This week has been one of the most interesting as far as Grand Theft Auto 5 is concerned, which delivered something a little more solid in the form of a religious viral statement, and also some renewed hope for GTA V to feature a 2012 release date. Since the first trailer we have seen very little in the way of real news, but recently there has been two new photos and this week some subtle hints thanks to an old project being restarted by Rockstar.
The religious website we wrote about 3 days ago might be remembered by some gamers from the past, but considering the renewed tweets and strong messages towards GTA V, it is certainly being worked on right now in a form of viral marketing for GTA V. You can also look at the websites code to see the links to Rockstar, and as we mentioned before the navigation links to the official Rockstar Games website.
New information for Grand Theft Auto V — there is a number of fans counting on new information this month for GTA V, and while this is unlikely to be at Gamescom it looks possible considering the viral effort that started within the last couple of weeks. This week also saw the need for GTA V on a financial level, and how much Take-Two are pinning on the success of the next GTA game, which is almost guaranteed but worries some analysts considering they’re putting all their eggs in one basket.
Expectations for the game to launch this year — considering the financial need for GTA 5 we could see the release date land in 2012, and this is exactly what well-known Michael Pachter expects. His views always meet a mixture of reactions from gamers, but in a recent report Pachter explains that GTA 5 would need to launch in 2012 to reach the revenue level needed by April next year. You can see his comments below, and while most gamers don’t want Rockstar to rush GTA 5 it’s understandable they might need to release sooner rather than later.
Would you be happy if Rockstar had to rush Grand Theft Auto 5 slightly thanks to meeting certain financial results? Most fans want the game to arrive as soon as possible, but are happy to wait for a better quality game. Those gamers that say they won’t buy GTA 5 thanks to the lack of information are mostly voicing frustration, and when the release date arrives they’re likely to purchase the game anyway.
Real problems could arrive if the developers had to rush certain parts of the game thanks to a need for bringing in revenue for Take-Two, and we’d really hate to see Rockstar’s polished image ruined due to financial demand.