A rumor surfaced earlier this week, suggesting that Grand Theft Auto 6 would be coming out in 2023.
With Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V launched across multiple devices between 2013 and 2015, and its Red Dead Redemption 2 released in 2018 and 2019, speculation has turned towards the likely timeline for a sixth entry to the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Cohens noticed that the latest information pointed to the company shifting a spike in marketing spend from FY 2023 to FY 2024, with at least $89.2 million now set aside for that year. That's 10 years after Grand Theft Auto V released which seems like a very long time but makes financial sense to Take-Two.
Take-Two Interactive filed a Form 10-K with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week (I told you it was boring), which essentially informs the government and investors of planned spending in the years ahead.
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Forecast updates now show that it expects to spend US$89.2m Dollars in FY 2024, versus US$40.9m the year before. In Cohen's analysis, he points out that the same kind of disclosure accurately predicted the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2. What game could call for such a budget?
Rockstar Games / WhatCulture, YouTube GTA V players have seemingly found a teaser for the setting of Rockstar's upcoming release.
Again, this is in line with previous Rockstar and Take-Two strategy.
The Project Americas leak was first shared in a now-deleted Reddit post, with an alleged Rockstar tester claiming that it would revolve around two major cities, Vice City and the Boston-inspired Carcer City. While obviously this isn't a guarantee of Grand Theft Auto VI, it seems like the most plausible explanation and it's also been suggested by analyst Jeff Cohen of investment firm Stephens.
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