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GTA V is not for next-gen

When the first couple of Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots landed a few weeks back they looked impressive, although not every gamer welcomed so little news, but since this time we’ve seen numerous GTA V visuals showcased on the official website. Some people believe the graphics contained within these screens are impressive and created on a PC, especially when compared to the last game, although others explain a number of reasons why they are console quality.

Now that we’ve seen the GTA V photos page fill up, and more promised from Rockstar within the coming weeks, some of you might expect a release date announcement soon as well, which would more than likely be for a date in 2013. This isn’t the case if you’re to believe some of the more wild rumors circulating this week that include a number of blogs claiming GTA V will launch on the Xbox 720 and PS4.

GTA 5 is not for next-gen — we’d like to set the record straight after reporting news online for more than 10 years, and that is in our professional opinion, Grand Theft Auto 5 will launch first on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. You are likely to see an enhanced version launch for the next-gen consoles considering we’re so close to their release, so expect something in 2014 with the Xbox 720 likely to be revealed next year for an early showcase. Although we’d like to point out that almost any gamer in their right mind would expect a launch on this generation of consoles, and we bet most of our readers would find websites claiming next-gen to be misinformed.

Rockstar might have released the first trailer too early, but considering the viral marketing and new screenshots revealed over the last couple of weeks, things are starting to hot up with their promotion campaign. This would be the perfect time to start marketing with a release date before April 2013, and obviously on this generation of console. It’s too late to release GTA 5 before Christmas, and retailers would have certainly known by now as well, which we explained in an earlier article.

Are you happy that GTA 5 would release this generation and not next? Most Grand Theft Auto fans are happy to wait as long as it takes for the next game, although worries for an even longer wait are uncalled for and any website claiming this is extremely out of touch.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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Dan
Dan

I have played all of the console generation games on PS2 and PS3. I am currently however in the process of building a PC and I will get GTA5 on PC. This game is just too nice to be played in native 720p with poor draw distance, stupid AI etc. PC is now effectively ‘next-gen’ compared to console. I am not a PC troll either, I am a fan of console but it is true that consoles will be holding this game back and I think we all have to now accept that.

ElephantUnderATeaTowel
ElephantUnderATeaTowel

I think it was pretty f*cking obvious that GTA 5 wasn’t going to be for next gen!

RyZoMc
RyZoMc

I think r* has finished it tested it and is probably starting to get together the dlc packs and online stuff. Where gonna be in for one hell of a ride can’t wait to do some drive bys and boast a million cars just for the hell of it.
Hurry up rockstar

Diff
Diff

Why has no-one thought that rockstar might release it on 21 December… imagine the hype and publicity they’d get tying it into the 2012 mayan ‘end of world’ stuff… just an idea but surely it would generate huge amounts of hype?

xFeearronnn
xFeearronnn

The game will be released 2012, check their official facebook page, it says “Grand Theft Auto V would be released in 2012 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.”

dec82
dec82

I bet you didnt publish my comment because i made more sense than any of the articles that youve published in fact Id say youl release an article next week with my artcle as the main subject you idiots.

Dec 82
Dec 82

gta v will release late 2012 and the ps3 and xbx 360 will drop the price of there consoles and do package deals and sell a couple of hundred thousand more consoles before the next gen is announced next year just my opinion.If you remember when gta 3 came out on yhe ps2 sales of that console went through the roof.

krueger
krueger

About a month ago Opie and Anthony said on air that they were going into RockStar to record voices for a game. It’s almost a 100 percent that it is GTAV therefore I don’t see how it would be possible for them to release the game this year when they are still imputing audio into the game. My guess is April 2013.

Garry McAnally

Has anyone though about the possibility that they are messing with us ? I mean with the images. Noone said they were all from the one platform! For instance, the picture of the tennis court and the house might bbe form 36o due to it’s low resolution / untesselated mountains and trees but the one with the plane over the water in the canyon might be PC due to it’s apparent tesselated watter and montains???

Garry McAnally

To be honest, I’d just buy it on PC… I mean, whats the pont spending another £300+ on a console that will have outdated hardware within it’s month of hitting the shelfs. Although, May I point out that Tesselation appears to be everywhere in the pics… Liek the tire and the rocks. And the 360 does not suport Direct x 11.. :L You might be missinformed D:

Nico Bellic
Nico Bellic

There is still months till Christmas, so I think it could be released before 2013 🙂

Tom
Tom

Not Bothered as long as they release the dam thing sooner rather than never…

Hisagi
Hisagi

I think its good it is on the generations now. In my opinion its really dumb to even think of putting it on new gens. We already would have to buy the game but a new system too ? That’s pointless. People dont have money to give like that.

wilks
wilks

i am happy with the new news and photos from rockstar, i am just annoyed that the trailer was in november last year, and we are getting more info 9 months later. but as long as its a good game, i’ll wait for it. Good article too btw

locstar
locstar

oh yea here is the possible big money making dates for the gta v game…
1) is the release date.
2) that blackout sales for most big retail stores
3) x-mas.
all in a short amount of time but if it did come out in 2013 it would be a horrible marketing strategy.

locstar
locstar

everything jack said is right. also you have to think about rockstars marketing plan.. the game is coming out oct-nov, then x-mas is just around the corner from there.. so thats two big times dates to make that $ in a short amount of time. thats good marketing planning!

