GTA 5 in 2011 at the earliest: Grand Theft Auto series not on an annual schedule
Apparently the fifth part of the Grand theft auto series is not going to be released until 2011. According to leading members of Take Two it is important to give fans of the series time to finish with the old parts and have want for the new game form up.
According to an interview with Take Two CEO Ben Feder and the chairman Strauss Zelnick the GTA series is not, in contrast to Call of Duty for example, going to be released on an annual basis. Zelnick said: "We don't feel that GTA ought to be an annualized franchise”, and that the timing for the next game to be released after a big franchise and the expectations of the consumers has to be balanced.
After the release of GTA 4 on the consoles in Q2 2008 Take Two published two add-ons, "The Lost and Damned” (February 2009) and "The Ballad of Gay Tony” (October 2009), exclusively for the Xbox 360. PC gamers were provided with Grand Theft Auto 4 in December 2008. Besides that there is a handheld version called GTA: Chinatown Wars for the PSP and Nintendo DS.
Zelnick also mentioned that the basic strategy of the company won't change. Kotaku extracted the most important features of the interview.
More articles related to the Grand Theft Auto series:
• GTA 4: The Ballad of Gay Tony - Carrying sex and violence to excess?
• GTA 4: The Ballad of Gay Tony - Update: Wicked video with Princess Robot Bubblegum