The Rockstar Games title has expanded its audience thanks to its period as a free game on the Epic Games Store. If there is a golden egg hen in this video game thing, it is clear that Fortnite is one of them, which means that there is not a single source of wealth.
Tell Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, which have been exploring the honeys of success with GTA 5 since 2013. The popular installment of this open-world saga continues to sell at an excellent rate, to the point of which has already reached the figure of 135 million units sold globally, as revealed in the financial report for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020.
The work of the also creators of Red Dead Redemption 2 is far from closing its commercial journey. Rockstar Games is working on a version adapted to the new generation of consoles, that is, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The game will benefit from the hardware and will present improvements in audiovisual and performance levels. As if that were not enough, the company will launch a standalone version of GTA Online, which will be free on the Sony console during the first months since it is released. Both of them have set their release date for the second half of 2021.
Sales have improved after free passage through the Epic Games Store
Tom Sweeney, co-founder and CEO of the Epic Games Store already said it: many titles that are available for free for a limited time on the platform allow you to improve your performance in the market. In the case of GTA 5 the same reaction has occurred. Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, explained that there has been “an increase in the size of the audience” thanks to the agreement with the Epic Games Store. The title has sold during this quarter more than during the launch in 2013. As if that were not enough, 6 weeks after being a free game in the store of the creators of Fortnite, GTA 5 has managed to place more units in the homes of the players than in the same period of the previous year.