GTA 5 publisher defends development cycle
The news of Grand Theft Auto 5 being delayed has hit fans hard, and although this seems to be the most anticipated game to release for some time, we hope that this delay will be used to create a title worthy of the wait. It seems that all those involved with the development of the GTA 5 have been heavily criticized by fans expecting the game sooner, yet Take-Two Interactive has jumped to the defence of the long development cycle, as well as the amount of time between each instalment.
We are under the impression a happy medium is needed, while on one hand gamers complain about some franchises churning out sometimes more than one sequel a year, when others take too long. According to Take-Two Interactive they are not willing to sell out when it comes to the GTA series and this is highlighted in a report on GTA 5 Cheats.
The article goes on to discuss Take-Two’s stance defending the time that elapses between each game in the series, and from what we gather they have no intention of changing the way they work. We understand the need to create a brand new experience with each instalment and Take-Two COO Karl Slatoff says it does not make sense to do a new game every couple of years, which could then “degrade the value“.
We understand their point of view, but this is not a Call of Duty type of franchise, and we are sure releasing one GTA game every two years would be productive, amounting in continued strong sales. Some gamers may share the same sentiment, although the long wait for Grand Theft Auto 5 has kept the demand for the game higher than it would if instalments were more regular.
This is where a middle ground is required, and we acknowledge more frequent releases of the game may harm the overall quality, but gamers are now anticipating a game that looks and plays like it has taken half a decade to develop. We are not the only ones who feel a giant leap is expected with this upcoming game and even more so with the next, so would you like to see a Grand Theft Auto game release every two years?
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Take-Two should take as long as it needs to not release a EA simcity style fail game. I want GTA5 outta the box to be a great finished product. Shame they are not waiting for ps4 as ps3 sucks now. But no PC version that is crazy PC is far better than ps3 or xbox360. My pc is far more powerful than any console, yet only a few games push it to the max and that is due to weak programming not graphics. If people stopped buying the half computers (consoles) then today we would have a much better gaming market consoles stifle progress anyone that buys a console is a fool.
What the hell, people? Nobody OWES you new video games. If T2 wants to go five years between publishing GTA titles, that's their business, not yours. If they want to wait ten years, that's their business. If they decide to never publish GTA again, that's their business.Instead of having the cheek to decide how long a publisher ought to go between releases of a popular franchise, maybe you should just be glad that they're working on games at all, and if they want to take extra time to polish or avoid franchise burnout, so much the better. If you don't like it, find something else to spend your money on in the intervening years.
I could of waited for GTA4 longer if it meant they would fix the vehicle physics!! it made me want to vomit!!!
every 3 years sound about right........the biggest problem I see is telling all the media "to be released spring 2013"...and then amonth or two before spring announcing it wont be until September........
I think for the GTA franchise more time to develop a game is needed then others. that being said I also feel like a half a decade is more then enough time to develop any game. A two year wait is maybe too soon, but a 3 year wait for Grand Theft Auto should be more then enough time to develop and release the next installment. I believe any longer then that is pushing it, and if anything GTA 5 is the exception when it comes to the real point. If Rockstar keeps this trend up any longer though, and especially since faster and stronger systems are coming out soon, that this tactic won't work the next time considering that the open world gaming trend has become the new normal in the industry. I say Rockstar should always be open to new idea's regardless how they see the bigger picture down the road.
I like more Grand Theft Auto, but I understand what all goes into game developement. We're long passed the Genesis/Super Nintendo generation (3hr game lengths, 8 mega cartridges) . There is a lot of research, time, staffing (Rockstar does have other games to make), legal paperwork, and most of all money that goes into stuff like this. Even a game like Gran Turismo takes years. The whole "every two years" was just a example but it seems like someone heard it said once, and now people can't get it out of there minds and web articles. Bethesda released The Elder Scrolls:Skyrim 5 years after they released The Elder Scrolls:Oblivion. That game is insane, and look at all of the problems they ran into, especially with the PS3. Now, that may not be saying much seeing as though Bethesda had some of the same issues with Fallout 3 while Rockstar had no significant issues with GTA 4, however it isn't worth them putting out what is being touted as Rockstar's "most ambitious project to date" and not have it run satisfactorily. I am a fan of Rockstar. So when this is released in September, I would like to see a new Red Dead in 2015, Max Payne 4 in 2017, and then the next GTA in 2019 or 2020. Possibly a Warriors remake or a game based on that concept. It wouldn't surprise me if GTA 5 contains every element that made the aforementioned titles awesome. I'm just waiting to see to depth of their ambition.
I think rather than releasing a new game every couple of years they should consider releasing new DLC every year. If you look at the Lost and The Damned and the Ballad of Gay Tony, they were essentially complete games in themselves. So why not just release new DLC every year after the release of the full game? That would give the player new experiences and features in the current world, and keep the game fresh.