Take-Two confirms Grand Theft Auto V won't be appearing at E3 2013
Grand Theft Auto V, you cheeky. I wouldn’t be surprised if scores of your fans are now weeping despondently because of you.
This morning, Take-Two Interactive, parent company of Rockstar and 2K Games, confirmed that the highly-anticipated new installment in the controversial saga of unrestrained lawlessness will not be appearing at E3 next month. In other words, it will miss out on its chance to have an E3 appearance at all, being as it missed the event last year.
“I'd now like to take a moment to discuss the upcoming E3 show in Los Angeles. This year, our labels will not have a booth on the show floor,” said Take-Two bossman Karl Slatoff at the company’s recent fiscal results call. “Both Rockstar Games and 2K have instead decided to focus their marketing and PR efforts on a series of events throughout the spring and summer. Our team, however, will be present at the show, and we look forward to seeing many of you there.”
This means that other upcoming games under Take-Two’s jurisdiction, such as 2K’s The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and WWE 2K14, will be missing out on E3 this year. "So our philosophy on the show is that we like the show, we participate in a meaningful way in the show,” Slatoff added. “It's a great place for the industry to get together, and we're highly supportive of it. This year it just didn't make sense for us in the same - at the same level."
It’s just as well. Even without the media exposure it could get from an E3 appearance, it’s doubtful that GTA V will sell anything less than exceptionally when it comes out on September 17.
Are you guys bummed out that it won’t be making it to the event, or do you not really care? Feel free to let us know.
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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