During an investor call Zelnick responded to a GTA V’s DLC question by saying, that it was “way too early to discuss those plans, and of course those discussions will come from Rockstar in the normal course”.
He continued: “I think you can safely assume that Rockstar, as the label that led the charge in downloadable content with Grand Theft Auto 4, I think you’d have every reason to believe, purely because of the ground-breaking nature of the title itself and the multiplayer in the title, that there’s going to be a lot of interesting stuff. But I’ll leave that to Rockstar to announce.”
Zelnick also confirmed that GTA V would not be launching until at least April 2013.
Earlier this week, Rockstar confirmed a Spring 2013 release date for GTA V, and “it is now a fiscal year 14 [title]”, the company’s chief financial officer Lainie Goldstein confirmed. “We’ve announced that it’s during spring 2013 release time period, and not in this fiscal year.”
Zelnick further confirmed GTA V’s FY 2014 release date, saying: “As a result, we continue to expect to deliver revenue growth and non-GAAP profits for fiscal year 2013 even without a major new release of Grand Theft Auto, and we’re positioned to generate substantial revenue and earnings growth in fiscal 2014.”
Take-Two’s FY 14 starts from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. GTA V might ship during April, May or June 2013.
When questioned about a specific release date for GTA V, Zelnick explains: “With regard to the date for Grand Theft Auto V, spring 2013, we make those announcements based on what we think is best to market the title, and we think that’s the right way to describe it, and we’re thrilled with the way that is shaping up.”
Beginning November 5, 2012, GTA V will be available for pre-order in stores everywhere.
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