Grand Theft Auto game will be the next generation only affair as suggested by the reports.
Anything is possible for now as Rockstar Games has made no announcements regarding the franchise’s Rockstar might be having some good reasons for why they want to launch their next GTA project as a cross-generational Enterprise. The window is closing for possible GTA 6 release on current hardware, along with the launch of PS5 and project Scarlett in 2020.
Shipped to over a hundred million units to retailers, PS4 console has now become a massive success. A very large install base is right there and waiting along with the sales of Xbox One console.
Why GTA 6 will difficult for console users
What really helped in boosting sales for Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive, with the game still going strong on current-gen devices, was that the GTA V did the same thing, by launching Xbox 360 and PS3 before making the lead to current consoles. What might be really depressing to the fans is that GTA 6 would not release until 2021, making the ps4 and Xbox one release difficult.
By any chance, if GTA 6 releases in 2020, a perfect connection would be there between consoles especially & PS5 and PS4 players will be able to play the same games together online. But if this comes true it seems very unlikely that Rockstar would consider the current consoles viable options.
This prediction was made by Jefferies analyst Alex Giamo in July which reads:-
“ Take-Two possesses the most high-quality content amongst the US publishers yet valuation feels full.”
“We struggle to find a near-term catalyst to push the multiple much higher at these levels. Despite the undeniable success of GTA and RDR [Red Dead Redemption Series], we believe TTWO is now in a ‘soft spot’ when considering the timing of the next release.”
CEO Strauss Zelnick recently revealed that Take-Two has the strongest development pipeline and its history which suggests that a lot of new projects are on the way.
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