Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games (the publisher who is responsible for the upcoming “GTA 5”), has commented on the development costs for PS4 and Xbox 720 video games. According to a report by Edge on Feb. 6, CEO Strauss Zelnick believed that the transition to next-generation systems won’t change their budget in a significant manner. This is because the company as a whole is becoming “much tighter” in terms of spending money. You can check out some screens from the latest “Grand Theft Auto” video game in the slideshow at the top of this article and the comments from Strauss Zelnick below (courtesy of Edge):
We don’t have any reason to believe our development budgets will change significantly. If anything we have become – group-wide – much tighter in terms of how we spend our money. We can’t say specifically, but no we don’t expect to see a meaningful change in what it costs us to release these top quality products.
Rockstar Games will be releasing “GTA 5” in North America on Sept. 17. Despite speculations about the possibility of the open-world action-adventure title coming to the PS4 and Xbox 720 due to the delay, it is only been announced for the PS3 and Xbox 360 so far. You can pre-order the game in the following link: “GTA 5”
Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox 720 should come out in North America in late 2013.