Analysts Predict GTAV Will Crash E3 Party Next Month
Some say Grand Theft Auto IV was overrated, but I will fight you if that's your belief! ...okay, maybe not, but either way, we should all be excited about the next GTA.
And you know, the official unveiling might be a lot closer than you think; it might even surprise the heck out of everyone next month at E3. According to Game Informer citing EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich, we should see a non-playable version of the fifth Grand Theft Auto at the upcoming trade show. This makes perfect sense because most analysts believe you'll see GTAV hit in maybe the second or third quarter of next year. Said Divnich:
"I think we're going to hear about another Grand Theft Auto. I think there won't be any playable stuff. I think they'll give you some type of teaser, because we do think that a year from then in 2011 we're going to see another Grand Theft Auto."
And if you're entertaining any thoughts of a return to PlayStation exclusivity, you can forget about that; it's far too lucrative on multiple platforms. And Divnich reinforces this by saying, "I don't foresee Microsoft or Sony attempting to obtain any type of exclusivity with the next Grand Theft Auto." He also adds that although Microsoft paid a lot of money for the rights to exclusive DLC for GTAIV, that "unfortunately did little to move consoles." And of course, with 35 million PS3s and 40 million Xbox 360s out there, it seems silly to eliminate either gigantic audience.
5/16/2010 9:07:47 PM John Shepard