It’s 2020 and it is one of the greatest video games in the world Grand Theft Auto V.. In 2021, Rockstar will release an “expanded and improved” version of the game for next-generation consoles.
Grand Theft Auto V, In case you forget, it was first released on Xbox 360 and PS3 in September 2013. It didn’t arrive on PS4 and Xbox One until 2014.
Let this wash over you for a second. A single video game released before the PS4 and Xbox One even hit shelves has remained both culturally relevant and commercially successful throughout that console’s lifespan, and will now have an even longer shelf life once it’s released on PS5 and Xbox becomes Series X.
To give you an idea of how long ago that was, the game released with a trailer talking about America’s attempts to bounce back from itss latest Financial crisis, and since then it was time to have another. Other games are on the bestseller list for September 2013 Diablo iii, Disney Infinity and Saints Row IV.
Or how about other gimmicks over time: In the five years of the PlayStation 2 generation, there were three main lines Grand Theft Auto games published on it. Since San Andreas’ Released in 2004 there were only two new ones Grand Theft Auto Games published in 16 years. Two on the PlayStation 3 and none on the PlayStation 4.
There are, of course, a number of good reasons for this slowdown. Development costs and timeframes have skyrocketed along with the technological capabilities of newer consoles, meaning that release is simply not an option GTA
The biggest reason we didn’t have a new one Grand Theft Auto However, game since 2013 is simply the Rockstar and Take-Two I haven’t had to publish one yet and I won’t GTA Online keep making money.
A single game that lasts (and counts!) Seven years is impressive, isn’t it? Sure in some ways, but not really either! There’s a lot here that sucks. Rockstar’s crunch culture sounds like hell to the developers who actually make these games
And although technically it wasn’t a game of this past generation, Grand Theft Auto V’s slowly The transformation from a single player experience into a microtransacted online playground is one of the worst examples of how the video game industry has changed the way it is treated its product and customers in the PS4 / Xbox One years.
Few of them for the better.
Who knows when we’ll see one Grand Theft Auto VI. But whenever it is inevitably announced, one thing is certain: Grand Theft Auto V’s Longevity and online success mean the series will never be the same again.