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Rockstar Not Ruling Out PS4 Port of Grand Theft Auto 5

Posted by Sammy Barker

Focusing on current generation first

Grand Theft Auto 5’s recently announced online mode sounds like it was designed to be played for the rest of time. The multiplayer component will allow you to embark on competitive and collaborative adventures within the Los Santos sandbox, create your own custom missions, and even engage in a spot of golf. It’ll also be arriving right around the same time as next generation consoles.

Asked how the developer intends to traverse that transition, Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies explained that the studio will look into the PlayStation 4 at a later date. “There are very few games like Grand Theft Auto Online – so we’ll play it by ear and see what the consumers want,” he told CVG. “We’ll get the current-gen versions out first and see what happens in the future.”

We reckon that the developer already has a PS4 port in mind, but it’s clearly keeping it under wraps until the PlayStation 3 instalment is deployed. The company knows that if it confirms a next generation release, a sizeable number of consumers will wait, when it naturally wants to sell two copies.

[via computerandvideogames.com]

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ShogunRokAdmin

#1

ShogunRok said:

It's only logical really. People would buy GTAV again on PS4... I even think I would.

get2sammybAdmin

#2

get2sammyb said:

@ShogunRok I know I'm going to do it. I feel like a sucker for saying it, but I will. (Assuming the game is good, of course - which it will be!)

Reverend_Skeeve

#3

Reverend_Skeeve said:

I think an eventual PS4 version is a given...especially with Rockstars very ambitious-sounding plans for online.

Besides, as I said earlier, the screenshots released so far a a tad too good looking for me to believe this is really current gen. I'll believe when I see it running live on PS3...that said, I have no problem waiting for the next gen version.

...and of course it totally makes sense to not announce a PS4 version yet, because many people will buy the game twice.

Madd_Hatter401

#4

Madd_Hatter401 said:

I just got a new apartment (flat) that's gonna drain my pockets quite bit but I'd still buy a port as well.

MadchesterManc

#5

MadchesterManc said:

Im not even hyped for GTA5 so ill gladly wait for a Ps4 port. If if deosn't come Ill just pick up it up on Ps3. Either way Im not buying it a launch :P Im hardcore like that

Savino

#7

Savino said:

As strange as it sounds, I really gonna enjoy a WiiU version....
But I will get the ps3 version!

-CraZed-

#8

-CraZed- said:

Even with them remaining mum on a PS4 port I am going to wait for that version. Especially with rumors of a PC release coming you just know that the ease of porting from PC to PS4 it's a foregone conclusion that there will be a PS4 version.

Ps4all

#9

Ps4all said:

I really hope they port gtaV to ps4. I've already gone all in and traded my ps3 for a ps4 so if not this will betthe first GTA I have ever missed. I think they are infact waiting until tthe current gen title sells for a few months then launch the PC/ps4/xbox one versions side by side.

MadchesterManc

#10

MadchesterManc said:

@get2sammyb like I said Im hardcore like that bruv lol Ive seen all the trailers, and while I am impressed if it is indeed Ps3 footage, Im just not that interested in R* games anymore. They've been average compared to last gen for me so I find it hard to get excited for thier announcements lately. Im not saying its a bad game or anythin before anyone starts roasting me like a marshmallow over an open flame, just not worth all the excitement to me. Im more of a niche-game guy myself these days, there the games I get hyped over. Like Project Diva F!! Its almost here!! OMG!! Miku-chan >_< lol If Hatsune Miku had a cameo in GTA5 tho, well then that would change things I suppose :P Id get hyped then...

Subie98

#13

Subie98 said:

@get2sammyb thats what I thought. He had my hopes up. Im personally going to wait for the ps4 version. Id pick up a wii u version though if that changed

Tasuki

#16

Tasuki said:

I will be honest if this game come to PS4 then I will trade in my 360 copy for that one.

Beaston61

#17

Beaston61 said:

Does anyone know whether GTAV will be sold on the PS Store. If so, instead of pre-ordering, couldn't I just get the game on my PSN account.

SuperSilverback

#18

SuperSilverback said:

Rockstar is to games what Daft Punk is to music. Everybody thinks anything they touch will be pure gold because of there names.

Yet Daft Punks last album was terrible, and so was Rockstars last GTA.

I want it to be great, but i aint getting my hopes up, again!

Sasflyingtoasty

#19

Sasflyingtoasty said:

I read some where that GTA 4 was near the beginning of the PS3 life cycle and that R* hadn't gotten to grips with the PS3's capability's yet and that with GTA 5 they used the information they got from GTA 4, RDR, Max Pane and the DLC's for those games to show what they (R*) could do so to me a port of GTA 5 to ps4 seems unlikely unless they are talking about GTA Online.

charlesnarles

#21

charlesnarles said:

@SuperSilverback lol Daft Punk may be the worst band I've ever seen in the bush. Not what punk is at all, at all. I hate that half the people think Blink 182 and Sublime are punk and the rest are like actually all like rockabilly n stuff. Die, posers, die! : ) music in general is in such a poor spot this entire millennium so far. The 90s was the last time people checked themselves before they wrecked themselves. Just look at [insert famous name here]. But yeah they're Daft alright if they think anybody pays for music anymore, that's for sure.

BlueProxy

#24

BlueProxy said:

This needs to happen. A simple poll from gamers will tell Rockstar without a doubt, we want it on PS4. It already looks good, so even if it's a direct port with no loss in graphic quality, it would still be a winner.

Reverend_Skeeve

#25

Reverend_Skeeve said:

@charlesnarles Calm yourself, you must! :) <--- please read with Yoodas voice

You are right, though, concerning the state modern "music" is in. I do still buy music of bands I like...same as I buy games that interest me and buy movies on Blu-Ray I want to see (I wait until they get cheaper, though). In general, I pay for the media I want to consume to support the artist(s) behind it. But that's just me.

Gamer83

#26

Gamer83 said:

If this happens this will be one insatnce where I make myself part of the problem with the industry. I'd trade my PS3 copy for the PS4 one without hesitation. I'm not waiting for something that still isn't official though and GTA V looks to be the only game that will challenge The Last of Us for GOTY so I'll get it in September anyway. The wait has been long enough.

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