GTA VI Update: Can GTA 6 Release Break the Minecraft Record?: GTA 6 release date rumors are going on but still there are not word from the officials. But can GTA 6 release will break the most selling game Minecraft as of 2019 record?
Well, it’s kind of possible because the huge success and popularity of GTA 5 that was released back in September 17, 2013. As per Wiki, as of 2019, publisher Take-Two Interactive announced Grand Theft Auto V sales have now reached 115 million copies.
In November 2018, Grand Theft Auto V became the third video game ever to break 100 million copies sold. While the 100 million mark is good for third on the all-time list, Grand Theft Auto V holds an even more coveted record: the most-profitable entertainment release ever. As of April 2018, it’s generated over $6 billion USD in revenue — more than any other game, book, or movie.
A few months back, Minecraft, the beaten the famous multi-platform game Tetris become the best selling game of all time. The total sales of Minecraft went to over 180 million copies, and the initial release of the game was back on November 18, 2011. Compare to GTA 5, Minecraft publishers able to sold over 65 million copies, but GTA 5 releases after almost two years of Minecraft’s initial release.
After the release of games like PUBG and Fortnite, there has been a considerable downfall in searches and gamer’s interest. There are several reasons; most of the famous steamers like a shroud, Ninja, etc. play more of fighting and battleground games, which leads most game lovers to start playing other games than sticking on Minecraft. Along with that, almost every streamer and game lover tend to play new games and especially of those publishers who have good published games already in the market like Rockstar games.
And it is possible that next Grand Theft Auto can break the record of Minecraft.
Here’s Google trends on the overall searches as of 2019 between Minecraft, PUBG, Grand Theft Auto, and Fortnite:
But as per the data of past 12 months from Google trends on the overall searches of these four games shows clearly Fortnite and Minecraft are in top, whereas PUBG has lower searches in 2019 than Grand Theft Auto.
Is it possible to beat Minecraft?
According to NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella, Grand Theft Auto V scored the most number of appearances in the NPD’s United States top 20 best-selling video game charts this decade.
There is still some time left for this to change but it seems unlikely that GTA’s place at the top will change.
According to the NPD data, Grand Theft Auto 5 made 74 appearances in the charts since its release back in 2013.
Minecraft is the only other game that comes close, grabbing second place with 73 appearances.
And if you think just how popular Minecraft has been over the past ten years, you can see how GTA has become such a big deal.
As a point of reference, Minecraft was initially released back in 2009, so if all the data from the last decade has been used, that means it still has around three-years more of sales to pull from.
The other games currently listed in the top five include Mario Kart 8, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
But the gap between GTA 5, Minecraft and Mario Kart 8 is vast, with MK8 achieving 37 appearances.
NPD analyst Mat Piscatella had this to say about the data, writing online: “Reviewing The NPD Group’s US top 20 best-selling Video Games by month for the 2010s and this fact still blows my mind…
“GTA V has charted in 74 of the 75 months since its debut in Sep ’13, including hitting #19 in Nov ’19. Absolutely unprecedented.”
And questions will soon be raised on whether Rockstar’s next project will be able to beat this record in the next decade. Recent reports have claimed that GTA 6 will be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X, not the PS4 and Xbox One.
But as long as the development team can keep providing more refined and interesting worlds to explore, there seems no reason to discount its chances.
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PUBG PC getting a free weekend on Steam from June 4
Battle royale game PUBG just got a limited period discount for PC users on Steam recently. And now PUBG will be free to play for a weekend on PC platform Steam which means that users download and play it for free. The free weekend will take place from June 4 to June 8. This was announced on the social media accounts of PUBG. The post reads, “From June 4th to 8th, PUBG is Free To Play and 50% off. #PlayApartTogether with PUBG and Steam!”
The most recent update of PUBG is the first one to arrive after the Vikendi map reword hit with update 7.1. This is massive update with a lot of changes in it, and the primary ones include Ranked Mode, addition of bots to the game, and weapon and armor balances.
PUBG update 7.2: Details
A new ‘Ranked’ sub navigation option has been added to the ‘Play’ section of the primary navigation menu. Matches will feature a maximum of 64 players and there will be no bots. Players need to reach a minimal Survival Mastery level of 20 before they qualify for ranked. Depending on their platform and region, players may need to verify their account using SMS before they qualify for Ranked mode.
Ranked mode games will be randomly played on Erangel, Miramar, or Sanhok. Ranked mode will have an overall increase in item loot spawns. There are a total of 6 tiers in the Ranked system (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master) with 5 Divisions (V – I) within each tier. A player’s current rank is determined by their Rank Points (RP) in a given queue. After a player dies, they will receive an adjustment to their RP based on their performance. The metrics that determine performance are Kills, Assists, and Personal placement.
