Could Grand Theft Auto V be one of the best reasons to own a next-gen console?
One analyst seems to think it's possible. After this past week's confirmation that the hotly anticipated blockbuster had been delayed until September 17, Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz has said that Take-Two Interactive "may have plans to eventually publish GTAV on the next set of consoles."
Speaking on the possible ramifications of the delay, Creutz said that by itself, the delay wouldn't "mean any significant change to expected FY14 financial results." But at the same time, as quoted by Trusted Reviews , he added-
"However, there is an issue in that we expect the next generation of Xbox and/or PlayStation consoles to launch in the December quarter. We think the closer proximity of GTA V to the next cycle could, at the margin, impact lifetime sales of the title, though we believe that a title of GTA's stature will still be a major seller regardless.
We think there also could be some impact on the legs of likely GTA V downloadable content as the next-gen installed base increases through 2014. However, we suspect Take-Two may have plans to eventually publish GTA V on the next set of consoles in some form to offset this."
Can you imagine if GTAV launched for one or more next-gen machines? That would prove to be some great incentive to spring for the fancy new consoles, huh? I'd certainly consider buying one.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V