Submitted by danswayuk 832d ago | opinion piece

Did the GTA V trailer release too early?

Product-Reviews writes: What if GTA V did not see a release date until well into 2013? If it had been a mistake to show the first trailer so early thanks to financial reasons and not development time, then it could mean a lack of news for the rest of this year and at least another year before we see the game launch. (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

danswayuk  +   832d ago
The first trailer came at the right time, it is the second that has took too long.
r1sh12  +   832d ago
R* do this often.
They want the hype machine to start firing on all pistons, I mean look on N4g recently.
How many rumour and leak stories about GTA V have been released?
They give us a tiny amount free, people grasp on as long as they can, then the rumours start which increases hype.
SoundGamer  +   832d ago
And there's no problem building hype for a game. As long as you do not reveal a trailer six years early and still do not show much else about it.

*I'm looking at you Square-Enix. Final Fantasy Versus XIII*
HammadTheBeast  +   832d ago
That's for sure. Any small piece of GTA V info will make top news any day.

That reminds me..."GTA V will feature blue sky and green grass"...

Top Story.
CommonSense  +   832d ago
"They want the hype machine to start firing on all pistons, I mean look on N4g recently. "

no, the hype machine started without them. they had no choice but to release a trailer. tons of information and disinformation was being leaked. the internet community of bloggers with no lives forced their hand.
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ChrisGTR1  +   832d ago
anytime R* announces a release date for a game add a year+ to it then thats the real release date.
Wenis  +   832d ago
And then add 2 more years for delays and that's the real release date.
Perjoss  +   831d ago
Add 1 day for each hour a R* employee spends in the company of an employee working for Vavle. Because I swear its some kind of disease and its contagious.
morganfell  +   832d ago
It was ridiculous fanboys and several sites that refused to believe the game wasn't coming this year who are responsible for misreading the trailer release. When those of us in the common sense corp said it wasn't happening this year we were attacked, disagreed, bubbled down, etc.

Now these same sites that kept writing hit driven articles that either stated the game was coming this year or went as close to saying so as possible are backpedaling. Worse they are blaming the developer.

Frankly it's high time gamers started ignoring these idiot sites that do nothing more than leech off the game community and provide a disservice. These sites drove an already excited fanbase into a frenzy. A frenzy that served no one except these self important trash blogs and websites.

If such fans and sites won't grow up we'll keep laughing at you. It wasn't Rockstar's fault, it's your fault you dummies. Stop living in the modern culture of blame someone else.

As Nathan Drake said from his prison cell, "You've been played."
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PinkPartyPony  +   832d ago
Yes, this exactly.

Logic is not a strong point of N4G members, sadly.
Sgt_Slaughter  +   831d ago
"Logic is not a strong point of N4G members, sadly."

Understatement of the year right here!
Spydiggity  +   831d ago
yeah, but hypocrisy is.
christian hour  +   831d ago
Morgan, as usual I applaud your common sense, Theres one guy in the comments on the site this article is from who is boycotting rockstar because they are taking too long to release more information? Wtf? I bet this guy buys the yearly EA and activision releases... *facepalm*

WTF is wrong with some of these people? A game will be out when its out, it might be delayed, it might be pushed out too early, either way get over it and go outside to pass the time.

There are games I waited 5 years plus on, there are games that I'm currently waiting 5 years plus on (Half Life episode 3, now most likely half life 3? ffVS13? Trico/Last Guardian? yes officially announced 2009, but that same trailer was leaked 2 years earlier in 2007 with millers crossing music that was AWESOME) I'd be an idiot to suddenly boycott them because they're taking too long. People are so stubborn and impatient these days. And I'm an idiot for giving this site a hit!
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tr00p3r  +   832d ago
They needed to show something at E3 at least...whether at the event itself, or a separate do. Bit of a shock that they didn't...
danswayuk  +   832d ago
I knew they would not be at E3 but I did expect something before or just after the event, which has not happened. What are Rockstar playing at? This second trailer should have come by now.
NYC_Gamer  +   832d ago
I believe the GTA5 trailer was released around the SR3 launch....R* did it on purpose to steal away attention...
xPhearR3dx  +   832d ago

