Following the corporate’s fiscal yr 2024/2025 earnings report, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick supplied some updates on Grand Theft Auto 6. Presently deliberate to launch subsequent yr, he clarified that it’s unlikely to reach earlier than April 2025. Contemplating the huge buzz for the title, with over 174 million views up to now, how did Zelnick really feel concerning the trailer leaking beforehand?
For these unaware, Rockstar Video games set a particular time and date for the trailer’s reveal, solely to have it leak on Twitter prior. It led to the official trailer going dwell instantly. Chatting with IGN earlier than Take-Two’s earnings name, Zelnick mentioned that it was “disappointing” however didn’t really feel it harm the workforce.
“It’s superb when the trailer announcement is big information, after which we have been very gratified when the trailer broke the web… so we couldn’t be happier or extra excited. When it comes to the leak, that’s at all times disappointing for the workforce, however finally, I don’t assume it harm us.”
The primary leak the title confronted was in September 2022, with over 50 minutes of early footage leaking. Hacker Arion Kurtaj, a part of Lapsus$, was alleged to be accountable however later deemed psychiatrically unfit for trial. Following the leak, Take-Two assured it didn’t affect the sport’s growth.
Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming to Xbox Collection X/S, PS5 and PC. Zelnick famous the workforce is “in search of perfection, and once we really feel we’ve optimized creatively, that’s the time to launch.” Keep tuned within the coming months for extra updates.