GTA V silence at E3 2013, hype not needed

If you were still clinging on to the hope that Rockstar would be making an appearance at this year’s E3 2013 event next month, you are in for a disappointment. As usual, Rockstar has decided to skip the event in favor of showing new GTA V content on their own terms – and who can blame them?

It can be argued that E3 is used to help build up hype for a game in anticipation for a game’s release and ultimately – help it to sell more off the shelves. However, GTA V doesn’t need any help at all since many games don’t even need to see more of the game to decide whether or not to buy it in September.

GTA V is already a day-one purchase for millions of gamers around the globe, and it means that Rockstar can essentially pick and choose when they want to show off the game next in a major way. With this in mind, Take-Two has confirmed that Rockstar won’t be in attendance at E3, nor will 2K Games either so a showing of WWE 2K14 is now unlikely.

Rockstar in the meantime seem fairly content, releasing a few new screenshots of the game every week to keep fans busy, while they possibly work on trailer 3 for the game or maybe even a live action trailer if rumors are to be believed. New screenshots are already available to view for the game – showing off another look at underwater exploration, some dirtbikes and Franklin breaking into a car – just to remind you about the character’s background if you didn’t already know.

So if Rockstar are not attending E3, does it mean that they will be having a separate mini event to show off some new Grand Theft Auto 5 gameplay to make up for it? Let’s hope so. Let us know if you agree that Rockstar doesn’t really need to attend this year’s event.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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