Take-Two's financial expectations for the fiscal year are such that Grand Theft Auto V really has to launch…or those billion-dollar predictions won't even be close.
And Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter had something to say about the impending launch of one of this generation's most anticipated titles. In speaking to NowGamer , Pachter said he believes Rockstar wanted to have the game out for this October, saying all GTA installments (with the exception of one) launched in October. That being said, let's not forget that the last entry, GTAIV, was the errant one; it arrived in April.
So now it's important to get GTAV out by March. Said Pachter:
"Take Two is on the hook to deliver over a billion dollars in revenue. Their fiscal year, ends March 31, so they pretty much have to bring the game out by March 31. I would say a March launch is more likely than May and knowing the Rockstar guys, I wouldn’t rule out a December  launch. You just don’t know with these guys, they could announce next week that GTA is coming out December 20, I think it would be stupid, but they could do it."
Remember, the game will be on the cover of Game Informer for December, and we might get a date then. Pachter believes Rockstar could get away with announcing the date next week and having it hit on December 9, but he's betting on a March launch for now. Me, I just want the damn game.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V