GTA 5 success or failure over hype
When Rockstar first announced that they were working on Grand Theft Auto V we thought that after the initial trailer we would not be waiting long for new details, but here we are more than 8 months later and all we have to show for it since then are two screenshots and they were making good progress with the development of GTA 5.
We’ve already talked about how fans of the franchise have the patience of a saint, but this was a while ago now and with Rockstar still staying quiet and only releasing two screenshots since they said they would release more details in a few months, well one has to wonder if they are doing enough to keep their fans happy?
Personally we believe that whatever Rockstar does during its development of GTA V the fans will wait until more information is shared or the game is released rather than say they will not buy a copy of the game – but there’s still a small risk that the hype of this game could point to success or failure.
The reason we say this is because with most games that are in development they get to droll over an abundance of information, trailers and screenshots. Now we know that this has been mentioned before in regards to Rockstar, but they did share more details with Max Payne 3 than they have with the upcoming Grand Theft Auto title, then again that franchise is nowhere near as popular – maybe sharing too much is what has hurt sales of MP3?
Since the announcement of GTA V there has been a great deal of speculation, the most recent being could the game actually be a next-gen release considering how late Rockstar are leaving it close to the end of the current-gen consoles? Some gamers have already said that if this were the case then they would have to miss out on Grand Theft Auto V, but we would say to them do not worry because this would certainly point to the failure of the game. We have said on a number of occasions that it would be a silly decision if Rockstar were to release GTA 5 on the PS4 or the next Xbox because of the user base. Then again maybe Rockstar will release the game on current-gen and also on next-gen once released, but that is certainly a long shot?
There’s nothing worse than knowing too much about a game ahead of its release, we believe that the hype helps to keep fans focused on the game and by sharing too much information will leave nothing to their imagination, but what do you think?