No Grand Theft Auto V For Next Gen Consoles, According To Take Two CEO

Those who have been looking for a good reason to hold on to their current-gen consoles might take interest in Take Two Interactive’s decicion regarding the future of Grand Theft Auto V on the next-generation consoles.

According to a recent interview with MCV, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, Strauss Zelnick, has stated that fans of the Grand Theft Auto series have been waiting on the latest installment of the blockbuster hit, Grand Theft Auto V for years, and he expects there to be enormous consumer demand, thanks to the excess of 120 install base of the current generation of consoles.

In addition, Zelnick has also stated that regardless of when the next-generation consoles are going to be released, he believes that the absence of Grand Theft Auto V from the next-generation consoles wont have any real impact on the sales of Grand Theft Auto V, which is set to also be featuring the largest, most dynamic, and diverse open-world that Rockstar Games has created thus far.

You can expect Grand Theft Auto V to release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17th.

  • James Mulhall


    • Ryan Schulze

      They don’t think it’ll impact sales? They hope, but it will. If you’re saving money and planning on buying a next gen system, an extra controller, and a few launch titles…are you really gonna drop some of that money on GTA V just before the new systems launch? I might. I like GTA that much, but I’m sure there are plenty that are guaranteed now not to buy it. As it is, I’m not buying anything for my 360 right now and don’t plan on buying another title for it. When I buy, I’m in for the long haul. A year plus for most games. Especially a game like GTA. However, I can’t see myself playing my 360 at all in 2014.

      • James Wenshester

        some people can’t afford next-gen beside keep it last for current generation

    • James Wenshester

      10 games coming on next-gen and you still fucking disappointed , keeping it only for current generation it’s great thing so we can still playing with proud !!!

      • James Mulhall

        You do realise this thread is a month old, right?

  • WarBroh

    Good. One less reason to buy a Microsoft SpyBOX

    • Thomas

      Do you have anything positive to say about these articles? This article is very vaguely about the Xbox just because this game will be released for it and somehow, you find a way to comment solely about the console itself. Let the hate go. You’ll live longer.

      • WarBroh

        Be honest were you crying when you wrote that? You were, weren’t ya

        • Thomas

          I see someone has yet to gain the social maturity to talk like a normal human being.

  • RyMann88

    Let’s just hope this doesn’t come back to bite them in the ass…

    • WarBroh

      How would it? There are a gazillion 360’s and PS3’s out there.

      • RyMann88

        I’m not talking financially honestly. I don’t really know anyone willing to trade/sell their current consoles for any of the new ones. But this is Rockstar’s big break in terms of getting their title out on next-gen consoles and competing with Watch Dogs.

        • Kaler Davis

          Grand Theft Auto has no competition. Much less an Ubisoft game, Watch Dogs. But please don’t get me wrong here, Watch Dogs looks amazing. Visually tantalizing, beautiful, superb innovation, change, and originality… but… a brand new game that nobody reeeaaallly knows how it’s going to do, how it’s going to sell, how the gamers are going to like it… I’d put my $$$ on Grand Theft Auto ANY day over Watch Dogs and I’d bet you would too.

          • True, but with that mindset, this is why new games like Watch Dogs don’t survive. I’d actually buy this over GTA V because for the most part you can kind of expect what’s to come, not saying it’s the same as GTA IV at all. But Watch Dogs has more of my interest.

      • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

        This is the second article today that I have seen you attempting to take a shot at “Call of Daycare” (Which won’t catch on by the way) You are just as pathetic as the people you poorly attempt to criticize.

  • Battlefield Recon

    In other news, Battlefield 4 will be on next-gen, which easentially drives the final nail in GTAV’s coffin.

    • MegaMan3k

      I don’t even think “always online” could put a nail in the GTA franchise.

