We could never understand why anyone would want GTA V annually, but Take-Two’s CEO has gone on record to point out that setting a release date every year for a Grand Theft Auto game would stretch the franchise and burn some gamers out. The boss of future games Grand Theft Auto V and BioShock Infinite said he’s not planning on launching annual releases anytime soon, and while “competitors” have seen problems bringing a new game each year, it’s his opinion than more value is found in giving titles a rest for a few years.
It’s fair to say if you wait for things longer it can create a bigger desire, although with games you need to get the balance right when holding back the “next release“, because some people can get hooked on other franchises, which is why DLC is a great idea to keep gamers involved in ageing titles. We have loved most GTA games and the next title couldn’t come soon enough, but knowing the quality GTA V will likely bring it is well worth the wait in our books. You can read exactly what Strauss Zelnick said below, or take a look at some analysis in this article.
We think GTA V is an exception to the rule with some titles needing a yearly update, and this includes the upcoming FIFA 13, which we look forward to hearing some new commentary after playing many hours each week and hearing the same old phrases. There will be a lot of improvements within FIFA 13 and we have touched on these before, but could we wait two years between FIFA game updates?
The comments on GTA V being given more value if there’s a longer gap between releases might make sense for most games, especially when you take DLC into account, and if you consider the improvements that could be made to FIFA 12 via DLC then this could’ve been a better option than releasing a completely new game at a higher cost. While we personally long for the FIFA 13 update thanks to investing a lot of time in the current game, it seems likely that the developers could have given us a few updates throughout the year to create less tedious commentary, and added a lot more features throughout 2012 rather than launch the new FIFA 13.
Would you prefer to see some annual release games given better features within DLC, and then wait 2 years between new titles? Grand Theft Auto 5 still lacks a release date, but when it finally arrives you will see why waiting a little longer is worth it, although our patience is wearing thin when it comes to checking multiple times a day for the second trailer. How many times a day do you check for GTA V news?
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