Xbox 720 Grand Theft Auto V

When Rockstar Games unveiled the first gameplay trailer for Grand Theft Auto V late last year, everyone was convinced that the game would be showing up sometime in 2012, most likely in the third or fourth quarter of the year. In fact, GTA V even made several “most anticpated games of 2012” lists, even managing to top several of them.

However, with just a few months left to this year and still no word on an official release date, people are now speculating that the next entry in the well-loved (or maligned, depending on who you ask) GTA franchise is actually headed to the Xbox 720 and the Playstation 4.

Xbox 720 Grand Theft Auto V

Last week, we were bombarded with several awesome in-game images from Grand Theft Auto V. Based on these, it looks like a lot of attention is being placed on the graphics. According to reports, Rockstar is promising more in the weeks to come. But still no word on a release date.

According to Game Rant, Rockstar has pulled in other resources to help develop the Grand Theft Auto V. The Red Dead Redemption team and 2K Czech, developers of Mafia 2, are now supposedly helping hammer out the game but this also means that there is no way the game is going to make the previously rumored October release date.

While an early 2013 release could be possible, especially with the combined resources, the question now is would it still make sense for Rockstar to dump such a highly anticipated game during that time of year? At this point, it makes more sense for them to schedule the release together with the Xbox 720 and the Playstation 4. Both devices are expected to hit the shelves during the 2013 holiday season. In fact, it might do Rockstar some good to come up with a deal with either Sony or Microsoft to make Grand Theft Auto V  a launch title for either the Xbox 720 or the Playstation 4. Should this happen, it’s almost certain that whichever console it ends up with will have an edge over the other, especially with Grand Theft Auto’s built-in fanbase.

Are you excited to get your hands on Grand Theft Auto V? Are you willing to wait until the Xbox 720 and the Playstation 4 launches? Let us know in the comments below!

 


6 COMMENTS

  1. Oh my god….who rote that article is probably some stupid kid..R* not going to wait till new consoles because PS3 has 10 years and ps3 was released in 2006/2007 so dont expect PS4 before end 2015…and screenshoot were made on this gen consoles.they dont talk about release date because of Max Payn 3

  2. Not necessarily. If you think about it, Rockstar does have a lot to gain by timing the release of GTA V with the next-gen consoles. If GTA V comes out early-middle of 2013, it will be on a console that has less than a year left on it’s lifespan. People might be iffy about buying the game and they could lose out on profits. Max Payne 3 didn’t do so well so they need GTA V to be a homerun.

  3. Who wrote this article?
    1. Mafia II developer 2K CZECH confirmed they are NOT working on ANY games with Rockstar now or in the future.
    2.Releasing GTAV on next gen would be commiting financial suicide. It takes over 100 Million to make a GTA game and they have to make this money back. Not many people will own the next gen consoles,it takes a good 2yrs to get a few million sales. It will be xbox 360 and ps3 as everyone has those already. + look at the FULL SIZE screenshots and you will see they are clearly xbox 360 and ps3. The smaller the images are the better they look,look at the bigger full screen versions and you will see.

  4. Who ever wrote this is stupid how the hell are they going to release a new system next year they would have annouced it at e3 and that would just be the prototype and it’ll probably cone out two years after that showing so like 2015. I dont know where this idiot got his Info from but je sucks

  5. 10 new GTA V screenshots in one week and you still use a GTA 4 photo for your thumbnail and article screenshot. You must know a lot about GTA V then, I’ll trust your judgement on the matter.

  6. Your point about the PS3 having a shelf life of at least 10 years is a little inaccurate. Most consoles have a shelf life of 5-6 years. And both Microsoft and Sony are in development on their respective next gen consoles already.

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