Another day, another analyst. Speaking to Game Informer Jesse Divnich gives his predictions on what we may possibly see at E3 2010 this June. He believes we may get teased about the next Grand Theft Auto.
“I think we’re going to hear about another Grand Theft Auto. I think there won’t be any playable stuff. I think they’ll give you some type of teaser, because we do think that a year from then in 2011 we’re going to see another Grand Theft Auto,”
He also gives his thoughts on whether the game would be exclusive on either console. Remember those rumors about the next GTA being exclusive to Sony because Rockstar was sorry to upset loyal fans? Ha! The bullshit our community makes up is golden.
“I don’t foresee Microsoft or Sony attempting to obtain any type of exclusivity with the next Grand Theft Auto,” he predicted.
“Microsoft paid a lot of money for exclusivity on the downloadable content for GTA IV, which unfortunately did little to move consoles for Microsoft.
“Back in 2004, the Grand Theft Auto was a huge brand, but only relative to the other brands that existed at the time. While the GTA brand is certainly bigger now than it was five years ago, others have emerged to reach similar levels of success, such as Call of Duty or Guitar Hero. In other words, if Sony gets an exclusive deal on GTA V, it would do little to disrupt Microsoft’s ability to move hardware, and vice versa.”
Did Microsoft truly take a loss by grabbing that exclusive DLC? According to recent NPD’s Sony fans didn’t respond well to the extra episodes either. Maybe the idea of extra episodes isn’t one the public really wants for a game like GTA. What do you think?