Earlier this year, Rockstar Games had announced that it would be taking a break of a year. Many had thought that it was a publicity gimmick to divert attention from the heist bug in GTA V. However, with the arrival of the third quarter of the year and the second quarter of the fiscal year, it is clear that Rockstar wasn’t joking about.
With no release in this quarter, fans of the videogame making giant were left disappointed. Rockstar Games had earlier said in its press release that it was on a break till April 2017. Many people within the industry have confirmed that the company is not going to reconsider its decision. This would mean that this would be the first time in its history that Rockstar has not released a single game in a fiscal year.
As per reports, the glitches in GTA V had severely affected the developing team. As a result, they had decided to give them a year to fix them as well as regroup. With reports claiming that GTA VI is soon going to under development, it does seem like a wise move.
This move however means that Rockstar won’t be earning the crazy money it used to earn. Also, with sales going down, it is going to further affect its coffers.
Another possible reason for tis break that is being suggested is that Rockstar needs time. It is already embroiled in two lengthy lawsuits. As a result of these, production values as well as the creative teams are getting severely affected.
Whatever may be the reason, it does come as bitter blow for its fans. They had been hoping that it was all a bluff and a marketing ploy. However, it was all in vain. With that being said, it will be fun to see Rockstar back in full force. Come soon April 2017
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