Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz stated on Saturday that he believes Take-Two may have plans to publish “Grand Theft Auto 5” on Xbox 720 and PS4.
In a research note, Creutz said today: "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."
At the current time, Rockstar has only announced “Grand Theft Auto 5” for an Xbox 360 and PS3 release. Though speculation suggests the title will eventually release on PC, Rockstar hasn’t officially announced any plans to bring the game to PC.
Likewise, Rockstar has not announced “GTA V” for the Nintendo Wii U. Whether announcements for a PC and Wii U version come at a later time is yet to be determined.