How long are you willing to put up with the ongoing silence from Bethesda and Rockstar with regards to a GTA V PS4 port and Skyrim PS4 port? Rockstar are perhaps the biggest sinner with their lack of communication regarding GTA V for PC, but are we slowly getting warmer towards both games finally coming out on Sony’s next-gen PS4 in 2014?
There has been increased speculation that the main reason for Rockstar’s silence on the PC version of GTA V, is solely due to their increased workload in delivering a next-gen console port on PS4 and Xbox One at the same time.
We have seen from the introduction of GTA V cash cards that business is everything to Rockstar, so it would be perfect from a business point of view to bring out the game on PS4 as well, to maximize sales even further with interest perhaps starting to fall with the console versions.
With regards to Skyrim, Bethesda are also in a similar position. The announcement of Skyrim for PS4, complete with all of the DLC released so far would almost feel like a new game for many gamers.
Imagine if Bethesda has been working on this over the last few months, specifically upgrading those graphics to make it a worthy port rather than a rush job?
Just look over the shoulder at the Definitive version of Tomb Raider to see how important these next-gen ports are to some publishers – it’s big money to be made either way you look at it.
Would you be happy to spend another $50 on buying essentially the same game, but on new hardware? The big question to us is whether they will just be basic ports, or if they will be more akin to that of a remaster, with Rockstar and Bethesda actually taking time to redo the graphics completely.
If they do that, then we have a feeling that most won’t mind paying again – especially if it comes included with all respective DLC on top. Anything other than that though and questions may be raised from fans who say that the upgrade isn’t worth paying full price for again.
With both Skyrim and GTA V expected on PS4 at some point in the future, let us know what you would like to see to justify paying for the game again. What would you accept from Rockstar and Bethesda?
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