One game that will most certainly be on some gamers wish lists will be the next Grand Theft Auto title. Late last year we were treated to a trailer and pretty much nothing else to whet gamers appetite. Last month we were promised an update about the game at some point during February, and while we wait for that it seems that the GTA 5 development is going well with a Xmas release rumored.
Take Two boss, Strauss Zelnick, was recently talking during the company’s financial call, and according to a report on CVG he said the game “is making great process”. Unfortunately he didn’t go into more details about the game except that the game will “continue Rockstar’s incredible track record of delighting fans”.
Meanwhile a report over at MCV is saying that Take Two believes its 2013 fiscal year will be its best ever, which some believe means that Grand Theft Auto V could release at Christmas this year. The company did report a drop in profits for the third quarter of its financial year that ended on December 31st, but is certain that its next financial year that begins on April 1st, and ends on March 31st 2013 will be much better.
During its 2013 financial year the company has a number of big game releases on the cards, which includes the likes of Max Payne 3 this May, Spec Ops: The Line and XCOM: Enemy Unknown during the fall, and BioShock Infinite later in the year. Also during that timeframe of the 2013 fiscal year are Borderlands 2 and another XCOM title.
Which then brings us to GTA 5 the next title in the massive 100 million franchise, and even though its release date is still listed as TBC. Take Two’s confidence of a strong financial year means the game must surely be arriving during it, and given the stronger demand for games during the Christmas period a release then makes perfect sense.
Would you like to see GTA 5 next Christmas?