Rockstar has a fanbase that is truly dedicated to some of their games and this includes Grand Theft Auto 5, and while most gamers would appreciate the news of a release date it seems that the majority will still purchase the game no matter how long the wait becomes. These gamers understand GTA V will not be another annual launch, and is expected to have a lot more substance to it with attention to detail.
GTA V will have other games targeting its market share in the coming months and next couple of years, and you can expect some nice open-world freedom type games to arrive with gameplay that’s missed-based in a very similar way to GTA V is expected to be. These games will offer impressive graphics and a twist on what Grand Theft Auto has become known for, but one thing they won’t have is a fanbase as large as seen with the GTA franchise.
We’ve seen a few games with promise that include Watch Dogs, Sleeping Dogs, and even a possible next-generation title in the form of Just Cause 3, but will any of these games manage to eat into the sales expected for GTA V? In our opinion this won’t happen as long as Rockstar keep the gamers happy with what they deliver in GTA V, although if they fail to impress with the majority then we could see desertion considering increasing competition in the open-world genre on games consoles.
Just Cause 3 from the best open world developer — we expect some people have something to say about that statement, but in a recent article on this popular gaming website it seems that Avalanche are “set on” making it to the title of “best open world developer“. The company’s boss explained this mission in an interview, and touched on his feelings about Rockstar by giving them a complement but also stating they are less of a competitor.
While the majority of rumors state that Just Cause 3 will be a next-gen title, it seems that the head of Avalanche, Christofer Sundberg, isn’t giving anything away. When asked directly about the next-gen rumors, he replied, “we’ll see“. You can see his comment on Rockstar being a “phenomenon” below, and how he sees Avalanche offering more diversity and expects them to become the number one for this genre. This is a big statement considering the hype surrounding GTA 5 and the fact gamers are having to wait so long for the title to arrive.
What are you more excited about — GTA 5 or Just Cause 3? When it comes to the timeframe for these two titles they might be on very different scales, although both will likely be released as competitors to each other for open-world gamers. It will also be interesting to see if Just Cause 3 lands on the Xbox 720/PS4, and then Rockstar launch an upgraded version for next-gen graphics and abilities.
If you are wondering why it’s taking Rockstar so long to give more details on GTA 5, or even a release date, then you should read this article that explains Take-Two’s position on getting the game right and not rushing.