Michael Pachter from Wedbush Securities estimates Rockstar’s yet-unannounced game has already been invested at $80 million for the publisher to create, which puts Max Payne 3 development cost on par.
Well of course, Grand Theft Auto V isn’t technically official yet. Neither Rockstar Games nor parent publisher Take-Two have have publicily put any details which concerns a follow-up to 2008′s blockbuster hit game. But, that’s not preventing this one analyst from making on record and forecasting an healthy sales future for it.
Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter recently issued an investor note that stated his belief that the next addition to the highly successful franchise, Grand Theft Auto V will sell “at least 18 million units.” The industry diviner also said the game could ship as many as 24 million units if it consistently keeps historical attach rates.
Although we never heard anything official, or announcement from the publisher, they are certainly a lot of evidence that leads to its existence. Yesterday, Take-Two has published a report of its latest quarterly earnings, with its April 2012-March 2013 fiscal year to produce $2 earnings per share. This guidance is well higher that of the publisher’s in-progress fiscal year, and it makes one analyst to question whether it can be assumed that a new version of Grand Theft Auto will hit the market during the quarter. (Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick dodged the question.)