Over the past few weeks we’ve all been amazed at the massive improvement in graphics that Rockstar has shoved into their Xbox One and PS4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V and the early videos and screenshots showed a near parity between the Xbox One version and the PS4, however it’s not true.
Grand Theft Auto is making the news all over again, thanks to its brutal violence and general, lasciviousness now available to be experienced in the first person. It makes the wanton killing that much more visceral, and the first-person blow jobs and sex with prostitutes just that much sleazier. As is expected, it’s drawing a bit of moral outrage. speaking on Bloomberg, Take Two boss Strauss Zelnick has defended the game’s particular brand of awfulness.
By now, most of you are re-cruising through San Andreas, taking advantage of a bump in textures while Trevor takes advantage of a bump of coke inside GTA V. There’s no denying that GTA V looks simply marvellous with some proper horses under the console hood. But more importantly, which console does it look better on? Who gets to take home the bragging rights?
To me, Grand Theft Auto’s biggest accomplishment won’t be in the visual, storytelling or bowling department. It’ll be in the sheer size and scale of the soundtrack that you can choose from when cruising through a city looking for a sex worker to assault, like a British lorry driver. There have been some truly fantastic tunes licensed to that game. And the list keeps on growing in the latest current-gen versions of GTA V.
If you haven't already noticed, this week is more packed than your suitcases for the upcoming holiday season. Just today sees the launch of both Far Cry 4 and the new and improved GTA V which, which brings all the open-world murder mayhem to current-gen consoles. Unfortunately, it's also bringing along some last-gen problems for good measure.
Those who’ve moved on from this physical media nonsense and who’ve got bandwidth to burn can, as of this weekend, pre-load the digital version of GTA V on the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, as many noticed, there seems to be a few problems with the pre-load.
It’s becoming increasingly rare these days to get a new game, and be able to play it without having to patch the damned thing. The very thing that made consoles such a hassle-free gaming environment has all but disappeared, leaving console gamers at the mercy of a myriad of patches and updates. Assassin’s Creed Unity had a rather large day one update, and it seems that GTA V will too.
Confession time: I never finished Grand Theft Auto V. In fact, I don't think I've ever played a GTA title to completion. Somewhere along the line I get really bored - although I do think I should give Los Santos one more shot. And judging by the launch trailer, it's going to look prettier than ever.
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?
The biggest challenge that GTA V has right now, is that it may have been far too successful last year. It sold many millions, making for some very happy shareholders over at Take Two and Rockstar. Fast forward a year or so, and we have a shinier version on the way. But the problem is, is that just about everyone has played the game by now. So how do you sell it twice? By looking at GTA V through another perspective.
GTA V is coming to Sony and Microsoft’s new systems next month, with more than just a dash of next-gen polish. It’s also coming with a wealth of brand new content. As a thank you you to those who double dip – or perhaps as a way to extort players in to double dipping – much of that content will only be available to players who’ve bought the game anew.
GTA V is coming to the PlayStation4 next month, and while I have absolutely zero interest in playing through it again, I’m quite keen on seeing how it performs on a technical level. Where GTA V on the old gen consoles was a masterclass in wresting every ounce of performance out of those old consoles. I’m really keen to see what Rockstar can do with the newer systems. And if a bit of fluffery from the Official PlayStation Magazine is to believed, it’s something to behold.
Around this time last year nearly everyone everywhere was busy playing Grand Theft Auto V. Since then, Rockstar has been working very hard to get the game looking brand new on current-gen consoles, with the remastered GTA V launching in little over a month. Or, if you're on PS4, even sooner.
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.