Ake two ceo comments on gta v's dual generation release
AKE TWO CEO COMMENTS ON GTA V'S DUAL GENERATION RELEASE
Randy Lo Gudice (Editor-in-Chief)
In an investor's call regarding the company's third quarter results, CEO of Take Two Interactive Strauss Zelnick discussed the future of the company in large terms as well some burning
questions as to the future of GTA V. One popular notion as of recent, has been the possibility ofTake Two releasing two versions of the game, compatible on either current gen systems or next gen. Though his statements weren't by any
means concrete, as to not take away the spotlight from Microsoft and Sony, who should be allowed to unveil their next machines, he did have an opinion on whether fans would wait for a second "optimized" version of the game, after it's
“There is not one gamer who is going to sit out of GTA V hoping that something that is going to come along down the road that’s better.”— Strauss Zelnick CEO Take Two Interactive
"There is not one gamer who is going to sit out of GTA V hoping that something that is going to come along down the road that's better. It's going to blow everyone away, and it's going to be in the market in September," he said, when questioned whether there might be a "dual-generation launch" for the game due to the proximity of its release date to Sony and Microsoft's presumed Fall console launches."
Rumors had begun to circulate after last week's news that GTA V, which was pegged for a March 2013 release, would officially release in September 2013. No stranger to pushing back GTA games, Take Two's decision has raised
eyebrows on how the new release date would go, coinciding the launch of the new systems from Microsoft and Sony. While dual-gen games are by no means unheard of, the GTA franchise has tremendous power to shape the industry and the lack of a GTA on the new consoles at release could affect sales numbers for the new systems.
Below is more on what's what in terms of the NEXT- GEN GTA future titles
CEO teases Take-Two's next-generation plans, including GTA
|February 5, 2013 | By Christian Nutt
"We really can't talk about next-gen, because we're not the ones who can talk about it first," Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said, while speaking to investors and reporters on the company's third quarter results call.
That didn't stop him from dropping hints.Take-Two's Next-Gen Plans?
More than once in the call, he teased what he called an "extensive pipeline of unannounced titles." While it's obvious that these won't all be for next-generation consoles, Zelnick did say that "we're planning as well as we can, and we think we're extremely well positioned."
"Our creative teams have a burning desire to bring consumers what they want when they want it," Zelnick said.
According to Zelnick, his company is positioned to successfully make the generational transition because it has what he calls the "four requirements" -- "strong owned intellectual property, strong creative teams in-house, strong technology, and a strong balance sheet."Budgets Won't Go Up
Zelnick did say that the company doesn't "have any reason to believe our dev budgets will change significantly" in the transition to next gen. "We don't expect to see a meaningful change in what it costs us to release these top quality products," Zelnick said.
This starkly contrasts with comments from Epic's Tim Sweeney, who expects next-gen budgets to double.Next-Gen GTA?
One thing we might not see so quickly, though, is the rumored next-generation version of Grand Theft Auto V, if Zelnick's words are anything to go by.
"There is not one gamer who is going to sit out of GTA V hoping that something that is going to come along down the road that's better. It's going to blow everyone away, and it's going to be in the market in September," he said, when questioned whether there might be a "dual-generation launch" for the game due to the proximity of its release date to Sony and Microsoft's presumed Fall console launches.
So in terms of info, we can take from this
That they will or are working on the next-generation GTA title in story form only and actually Next-Gen footage or image will not be for awhile