THE BUZZ: The stars seem to be aligned for Take-Two this year, with Grand Theft Auto V still cooking, and Bioshock Infinite getting groomed for release. Take-Two is taking a moment to remind us of how well it expects to do. CEO and chairmen of Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick said “Fiscal 2013 is expected to be one of our best years ever, with substantial revenue growth and non-GAAP net income in excess of $2 per diluted share. We are well positioned to continue to deliver growth and profitability over the long-term.”
Besides Bioshock Infinite, and Grand Theft Auto V, Take-Two is also expecting Borderlands 2 to pick up where its predecessor left off, XCom: Enemy Unknown to surprise gamers, and Spec Ops: The Line to take a bite out of the modern military market. Strauss’ comments also lead some to believe that Grand Theft Auto V might be getting set for a holiday season release. With most of Take-Two’s games having general release windows, the highly anticipated GTA V would fit snuggly into a November release slot.
EGM’s TAKE: With all these big name names scheduled to come out in the next fiscal year, Take-Two is anticipating a big year. Whether or not GTA V will come out this year for Christmas 2012, or see a early 2013 release, Take-Two has the confidence of a company that knows what’s in their holster.