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Rockstar, Take-Two's GTAV Silence Translates To...

How would you complete that sentence? Think about it.

These days, major releases are heavily scrutinized for many months, if not years before the game is actually on store shelves. We're allowed to do this because most times, the publisher and developer toss us quite a few bones; we get quotes, media, and other various pieces of information on a relatively routine basis.

One would anticipate the same for Grand Theft Auto V, easily one of the most anticipated titles of the generation. And yet, since its announcement late last year, we've really seen next to nothing, and both Rockstar and Take-Two are mostly silent on the subject. But why? How would you interpret this silence? Is this stretch of surprising quiet due to the fact that Rockstar has hit development snags? Is it because the game is further away than anyone wishes to think? ...is it because they're turning GTAV into a next-gen offering?

I mean, who knows? Silence can be tough to translate. Maybe they'll make a big splash at Gamescom next month and all our questions will be answered. But if not, and we start to get towards the tail end of the summer with next to nothing on our plate, gamers everywhere are going to start to wonder... "What's going on with GTAV?" will be an awfully common question, guaranteed. Silence is just a little unnerving, especially in this information-driven industry.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V

Tags: grand theft auto v, gtav, rockstar, take two, grand theft auto v release date

7/9/2012 10:11:37 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

Bonampak
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 10:42:18 AM
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Maybe they saw Ubisoft's Watch Dogs at E3 and decided they needed to go back and do something just as impressive - visually.

People in the industry like Michael Pachter love to pressure Rockstar/Take-Two into revealing more of the game. Just to make shareholders & the information-hungry people happy. If they don't reveal nothing in a few more weeks, Pachter will probably get negative on them. And that will probably land him some headlines (regardless of what we might think of Pachter, the guy has some influence in this industry). It will be a calculated move on his part, though. Since he will try to BAIT Rockstar/Take Two into saying something about the game.

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bigrailer19
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 10:56:04 AM
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I actually don't think people mind the silence. We know it's coming so... This GTA has had the least amount of everything. GTA4 had a lot of media, praise and even excitement before it released. I'm not getting the same vibe with GTA5. I really don't hear people talking about it. Maybe it's because of the lack of information. Or maybe it really is a lack of excitement.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 11:06:40 AM
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I think it just translates to the fact that Rockstar does not play by the rules. They don't do E3, they don't talk about Agent, they don't talk about anything they don't want to talk about and they have no patience for their fans. They make great games, and they don't talk, period. Too cool for school these guys.

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Beamboom
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 11:41:31 AM

lol - indeed they are :D

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wackazoa
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 11:30:43 AM
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"Is this stretch of surprising quiet due to the fact that Rockstar has hit development snags? Is it because the game is further away than anyone wishes to think? ...is it because they're turning GTAV into a next-gen offering?"




YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW............... please.

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dillonthebunny
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 11:41:42 AM
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am I the only one who isnt blown away by Watch dogs?

anyway, we all know what R* is like, they have a way of not releasing a stitch until they decide to, even that 'leaked' info from the start (if true) was probably orchestrated by them. They are among the best Dev houses to keep quiet on everything until they see fit to open up, they are the willy wonka of the games industry.

I would love GTA5 this year, but I just couldn't bank on it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 11:54:15 AM

No, I wasn't blown away either. Looked cool but didn't look PS4 cool.

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dillonthebunny
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 12:20:26 PM

yep, I agree.. everyone was saying how next gen it was, but it just looked like a Deus Ex sequel, and seemed to fit well in to the later life of this gens consoles.

i'll probably get it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 12:28:58 PM

I think it was the nice visuals coupled with the fact that the city had wind in it that fooled everyone. :)

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 2:42:14 PM

You silly twirps, the game certainly did look next gen with the amount of detail and effects going on. It was running on a high end PC! You know all of this!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 3:18:45 PM

We also know that whenever possible big E3 reveals for multiplats are shown on a high end PC.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 9:52:38 PM

Good point World, however, I do believe the graphics shown for Watch Dog were well ahead of what is currently being shown for this gen of games. That includes the typical third party game running on computer specs. Come on!

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___________
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 6:09:27 AM

dude, you seriously need glasses!
watch dogs looked amazing!
NO game out there has shown us the level of detail the watch dogs demo did!
and remember this is not your typical uncharted rendering a small room, its open world for crying out loud!

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Beamboom
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 12:00:34 PM
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"...is it because they're turning GTAV into a next-gen offering?"

Omg... You know, if we also take into account how Gearbox are talking about the Furious 4 and how it "keeps evolving" to even go beyond 2013, your speculation there could very well turn out to be a bullseye to the max!

If Rockstar and Gearbox now know something we don't regarding the upcoming generation shift they could *very* well have changed plans for their main projects to hit the next gen train as it leaves the station instead, and thus all of a sudden got a lot more horse power to play with for their projects.

Man, this theory is really giving me the goosebumps here!

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 12:03:22 PM
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I think this may be a next gen launch game. That has to be the reason they're so quiet about gta5

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DjEezzy
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 12:17:35 PM
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Maybe they're just trying to avoid the drama and negative press that almost every single game has now a days. Just sayin...

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SmokeyPSD
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 1:41:42 PM

Agreed

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bebestorm
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 12:25:25 PM
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Rockstar is not like everybody else personally I think some developers say and show too much. We'll see it when their ready.

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SmokeyPSD
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 1:41:16 PM
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Pretty much every single game that the developers have purposely manufactured hype for right now has backfired in some way in the current climate. The practice of releasing a couple of screenshots and saying we've maxed out the specifications look! Only to be disappointed come release 2 years after.

Sometimes silence maybe is just silence in this new era of powerful negativity? Pretty early days.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 2:43:15 PM
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I prefer the silent treatment. I don't like the recent trend of showing just about everything in a game or movie before it actually is released.

Just don't go the Agent route and disappear.

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___________
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 6:06:15 AM
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i really cant understand why everyone is making such a big deal about this!
this is R* for crying out loud they ALWAYS stay mum about newly announced games for months!
so this is not exactly new.
i seriously doubt we will see or hear anything for a while yet, let alone next month at gamescom!
this is one of the things i hate about R*, they always announce games so early than 99% of the time the first bit of news we hear about them is that their delayed!
or we just dont hear anything for years cough MP3, LA Noire, and not to mention agent.
that has been announced for FAR longer than GTAV, and we have not even got a trailer for that so why isent anyone worrying about that?
R* will talk about the game when their ready, which wont be for a while yet!
this is not exactly new..........

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