Mixed GTA 5 logic regarding release
The need for knowledge in regards to Grand Theft Auto V is still pretty huge, even though some fans have begun to grow tired of when the next trailer will appear or when will Rockstar finally announce the games official release date. Over the past few months we have seen fans try to understand the logic regarding the release of GTA 5, and it’s clear to see that there are mixed views on this.
There’s a general consensus that Rockstar is so secretive because they like to surprise and many fans believe that because most of us now assume that we will not see the game this year then logic dictates that Rockstar could release GTA V when we least except it, which is this year. This is simple logic, but there are those who would say that this is bad logic.
Would Rockstar want to risk catching potential buyers unaware because they might not have the funds set aside to what promises to be the most-anticipated game in years? If the release of the game was going to be over the Holiday Season then surely Rockstar would inform us about it before, as they know that budgets have already been set and with Black Friday fast approaching there might not be enough money left in their budget?
Another reason why an unexpected release in 2012 is bad logic is because Rockstar have always announced the release of a new game more than three months in advance, as they need plenty of time for the marketing machine to get into gear. They seem to be sticking to what they have done in the past, holding back as much information in regards to the story, protagonist and other such content until they have announced the launch date and then market GTA 5 for all it’s worth – would 2-3 months really be enough when there are other big titles planned for this year?
Some gamers have been getting confused when it comes to the release of Grand Theft Auto V because they assume that they will be playing the game on December 31st, this is because the likes of Newegg and Best Buy have allowed consumers to pre-order the game with claims of a December 31st release. However, there are two things to take into consideration here, why would Rockstar release a game directly after the Holiday Season and also this is just a placeholder date.
In he build up to the release there has been a certain amount of confusion because there had been rumors that suggest GTA 5 could be a next-gen title, but this is very unlikely for various reasons. There’s also been talk in regards to the multiplayer taking preference over the main story, but Rockstar has already said that nothing will ever detract from what has made the Grand Theft Auto franchise what it is today.
Where do stand in regards to Rockstar’s logic?
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Why would Rockstar spend $$$ on advertizing GTA? Grand theft auto games are popular and even if they slapped GTA V on shelves tomorrow, it would sell millions and millions. Yeah, the wait is killing us but Rockstar wants to make GTA V amazing. In fact, Rockstar says that GTA V will be the biggest open world game to date. Which means that GTA V will be alot bigger than Skyrim.
Nowhere in history of rockstar have they not had sufficient time for advertisement. GTA4, red-dead, LAnoir, Max Pain all had enough advertisement and hype. Rockstar does what they do best let the fans create their own hype. When the hype is all but gone, and fans slowly forget, and move on to other games, rockstar releases some news on the matter. (Screenshots, and vids, and 'supposed' leaks on a game still in development). To get the attention of all potential customers, real advertisement has to be done, all those who follow news, and rumours are just a small part of the consumer market. Being September and only screenshots being released, It is logical to just assume standard release date of May. Yearly game releases constant development of good games, and yearly great games. (Makes more sense than a surprise with no marketing)
Why would Rockstar need two or three months for the media machine to get into gear? Are you kidding me? One global announcement of a release date and there would be so many pre-orders that on-line shops wouldn't be able to handle them. The GTA name alone will sell at least twenty million copies without a single bit of advertising. October has always been the month for GTA games, with the exception of GTA IV, which was scheduled for an October release but delayed to fix a few problems. They gave us a trailer this time LAST YEAR. That means they had at least a working code this time LAST YEAR. Which means they've had twelve months to finish the game and iron out any bugs. Take Two and Rockstar are scheduled to have a meeting in two days' time, and I believe the world will be given a 2012 release date for GTA IV immediately following that meeting. They made the mistake of having to postpone GTA IV when it was scheduled for October release. Do you really think they're going to make the same mistake twice? I don't. If you look at the earlier releases: GTA, October 1997. GTA II: October 1999. GTA III: October 2001. GTA Vice City: October 2002. GTA San Andreas: October 2004. GTA IV: Originally scheduled for October 2007, released April 2008. That means it's been almost FIVE years since a GTA game, and that is not in keeping with Rockstar tradition. Bottom line: I fully expect an October 2012 release for GTA V.
logic would be, save the advertising money. there really isnt competition out there for a GTA title. I love the others that are about to launch but GTA has no reason to rush the sales. even if it doesnt sell out in three days it will still have strong sales over time. there is no reason to try to sell fast and hard. so shareholders should be fine with the low stock price that came from the silence. the hype now should be driving it up steadily. and the spike in pre orders the day the release date is announced will make some money. the day it is released the numbers will speak. assasins creed will have to wait. and hitman absolution. and Far cry. oh so many good games. but I can buy just one that will keep me busy for months until all the others have hit their first price drop a half year later. that is a value game.
