Analysts have spoken.
Why has there been a GTA 5 delay? Could it mean that they are trying to release the game on next-gen platforms? Analyst, Doug Creutz, from Cowen & Company has revealed that the game could be heading to the next gen consoles in the future.
This also confirms that the PC version could be released in 2014, along with the DLC for the game.
Here’s what he had to say in a research note (via CVG): “In and of itself, the delay of the game from FQ1 to FQ2 would not normally mean any significant change to expected FY14 financial results.
“However there is an issue in that we expect the next generation of Xbox and/or PlayStation consoles to launch in the December quarter. We think the closer proximity of GTA V to the next cycle could, at the margin, impact lifetime sales of the title, though we believe that a title of GTA’s stature will still be a major seller regardless.
“We think there also could be some impact on the legs of likely GTA V downloadable content as the next-gen installed base increases through 2014. However, we suspect Take-Two may have plans to eventually publish GTA V on the next set of consoles in some form to offset this.”
The game has been delayed and is scheduled to be released on September 17, 2013. The PS4 will also be revealed on February 20.
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