CEO Strauss Zelnick of Take-Two has deliberated on how the GTA 6 disclosures have influenced the company and, most significantly, its personnel.
Initially, the leakage of GTA 6 appeared substantial due to the revelation of incomplete video and images of the game, however, the Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two expressed that it has not impinged on the organization in a detrimental manner.
Despite being largely unaffected from a business standpoint, Zelnick informed IGN that the news had taken an emotional toll on the teams. It may have been positive that their operations had not been significantly harmed by the unexpected disclosure, but it was still a distressing experience for them.
A Message from Rockstar Games pic.twitter.com/T4Wztu8RW8— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) September 19, 2022
Fans of Grand Theft Auto have had to wait an entire decade since Rockstar unveiled GTA 5 in 2013. Recently, however, according to a report by Bloomberg, GTA 6 may have a launch window of 2024 or 2025. While this could be an optimistic estimate, what is one to do to pass the time until then? The Saints Row reboot, perhaps?
We were aware that Rockstar was developing a new game, yet they had been notably tight-lipped about the progress and contents. That is until ninety leaked videos and screenshots from an early alpha version revealed the initial specifics.
Although speculations about the newest GTA installment had been buzzing, the leak provided the most meaningful information for the devoted fan base. Regrettably, the extensive material only heightened the anticipation for the forthcoming release.
One more ruined
As a passionate Pokémon admirer, the news of a new title from Nintendo gets me extremely enthusiastic; however, I know that any leaked information could destroy the joy of the release. So, to safeguard myself from spoilers, I take extreme measures such as unplugging the internet and barricading my door.
From my perspective, many disclosures have the capacity to taint the knowledge of an upcoming game that I’d rather discover for myself or raise unease in fans regarding matters outside their control.
On the announcement of GTA 6, Twitter became abuzz with heated posts regarding its lack of stunning graphics. Tom Henderson sought to address this uproar with a tweet that defended the developers, citing that GTA 6 was far enough from its launch window to not have to have perfected graphics yet.
The amount of people saying that GTA 6 looks terrible is actually frightening. You’re looking at a game build that’s over a year old and won’t be released for another what, 2 years?— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) September 18, 2022
Ultimately, while these leaks offered insights into the game’s potential content, the largest impact was the disconcertment or trepidation of fans concerning GTA’s future.
No developer wants their game to begin with that sort of statement. Therefore, no matter the future outcome, I will be blind and deaf to any GTA 6 related information until the developers are fully ready to provide more details, regardless of my level of anticipation.
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