Actually the game was announced the day Battlefield 3 came out. Then Nov. 2 they released the trailer. If anything, they stole the spotlight from Battlefield on launch day by announcing the title.
Darth_Bane79  +   832d ago
They don't NEED to show anything. They could go all the way to the release date without releasing any trailers and info and the game will still sell millions.
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NYC_Gamer  +   832d ago
The trailer was released to build up hype
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units  +   832d ago
It seems to be working
Spydiggity  +   831d ago
and the most unnecessary, obvious comment of the year award goes to....
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AgreeFairy  +   831d ago
It still didn't build up as much hype as the logo for Agent.
Tommy334  +   832d ago
GTA is a dying Franchise. It should've stayed a Playstation "TIMED" Exclusive. Believe me GTAV will be one of the worst selling GTA's in Grand Theft History.
NYC_Gamer  +   832d ago
Stop being typing rubbish why should R* limit themselves to one platform?GTA always launched on every capable platform...
DG90  +   832d ago
"One of the worst selling GTA's in Grand Theft Auto History".... Why will it be??? Oh and can you tell me where to get a crystal ball so can see into the future aswell. GTA is far from dying.. It has been around a long long time & it will stay around for a long time aswell.
BattleTorn  +   832d ago
hahaahahahahahahaah YA RIGHT!
Rauland  +   832d ago
and how many copies did mgs4 sell for? not a lot
Gran Touring  +   832d ago
Like 6 million? that's not a lot?
Jayjayff  +   832d ago
Lol wut.
YodaCracker  +   831d ago
Considering GTA IV is still near the top of the Xbox LIVE activity charts and the single GTA V trailer has garnered nearly 20 million views on YouTube and kept the hype going for seven months, GTA seems more alive than ever to me. There's no other game that can have one trailer, then nothing for half a year and still have any hype. I don't know if GTA V will be able to surpass the beast that is Call of Duty and set a new opening week sales record, but other than that, it has no real competition.

The industry works around Rockstar. When they announce a release date, it will be all the other companies shifting their games around to avoid releasing near the big one.
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christian hour  +   831d ago
GTA will be a dying franchise when they start bringing out yearly installments like the axis of evil do, until then TITS or GTFO. Sorry to be so brash, Tommy334, but I felt your flame-baiting comment was deserving of a similar response.
claud3  +   832d ago
Either way, it came out. The timing is not a big deal, the fact their is a new gta coming is all that is important to me and others
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thehitman  +   832d ago
They released the trailer when they thought they couldnt keep gta a secret anymore. I agree timing to me isnt important and it will come out eventually.
TheModernKamikaze  +   832d ago
Rockstar trying to hype everyone is working.
claud3  +   832d ago
Lets just understand that this is not the first time the question was brought up. It happened with all gta games, in the 3D era
mephish  +   832d ago
its clearly releasing this year

if you pause the trailer at 1:48 and zoom in.. rotate it, zoom in some more.. add a couple numbers, then multiply it by 3 you get October 23rd 2012..
danswayuk  +   832d ago
Now that is what I like to hear.
BattleTorn  +   832d ago
but, but, but.... the trailer is only 1:25 long?!?!
Darth_Bane79  +   832d ago
I see what you did there.. lol
claud3  +   831d ago
That was sorted as dan Housers birthday. But it also was the date the house was forcloused and that was two of my reason it was there. Its just a set if numbers that some gangs leave as a shooting reference to on what date a member was shot. Its not a big deal. Also i can know from experience, that things are repeated throughout all games. Look in gta 4 their is writings on the walls in your first apartment about R.I.P claude, love you tony cippranie etc etc, i have seen things throughout libertycity in different buildings. So that set of numbers will most likely be repeated in Gta v on different pavements
Tidybrutes  +   832d ago
Rockstar will reveal more when they are good and ready, its just their way of doing things.
WeskerChildReborned  +   832d ago
Idk what's going on, maybe the first trailer was just a tease of what's to come. Wouldn't be surprised if it looked a bit more different then the trailer that was shown last year.
danswayuk  +   832d ago
Gameplay would be nice.
axerated  +   832d ago
It would be nice, but if gta iv is anything to go by they will keep actual gameplay footage under wraps to make the first play completely fresh. Although since that game released R* have started doing those gameplay with commentary trailers ala rdr, la noire, mp3 etc so you never know...
BitbyDeath  +   832d ago
Just Rockstars usual tricks.
It'll come when it's good and ready
LightofDarkness  +   832d ago
They showed off Red Dead about 5 years before it actually came out (sort of), so...
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iTs_IDemonik  +   832d ago
Well at least they didn't release a load of lies with it saying its better than it is going to be and will change the whole gaming industry ...... like Lionhead Studios did with Peter Molyneux's LIES
DeadManMcCarthy  +   831d ago
R* just released MP3, lol give them a break.
nik666uk  +   831d ago
They normally announce the release date then delay it around 6 months
Hanuman  +   831d ago
A new GTA trailer is always on time...

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