There's a lot of talk circulating the launch of Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V. A delay out of the usual spring release that Rockstar uses to clean up during that period and a move back toward the fall, presumably close to the launch of Microsoft and Sony's next-gen systems has prompted Take-Two Interactive's CEO to chime in on the discussion.

We recently wrote about some analysts having pegged the delay of GTA V to coincide with a nice dual-generation launch for the Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox 720 and PS4, giving the next-gen consoles a nice launch title out of the gate and current gen gamers a nice swan song for their systems.

Well, managed to grab quotes from T2's CEO, Strauss Zelnick, who was asked if GTA V would be a dual-generation launch, to which he responded...
"There is not one gamer who’s going to sit it out on GTA V hoping there’s something down the road that’s better.”..."It's going to blow everyone away, and it's going to be in the market in September,"

“We really can’t talk about next-gen because we’re not the ones to talk about it first,"

That first part almost makes no sense (especially if you're a PC gamer) but he's basically saying that if you're too geeked for the game to wait for next-gen consoles, then you're likely to just buy the game for the Xbox 360 or PS3.

Fans who would probably want the “definitive” version of the game that doesn't have 30fps limiters in place (or drops to 15fps like GTA IV did when explosions started going off) will probably want to wait for the fall and grab the game for their next-gen console of choice, assuming it even launches for the Xbox 720 or PS4.

Hands down, if the game did launch for current-gen consoles in September and as a next-gen launch title for Microsoft and/or Sony's new console(s) then by all means it would be the biggest launch title in the history of video games. Judging by Zelnick's comments we probably won't know for certain until Sony or Microsoft set up the release date(s) for their system, which we might expect from Sony in just two weeks time on February 20th and from Microsoft at this year's E3 tradeshow in June.

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