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The longer Rockstar waits to release GTA V, the bigger the risk, says analyst


Take-Two delivered its quarterly earnings report yesterday evening and despite giving any concrete dates to go by, their financial guidance could indicate that Rockstar could have GTA V ready by early 2013.  The company which issues forward looking statements about its future earnings potential for the fiscal year points to a strong one for the publisher.  Industry analysts have already started disceting the information, and at least one believes that GTA V will arrive in less than a year’s time.

‘Rockstar unlikely to risk delay very far in the face of potential next-gen consoles’Michael Pachter said in his Take-Two research notes that the “Guidance strongly implies the release of Grand Theft Auto V in FY:13.  Although management did not provide a release date or window for GTA V, its FY:13 revenue guidance is unattainable without a huge seller from Rockstar.  Also we believe that the game’s developers are unlikely to risk delay very far into CY 2013 and face declining current-generation software sales in the face of potential introduction of next-generation consoles that year or the next.”

Many expected more information about Rockstar’s next Grand Theft Auto title out of Take Two’s Conference call.  So close to E3, we’re expecting at least something out of the Rockstar camp in the coming weeks, about the title which was revealed last year.  Earlier this month, a list was found buried in the Max Payne 3 game code that may or may not be a complete rundown of GTA V’s vehicular options.

- This article was updated on:March 9th, 2018

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