GTA 5 Will Be ‘Worthy Of Its Legacy’
GTA 5 is without a doubt the most anticipated game of the year, but it has a high benchmark to beat – could it be the best GTA game ever?
Take Two’s Strauss Zelnick is adamant that it will be; in an interview in the latest issue of MCV, Zelnick mentioned that it will be the most important launch of the generation for Take Two.
“Many in our industry are predicting GTA 5 will be the biggest and most important launch of the current console generation,” said Zelnick. “It is certainly our biggest release of fiscal 2014.
“GTA is the industry standard bearer and we’re confident that the team at Rockstar North will deliver something worthy of that legacy.”
When asked if launching so late into the current generation of consoles life cycle, Zelnick claimed that it wouldn’t due to the large install base of gamers.
“GTA 5 is the most highly anticipated release of our biggest franchise. It features the largest, most dynamic and diverse open world Rockstar has created.
“The installed base of current consoles is estimated to be in excess of 120 million, and most of those consumers have been waiting for GTA 5 for years.”
Zelnick added that Take Two expected “enormous demand” for GTA 5 “regardless of when PS4 and Xbox One are released”.
That’s opposite to what Michael Pachter said recently, who claimed that the release of the PS4 and Xbox One would shorten the ‘tail’ of GTA 5’s sales.