One thing that gamers want to know is when GTA 5 will be coming out on the Xbox One and the PS4. In an interview that took place recently the president of Rockstar North spoke about GTA 5 in the future.
In the revealing interview about Grand Theft Auto Online, which is to be the multi-player component launched on 1st October, Benzies talked about two things related to the larger role of GTA Online. While he did not announce the fact that GTA 5 would come to the Xbox One or the PS4, he didn’t rule them out either.
The details came from an interview that he did with Computer and Videogames and provides fans of the game with a lot of information about GTA 5 Online, the multi-player component of the game.
They asked what would happen to the every growing world when people moved to the PS4 and Xbox One in November and the months that followed.
Rockstar did side step around GTA 5 on the Xbox One and PS4, however they left the options open with Grand Theft Auto Online.
At the moment the demos from the game show GTA 5 on the PS3 but Rockstar said that there was no benefit on the PS3 or the Xbox 360.
“ Obviously we’ve seen the game running on current gen systems, but in three months we’ll be in a situation where next gen consoles will be arriving. How do you plan to develop GTA Online as the audience migrates over the next year or so?
We already have plans for what the next world holds in terms of missions, new content, clothes, apartments, for the next while. But we really want to see what people are playing, and we’re putting a lot of effort into the back end, so we can keep an eye on exactly how long people are spending in death matches, races, and all the other modes – just to see what they’re doing. And if we see any peaks anywhere, then we know where to concentrate our efforts. There’s not a lot of data out there for us. There’s very few games like GTA Online – so we’ll play it by ear and see what the consumers want.”
This is something positive from Rockstar as they are not saying that there is not going to be a GTA 5 version on the PS4 and Xbox One. It does look like the company are waiting to see when people will do and what they play before they reveal any plans.
If Rockstar plan on bringing out GTA 5 on the PS4, they could have people working on it right now. One of the issues however is that the Xbox 360 and Xbox One differ so much that neither are able to play games from the other.
Rockstar have worked on a system that does allow people to keep their online identity from GTA 5 across other consoles and platforms and this at least is good news for those who will upgrade.
If you combine this with the plans of Rockstar to make a growing dynamic world online with new places then there is hope for more. Benzies said “The only limitation is the size of the disc and how much memory we’ve got. We could, if we wanted, simulate the entire world, different countries, whatever.”
CVG asked if the next gen consoles would help with that and Benzies said “We’ll get the current gen version out first and see what happens in the future”.
Rockstar refuse to talk about Xbox One and PS4 at the moment but overall it is looking good and the long term outlook for GTA online is great. It is thought that many owners of the Xbox 360 and PS3 will keep their older console even if they choose to update, just so they can play GTA 5 and other games. However should the next gen consoles take over then Rockstar will want to make GTA Online available to owners of those consoles and we could then see GTA 5 for the Xbox One and the PS4.