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Rumour: Is Grand Theft Auto V Set to Hijack the PS4?

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Sony’s next generation system has only been on store shelves for a few weeks now, but already we’re starting to see ports of current generation games make the leap to the new machine. Square Enix combed over details regarding Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition at the VGX Awards earlier in the month, and only this morning Drinkbox Studios’ spicy platformer Guacamelee was rumoured for the fresh new format. But what about Rockstar Games’ open world opus Grand Theft Auto V?

Alongside the outstanding The Last of Us, this is probably the PlayStation 4 re-release that early adopters are most eager to see – and speaking as part of a radio appearance on the Opie and Anthony Show, resident in-game host Lazlow has hinted that it could happen. “Obviously every video game developer’s got games in progress for those new consoles because the turnaround time for a new title is three or four years,” he said. “We haven’t announced anything [about Grand Theft Auto V].”

Ordinarily, that would be the end of the matter, but the hosts presenting the show later suggested that he was winking during his response. “He’s got his poker face on,” one exclaimed. “He’s got information. I’m telling you, Lazlow would know. He knows things.” Asked again if Rockstar Games has anything in production for the next-gen consoles, the real-world radio presenter simply responded, “Games.”

Given the tail that a port would add to the title’s already impressive sales, we reckon that it’s only a matter of time before this is actually announced. However, it’ll be interesting to see just how long the publisher decides to wait before revealing it, as the PlayStation 3 version is still selling incredibly well around globe. Perhaps the bigger question is: would you be willing to double-dip? Bleed us dry in the comments section below.


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Sonicfan11589 said:

This is one of the reasons why i didn't pick up the PS3 version.
The other is because there's too much to do in this game at least for me and i have a ton of other games to play especially since with the Black Friday sales.



ShogunRok said:

I honestly don't think I'd buy it again. Enjoyed the game for what it was worth (it's undoubtedly a brilliant game) but I have zero desire to actually go back to it now that the story is over.

The online completely failed to capture my attention, too - which was a bit of a shame.



Tasuki said:

I feel the same way as @ShogunRok: It was a great game and had alot to offer but now that the story is over I am finding myself concentrating on other games now. I would have more likely been more interested in GTA Online but like @ShogunRok it failed to capture my attention.

I may go back and play it again and wrap up some side missions but honestly the only way I will buy it on PS4 is if I trade my copy in and get the craving to play GTA V again and a PS4 version is available at that time.



Paranoimia said:

Nope. Having recently finished the story, I'm not even sure I can be bothered going back to it. It's okay, but not that great. Certainly wouldn't play through it all again, so - for me at least - not worth paying out again, especially as it would probably be £50+.



Shellybird27 said:

It is one of the best games ever in my opinion., so I would definetly double dip, but not at full price



get2sammyb said:

I'm also not sure I'd buy it again. Haven't ventured too far into the PS3 version yet, and really should play more before commenting - but it's not grabbed me at all yet.



lacerz said:

The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto V are great games, but they had their time. Rockstar has already stated that they're bringing a famous IP to the next gen, and I don't think that would be a rehash of GTAV.



divinelite said:

good for us who has no ps3 that jumps all through to ps4
tomb raider, the last of us, and gta5 is three tops that i would like to re-made in ps4



dudeware said:

I think I would only buy this game again if I could do the upgrade program for $10. If not then I won't be buying it again, it really isn't worth $60 in my mind.



Gamer83 said:

I'd like to be able to say that all these last-gen to current-gen ports are pissing me off, but I'd be a total hypocrite since I bought Inustice for PS4. I don't think we've ever seen so many of these types of ports in any previous gen though, and I'm not sure it's a good thing.



DoublezZ01 said:

Sure id buy it, hell i havent owned let alone played a GTA Game in years no joke! Been obsessed with fiction games no fiction/reality! just sayin



goonow said:

I didnt plan on buying it but if they did release it for the ps4 i would buy. I have enough games to play on ps3 and would like an excuse to expand my ps4 library.



wittypixel said:

@dudeware I agree, it should be a 10$ upgrade option. I definitely wouldn't buy again.

Yes it made billions but I guess everyone forgot about the insane amount of bugs when the game launched, (I'm not even talking about the exploits) and the game currently still has tons of bugs, online specifically.



XavandSo said:

For purely selfish reasons, I don't want Rockstar to release a PS4/Xbone version. As I don't plan on getting a PS4 until 2015, even 2016, I don't want the PS3 Online community to dwindle and dry up even faster with a next-gen port. Not to mention I pretty much bought a PS3 for GTA V...



justerthought said:

I knew it was coming and still bought the PS3 version once the quality was confirmed, knowing full well I would be double dipping later for the full HD lush environment smooth PS4 version. Even after telling everyone to wait for the PS4 port. Full marks to Rockstar for delivering awesome quality on PS3. I wrongly doubted them based on past history. The game is worth buying twice. Same with The Last Of Us, Far Cry 3 or Skyrim. My money is ready and waiting. Bring them on.

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