Couldn't have said it better. What you get with GTA titles is value for money. A game that you know you will be playing in a years time to find every secret and bonus mission and as near a you can get to 100% completion.
Its not real. Dem was kidding, dem lie. Take your dumbass back to school before you play one more video game son
Another top class article from one of the Chubb brothers. Get a proper job. You will probably start talking about rumours for gta 6 as soon as 5 is out
Relax people. Rockstar surely want to make GTA 5 as good a game as it can be. Its only good practice to give the customer what they want in regards to quality, and they haven't let us down yet. Would you rather have a rushed title that could destroy the game play quality and the franchises reputation (HELL NO!). So take a chill pill and a big cup of SHUT THE HELL UP cause it will be worth the wait.
The game is finnished there just fixing bugs now and remember last year GTA 4 released a trailer and the next day the game was released.
I oughtta whoop your ass son fo saying that about that young man's colon! boy I'm a piss in yer gadam mouth and your gonna like it ya hear? your gonna actually beg me for more by the time I'm done with ya
The game is not complete - get over it people and stop whining. Bitching and moaning isn't gonna make it come out any quicker and there is lots of existing games and future titles to look forward to. Just be patient and it'll soon hit the shelves.
THE FIRST SENTENCE OF THIS PAGE READS: "The need for knowledge in regards to Grand Theft Auto V is still pretty huge, even though some fans have begun to grow tired of when the next trailer will appear or when will Rockstar finally announce the games official release date." Does the writer/webmaster have any grammatical competance whatsoever? The whole page is littered with examples of poor writing and there is no news at all in here - just groundless speculation (as in every other article on the site.) Stop clogging search results with your useless website. The article has nothing important to say at all, it is just the ramblings of an illiterate fan who is no better informed than the general public. Amateurish.
Ive gone from loving Rockstar to hating them. Ive been a loyal fan from day one and bought all Rockstars games ever released UNTILL they started to mess us around with GTAV......then i boycotted Max Payne 3 even though im a huge fan of Max Payne....im going to boycott GTAV aswell if its not out in 2012. I want something to play over the winter when im indoors not over the summer when im out all the time!!! 2012 i will buy it...2013 i simply wont buy it like i didnt buy Max Payne 3. The End!
Ha ha ha! What a complete muppet, yeah like Rockstar owe you something. Dont buy it then, sit in your bedroom angry and pi$$ed off while we have fun. Loser.
Sit in my bedroom? No i am mostly at work,at home with my wife raising our daughter or out with friends. I will have plenty of fun in the meantime thanks. Yes i only buy games in the Holiday season. You find when you get older you have less and less time for games. Winter is pretty much the only time i get to play games these days,its the long dark cold nights,more time indoors.
What a load of rubbish , obviously you are a fool. I don't believe for one minute you will boycott GTAV even if it is released in April 2013. You will be standing in line to buy it like 90% of console owners on the day it comes out. I hope you do boycott it then its sold out when you go 2 days later! Rockstar are just making sure the game is perfect & the best game at the end of this generation, like San Andreas was.
You will be surprised. Many older fans in their late 20' and 30's who grew up with GTA and Rockstar games have turned on Rockstar. Many of them boycotted Max Payne 3 and as a result Max Payne 3 was a sales flop. These are people in their late 20's and 30's who have less time to play games and more important things to do. They loved GTA releasing in October (all GTA games released October apart from GTAIV was delayed) its like a tradition they have grown up with and October to December is when people this age range get time to play games. Rest of the year they are busy working,raising kids etc etc. These are not kids who will bad mouth the game then still run out and buy it anyway, they are adults who have other things to worry about/get on with.
Ok Teddy, I am the kind of gamer you are talking about, I'm just turned 40 been playing games since the early 80's( Atari / C64 ) and then came the early 90's (SNES/ PS1)and I used to spend a lot more money on games when i started working full time mayby 1 game a fortnight. Then i got married and had kids and different priorities now, and on average buy 1 or 2 games a year because i don't have the spare time but there is nothing stopping me playing games any time of the year. Why is October- December any busier than any other time of year???? Speaking as a parent of 3 I don't see your point. I didn't buy Max Payne, maybe a lot of people who didn't buy it because like me they are just waiting for it to come down to a reasonable price as money is tight. GTA won't have that problem as it is a must buy and rockstar know this.
You're a liar. I guarantee you'll be lined up outside a store for the midnight release with the rest of us degenerates. You're not fooling anyone.