GTA 5 mystification concerning current or next-gen release

Questions about whether Grand Theft Auto V will release this year or the next has produced many rumors, especially with no specific date set for the next gen consoles, and in some cases, it seems like there are suggestions that the launch of both the PS4 and Xbox 720 could tie in with the release of GTA 5.

As we look forward to the next installment of the Grand Theft Auto, the general consensus is that this will be on the current consoles, although an article on Examiner suggests otherwise. They report on a new GTA 5 release date rumor and highlight concerns that this version could make the jump to the next consoles, which would mean current owners will be required to upgrade their systems. While they refer to a recent article on Tapscape.com the opinion here is that GTA V could be delayed until the next-gen consoles come out, and this speculation amounts to a chance that the PS4 and Xbox 720 may come out earlier than expected.

With Rockstar keeping their cards close to their chest in regards to a release date, the limited information really has got the rumor mill turning, although many fans are hoping the game will come out this year. A report on Product Reviews seems to be more believable, as their impression is that Grand Theft Auto V is not for the next-gen, and although the Rockstar has wet our appetite with the recent screenshots there is more information promised in the coming weeks, so a release date announcement is not out of the question.

While the momentum of the game builds, it seems that Rockstar are starting to promote GTA 5, giving us the impression that even though it could be too late for a Christmas release, sometime before April 2013 may be a believable time. The point we are trying to make is why Rockstar would release such a huge title on a new system when there is not a huge user base, with far more many gamers owning an Xbox 360 or PS3 in comparison to those who will have a next gen console. We can see this will probably be the case for sometime after the PS4 and Xbox 720 are released.

In other news, last week we wrote an article about the latest screenshots, and these have started to accumulate some excitement, as the lack of information was causing a loss of interest. With more news expected in coming weeks, we are hoping that a new game trailer will be on the cards, or even news of an actual release date. Maybe we are getting ahead of ourselves here, although we are still not expecting Grand Theft Auto V to be a next-gen release. Going back to the source, we can also see the new games that do release on the PS4 and Xbox 720 will not be an instant success, and the current consoles are bound to have plenty of support, even sometime after next gen systems arrive. What are your views? Are you more concerned that a next gen title would take even longer to come out?

 
  • ItemSize

    I don’t see the point of a PS4 until the PS3 has delivered what it promised, which it hasn’t done yet. Even the exclusives that were never meant to be ported to the Xbox or PC don’t push the hardware to it’s potential. It’s very frustrating, after owning a PS3 since release day, to know that the games are still not as good as the console.

    • consolecruncher

      lol ps3 is a weak ass console it hasnt got much left to give neither does the 360 how about all just buy a decent pc and sit there and enjoy 60+fps on max settings….

  • Piss

    What a piss poor story, trying to generate already fubar rumours

  • http://twitter.com/iAmJaicoRave Jaico Rave Garcia

    I wouldn’t mind waiting for the next gen consoles – I wouldn’t hesitate buying GTA 5 and the next Xbox&PS at the same time.
    Saying that though if it releases for the current gen console I would still buy GTA.
    I think the real question is ‘How polished and well done do you want your next GTA experience to be?’
    Either way – Its a win win situation, judging by the screenshots it looks very pretty. Maybe on PC and max graphical settings? If so, it could definitely be next gen console.
    Watchdogs E3 demo was played on a high end PC (using a wired USB xbox controller of course) so this could be a big hint that it might possibly be for next gen.
    Speculatively speaking, they could release it for current gen and release a polished and refined version for the next gen consoles. But that probably won’t happen.
    Speculating is fun, but don’t take my word for it :)

  • seabrook87

    there is no way in hell that rockstar games will release gta 5 on the next gen consoles not every1 will be able to afford the next gen consoles when they come out and rockstar will want to make as much money as possible from this game. which means xbox 360 and ps3 release. any1 who thinks that a company can be that cruel must be an idiot.

