Strauss Zelnick has offered a secondary reason in regards to the delay of the upcoming multiplatform title, “GTA 5.” According to a report by GameZone on Feb. 6, the CEO of Take-Two Interactive stated that the new release date is a “great window” due to a “very open field.” You can check out some screens from the latest video game in the “Grand Theft Auto” franchise in the slideshow at the top of this article and the comments from Strauss Zelnick below (courtesy of GameZone):
As it happens, I think September is a great window. The fact is it’s a very open field that early in the fall. And as between late spring heading into the summer doldrums or early fall in an open field, that wasn’t the reason that the title moved, but I think it happens to be a terrific time to launch it.
Rockstar Games, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, recently announced that “GTA 5” has been delayed from its projected spring release to Sept. 17 in North America. The publisher initially cited that they need more development time for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 game. You can pre-order the title in the following link: “GTA 5”
“GTA 5” is expected to be the last big-named video game to be coming out in North America before the launch of the Playstation 4 and Xbox 720 next-generation systems in late 2013.