Take-Two’s CEO Strauss Zelnick has spoken concerning the influence of the GTA 6 leaks on the enterprise and, extra importantly, its crew.
Whereas the GTA 6 leaks appeared fairly vital at first, as varied movies and pictures had been proven of the unfinished title, the CEO of Take-Two says that it hadn’t affected the enterprise in any detrimental method.
“As a enterprise matter, we’re not affected,” Zelnick instructed IGN (opens in new tab). “However as a private matter and an emotional matter, our groups are affected.” Whereas it’s a great factor that the enterprise wasn’t broken by these surprising leaks, they had been nonetheless “actually irritating and upsetting to the crew,” Zelnick mentioned.
There’s quite a lot of pleasure surrounding GTA 6 as many followers have already waited ten years for the subsequent installment within the Grand Theft Auto collection since Rockstar launched GTA 5 in 2013. In response to a report (opens in new tab) by Bloomberg, builders engaged on GTA 6 recommend a 2024 or 2025 launch window, which remains to be a good distance off – what am I going to play within the meantime? The Saints Row reboot?
Whereas we knew the sport was in growth, Rockstar had been classically stoic about its progress and what can be on present within the new sport. The primary concrete particulars concerning the sport got here from the 90 leaked movies and screenshots from the early alpha construct nonetheless in growth.
Whereas there had been earlier rumors concerning the subsequent GTA title, corresponding to the potential for a feminine protagonist or the truth that the collection may return to Vice Metropolis, these leaks had been the primary substantial piece of content material that followers may dig their tooth into. However sadly, this simply appeared to make issues worse for individuals who had waited so lengthy for the subsequent GTA sport.
Yet one more ruined
Leaks can damage a great sport, regardless of how excited I’m for a title’s launch. As an avid Pokémon fan, when Nintendo proclaims a brand new title, I discover myself unplugging the wifi and barricading my door to guard myself from undesirable data.
For my part, most leaks both spoil details about a sport I’d need to discover out for myself or make followers apprehensive about one thing they’ve little to no management over.
After GTA 6 was leaked, I noticed a flurry of confused and indignant posts on Twitter about how disappointing the graphics of this extremely anticipated sport appeared. It bought so dangerous that some customers got here out in protection of the devs. In a Twitter submit (opens in new tab), consumer Tom Henderson described how GTA 6 was far sufficient away from its potential launch window to not want good graphics.
The quantity of individuals saying that GTA 6 seems horrible is definitely horrifying. You are taking a look at a sport construct that is over a yr outdated and will not be launched for one more what, 2 years?September 18, 2022
On the finish of the day, whereas these leaks gave some a greater thought of what to anticipate from the sport, the largest influence I noticed was merely making folks pissed off or apprehensive about the way forward for GTA.
No developer needs its sport to start out with that sort of rhetoric. So it doesn’t matter what occurs sooner or later, I’ll be closing my eyes and ears till the devs really feel prepared sufficient to present out extra data on GTA 6, regardless of how excited I’m for this sport to launch.