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GTA V quality affects release and funding

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?

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.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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Six

The economy will crash before the release of gta5.

Kujo
Kujo

Idk, they have waited so long that I am kind of getting bored with the whole thing. They need to hurry up before everyone else gets over it too.

22/m/aus.
22/m/aus.

Dont you like not knowing. Why do we need to have another trailer. I hate how every game now before there release i know every detail it kills the fun. Dont you wanna feel like your a 7 year old on xmas eve wondering what surprises the next day will bring what presents you will get all that excitement. Thats GTA in a nutshell, thats why ive been loyal from birdseye to IV. No game makes me feel love for gaming like GTA. Just a thought.

IchiYamamoto
IchiYamamoto

As long as this game comes out and I have the money at that time, I’ll be happy. Though, I wish they’d release another trailer to help.

cam
cam

I don’t mind them taking their time to finish the game but they can atleast give us a release date or a second trailer or something don’t just leave us hangin with no info or anything its been almost a year now its kinda ridiculous to build up this much hype for a game i mean people are goin 2 buy it anyway y make people wait so long.

lol
lol

I work for RockstarGames and I can confirm that GTA 5 will be released in 2019

PsychoSploosh69
PsychoSploosh69

At least they’re not releasing the game with a bunch of glitches, and are taking the time fixing them before releasing them like some other companies *cough* Bethesda! The wait is killing everyone, but I think they won’t disappoint! R* rarely does!

Jerry Nomnom
Jerry Nomnom

This game will come out when it’s ready. No rushed releases for this franchise. GTA IV was pushed back, let Rockstar keep the release date hidden until they are 100% ready for the shelves.

usedtolovegta
usedtolovegta

I couldn’t wait for GTA IV as San Andreas had been so outrageously brilliant. But IV was such a let down that I don’t mind so much about V. The birds in the trees signing the appropriate songs for their species won’t matter much if it’s another ‘shoot this guy’, ‘follow this car without being seen’, ‘shoot another guy’, ‘oh look the secret thing he wanted was a big dildo’, ‘shoot another guy’, ‘it’s a set-up’, ‘clear a warehouse full of people’ yawnfest. Word.

Muhammad
Muhammad

The world will end before then

AllahMalikRahman
AllahMalikRahman

sleeping dogs would be a worth while wait.

baz
baz

i want it to come out before December, the world cant end until GTA V is out

Danny
Danny

I REALLY hope Take Two Interactive go bust like a lot of other games companies did 2008 to 2010 time. Take Two have ruined Rockstar Games cool image they once had. Rockstar should go back to being on there own.

Peter
Peter

I was getting really frustrated with Rockstar, but now I am not. They need time to make the game the best it can be, and if they are taking this long, with better graphics, and better technology/programs to make the game, it must be really really thorough and realistic. Looking forward to it, but not angry anymore. Disappointed? Yes. I would have preferred it was released in 2012. Now I have no incentive to buy the game. We are at the end of a console generation. Games should no longer cost 59.99. Why would I spend 70 bucks on a… Read more »

llort
llort

It will be out Dec 2012. I work for Rockstar and Dan Houser told me this personally.

Gta rules
Gta rules

I don’t mind how long R* take because I know when it comes out its gonna be the best GTA ever! I can’t wait!

Admir Karalic

Let’s hope it comes out before the end of next year. I fear it the most.

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