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GTA V postponed 5 months for MP flop

Many gamers have thought of May as a great launch window for new Rockstar games, and considering certain teases hinted at GTA V getting a release date then, some of us were a little disappointed to see Max Payne 3 grab that slot instead. It seems that a certain gaming analyst also agrees that the lack of success for Max Payne this year has shocked them that GTA V had been postponed 5 months for that game, although this is expecting the game to land this year in October and not next year.

You can see a copy of the tweet by Michael Pachter below and he states Max Payne 3 has been “a flop“, which he finds it hard to believe that Grand Theft Auto V had been “put off” for this game. We would love to hear your thoughts on his comments, especially considering some of us have enjoyed Max Payne 3 but the wait for the GTA V trailer 2 is getting ridiculous. We’re happy to wait as long as it takes considering the enjoyment we’ve had from previous GTA games, although some gameplay would be nice Rockstar.

Do you think it’s fair to say that GTA 5 has been postponed for Max Payne 3, or is this just Pachter showing his frustration on Twitter? You can also read Take-Two’s CEO comments on annual games here, how Saints Row 4 wants to be big like the next Grand Theft Auto, and you can see we’re not the only ones that want the next trailer and game as soon as possible.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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Legion
Legion

R* Are awesome. They have done nothing wrong. I will wait for 50 years and GTAV will be the best game ever. Anyone who is dissapointed or upset with the wait is probably a pedophile. You should all just bend over like me and wait until its release date. Who needs more release info or a trailer? I’ll just prey silently to my R* shrine and hope my masters delliver salvation within my lifetime.

wilDwillEeeeee
wilDwillEeeeee

Max Payne 3 was a beast of a game.
It was in essence a smart move of R* to postpone the game, all it’s doing is giving them time to polish and tweak the game futhermore.

TyroneK
TyroneK

I find it hard to believe that Micheal Pachter one of the most respected analysts in the industry came out and said MP3 was a flop. It sold well, better than diablo 3 and was a great game in my opinion and also in gameinformers who gave it a 9.25 out of 10. If Max Payne 3 was a flop then La noire was a flop too that game didnt sell well and also delayed them working on gta 5 i thought LA noire was a ok sometimes boring game that they couldve done more with. Also people who were… Read more »

freddiebeddie
freddiebeddie

So many spoiled children. Have patience, you won’t be disappointed.

NiCk14AlPhA
NiCk14AlPhA

To be honest all these ‘analysts’ dont really know much, do they?  Most are saying October this year. Well you can cross that out.  Rockstar usually make their big releases in May, before E3 steals most of the pre-orders. They did it with LA Noire, and they did it with Max Payne 3. Plus, do you really think Rockstar have built up enough hype at the moment for October? If you ask me, i think we will be seeing another trailer late July early August, for a May 2013 slot. THATS when we will be able to properly Pre-Order it.… Read more »

Aaron Dix

this guys weekly comments are always amusing to read to see what his latest ”opinion” on gta5 is he needs to get a real job lol

Cedr98
Cedr98

Agent is also a threat that can grab the slot from GTA V.

Shamzrayz
Shamzrayz

I’ll give back max payne 3 and £1000 for gta v. max payne 3 was a major flop.

Cooleycoolio
Cooleycoolio

Rockstar will release gta5 just in time for xmas ,sell like buzz lightyear when it was all crazy, cause all those wollybrains who said they will not buy this game are kidding themselves, the temptation will be too extreme. If these forums showed no interest, rockstar wouldhave to release something just to get
Us slightly moist. Hype is a money machine.

cassius67
cassius67

Just a thought…What if Rockstar is taking more time so this Game can run on a lower res on this Gen..and optimized for the new machines coming up? They dont have much time before the release of next gen….Im sure they dont want Gta5 DLC to only last a couple of months….your thoughts? 

I_AM_THE_STIG
I_AM_THE_STIG

Sorry, but I don’t believe that GTA V is postponed for 5 months

Coop866
Coop866

In what way did max payne 3 flop? It sold 3 million copys in the first week.

Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson

Micheal Patcher needs to shut the hell up. Many fans such as my self have waited almost a decade for Max Payne 3. Also the sales counted for Max Payne 3 are for console only and many fans waited to play Max Payne 3 on Pc because that’s where the series started. Besides i’m sure Max Payne 3 sold more through digital sales because NPD group doesn’t count digital sales. 

Jaico Rave
Jaico Rave

Pachtee’s a knob’ed anyway

Full of rumors and speculation, his ass is jealous of his mouth with the amount of sh!t that comes out of it!

On the other hand, I am really looking forward to new info with regards to V

Tia
Tia

While it would be nice to see a bit more about the game, I’m actually happy it’s taking forever. I feel it’s going to be THE best game ever. So everyone that’s complaining, just think of it this way, they are putting everything us fans want. It’s basically going to be a super epic San Andreas. Im pretty sure they are going to have add ons like San fierro and las venturas. I think they are working on all that good stuff we want and I damn sure don’t want a half a** game. I loved gta 4 but I… Read more »

Pete2
Pete2

Whats with all the people not buying MP3 because they’ll wait for GTA 5 instead. If GTA 5 comes out in October i’ll probably have played another 5 or 6 games by then. What do you people do, play like 1 game a year??? OOOoooooohhhh. BTW I aint rich or nothin

Ryan Michael Moberly

Max Payne 3 flopped? Huh? What world is this guy in?

Jon
Jon

Max Payne 3 is a great, great game, apart form its freezing/crashing issues (which also dogged LA Noire). Personally I don’t care how long I have to wait for GTA V, as long as they take the time to eradicate such bugs because I almost take it for granted the game itself will be incredible.

Riley Sticka
Riley Sticka

the guy who tweeted that sounds like a douche bag.

he’s mad that they worked on Max Payne because…it didn’t sell well?

Is he implying that only things that are good sell well?

That must make Britney Spears one of the top greatest artists in history, and The Velvet Underground one of the worst.

Nick
Nick

I liked Max Payne 3. It was really good. I would want to play GTA V instead though.

Jakuff
Jakuff

Since most gta games get delayed even after theres a release date i hope the time between trailiers insures theres no delay later

Talbotcolin
Talbotcolin

OOh well, atleast we could be possibly playing gtaV in october :D, don’t want to build my hopes up too much though 😛 ROCK* ……. ROCK!!

Dunksgaz
Dunksgaz

I don’t mind GTA 5 being put off for max Payne 3 to come out, they have done this so that GTA 5 won’t take sales from MP3 but the lack of information or a second trailer 7 months after the first trailer is ridiculous and is getting a lot of fans agitated. Rockstar needs to release some information soon.

MikeBarber
MikeBarber

the first max payne was ok but it should’ve ended there. i bought it for pc way back when, still have no interest in mp3, wish gta 5 was in brazil lol..

Davidkearney85
Davidkearney85

I’m not surprised Max Payne was a flop. I got the PS3 magazine months ago when GTAV was announced and it also reviewed Max Payne and basically said it was crap.

Hazelfatstrat
Hazelfatstrat

I hope there is enough time to play GTA V before next generation. We’ve been playing IV for four years and I don’t think we’re gonna have that amount time for V. I don’t want to be playing GTA V on last gen consoles in 2014. That’s not long enough.

Dymez
Dymez

Here comes the truth: Max Payne 3 didn’t sell as well as Rockstar wanted because the majority of Rockstar’s fans today are GTA crazed, and/or young and don’t know the story of Max Payne. All they want from Rockstar is GTA or something like it (Red Dead Redemption) and some don’t even want that. Most original Max Payne gamers hated the changes of the game; like Max’s weight gain, shaved head, the neo-noir like style being eliminated from the game, and the location change from New York to Brazil. In actuality, it’s really a great game and the multiplayer is… Read more »

rob
rob

It kind of makes sense. They didn’t want to release a juggernaut like GTA so close to May Payne and hurt the sales of their own game.

max payne 3 is now boring
max payne 3 is now boring

i feel bad for people with no pacitens like me ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh gamplay please!

