Take-Two Interactive Dances Around Question For GTA Remasters As Grand Theft Auto V Continues To Perform Swimmingly With 140 Million Sold


Posted on February 12, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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For more than seven years now, Grand Theft Auto V has continued to climb the ladder of being on one of the most sold titles in existence. While predecessors in the series only stand to be a regular installment, the 2013 entry remains relevant through its service-like initiative to provide free content for the game in favor for players to continue returning years down the line. And through word of mouth, the most recent installment is the top selling game of the last decade as per The NPD Group.

Previously in a statement provided by Rockstar Games, the developer issued that Grand Theft Auto V happened to exceed expectations the 2019 holiday breaking metrics in comparison to the game’s online performance in 2013. Now a year later, recordings for Grand Theft Auto V again looks to be overtaking previous milestones. In that, Grand Theft Auto V now sold over 140 million copies.

Understandably, with so many fans playing a half-decade old title, it is right to believe fans are hungry for a new release. And rightly so, one analyst during a session Q&A directed to Take-Two Interactive. In that, the Rockstar Games parent company did not properly give a fulfilling answer as transcribed by Video Game Chronicles.

It’s a great and encouraging question. I’m kind of inclined to leave it more as a statement than a question and any update on our release schedule will come from Rockstar Games.

Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two Interactive CEO

Going on to reveal more, Take-Two Interactive also disclosed that while Grand Theft Auto V has performed exponentially since its late generation release in 2013, the game has still not performed on-par to the title’s initial release. “In fact, in calendar 2020, more copies of Grand Theft Auto V were sold than in any other year except for 2013 when it first launched on PS3 and Xbox 360,” Zelnick adds

In regards to returning Grand Theft Auto titles, we witnessed an influx of reworkings in the form of mobile ports in recent years. Most directly in fashion for decade celebrations of the respected title’s release like Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. However, there is hope of something with a rating for the first two inaugural titles which appeared back in 2019.

Additionally, the most understood pursuit on behalf of Rockstar Games is the approaching next-generation enhancement for Grand Theft Auto V. Announced back in June, the project is told to push boundaries similar to its upgrade for 8th generation hardware. There is one rumor lingering which suggests the coming iteration will also adopt the RAGE engine utilized for Red Dead Redemption 2.

As for what Rockstar Games openly stated, the developer did confirm it will be approaching more single player-oriented content – that is, for GTA Online at least. You can read the full report by heading here.

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Source: Video Game Chronicles

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