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Rockstar Games apologises to fans over slow development of GTA V

By: Muhammad Qasim Hassan

  |   July 18th, 2012   |  
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Recognising the increasing anxiety within the fans of the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) franchise because of having to wait really long for the latest instalment in the series and receiving very few details on the product so far, Rockstar Games has apologised for the delay.

The new Asked and Answered feature on the company’s website saw Rockstar Games responding to the various queries of gamers, which also included a question regarding the amount of time that the studio is taking to dish out details about GTA V.

The America-based company apologised to the fans for making them wait for so long, while explaining that the delay in the release of the next instalment in the GTA is due to the company’s commitment to quality and ensuring a fresh experience.

After announcing GTA V in October 2011 and releasing a trailer on November later that year, the studio has revealed very little information about the upcoming title, thus keeping the fans in the dark regarding its content as well as the release date.

Rockstar Games conceded that it is refraining from revealing too much about the about the game with the intended motivation of keeping it for the actual game release in order to surprise the fans. It also added that the title is still in its development stage and far from the point where gamers can be given a clear picture of what they can expect off the latest instalment in the GTA series.

“We want to keep plenty back for the actual game release so there are still lots of surprises when you play it,” Rockstar Games’ statement reads. “The only things we care about is that you enjoy the experience of actually playing the game and that we release accurate information. We just have not been in a position to show more of the game than the trailer and will not be for a while yet.”

The company believes that annualising the GTA franchise will not only threaten its quality, but will also cause the consumers to burn out. In order to keep both the possibilities from happening, it is not rushing the project and instead taking its time to make the most of the cutting-edge technology at its disposal to create an intellectual property that has little to no flaws.

The GTA franchise is immensely popular in gamers of all ages. The gameplay is designed in such a way that it appeals to both casual gamers who are simply looking to have fun by exploring the city and driving around in stolen cars, while the hardcore gamers will have plenty of challenge on their hands as they play through with the intention of completing the storyline. The game is not considered appropriate for young gamers because of its theme, which features a lot of foul language, violence and pretty much everything that is considered a crime.