GTA 5 ‘Could Realistically Slip To Financial Year 2014′ – Analyst
GTA 5 is widely regarded to be launching in the current financial year, 2013, because of publisher Take-Two’s rather optimisitic financial guidance for the period ending in March next year.
But not every industry analyst is so sure GTA 5 will be out before then.
At the end of a Gamasutra story regarding the fate of BioShock Infinite now that two key developers have left Irrational, a quote from Janco Partners’ Mike Hickey suggested GTA 5 may well slip until after March 2013.
“We suspect both GTA V and Bioshock Infinite could realistically slip into a fiscal ‘14 release period,” he said, meaning an April 2013 release at the earliest.
Should a slip happen, Rockstar may target yet another May release window after Max Payne 3, LA Noire and Red Dead Redemption launched in that month.
Max Payne 3 was just the latest Rockstar game to be delayed.
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