      • Chrome

        Shame EA’s screwed and so are their servers 60% of the time. Fifa is all they’re going to have soon

    • James Mulhall

      If you’re gonna troll, do it right. *essentially

    • mrup2nogud

      Utter rubbish.. A huge chunk of FPS gamers hold the GTA series in their hearts with fondness and will almost certainly buy the game and play it to death. Your comment forces me to question your credentials as a gamer..

    • Kaler Davis

      Battlefield 4… final nail in Grand Theft Auto V’s coffin…? I don’t even need to begin to ask if you’re out of your mind. You’re username clearly drives the final nail in you being a hardcore, biased, envious fanboy of Battlefield because DICE could never make anything close to how successful GTAV will be… I love Bad Company, 1943, Battlefield 3, and will soon love Battlefield 4, but I think everyone in here will agree with me that DICE and Battlefield don’t have ANYTHING on Rockstar and the legend Grand Theft Auto…
      Regardless, I believe GTAV WILL, in-fact, come to next-generation consoles. Personally.

      • Considering they are in no way, shape, size or form whatsoever comparable, yeah I’d have to agree with you

    • the greater gamer

      Your an insult to our gaming community and battlefield fans everywhere.

    • Asmitty56

      OR, you can just buy both?

      • He’s too poor to buy both. He doesn’t even have home Internet he is at his local library.

    • Niosus

      There is 0 tolerance for those kinds of comments. Banned.

      I think I’ve made myself clear in the past: anyone who posts a “BF4 will kill XXX” one-liner gets a banhammer to the face, no warnings.

      I say BF4 because I only see it happening with BF. You’re giving all BF players a bad name.

      • James K

        Damn, this is getting serious.

  • Zach Grainger

    Are you really SHITTING me.

  • Philip Mead

    Well, if it ever comes out for pc…

    Yah you know the rest of the story already.

    • Kaler Davis

      If it comes out for PC… it comes out for the next-gen consoles.

      • WarBroh


        They already said no nextgen, and yet it was already dev’d internally for PC so we’ll see that version eventually.

        • Emeraldon


        • YnotNDalton

          if dev’d internally for pc.. thats x86 based the same as the dev for both next gen consoles.. easy no real investment into bringing it to next gen.. i really don’t understand it.. its only to milik the ps3 market now and then the next gen market next year with a re release.. hoping some of the same ppl that bought it for ps3 will want to re buy it on ps4 by then

  • Cillian Greene

    Obviously, it was announced in 2011, it’s supposed to be out already, GTA V was never supposed to be a next-gen game.

    It’s like San Andreas came out near the end of the last gen, it was the best-selling game on the PS2, the same will be for GTA V

  • Zwabber046

    I know a lot of people who were going to buy it on PS4. Well I guess I won’t buy it then 🙁 Hope they change their mind though, hope something big is gonna happen on the internet with people demanding it to be on next-gen and than they realise they need to have it on next-gen.



    GTA V should at least come to PC. Otherwise, it’ll be an even bigger disappointment to hear than this news.

  • extermin8or2

    Well I won’t be buying it- that money is needed for my ps4 shame… :/

  • YnotNDalton

    I really don’t understand why they don’t release on this gen and next gen.. i’m sure its a easily tweakable graphics engine dev’d based on x86 systems as it will be on pc as well in the future..

  • kakarot

    thats a nice way to lose over 50% of your profits/sales.

    • FaizanAliNaqvi

      Not sure if serious.

  • Roxas Headhunter

    I will not buy GTA 5 for ps3 or xbox360 because I will be giving those consoles away for the next gen I really want the game but since I don’t have a job I wont be getting any new games for the ps3 or xbox360 and I’ll just sell them at gamestop or any other store to get the next gen consoles and games and the same for all of my friends we really want GTA 5 but the price of the next gen is 400-500 US dollars I wont have enough to buy it and if it’s not coming for the next gen I wont be getting GTA 5 any time soon

  • KodyM

    I was all pumped about getting GTA 5 for xbox One…… Fml… :/