Take-Two was pleased as punch at announcing the news that Grand Theft Auto IV had managed to sell 15 million copies worldwide. But the game was released back in 2008 - surely it's time to hear more about the inevitable GTA V? Chances are we may hear something before E3 this year.
Mike Hickey, analyst for Janco Partners, said that "there is building suspension for a pre-E3 GTA V announcement, although we expect nothing from Rockstar at this year’s official E3 event." I would be fitting of Rockstar to not use an international platform like E3 to announce such a game, choosing to use its own methods for revealing its projects - GTA IV, for example, was announced on the internet.
Hickey thinks that a new GTA would sell even more than Niko Bellic's urban adventure, citing "sales acceleration of the prior cycle GTA console iterations, an accelerating core gamer installed base (with an emphasis on PS3 installed expansion where GTA has historically dominated relatively), and the most talented / motivated development team in the world, in our view."
What say you, readers? Is it about time we had a new Grand Theft Auto? Perhaps something a little less high-brow and Academy Award-winning, for something more fun and crazy (ala GTA III and, recently, Ballad of Gay Tony) would rock our boat just nicely Rockstar, ta.