Rockstar: We could have easily released a new GTA every year

Rockstar has claimed that it could have "easily" turned Grand Theft Auto into an annual franchise by 'churning out' a new GTA every year, but decided against doing so over fears that fans would "lose interest" in the series.

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Snookies122652d ago

Thank god they're taking their time with each title... Treat your game with the respect it deserves. The developers that keep pushing yearly releases will never have the quality a title crafted with loving care over the years will have.

b163o12652d ago (Edited 2652d ago )

"We could easily have churned out a new version year after year without really progressing as a franchise but if we did that eventually the fans would lose interest."

That statement alone will keep R* relevant for years to come, The game looks so smooth, and with R* dropping the second trailer today, things can only get better.

MurDocINC2652d ago

I wouldn't mind a GTA every year as long it was a new city every year, beside NYC and LA. That would keep me interested.

omi25p2652d ago

And its people like you that are responsible for Cod, Assassins Creed and Fifa.

JamieL2651d ago

That’s the thing man, they couldn't make a "GTA" city every year. I'm sure they could churn out "GTA Stories" type games every year, but what they put into making a living, breathing city the way they do is not something that could be done that fast.

BlmThug2652d ago

Best Developers ever IMHO

animegamingnerd2651d ago

valve and rockstar are easily my top 2 developers

Oh_Yeah2651d ago (Edited 2651d ago )

Bethesda..Then Rock Star. 3rd place..Idk,that's up for grabs.

andrew1719942651d ago

1st valve 2nd rockstar 3rd unreal/ bethesda

Outside_ofthe_Box2651d ago (Edited 2651d ago )

Totally agreed. Rockstar are the best developers in gaming history in my opinion with Kojima and Naughty Dog following behind them respectively.

All the respect to Rockstar for respecting their games and gamers by not releasing cash grab yearly releases, but instead taking their time to deliver masterpiece after masterpiece.

schlanz2651d ago

Rockstar, Nintendo, Naughty Dog, Valve.. GOATS

NeoTribe2651d ago

blizzard, naughty dog and rockstar.

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Awesome_Gamer2651d ago

Rockstar is the only reason i still have faith in this industry, love them.

shivvy242651d ago

faith in the industry = restored ! well not really look at ea and activision

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RivetCityGhoul2652d ago (Edited 2652d ago )

good don't release a game every year. but on a side note unlike activsion, Rockstar has established IP's that actually sell. activision all they really got is CoD and skylanders. not only that their franchises have a dedicated fanbase, you know how many people are itching for a new bully, manhunt etc. hell i know alot of people that want another warriors game and/or a remake of the original one.

axerated2652d ago

new manhunt and warriors games would make me a very happy sociopath indeed

b163o12652d ago

I still don't understand how "TheWarriors" are not on PSN or Live. That game would sale guaranteed...

MRMagoo1232651d ago (Edited 2651d ago )


"that game would sale guaranteed" I know it is supposed to be a slightly common thing to use sale instead of sell but just reading that sentence sounds wrong, i know it doesnt matter much but why do people even use sale instead of sell, i for one wouldnt say at my pc repair shop that "i made a sell today" i would say "i made a sale today" then my wife would probably say "what did you sell" not "what did you sale". anyone get what i mean ?

Hellsvacancy2651d ago (Edited 2651d ago )

Have you thought that "maybe" hes foreign, i mean, maybe hes not from the United States Of The World

I understood what i meant, is that not enough for you, do we all have to type PERFECT english now a days

Because look, i is not always usin de propa english, understand?

MRMagoo1232651d ago


Im talking in general tho not just this one person , i see people do it all the time and it doesnt even sound right so stfu

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TheModernKamikaze2652d ago

At least they know what to do with their franchises.

bubblebeam2652d ago

Agreed. Rockstar, whether people like their games or not (how can't you?), have to be shown the utmost respect by gamers. They are one of only a few developers who take risks, and take time to develop their games.

The had LA Noire, and brought back a sequel to the almost forgotten Max Payne and a Red Dead franchise.
Always had massive respect for Rockstar.

first1NFANTRY2652d ago (Edited 2652d ago )

they forgot to add "but we would kill the quality of the franchise"

besides the impact is more rewarding when you give it time to breath with the exception of cod of course. the fanbase is just dedicated sheep and army rejects lol jokes

HeavenlySnipes2652d ago

I don`t know. Almost everything Rockstar puts out is a contender for GOTY. LA Noire, RDR, GTA etc

first1NFANTRY2652d ago

they are great devs and i'm really hoping for a bully sequel at some point. that game was just awesome.

seanpitt232652d ago

So glad they didn't half ass it like other titles making a game exceptional takes time lots of time and you look forward to it more the last gta was 4 years ago and it's nice to have another one

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