In extended trading on Monday, shares of Take-Two Interactive Software, a publisher of video games, dropped as much as 4% following the release of the trailer for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto game, which is scheduled for release in 2025. The trailer was supposed to be released on Tuesday, December 5, at 6 a.m. ET, but Take Two had to push back its release date due to a leak.
The original leak of the video came from the @Gta6trailerleak account on X, which was formerly known as Twitter. The trailer was then posted on YouTube by Take-Two’s Rockstar Games subsidiary. Additionally, X suspended the account that uploaded the video leak.
After its release, Grand Theft Auto VI is probably going to have an effect on Take Two’s revenue growth. Grand Theft Auto V is the second-best-selling video game ever, having sold over 190 million copies since its 2013 release. The only game that trails it is Minecraft, which is owned by Microsoft and has sold over 300 million copies.
For years, players have been itching to learn more about the upcoming game. The founder of Rockstar, Sam Houser, stated in the beginning of November that the trailer would be released in December.
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick addressed analysts during a conference call in November, saying, “As the label approaches its 25th anniversary next month, we congratulate Rockstar Games on their constant innovation in the pursuit of the highest quality interactive entertainment.”
Take-Two released a statement announcing that the new game will be available on Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.
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