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Analyst: Retail version of GTA V will be disc free

Analyst’s are great. We aren’t sure where they get their information from but it’s always interesting to write about.

Take the latest prediction from Newzoo (via Industry Gamers), covering DLC and Digital Distribution. In this report CEO Peter Warman comments “There are a lot of reasons why publishers are pushing towards digital distribution of triple A games. Speaking out loud might harm the relationship with retail partners, but the benefits have become too large to remain silent about the desire to go completely digital.

“The ultimate objective being to launch games faster, create continuous revenues on a title and simply to make more money. Will retail disappear from the picture? Of course not. Retail will always remain an important channel to promote and distribute games. Retail has a strong hand to play when it comes to eyeballs and… boxes make a nice gift. Boxed games will not disappear, but what is in the box will,”

All very interesting, but here’s the most interesting part, “That is why the boxed GTA V version will contain a collectible piece of merchandise and a download code. No disc.”

What do you think of that then?

Rockstar is set to release the first trailer for GTA V tomorrow, we wonder if there will be any hint of this actually happening. 

Edited On 01 Nov, 2011

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