It takes a long time to produce the kind of quality everyone expects. That's the short version of Rockstar's explanation.
Many have wondered why we haven't heard anything more about Grand Theft Auto V , which was first unveiled late last year. Fans might be getting a little antsy, as Rockstar's recent production, Max Payne 3 , was an example of another extraordinarily long development cycle. The previous installment launched in 2005; for the record, GTAV hit in April 2008.
So despite the fact that Rockstar almost always delivers an epic experience, they have felt the need to apologize over at their official website :
"We are sorry that it sometimes seems to take a long time, but the massive amount of work it takes to imagine, design, build, and populate a digital world is simply staggering, and we are constantly striving to make sure each game surpasses the last one. We try to work as fast as possible, but given the combinations of cutting edge technology, high resolution graphics and animation, and hundreds of thousands of sound files, all of which have to work perfectly, and be fun and enjoyable to play, it is not surprising the games take a while to make."
Oh, we understand. And we'll be ready for GTAV whenever it launches, because we're 99.7% certain it will rock our world. As for the big game in question, Rockstar did confirm that there will be no beta test, so no getting in early. The developer finished by stating:
"We feel it is our duty to make sure the games are as good as we can make them and as innovative as we can make them."
They did give us a couple more GTAV screenshots as a consolation prize, if you're interested. But does all this mean that GTAV has basically zero shot of coming out this year…?
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V