Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick has promised that the next-gen version of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V will exceed expectations. “Nothing but the very best will satisfy Rockstar,” he said.
Speaking to MCV at gamescom 2014, Zelnick showed his optimism for the upcoming release, stating:
They want to blow consumers away. Whatever the expectation is, they want to exceed it. When you see GTA 5 on next-gen, I want you to tell me whether it is or isn’t better than your expectation. I can guarantee it will be better.
Despite the fact that the title has sold over 34 million copies worldwide, Zelnick wants to see those numbers go up.
One way to look at it is that 34m copies have been sold, but there’s 7bn people on Earth. So we have over 6.9bn people left to address. It’s a massive market and an amazing title. GTA is the standard bearer in the industry. How can you buy a next-gen console and not want to play GTA on it?
GTA V PS4 releases this autumn. You can let Zelnick know what you think of the game then.