Take 2 suggest GTA V won’t release in this financial year

During the Take 2 investor meeting held today,  Dan Emerson talked about the company’s outlook citing Borderlands 2 as being positively received as well as mentioning the soon to be released 2K Sports NBA 2K 13. There’s more positive outlook with XCOM Enemy Unknown releasing on October 9th and Bioshock Infinite in February next year. Emerson also talked about a delay in key titles, but mentioned no specifics (Bioshock Infinite which was originally planned for a 2012 release and slipped to 2013 is an obvious choice)  which has meant projections were down, although online distribution sales were up and accounted for 13% of the company’s revenue for the period.

Sadly, GTA V was mentioned (Rockstar releasing screenshots and development is coming along), but of the key games talked about, it was the only one where a release date was not attached. This does suggest the game is likely not going to be hitting retail shelves  this side of March 31st 2013 when the financial year ends. Some have speculated a May 2013 release period which is more likely.

Take 2 plan to have a stream of the meeting available later today.

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