At the end of the season, players will receive Ranked rewards based on their Highest Ranked tier that season. All players will receive a nameplate and emblem recognizing their Tier. The Leaderboards have also returned and have been updated to work with with Ranked mode.
Bots are finally here on the PC version of the game with PUBG update 7.2. Like in the console version, devs write that with a certain player base has become rather skilled. Hence matching these people with lower skilled players is unfair. To balance this out bots are being added to the game. They have shared the mechanics of how bots will work in terms of movement and how they will spawn. The bots will have a the skills to use bullet drop mechanics and even understand proper aiming at players. Hence they can be dodged like you are dodging normal players. They will also have loot and will be killed a lot, hence they will not carry a lot of loot each.
Weapon and Armor Balance
This is a major change in the game and Assault Rifles are being targeted in this patch. “The M416 has long been the most powerful AR and one of the top guns in the game as a whole, so we’ve adjusted it and buffed some of the other ARs to give players alternative options.” Write the devs. With this M416, M16A4 and SCAR-L now have increased reload times.
M16A4, and MK47 Mutant now have decreased recoil when firing in quick succession in semi-auto and bursts mode and have tracers. Beryl M762 has Increased muzzle velocity from 680 m/s to 740 m/s and decreased recoil. Shotguns now have increased limb multiplier from 0.9 to 1.05 and head multiplier from 1.25 to 1.5. They also have increased hip-fire accuracy and decreased accuracy penalty during movement and damage drop over distance for all shotguns.
With this new update, ‘destroyed’ vests will no longer disappear, and neither will your inventory space. In addition, vests will continue to provide 20% protection and slight aim punch reduction once destroyed. The base protection level of the destroyed vest is the same no matter the type of vest you’re wearing. This should mean more competitive engagements, even if the situation doesn’t allow for the looting of a new vest.
Gas Can improvements
The Gas Can can now be equipped in a melee weapon slot. Players can then press “attack” to pour gas on the ground. It takes around 7 seconds to empty the can. Spilled fuel can be set on fire with gun shots, molotovs, and grenade explosions. Fire deals the same damage as a molotov, but burns longer. Spilled fuel evaporates in about 3.5 minutes. You can also throw the Gas Can the same way as melee weapons (aim, then press attack), which causes it to release some fuel upon landing, making it easier to ignite and explode.
Besides these there are other changes and new skins which are being added, these can be found here.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is free on Epic Games Store this week
The newest game to become free on the Epic Games Store is the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a compilation of first-person shooter video games. It has been developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. Though this isn’t as big a deal as the release of GTA V for free, but it still is significant. The release of this game also confirms the list of the games that were set to be available for free. The game will be available for free until June 4.
The Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has a price of $38.99. This collection includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. The game has been described as, “Shoot and loot as you explore the mayhem-filled world of Pandora in BORDERLANDS 2 and the lunar madness of BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL in BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION.” Epic Games Store is currently having a Mega Sale which has the BORDERLANDS games available for $30, hence the game being available for free is just another step of this.
Besides this, those that had bought the game for free during the sale period now have the chance to get a refund. This is part of a new initiative from Epic Games Store where it refunds people who recently bought a game that went for sale.
The previous week saw Epic Games Store offer Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. Speaking about the previous games that were made available on Epic Game Store for free, nothing beats the hype of GTA V. The introduction of the free game was accidentally posted by the Epic Games Store Twitter handle. The interest in the deal had overwhelmed Epic Games Store servers. It took down, not only Epic Games Store servers, but subsequently Rockstar Games servers as well. The other games we have seen go free previously include Just Cause 4, World War Z, and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.
PS5 Price Prediction: Here’s How Much We Think The PlayStation 5 Will Cost
With Sony’s PS5 event next week, there’s already tons of excitement and speculation about what the company will reveal about the upcoming next-generation console. While new games being played on PlayStation 5 are confirmed to be part of the showcase, we might also hear more technical details around its internal architecture and possible services. And if luck’s on our side, there could even be a price confirmation, which would be helpful for those looking to start setting aside some savings to purchase it this holiday.
After all, there’s been a lot of talk about how much the PS5 will cost. As it pertains to Sony’s history, it’s easy to feel anxious when it comes to pricing a new PlayStation console, as there’s potential it will replicate the steep PS3 price point. However, with PS5’s proposed feature set, the console’s lead architect Mark Cerny has declared that the price “will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set.”
As next week’s event approaches and imaginations continue to run wild about potential price points, the GameSpot staff began to deeply meditate on how much money the PS5 will set back consumer wallets. Below, you can find a handful of predictions from the team, addressing our thoughts on the subject and how much we’d personally pay for the console. Be sure to let us know your predictions in the comments.
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