Boycotting GTA 5 over release not an option
You would be forgiven for giving up on a game that saw it first trailer almost a year ago, but the idea of boycotting Grand Theft Auto V is not an option for most fans of the franchise. Not many developers could get away with such a thing, but many gamers have come to expect this from Rockstar and are still more than happy to wait, but there has to be a limit to how long fans will wait for GTA V?
The recent news (as reported here) from Take-Two that their profits were down, but were also not going to compromise a game by rushing it out due to a few issue – take note Bethesda – was a sign that one of these games must have been GTA 5, because surely they would have wanted to either release a second trailer or even the game itself by now? It’s good to know that Rockstar do not want to launch their new title with a bunch of glitches, you have to admire how they are not willing to rush its release.
It’s obvious that over the past several months fans of the GTA franchise started to lose patients with Rockstar, but now that they know there have been a few issues and do not want to just release the game because of pressure from the consumer – well it just gives us a little more respect for Rockstar.
We’ve heard that some gamers are unhappy with Rockstar for building up the hype for this game, which has yet to be released almost one year since its announcement, but it’s not them building up the hype for GTA 5, it’s the fans. All Rockstar has done is launch a trailer and a bunch of screenshots, the rest has been down to the fans and all the media attention – how’s that for cheap marketing.
There is one thing we can be certain of with once GTA 5 is released, and that’s the controversy that will surround the game. There’s no denying the inappropriateness of many aspects of Grand Theft Auto games, but when we hear that groups call for us to boycott the game, well it just makes that game more popular than ever, and this will be the same with GTA 5. Another side to a game causing controversy is how it is free marketing, and in more cases than not positive marketing in terms of sales.
Over the years lesser studios would have bowed down to pressure, but not Rockstar, they have a vision for a game no matter how questionable the content, and we can be certain that there will be no compromising when it comes to the content in GTA V.
On a final note, Grand Theft Auto V will be the same violent game that we have seen in the past and there will be the parents announcing their distaste for the game – even when some of them purchasing it for their children. The game will come under the same fire it has done over the years, but let’s face it, who cares the game is going to be awesome and the wait would have been worth it – we hope.