We are sure that dedicated fans waiting for the Grand Theft Auto 5 release date will wait as long as it takes, and while quality is certainly on Rockstar’s mind when developing the game, it is also on the gamers mind as well. In Take-Two’s yearly general meeting it had been made clear what comes first, and the fact that they’re prepared to hold back game launches in favor of getting it right just makes us support them more.
Our past articles showed how GTA V developers are focusing on the little things, as well as the big improvements, which they hope these smaller details are appreciated by the fans. Rockstar’s silence on the GTA V release is also helping to create hype, something Rockstar commented on before when holding back certain details, although PR readers make it clear that a release date wouldn’t be too much to ask for in the coming weeks with a launch early next year.
The focus on GTA V quality impacts the release and Take-Two funding — it’s obvious that the money is needed thanks to the $107.7m loss, and the next Grand Theft Auto game will certainly bring Take-Two back into profit, but they kept silent at the annual meeting and just made it clear that GTA V is making “progress“. Hints about the games planned launch date and those of other titles were given, which is clearly seen in the comments on the loss from Take-Two’s CEO (seen below).
These comments might explain the reasons behind the first GTA 5 trailer landing such a long time ago, and it might be that a release had been planned that has since been put back, and as such trailer 2 has been pushed back as well. The loss is thanks to the postponing of “several titles” that needed “additional” time with developers.
Do you welcome Take-Two’s approach to quality when building games, and do you think a GTA 5 release date should be revealed this year for a launch in 2013? We agree that getting the game right will lead to more sales in the long-term, and the quality of past Grand Theft Auto games clearly gives us a reason to be excited for GTA 5 when it finally arrives. The screenshot below might not be next-gen quality, but it certainly shows how much better GTA 5 is looking when compared to the previous game.
You can read more about Take-Two’s financial results in this article, and see some clothing starting to appear on the official Rockstar store that’s targeted at the viral marketing “KIFFLOM“. We could see some GTA 5 branded clothing in the next few months, but the real question is – would you wear it in the street?