- Ship all existing copies of GTA V to stores
- Step up production and ship fresh batches of discs straight to the stores instead of keeping them in warehouses(increasing security)
- Officially push the date forward.
I understand Rockstar have put a lot of effort into this game, and ideally they would have wanted us, their fans, to get our hands on the game "when the time was right". However, unless R* actually start selling the game, then they will be ripped off a lot of income I don't think glitches will be an issue, as all development has already ceased and the game is completely playable(as the pressed discs and pre-loads tell us). People are going to be messing up with custom firmware, torrents, leaks etc so it makes R* business sense to try and push the game out quicker, seeing as how it's only a matter of time before the digital version is decrypted, or the factory disc is ripped.
To show you another example of why this would work, let us look at the music industry. These days, whenever an album has leaked, or an album leak is imminent, the artist and label either push the release date forward and sell it quicker, or they put the album on their website/soundcloud/spotify and allow fans to stream the music through the internet. Artists such as Daft Punk, Jay-Z, J.Cole, Big Sean and A$AP have all taken this approach. This allows the artists and labels to rest assured that their music is only being distributed via a legitimate source(and also decreases leak activity). I can't see why R* are unable to take such an approach
Edited by tejasm, 23 August 2013 - 07:10 PM.