GTA V Remains TBA after Latest Take-Two Financial Report
Last night Take-Two Interactive Software released the latest financial figures for 2011 and reiterated its financial outlook for the fiscal year 2012, ending March 31, 2012. Included in the report was all of the games on Take-Two's latest product launch calendar up to the end of the company's 2013 fiscal year on March 31, 2013.
All of the companies big-named titles were on the list with estimated release timeframes including Borderlands 2 (Fiscal Year 2013), BioShock Infinite (Calendar Year 2012) , Max Payne 3 (March 2012), and XCOM (Fiscal Year 2013). All of the big games indeed. All except for one: Grand Theft Auto V, easily one of the most-anticipated games on their list. Nope, that one had a "TBA" next to it.
Take-Two wasn't completely ignorant of the hype of GTA V. They had this to say of the popular franchise.
"At the cornerstone of our stellar lineup is the recently announced next installment of Rockstar Games' iconic franchise that has sold-in more than 114 million units - Grand Theft Auto V. The creative team at Rockstar Games continues to set benchmarks for excellence with every new release and we're confident that consumers' enthusiasm will be rewarded with a breathtaking entertainment experience that can only be provided by Grand Theft Auto."
Still, despite the recent rumors and popularity of the game, Take-Two has refused to commit to a release date, or even an estimate of one. Early indications point to a 2012 release date, but seeing as how their calendar runs to 2013 we could be looking at a much later release. They should be cautious because if they wait any longer they might risk running into the hype of next-gen consoles.