Karl Slatoff has provided an explanation as to why the “Grand Theft Auto” video games, including the upcoming “GTA 5,” are taking years to be developed. According to a report by GameSpot on March 7, the COO of Take-Two Interactive disclosed that each new entry is a “brand new experience” that takes more than two years to create. He also revealed that releasing a new game for the series every other year will cause franchise fatigue. You can check out some screens from the open-world action-adventure video game in the slideshow at the top of this article and the comments from Karl Slatoff below (courtesy of GameSpot):
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.
Rockstar North is responsible for the development of “GTA 5” while Rockstar Games is handling the publishing aspects. Both companies are subsidiaries of the aforementioned Take-Two Interactive. The fifth numbered entry into the “Grand Theft Auto” franchise will be released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in North America on Sept. 17. You can pre-order the game in the following link: “GTA 5”