Rockstar publisher Take-Two believes releasing Grand Theft Auto V close to the rumoured launch of the next-generation Xbox and PlayStation won't negatively affect interest in the game from consumers.
Take-Two was asked during the company's Q3 financial call last night about the prospect of Grand Theft Auto V taking the same kind of cross-generational stance that developers like Bungie and DICE are said to be using. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick remained firm that Rockstar's latest game would do absolutely fine on current-gen platforms.
"Let's have a little gentlemen's bet," he said. "Bet there is not one gamer who's going to sit out of Grand Theft Auto V hoping that something down the road is going to come along that's better. Grand Theft Auto V is going to blow everyone away, and it will be in the market in September."
Zelnick didn't rule out the possibility of the series going next-gen, as one analyst predicted last week, and said the publisher was planning its future as well as it could. "In terms of strategy around current-gen and next-gen, we have to wait for the announcements," he said.
"Look, we're always looking over our shoulder. I'm a big believer that arrogance is the enemy of continued success. But we are planning as well as we can, and we think we are extremely well positioned."