The release of GTA V is arguably the most anticipated game of 2013. While fans were disappointed last month when Rockstar announced they’d be delaying the game for quality reasons, Take Two is completely behind Rockstar in their decision, according to CEO Strauss Zelnick.
In a recent quarterly earnings call, Zelnick finally touched on the status of GTA V. “There is not one gamer who is going to sit out of GTA V hoping for something that is going to come along down the road that’s better,” said Zelnick. “It’s (GTA V) going to blow everyone away, and it’s going to be on the market in September.”
September 17th on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to be exact. Rockstar recently had to put out many fires ignited by fan angst with the decision to delay the title from its previously announced spring window into September. The delay caused many fans to cook up possible scenarios outside of Rockstar wanting to polish the game prior to release. These ranged from development of a Wii U and PC version, to a possible readying of a next gen version of the open-world title for PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720.
Zelnick has reason to be excited for GTA V. Recently, analysts predicted that the next Grand Theft Auto title could finally be the game to knock Call of Duty out of the top sales spot in 2013.