Marvel's Midnight Suns delayed to second half of 2022, GTA 5 at 155 million copies sold
Games shift launch dates as Grand Theft Auto just can't be stopped.
What you need to know
- Marvel's Midnight Suns is a strategy game from Firaxis that was slated to launch in March 2022.
- The game is being delayed to the second half of 2022, Take-Two Interactive confirmed as part of its latest financial results.
- Take-Two Interactive also shared that Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold over 155 million copies.
Marvel's Midnight Suns, a strategy game being developed by XCOM developer Firaxis, is delayed to the second half of 2022, Take-Two Interactive shared as part of its Q2 2022 financial results. The game was previously scheduled to arrive in March 2022 but will now be part of Take-Two Interactive's Q3 or Q4 lineup.
A seperate statement from the developers of the game on Twitter indicated that the delay was made in order to create an "unforgettable adventure" and taking the time needed to make that happen.
Meanwhile, Take-Two Interactive provided a sales update on several of its titles, confirming that GTA 5 is now at over 155 million copies sold, up another five million since the last quarter. A current-generation version of GTA 5 for Xbox Series X|S and PS5 is in development and is slated to launch in March 2022. GTA 5 consistently sells five million copies per quarter, strong performance considering GTA 6 is likely still years away.
Rockstar Games is also launching an upcoming remaster compilation, the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition, on Nov. 11, 2021. Fellow Rockstar Games title Red Dead Redemption 2 is now at 39 million copies sold, up a million copies from the prior quarter.
Overall, Take-Two Interactive reported net bookings of $984.9 million for the quarter.
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With Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition, players can revisit three games that helped shape Rockstar Games and the GTA franchise as a whole: GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas.
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