Speaking recently to MCVUK, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two, had this to say:
The installed base of current generation consoles is estimated to be in excess of 120 million, and most of those consumers have been waiting for Grand Theft Auto V for years. Therefore, we expect there to be enormous consumer demand for Grand Theft Auto V regardless of when the next-generation consoles are released.
Sounds like he doesn’t feel any need to start looking at releasing GTA V on the PS4 and X1 in the near future… Also weighing in on the next-gen issue is Rockstar Games co-founder, Dan Houser himself. Speaking to IGN recently, Houser had this to say:
We don’t feel there are that many limitations [in the Xbox 360]. We feel we can do some very impressive stuff and do it for a large audience.
Houser also said that given the massive install base that current-gen consoles have, it makes sense to concentrate on them (echoing the sentiments of Zelnick).
There’ll be a much larger audience on PS3 than there will be on PS4. At a creative level, which is the most important for us, we could say everything we wanted to say and do everything we wanted to do on these [PS3 and Xbox 360] machines… There’s plenty of power in these machines.