Swanseajack62
Swanseajack62

Even thought the wait for new GTA V has been long winded, it does build for the anticipation!!!, Personally i am not a fan of the MP series but since news of GTAV they brought the GTA games to the App store for MAC,  Wanting to get my GTA fix i downloaded them all and spend the last few weeks playing the series again with my own ideas of what i would like to see in the new one, (plus lining the pockets of the powers to be at R*)  This brings me to a point of if anyone had… Read more »

Bouncer
Bouncer

Rockstar are going to be shocked at GTA V sales figures, i think how they have handeld this whole thing has upset many fans and many fans have turned on them.  Also Rockstar has obviously forgotten that many of its fans/gamers are now in their late 20’s to 30’s, people this age dont fall for all this hype nonsence and have simply got bored and moved on to somthing else.  Also many fans got so excited when the 1st trailer released in November last year that they rushed to play through all their GTA games and now after many months… Read more »

ready_teddy
ready_teddy

I refused to buy Max Payne 3 because of how badly we have been treated over GTAV. I wont be buying GTAV either unless it launches this year.

Prophetless
Prophetless

I agree with Max Payne 3 being a flop. But I disagree with GTA 5 being delayed for it. Max Payne 3 was supposed to come out Fall 2009 but was constantly delayed until May 2012. With Max Payne 3 being a flop, Rockstar needs to release GTA 5 or HD releases of GTA 3 and Vice City later this year to make up lost revenue. Being a Rockstar fan myself, I don’t even have Max Payne 3. The constant delays turned me away from getting it. But I’ll be getting it next Friday for my birthday to have something… Read more »

dompa
dompa

it will come out when it comes out, I have got to laugh at the ones who claim ther arent going to buy it what a load of bull. (It will come when it comes)

Gta 5 cheats
Gta 5 cheats

i heard the next trailer is supposed to come out in two weeks so lets hope we will get better information

Jasonreid06
Jasonreid06

why cant they just pull there finger out off there arses give us a second trailer with a confirmed release date then they can continue adding to the game for improvements etc.. everyones a winner were happy rockstars happy

Ted Dead
Ted Dead

I never trust or believe anything a Wall Street analyst says.  They all have an agenda, which seems to be to convert your money into their money.

Brandondaprodigy
Brandondaprodigy

rockstar should have announced gta 5 after max payne 3 was released

Guest
Guest

Although i do agree that GTA V should be released this year and not next, posponing MP for GTA V would have literally killed the MP franchise. Who would have cared about MP after GTA V? Not me. They did it right. Showing us the trailer for GTA V to create some sizzle for the upcoming MP3 release. It worked for me becasue I went and bought MP3. And i for one am not a big fan of it, just needed a R* fix…after seeing the trailer! Genius marketing

Anon
Anon

I doubt Rockstar were expecting great things from Max Payne 3, it’s certainly not on the same level as Red Dead and L.A. Noire.

Bryan
Bryan

I can understand being a bit frustrated over the lack of GTA 5 info. But honestly, Max Payne being released first is better in the long run. Think about it. If GTA 5 came out first, everyone would be too busy with that to care about Max Payne (sure, the true MP fans would still pick it up, but it would likely be in considerably less numbers). Releasing MP first means that more people can spend their time with that while waiting for GTA 5. As it is, the game hasn’t exactly been a huge success. Rockstar probably knew that… Read more »

efex 172
efex 172

He is doing what all analyst do and that is guess but to say he was right he has to guess lots of scenarios that way when something happans he can copy paste what he said before and then get paid still…well i think that how it works…..

Argh
Argh

There’s no proof it was postponed and pachter changes his mind so often he should be a female trying to work out what to wear, I mean how many times has he changed his mind on gta v info.

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