No plans for yearly GTA releases, says Take-Two

Monday, 17th February 2014 16:50 GMT By Sherif Saed

Grand Theft Auto 5 came out last year, and it did very well for its publisher Take-Two. The publisher has now reiterated earlier statements that they do not intend to release a GTA game every year.


Speaking to MCV, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-TWO, reiterated the firm’s stance against annualising the franchise, “It is great that consumers anticipate our titles, like they anticipate the next James Bond film. Our goal is to create permanent franchises.

“A few years ago, we’d launch a title, it would be sold physically, then we would sell catalogue versions of it. Today we launch a title, and often – if not always – put out DLC. We’ve talked about recurrent consumer spending, where we have offerings where fans can engage and spend money on an on-going basis,” he added.

The immense success of the GTA 5 which helped the overall quarter earnings, is someting Zelnick recognised, “With GTA V, we have sold 32.5m units in to date, which is extraordinary. 70 per cent of people that have played GTA V while online have played GTA Online, which is a free-to-play experience. And recurrent consumer spending related to GTA Online represented nearly half of our digitally delivered revenue in the quarter. So people are voting that they want to stay engaged and they are voting with their wallets.”

We’re currently awaiting to hear about an inevitable GTA 5 port for PC and next-gen consoles.



  1. Hcw87

    Give me a PC release and i’ll be happy, i highly doubt i’ll go back to last gen consoles even if this game is incredible.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. CharlesLupula

    I’m glad to hear that. And I hope they don’t waste time on a next-gen port (a PC port is probably inevitable, though. I hope it doesn’t take too much time away from supporting the PS3/360 versions of GTA V).

    But save the next GTA for next-gen. If you sold 32 million, you aren’t going to gain much with PS4 and XB1 versions. Another 3 or 4 million copies isn’t going to be worth it.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. MrSec84

    The best thing Rockstar can do is take their time & put out the quality they have been.
    Releasing yearly is a bad idea unless they can put out the same kind of quality as GTA & other releases, they’d just end up tarnishing the GTA name.

    I know it works for COD & I have no doubt that Rockstar would beat those numbers yearly, but at what cost?
    They become known for mediocre games, rather than quality.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    And thank fuck for that!

    #4 10 months ago
  5. deathm00n

    @Legendaryboss Ok!
    Hey fuck! Thanks!

    #5 10 months ago
  6. tmac2011

    when has rocksrae game released yearly games? ?

    #6 10 months ago

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