So, GTA 5 is getting an online world. However, in the coming months, plenty of people will be migrating to next generation consoles. Rockstar is aware of this, and while the focus has been on PS3 and Xbox 360, we might see PS4 and Xbox One getting in on the action.
At the moment, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online are very similar. Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies explains:
This is probably the first game we’ve done where both platforms have been running in parallel. There’s very, very little difference in the development state of them both. They’re both very similar. It would be hard to tell them apart.
While the focus is on getting the current gen version out, he doesn’t rule out what might happen in the future:
We’ll get the current gen version out first and see what happens in the future.
Everything’s going to the Cloud, isn’t it? It’s the future, and the boxes become less relevant. It’s more about the content. It’s more about the data than the hardware. And, yeah, whether you’re on your iPad, your iPhone, your Android or your console, to me it doesn’t matter what it is. It’s a game.
Could this mean that future content might also come to PS4 and Xbox One? If the worlds of GTA 5 and GTA Online are interlinked, we might see future DLCs or other content being released on next generation consoles. That said, at this point, I think everyone is just dying for the game to come out, regardless of the platform.
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