Is GTA 6 the most important release in games history?

Is GTA 6 the most important release in games history

At this moment video game industry is currently suffering one of the worst periods in its history with various game studios having layoffs, studio closures and high-profile triple-A flops.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer tried to explain Microsoft’s shock mass layoff that affected nearly 2,000 staff members said that the gaming industry had failed to grow the gaming audience in recent years, especially on console. Currently there is one game that could change everything and all hopes are stored into the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6.

Circana analyst Mat Piscatella in recent interview with said that GTA 6 will renew interest in video games and also added “There’s probably never been a more important thing to ever release in the industry, so no pressure.”

Clearly there’s a huge amount riding on GTA 6, and not just for developer Rockstar and its owner, Take-Two. This is a game some analysts predict will end up as the best-selling of all-time, the kind of game to break entertainment records. In 2013, it took GTA 5 just three days to surpass $1 billion in sales, becoming the fastest to that figure in entertainment history. GTA 6 could hit $1 billion in 24 hours.

But there’s more. GTA 6 is the kind of game that will sell consoles. Sony is expected to release a PS5 Pro later this year, and it will no doubt benefit from interest in GTA 6. Similarly, GTA 6 will sell Xbox Series X and S and whatever hardware refresh Microsoft plans. Let’s remember, GTA 6 is not coming out on PC at launch. To play the game, you have to own a PlayStation or an Xbox.

Beyond the point of sale, GTA 6’s GTA Online equivalent will surely come packed with microtransactions as the current GTA Online does. Microsoft and Sony will get their cut of any money spent there, too.

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