Many gamers wonder why Rockstar Games’ “GTA” franchise doesn’t have more rapid releases of the popular series. Gamespot today wrote that Take-Two Interactive’s Chief Operation Officer, Karl Slatoff, revealed that while the publisher knows that a new “Grand Theft Auto” could come out every couple of years, they feel that the oversaturation would ultimately damage the franchise. With “Grand Theft Auto V” releasing later this year, that means gamers shouldn’t expect to get their hands on the next “GTA” game after “GTA V” for at least several years. Slatoff stated the following.
Often times people ask us 'Why don't you come out with Grand Theft Auto every two years?' To us, that doesn't make sense, because Grand Theft Auto, every single time it comes out, is a brand new experience. You can't possibly do that in two years. And if we did that, our product would fatigue and the franchise would degrade from a value perspective.
In the past, there was a period when a new "Grand Theft Auto" game did release at least every two years when the developer also created several "GTA" titles Sony's portable PSP system as well. Those days appear to be over as Take-Two looks to be wanting quality over quality for the open-world franchise moving forward.
“Grand Theft Auto V” releases this summer on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The game will allow players to switch between three separate protagonists at will. This is the first time that a “GTA” title will make use of a multiple player character mechanic.