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News video games 24 May 2023, 15:40

author: Jakub Tarchala

Rockstar Wants Perfect GTA 6, Take-Two CEO Has no Doubts

Rockstar wants GTA VI to be the perfect game, no matter how long it takes to make it, according to Take-Two's CEO.

Rockstar is working up a sweat on GTA VI, wanting the game to be close to perfection. Will it set new standards in the industry?

GTA VI to be a masterpiece...

An interview with Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, is available on YouTube. In it, the 65-year-old businessman talks mainly about work culture, but it wouldn't be complete without a mention of GTA VI.

Sriram, one of the interviewers, asked Strauss Zelnick how Take-Two and its member companies manage to strike a balance between wanting to provide players with novelty and staying true to the proven elements that have shaped the series over the years.

The relevant excerpt begins at the 31:25 mark.

"Making Grand Theft Auto is a major challenge for the studio. Rockstar's answer is: 'strive for perfection until it is finally achieved'. By that I mean creating something that other studios wouldn't even dream of," said Strauss Zelnick

GTA VI is undoubtedly a huge undertaking - the game has been in development for many years, and according to rumors it has already burned through more than billion dollars. Last year's leak also indicates great scope.

...although there are doubts

Interestingly, Strauss Zelnick's statement is at odds with the opinion of insider known as Tez2, who believes that there is a high probability that Rockstar will be willing to cut GTA VI content in order to get the game to market faster.

Last week's report by Take-Two indicates that GTA VI (or another, equally big game from the studio) will be released in 2024, as indicated by the projected huge revenue.

Will Rockstar - with Take-Two's permission - release an "undercooked" or cobbled-together game, with the intention of selling cut content in the form of paid DLCs? Or are the developers actually aiming for perfection, even at the expense of long development time? GTA VI will likely debut on next-gen consoles and PC. The release date remains unknown.

Jakub Tarchala

Jakub Tarchala

He started by producing content on YouTube in 2020, but eventually found out writing was his real jam. He set up a modest blog where he published video game reviews, and two years later combined his work with his hobby and started writing for Gamepressure. He loves Terry Pratchett's offbeat sense of humor and the philosophical mysteries of the universe embedded in Stanislaw Lem's novels. He enjoys watching comedies and horror movies. He has a profound affection for the Stalker universe (electronic, written, and pasted). In his spare time he plays guitar and collects Marvel cards.