Take-Two Plays Coy About Next Grand Theft Auto

| 10 Aug 2011 03:43

Take Two will announce Grand Theft Auto V (and all the other games you're waiting for) when it darn well pleases, thank you very much.

A lot of gamers have been asking when Take-Two plans to release the next Grand Theft Auto. Well, guess what? The publisher's CEO Strauss Zelnick recently was asked this question and ... it turns out he totally blew off the query. That said, he's promising gamers that his company has a lot of good stuff coming down the line, including games the public doesn't know about yet.

On Monday night, Take-Two reported the first quarter results for the 2012 financial year. During the subsequent question-and-answer session, Zelnick was asked by an analyst how the publisher planned to make a profit without Grand Theft Auto game to be released during the 2013 fiscal year (which is between April 2012 and March 2013).

According to Eurogamer, Zelnick had this to say:

"Looking ahead to fiscal year 2013, we have already announced three exciting new releases: BioShock Infinite, Spec Ops: The Line, and Borderlands 2, and we have a very strong pipeline of yet-to-be announced titles in development."

"Zelnick batted the question away, pointing to Irrational's BioShock Infinite> and Gearbox's Borderlands 2."

According to GTANet, Take-Two is hoping to earn a $2 per-share net income during the next financial year; the last time that sort of fiscal event happened was when the publisher released Grand Theft Auto IV. So, at the moment, Zelnick's comments can't really even be considered a rumored hint that Grand Theft Auto V is coming. That said, the nebulous circumstantial evidence is starting to line up ...

Source: Eurogamer

Disclosure(s): Strauss Zelnick, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., is the head of ZelnickMedia, an investor in both Take-Two and Defy Media, LLC, our parent company. This article was published without approval or consent of ZelnickMedia or Take-Two.
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