Grand Theft Auto 6 is one of the most anticipated games in the industry, but its development has been shrouded in secrecy and plagued by leaks. In a recent interview with IGN, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed some insights into the game and how it has affected Rockstar Games, the developer behind the GTA franchise.
Zelnick said that GTA 6 needs to be something that players have never seen before, and that Rockstar’s answer is to seek perfection.
“Let’s create something no one would’ve thought of, but when they see it it fits,”
he said. He also praised Rockstar’s talent and creativity, saying that they are “the best in the business” and that they have “a very clear vision” for their games.
However, Zelnick also admitted that the GTA 6 leaks that surfaced online last year were “really upsetting and frustrating to the team”, as they spoiled some of the surprises and innovations that Rockstar had planned for the game. He said that the leaks did not affect the company or the game from a business perspective, but they were “an emotional matter” for the developers who worked hard on the project.
GTA 6 will raise the bar for the entire industry
Zelnick did not reveal any specific details about GTA 6, such as its release date, setting, or features. He said that he does not want to “steal thunder” from Rockstar, and that he trusts them to announce the game when they are ready. He also said that GTA 6 will raise the bar for the entire industry, and that he is confident that it will be a “massive hit”.
GTA 6 will be the successor to GTA 5, released in 2013 and sold over 175 million copies worldwide. GTA 5 is still one of the best-selling games in the market, thanks to its online mode, GTA Online, which receives regular updates and content additions. GTA 5 is also set to launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S later this year with enhanced graphics and performance.