The face of the industry changes when a mega blockbuster like Grand Theft Auto V hits.
There are positive and negative impacts, of course, and Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explains how such mammoth releases can be a double-edged sword. Still, there's a "general positive" impact simply because of the exhibited quality.
"Each time there's a megablockbuster that takes lots of sales, it has an impact around it for sure. There's a positive and negative effect. The positive one is that it's actually pushing lots of players to come back to their machine and play."
Of course, it can also hurt the sales of other games, which is the negative that Ubisoft undoubtedly has considered. Even so, Guillemot believes that because GTAV is such a "good quality game," that will have far-reaching positive implications on both future Rockstar games and even titles from other developers. Quality begets quality is a common theory and one with which I definitely agree.
It is too bad that we'll have to wait for Watch Dogs but Ubisoft says they delayed it simply because it wouldn't meet our expectations if it released next month. Well then, go ahead and take the time to make it something special. We don't wanna be disappointed after GTAV, after all.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V