There’s no denying the impact of last year’s GTA V. Massive, hyped up and delivering on several promises, the game blazed a billion dollar trail for developer Rockstar Games. But when just about everybody buys your game, you’re faced with a dilemma when it comes to the remastered re-release. After all, how do you convince consumers to buy the same game twice? By making the remastered version an entirely different game, that’s how.
We all know that GTA V is going to look prettier than a gift-wrapped Ferrari under your Christmas tree. After all, I’d be disappointed if the game wasn’t fielding some shinier tech when it launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. But how pretty does it actually look then?
San Andreas is still a pretty big deal to most Grand Theft Auto fans. It's the ten year anniversary of the PS2 classic this year, prompting Rockstar to re-release the game on Xbox 360. Higher resolution, larger draw distance and a few other features have been added, but how much of a difference do they actually make?
There are few games out there that I’d consider playing through again. Grand Theft Auto V however, is one such game that I’d happily repeat-offend my way through. It’s a massive game, make no mistake and it could also be one of the physically biggest such titles released so far on new-gen.
Because replaying GTA V through the demented mindscape of Trevor with shinier graphics sounds like an insanely fun idea to me, I will choose to believe one quickly retracted Rockstar post.
You’re cruising around San Andreas, running over pedestrians and ignoring the red lights at the robots, and you’re thinking to yourself ‘something is missing’. And then you realise, while wiping blood off of your hood ornament by ramming it through a car wash, that you haven’t got the radio on. And for some strange reason, listening to Baker Street while running down some nuns just feels right. Expect more of those good vibes, my troubled friends, when GTA V updates your favourite stations.
Sony briefly revealed that yes, Grand Theft Auto V was coming to new-gen platforms. At which point, everyone inside the Sony event lost their sh*t, something that I’d imagine was happening around the world at the exact same time. So how much prettier does the game actually look then? Here’s some video proof for those of you who want an HDier Trevor rampage.
So like, apparently there’s this game out there called Grand Theft Auto 5. And it’s like done really, really well. No, listen to me dude, this is a video game. That has made money. Lots of it.
Where there’s a big game involved, there’s some big money involved. As well as a lawsuit or two. GTA V has already been hit with several and bounced back, leaving Lindsay Lohan looking even more desperate than usual. The latest court case for the hit game? One that involves the mob. Capisce?
Will it or won’t it? That’s the question that plenty of Grand Theft Auto fans on PC have asked since the fifth game was revealed, promoted and pimped out on console last year. Rockstar has kept dead quiet on the matter so far, with nary a hint of anything being done to bring the game over to the PC platform. But PC gamers could be in for a surprise, as early as this Friday.
By now, most of you will have finished the mammoth single-player campaign of GTA V, and are probably swearing at your TV screens right now about getting into GTA Online. So when is the sequel coming out? Well, don’t expect it for quite a while yet, as Rockstar is pretty much focused on plenty of ideas for the current game right now.
In GTA V, heists form a large part of that gameplay experience. But if the unholy trinity of Trevor, Michael and Franklin were smart, they wouldn’t target banks. They’d go for video games, because that’s where the real money can be found. Especially when it comes to post-launch content.
I think it’s safe to say that by now, GTA V might just be one of biggest games of the year. We’ve played it, loved it and reviewed it. And that’s without even indulging in the online side if the game. Here’s some more details on that mode, straight from Rockstar.
Grand Theft Auto is a title that everyone knows. It’s the name of a series of games that helped define a generation, and in the 12 years since the third core game in the series helped push gaming into a larger spotlight.
In news that will most likely make people who are sick of GTA V headlines sicker, the game is almost out. Apparently, we weren’t cool enough to get an advance copy on time, but the following outlets certainly did. Here’s what they’re saying about the next chapter in Grand Theft Auto.