Take-Two On GTAV: Read Our Lips, We Have Nothing To Say
You know, when you get asked a question sixty-four million times a month, you're likely to get a touch irritated. At the very least, you're going to start making some sarcastic replies.
We have no idea how many times Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick has fielded the question, "hey, when are you guys going to announce Grand Theft Auto V...?" but we have the feeling Zelnick is a little tired of the question. Why? Well, when asked during a Q3 earnings call, Zelnick answered the inevitable query as follows:
"We’re not going to announce it. We’re not going to announce when we’re going to announce it. And we’re not going to announce the strategy about announcing it or about when we’re going to announce it either, or about the announcement strategy surrounding the announcement of the strategy. Any other questions?" (source- VG247)
Are you laughing? 'Cuz I am. This is one of the better quotes we've heard all year, and in all honesty, we can't blame the guy. We have no idea when GTAV will come out and we don't really need to know right now, so we'll give Zelnick a chuckle and a free pass on this one. We've got more than enough games scheduled for the next 6-8 months that are guaranteed to wow the crowds, so we'll wait patiently for any news regarding the next awesome installment in this now-legendary franchise. As for the rest of the earnings call details, we once again get confirmation that L.A. Noire is indeed in the works (and it'll be "innovative"), and Take-Two was forced to post a $55.5 million quarterly loss. Well, maybe the faster we get to GTAV, the better.
9/1/2009 Ben Dutka