| 5 March 2024, Tuesday |

Rockstar Games sets ‘GTA VI’ launch for 2025 in game’s first trailer

In the first video game trailer, Rockstar Games announced that the highly anticipated “Grand Theft Auto VI” would launch in 2025. This news disappointed some investors who had anticipated the highly successful franchise’s newest entry to come out sooner.

Parent company Take-Two Interactive Software’s (TTWO.O) shares, which have increased over 50% so far this year, dropped by almost 2% on Tuesday.

In the teaser, a couple akin to “Bonnie and Clyde” were shown blitzing around “Vice City,” a made-up version of Miami, Florida. After a version appeared on social media, it was made available on Monday, ahead of its scheduled early Tuesday debut.

“A February/March 2025 release date could indeed deliver Take-Two’s guidance of about $8 billion in bookings in financial year 2025 and growth in 2026,” Uerkwitz said.

The “GTA VI” trailer has been viewed nearly 60 million times on YouTube in 10 hours since its launch and the game will be available on Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and S consoles.

Take-Two did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the game’s launch on PC and PlayStation 4.

  • Reuters