Take-Two still shy on GTA IV release date
- Posted November 7th, 2007 at 09:48 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 17 Comments
Publisher Take-Two has gone on record to state that the company will not divulge a firm release date for the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV until it is “convinced” the game is ready.
“We're going to give a firm date when we are utterly convinced that we have it and that isn't right now”, commented Take-Two Chairman, Strauss Zelnick, at yesterday’s BMO Capital Markets conference.
“We know it's highly anticipated. Right now our view is to put out a high quality title and we're not in the business of disappointing investors."
The company announced in August that the game would be released in Q1 2008, having originally been slated for release in October this year.
Zelnick also played down suggestions that the delay past Christmas would have an adverse effect on the games sales, adding, “I think there was a concern initially when we slipped that we missed the boat in terms of Christmas but I think that concern has been alleviated.
"I think most people see it as okay. Hardware penetration is going to grow over Christmas and because this is a must-have title it's probably okay that we're not selling it in the Christmas season," he concluded.
Stay tuned for more information GTA IV as soon as it becomes available.
- 4:57am EST - November 7th, 2007
psn id: gingo..... i hope they dont release this right when i'm about to start my exams because i will have no time to play it becasue of the studying i think they should release it in the summer when there is always a drought of games so everyone will be pleased to get it
- 5:47am EST - November 7th, 2007
They dam right be shy about it now...setting it for fall 2007 and then delaying it 6 months is BS!!! ...don't you set a release date/period of year, if you don't know it!!
- 6:33am EST - November 7th, 2007
I love GTA, they are the best games to date bar none, and i really cant wait for this daddy! And although im itching to play it and the delay is dissapointing, i would rather they took their time and made this game amazing. oh and while your at it please make use of the PS3 blu-ray and give your loyal PS fans extra content.
- 7:58am EST - November 7th, 2007
So he thinks investors won't be "disappointed" with the nearly six month delay?
- 8:41am EST - November 7th, 2007
So he thinks after the Holiday season will have no impact on sales? Boy I guess he is either new or is dreaming out loud! So far from what I have seen I'm not impressed with this title.....
- 8:58am EST - November 7th, 2007
no you people don't get it .. what makes you the game will come out in spring ...o way take -two will put gta out christmas 2008 , and no his wrong abotu a must have . know that it is on 360 and graphic look crappy , i think for us ps3 owners eight days will do us good and better then gta . have you seen graphics on that thing .. omg... im so skipping gta 4 if it have bad reviews ... is still a port people ......
- 9:19am EST - November 7th, 2007
ya i was choked about the delay, just like im p/o about MGS4 getting delayed. But its for the better, the games will be far better than they would have been.
- 11:07am EST - November 7th, 2007
Wow, a sugar coated "We want bigger install base." Don't get me wrong, I'm damn glad they're trying to make it nice and I'm happy for them, but this is one game Sony REALLY should have made exclusive. Stupid on Sony's part but what's done is done and I hope we get a decent game out of it.
- 11:08am EST - November 7th, 2007
They wanted to set a date, but of course they fell short on the time by perfecting the game.
- 11:26am EST - November 7th, 2007
its better not to have an exact date, that way no one complains when its delayed
- 11:29am EST - November 7th, 2007
the developers must have gotten the dreaded mgs4 bug. whatever. i would much rather wait for a quality game than get a rushed incomplete game.
- 12:24pm EST - November 7th, 2007
I feel the same as Tom. WTF? what kind of name is that?
1FAM RULES BABY!
- 3:26pm EST - November 7th, 2007
If Konami had a few more months to work on PES2008, I reckon it would've definitely been better FIFA 08! So, I agree on taking more time to release quality products rather than a game I'd be frustrated with trying to play it!
- 4:52pm EST - November 7th, 2007
I was syked about this game when it was first announced,but I honestly couldn't care less now.Besides CJ was my boy,I don't wanna be some russian cat
- 9:18pm EST - November 7th, 2007
im still not even sure if this game looks any good :S .. bring on Assasins creed :P
- 10:27pm EST - November 7th, 2007
So basically it's news about no news, we're on psu.com alright.
- 1:14am EST - November 8th, 2007
Hardware penetration is going to grow over Christmas and because this is a must-have title it's probably okay that we're not selling it in the Christmas season,"
wow..thats a little conceited...
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