Brooklyn Heights resident/Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser must be a happy man tonight. The fifth installment of his Grand Theft Auto video game series generated $800 million dollars in sales in its first 24 hours on the market this week. Take Two, the game’s publisher, says that this marks the highest first day ever for the GTA series as well as for the company.
So what will Houser and company do for an encore? He tells Polygon:
“I do not know what the future of anything is aside from the next few days and then Oct. 1,” he said. “At some point in the next weeks and months, [lead producer Leslie Benzies and artist Aaron Garbut and co-founder Sam Houser] and myself will have to actually think about what we’re doing next, and if we’re going to do anything. You know, maybe we’ll go ‘Well it’s enough now.’ But hopefully … we’ll see.”