GTA V Xmas 2012 release date hinted at by Take-Two financial projections

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GTA-V.jpgGrand Theft Auto V may currently be floating around in the “TBC” netherworld of release dates, but a new report from Take-Two has hinted at a Christmas 2012 release date for the open-world crime sim.

Take-Two, parent company of GTA publisher Rockstar Games, has reported a drop in profits for its fiscal Q3 ending December 31st. Despite this, they’ve bullishly tipped fiscal 2013 to be one of the most lucrative in the company’s history, suggesting a late 2012 release for the next GTA game with the Christmas period being the most profitable point for boxed games.

“Fiscal 2013 is expected to be one of our best years ever, with substantial revenue growth and non-GAAP net income in excess of $2 per diluted share. We are well positioned to continue to deliver growth and profitability over the long-term,” said Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick.

Though GTA V will lead Take-Two’s profit charge, there are plenty of other promising titles heading out this year under their umbrella. Max Payne 3, Spec Ops: The Line, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and BioShock Infinite are all due later this year while there’s also Borderlands 2 and the XCOM FPS game out in Take-Two’s fiscal 2013 too.

Gerald Lynch
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