Millions of people love the Grand Theft Auto games. When a new one is released it’s a highlight of the year and of the console generation. After Rockstar released a trailer in November 2011 we knew GTA V was on its way, but then nothing but silence has followed. Leaving many fans disappointed.
The developer has now made some effort to appease fans. In an ‘Asked & Answered’ on the Rockstar website three questions related to GTA V are replied to. Below are the edited highlights.
“We are very busy working on the game! Everything is going well, but the game is a huge project. We should have more information and some new assets for you soon.
We have often had long gaps between asset releases on previous games and will continue to do so in the future. The only things we care about are that you enjoy the experience of actually playing the game and that we release accurate information. We just have not been in a position to show more of the game than the trailer and will not be for a while yet.
Now that we’ve announced GTAV, all the way up until game launch there is going to be no shortage of non-stop hoaxes, faked footage and screens, rampant rumors and speculation. Please assume if you don’t hear it here, it is probably mostly fakes and almost definitely not the complete truth.”
It isn’t much but something is better than nothing, I guess. That still doesn’t really explain why the super-long delay between the announcement trailer and anything else. I understand the need to build hype, but for 8 months and counting?
Rockstar is in an enviable position where it knows Grand Theft Auto V will sell regardless of marketing or anything under its control. So it shows us a little and lets anticipation do the rest. Annoyingly.