GTA 6 is scheduled to be released sometime in 2025, and the sequel's publisher said during a financial results call that it's looking for perfection before finally launching the long-awaited open-world game.
“We strive for perfection, and when we feel like we've improved creatively, that's the right time to release,” Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Rockstar's parent company Take-Two, told an investor asking how a publisher decides when to release a game like this. GTA 6. Zelnick went on to assure investors that “we're all in this together,” and that developers and executives have financial incentives to ensure development doesn't continue forever.
“There's probably an inherent tension between getting something to market and achieving perfection, but this company errs on the side of perfection,” Zelnick said.
In response to another investor, Zelnick said that compared to GTA 5, “Our feeling is that of anticipation [for GTA 6] Much higher – much higher. And on the other hand, you know, 195 million units [of GTA 5 sold] So far it's nothing to sneeze at. “We've been pretty hung up on predicting how the title will play out, but obviously the anticipation is very, very high.”
By the time GTA 6 launches in 2025, there will be a 12-year gap between it and GTA 5, the longest distance between the main entries in the series. No wonder the sequel is so highly anticipated. As Take-Two notes in Financial reportthe first trailer for GTA 6 reached 93 million views within 24 hours – the biggest launch for anything besides music videos in YouTube history.
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