Carlo Palomba

If history is to repeat itself, I was in Cape Town the last time GTA IV was released. I’m going to Cape Town on 26 October again. THE WHOLE GTA V COMMUNITY IS DEPENDING ON ME!!! I will do it! Haha

leleca
leleca

TGS will last chance Rockstar show the gameplay conference

John
John

Oh look, another useless “professional” opinion article.

Omid
Omid

GTA V is going to be released March 2013. I am 100% sure.

Buffalo Bill
Buffalo Bill

I only bought a PS3 for GTA IV… I’ll only buy a PS4 for GTA VI
Being in your 30s gives you little time for gaming… but for GTA I’ll always make time… hopefully (as someone else already said) it’ll be out for the cold/dark winter nights!

anthonycr
anthonycr

This may sound stupid but I would buy a PS4 if GTA V only came out on next gen consoles/PC. Obviously I would buy it knowing that there would be other game released on it in the future but I’d be more than happy If Rockstar released them on next gen consoles

sam
sam

just saying maybe rockstar might just release GTA V this year i mean take for example apple does not talk about their products until like 2 to 3 weeks before they release it and its worked for them maybe rockstar will do the same because people are pre-ordering the game already without knowing when it will release or what the storyline is about or anything at all so what makes people think that just because they havent released like 5 trailers and other game infos that people wont go and stand in line for the midnight release

Jacob
Jacob

I hope it is like GTA SA with it’s openness but with a GTA IV feel to it. (Vibe, combat)

Hazel
Hazel

I think some people over-reacted when they said GTA V is next gen etc when it clearly is not you can tell it still using the engine from gta iv all of the gta 3 era games used the same gfx engine and each improved it a bit more with GTA SA ultimately being the best looking of those 3 gta’s However gfx aside i think people have forgotten that Rockstar did say that GTA V will be a radical reinvention of the gta universe. a bold new direction in open world freedom storytelling and mission based game play. and… Read more »

Nostradamus
Nostradamus

It will release exactly 1 year from the first trailer, so November 2012.

Jamel Frazier

I’m wondering if the 360 version is going to be multidisc.

Space_Raider
Space_Raider

Im really not happy with a spring release, spring is a TERRIBLE time for release. Ive grown up with GTA and all GTA’s launched in October (apart from GTAIV which was supposed to launch in October 2007 but was delayed to April 2008 because the PS3 version had bugs) October is the PERFECT time as its when everybody has much more time to play games during them long dark cold nights + Christmas is where the big sales are. Also GTA always launching in October was like a GTA tradition that many of us long time fans loved so much.… Read more »

NiCk14AlPhA
NiCk14AlPhA

Im very happy. If the new consoles are revealed and released next year, i probably wont upgrade for another 2 or so. I dont feel the need straight away seeing as how long this generation lasted. So i for one will get this generations version. I dont mind what i play on, as long as its amazing if i do, and if im having fun, being a proper gamer. I still think though that the quality will be good. Many game companies in the last few years have made brilliant advances with this generation, and even XBOX is still planning… Read more »

tomhant
tomhant

why the marks down? i am not trolling. i am serious. granted, if i said i worked for r* you could but i don’t. oh some people are really judgemental. you know what? go on, mark it down, all i wanted to do is tell people the possibilities but some people on here are so annoying and pathetic, all they can do is judge. get lost

Niko Bellic
Niko Bellic

I love gta and have always thought that I don’t want rocks tar to rush the game out and it be subpar. I want the best gta so far and I’m willing to wait…but come on rockstar.. At least keep us in the loop a bit more. If its going to be April I would rather them tell me . Gta V will not be next gen ,…. Anyone who thinks this is a bellend

paul454ss
paul454ss

I agree with 2012 release date. I think the game is done also and they even said they only want to release 100% correct info in there A&A. So second trailer and a release a few months later. Keep in mind that T2 needs this game on the market as soon as possible if they want to achieve there earnings for there fiscal year which gta is the only way to make that happen. They don’t want to announce the release date and have a delay again. If the game isn’t finished its damn close.

Quinndale Holliman

GTAV will be best selling game whenever it comes out just like the others

Websterclause
Websterclause

Thats probably not a bad thought dude… Fingers crossed

ThinkAboutIt
ThinkAboutIt

In order for 2k to reach the amount of money they predicted they will make for their fiscal earnings there is a very small chance it woud fall to a March release or even Febuary. Max Payne didnt sell well and this game is there last hope to reach there predcted amount. If it comes out in March thats very little time for a massive amount of customers. The game will have to come out for Christmas for them to get decent amount of months on the market to reach there goal. The article states that stores wold have to… Read more »

tomhant
tomhant

come one admin, grant me my message

Bio Hazard
Bio Hazard

So far the game looks great. I hope you can do all the things you could in San Andreas and GTA IV with a GTA V twist.

Jack
Jack

It will come in 2012, my guess is the games done and dusted and has been for a while now. I know some gimp will reply saying “wheres your proof!” My thinkin is r* had to delay gta4 so when gta5 came round there was no way they wud let it happen again. Games done, few weeks theres gunna be 2nd trailer with release date about 2 months away.

abe
abe

i like how everyone likes to act like rockstar said 2013, ill be lmfao when it releases 2012 and ill be hmm ok when it doesnt either way people need to sftu games will come out on rockstars demands not on yours.

SEAN
SEAN

hi just wanted to be first to comment and that it will release in january amd the pics are taken on pc but it IS the graphics you would see on xbox 360/ps3

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