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Take 2: GTA Doesn't Need To Be Annualized

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Take 2: GTA Doesn't Need To Be AnnualizedDuring a company conference call, Chairman Strauss Zelnick stressed the company doesn't need to release a major Grand Theft Auto title every year to be profitable. He also applauded the efforts of Rockstar Games for experimenting with the franchise on different platforms, such as Xbox LIVE and handhelds.

"We don't feel that GTA ought to be an annualized franchise," Zelnick said. "Of course, there's a balance between how long it takes to develop such an incredible title and meet consumer expectations, and how long you need to make sure that an appetite has been both satisfied and whetted for the next franchise."

"That's something I think the company historically has done rather well and I think the high profitability and resiliency of the franchise reflects that."

"I wouldn't see that changing," he added.
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online ViceManactivity 1728 Days Ago
Well there's obviously a need for a new game to come along once every few years, wages need to be paid and such. And although R* are working on other games such as Agent and L.A. Noire they won't have the same prolific history that GTA has had so far... But they may do well merely due to being produced by the same company. We pretty much knew GTA wasn't a 'one year, one game' kind of thing anyway, it never has. That's just stating the obvious.
online The Awesome Oneactivity 1728 Days Ago


(ViceMan)
Well there's obviously a need for a new game to come along once every few years, wages need to be paid and such. And although R* are working on other games such as Agent and L.A. Noire they won't have the same prolific history that GTA has had so far... But they may do well merely due to being produced by the same company. We pretty much knew GTA wasn't a 'one year, one game' kind of thing anyway, it never has. That's just stating the obvious.

But TLAD and BOGT coming out the year after GTA4, and big rumors of GTA5 for 2010,lots of people got excited and thought it would come out next year. We needed to be told it wasnt gonna happen.
online Hardcore Ottomanactivity 1728 Days Ago
Take five years to make the next one. I can wait, I'm no gamer anymore.
online TreeFittyactivity 1728 Days Ago
I think people that were expecting a 2010 release were just a little too excited about the next game. As said, the expansions just came out and those themselves took time to create. And I agree with punxtr.
online Seeenactivity 1728 Days Ago
It could be five years in between games and it still wouldn't matter. Quality above all else is what I say.
online ViceManactivity 1727 Days Ago


(Captain.Charisma)
(ViceMan)
Well there's obviously a need for a new game to come along once every few years, wages need to be paid and such. And although R* are working on other games such as Agent and L.A. Noire they won't have the same prolific history that GTA has had so far... But they may do well merely due to being produced by the same company. We pretty much knew GTA wasn't a 'one year, one game' kind of thing anyway, it never has. That's just stating the obvious.

But TLAD and BOGT coming out the year after GTA4, and big rumors of GTA5 for 2010,lots of people got excited and thought it would come out next year. We needed to be told it wasnt gonna happen.


They weren't new games though, they were expansion packs... And no, we (or at least I) didn't need to be told.
online Marney1activity 1727 Days Ago
I'm one of those that got excited about a 2010 release but that's probably because I can't play TL&D or TBoGT. I don't mind a long wait if it means the next GTA is going to be a top class game.
If you rush games they turn out crap, take your time and you get R*.
online Qdeathstaractivity 1727 Days Ago
Well, I don't think that this means that GTA:V won't be out in 2010.. GTA:IV game out in 2007... its been two years... sure we have had expansion packs but they weren't like GTA-San Andreas or GTA-Vice City...

I'm kinda ready for a new GTA game based on a different city...
online ViceManactivity 1724 Days Ago


(Qdeathstar)
Well, I don't think that this means that GTA:V won't be out in 2010.. GTA:IV game out in 2007... its been two years... sure we have had expansion packs but they weren't like GTA-San Andreas or GTA-Vice City...

I'm kinda ready for a new GTA game based on a different city...


We had expansion packs... don't you mean the Xboxers did?
online The Awesome Oneactivity 1724 Days Ago
I think he said "we" as in xbox owners.
online GTA5activity 1513 Days Ago
release date is between november 2010-october 2011 HERES MY IDEA (Hopefully A BIGGER MAP & when your in a plane & you have a certain wanted level (ex. 4 stars) they will send intercepters after you & give you a chance to land or they will shoot you down & APC Tanks & Sam's sites that will shoot you down & attack helicopters & medical helicopters too & bombers & fighters & army hummers & destroyer boats & aircraft carriers that lets jets take off from it & you don't get a wanted level when you walk thorough the airport gates & EVERY type of plane is fly able & mobile artillery vehicles & a aircrane that can pick up vehicles & more advance weapons & police bikes fasters cars & a high flying spy jet such as the blackbird & predater drones that shoot missiles & a store where you buy cars,places,helicopters e.c.t & cheats that don't block trophies longer game play & a place where every vehicle spawn at & the city could be indianapolis in indiana & a heavlly armored tank. whew thats a lot of typeing)
online GTA Gangster77activity 1434 Days Ago
GTA 5 Should be coming out in 2011 with info about the game
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