Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, spoke about the impact of the GTA6 Information about the company and, more importantly, its team.
While GTA6 The leaks initially seemed quite significant as various videos and images of the unfinished title were shown, the Take-Two CEO says it hasn’t negatively impacted the business.
“For business reasons, we are not affected,” Zelnick told IGN (opens in new tab). “But as a personal matter and as an emotional matter, our teams are affected.” While it’s good that business wasn’t damaged by these unexpected leaks, they were still “really frustrating and annoying for the team,” Zelnick said.
There is a lot of excitement surrounding GTA 6 as many fans have been waiting for the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series for ten years since Rockstar released GTA 5 in 2013. According to a report (opens in new tab) from Bloomberg, developers working on GTA 6 are suggesting a 2024 or 2025 release window, which is still a long way off – what will I be playing in the meantime? Saints Row reboot?
Despite knowing the game was in development, Rockstar was classically stoic about its progression and what would be seen in the new game. The first concrete details about the game emerged from the 90 leaked videos and screenshots from the early alpha build, which is still in development.
While there have previously been rumors about the next GTA title, such as the possibility of a female protagonist or the fact that the series could return to Vice City, these leaks were the first substantive content that fans could sink their teeth into. But unfortunately this only seemed to make things worse for those who had been waiting for the next GTA game for so long.
Leaks can ruin a good game, no matter how excited I am about a title’s release. As an avid Pokémon fan, whenever Nintendo announces a new title, I disconnect the wifi and barricade my door to protect myself from unwanted information.
In my opinion, most leaks either spoil information about a game that I want to find out for myself, or make fans worry about something they have little or no control over.
After GTA6 leaked, I saw a flood of confused and angry posts on Twitter about how disappointing the graphics of this highly anticipated game looked. It got so bad that some users defended the developers. in one Twitter post (opens in new tab)User Tom Henderson described how GTA6 was far enough from its potential release window not to need good graphics.
The amount of people saying GTA 6 looks awful is actually terrifying. Looking at a game build that’s over a year old and only going to be released in two years?September 18, 2022
Ultimately, while these leaks gave some a better idea of what to expect from the game, the biggest impact I saw was simply making people frustrated or worried about the future of GTA.
No developer wants their game to start with that kind of rhetoric. So no matter what happens in the future, I’ll keep my eyes and ears closed until the developers feel ready to release more information GTA6no matter how excited I am for the release of this game.