development. A shroud of secrecy enveloped the return to the iconic Vice City, and the game’s first female protagonist. However, the wait is finally over, as Rockstar has broken their silence and teased an exciting roadmap for the coming years.
On May 17, the gaming giant unveiled a tantalizing glimpse of the future, stating that “active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway.” They went further to tease that 2025 would be a monumental year for the company.
Take-Two Interactive expects Fiscal 2025 to set "new standards in our industry" and "achieve over $8 billion in Net Bookings".
It's anticipated to be a big year for Take-Two. pic.twitter.com/OBVm5TCGsv
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A Beacon of Hope: GTA 6 Release Hinted
During a recent investor call, Take-Two, Rockstar’s parent company, hinted at what’s to come, predicting that Fiscal 2025 would “set new standards in our industry” – a phrase that has previously been linked to the release of GTA 6.
Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, whipped the gaming community into a frenzy with his claims that the company is on track to “achieve over $8 billion in Net Bookings,” thereby adding more fuel to the speculative GTA fire.
Unveiling the Mystery: Zelnick Talks Future Plans
In a conversation with gamesindustry.biz, Zelnick clarified that these projected figures weren’t tied to any “specific titles”, but instead represented the broad scope of projects in the works. “It’s a reflection of a pipeline we’ve been investing in for years. We’re beginning to see that come to fruition in fiscal 24, and then in fiscal 25, we expect to see some great successes,” he stated.
This lines up neatly with previous rumors that have swirled around the gaming universe, suggesting that the world might finally witness the release of GTA VI in 2024. However, as tantalizing as this speculation is, an official confirmation is yet to surface.
In Anticipation: The Wait Continues
While the gaming world yearns for the official announcement of GTA 6, patience remains the game of the day. Until then, as we hold our breath and wait for the next big reveal, check out our list of other GTA-like games you can immerse yourself in right now.