  • typer194

    GTA 5 WILL NOT RELEASE ON NEXT GEN CONSOLES……………… I’m sure the writers of these pages are dumb….. simple has

  • London_lad

    This article reeks of patheticness.
    If I hear next gen and gta 5 in the same sentence again I will find these guys and perform a grand theft auto on their automobiles so they can’t drive to work and come up with more senseless crap

  • tomhant

    it wont be next gen
    1, it has been confirmed by PS and Xbox that it will be released on current gen.
    2, it would be the most stupid thing that r* and TT could possibly do. next gen they would lose 75% of sales and only regain it fully after 3 years so sales for GTA 5 would be much lower than expected for that period.
    3, they wouldn’t announce a game is in the final stages of development in 2011 and then release the game in 2013, 3 years later. there would be no point and it would p*ss a load of people off.
    and 4, they would not have released screens unless it was coming out this year or potentially early Jan of next year, a full year before next gen

    • typer194

      well said my friend…

      • tomhant

        thank you very much. it is nice to know not everyone on the internet is a troll :D

    • tomhant

      i meant “…(game in) 2014, (3 years later)” sorry

    • JesseT

      Jan-March
      This game will not see. Jan is worst time to release a game. Feb is Bioshock. March is to soon after Bioshock.

    • Sickboy

      Well said indeed, it’s a shame more news/reviewer sites could not spend the time and write what you did. But then again, they’d have to think in order to do that!

      • tomhant

        i used logic and 5 mins of research to find out the validity of what i put. shame that some people like marlon votta can’t do that. not very good for mr.votta considering he does this for a living

    • matthamrick

      Read my post. it will further explain your post. and you make great points.

    • Prophetless

      Well said sir. Take Two are scared right now. Max Payne 3 hurt them. Releasing GTA 5 with next gen consoles would hurt them even more. Especially with Take Two predicting record breaking sales. Current gen consoles are in more homes right now and have less problems than from a few years ago. Who would be so stupid to rush out to buy the next consoles? They’ll just be a lab rat again. I won’t be taking that chance. Not even for GTA 5.

      • edgaraefnung

        they released max payne after the announcement of 1 of the most anticipated games to date. they failed in that respect

        • Prophetless

          They most importantly failed by delaying Max Payne 3 for 2 1/2 years. It was supposed to come out Winter 2009. But it got worse when the GTA 5 reveal trailer was prematurely released late last year getting people hyped up and forgetting about Max Payne 3 like you said.

          • edgaraefnung

            ok, my mistake. thanks for pointing that out, i really didn’t know they delayed it by about 2 years. thanks

    • chazdogrutten

      1. Where? I genuinely haven’t seen that.
      2. Yes this is true.
      3. They won’t release it this year, they just wont. GTA 4 came out in April, I’d bet that they’ll release GTA 5 in April too. Next-gen consoles won’t come out until December 2013-Jan 2014. Judging by those screens and games like Mass Effect, Battlefield and Skyrim, the 360 and PS3 have got way more to give yet. When GTA 5 has some decent looking gameplay they’ll release it, but they’ll still be ironing out the kinks at the moment. Rockstar always release news about games early then drip feed info – that’s how they do it. Moaning about it and saying it would ‘piss people off’ is pointless because firstly they’re not going to change their entire release strategy just because people are moaning, and secondly people will buy the game regardless, they could have put up a mosaic of pixels for the first screen shot and revealed it piece by piece and when it was complete release the game and people would still buy it. It’s pretty much already sold just by being a GTA game.

      • tomhant

        1, look anywhere and it will be sold on PS 3 and Xbox and they did announce it
        2, thanks3, with the recent publicity, they can announce the release 2 months before the date. so unless it is not announced (release date i mean) before oct 31st, it is still likely it will be a 2012 release but whether R* and TT will go with that plan or not, they risk losing a lot of money

  • swiminthepiss

    Rockstar games stated very early on in GTA 5′s development it will be pushing ps3 and Xbox 360 to its limits.. indirectly stating – yes – it will be on PS3 and Xbox 360.

    • SRB

      uh, that would be directly stating bro.

  • Dannon

    This article is stupid, you’ve just taken rumours we already know and made it into a page of useless information.

    Besides, GTA5 won’t be on next-gen consoles; they’re probably still 2 or 3 years away at least. ProductReviews got it right in their article.

  • Slendir

    This is a bad article.

  • James1811

    Is this website trolling or something? The promotion material in shops and clearly states PS3/360/PC and Rockstar confirmed this months ago. This article is having a sly dig by insinuating the release is a year away when even the next gen releases aren’t concrete. Contadiction much?

  • edwstewart1992

    This ‘release on the Xbox 720 and PS4′ has got to be the most ridiculous GTAV rumour yet.

    There shouldn’t be ANY discussion of GTAV on next-gen consoles when the production of these consoles have even been confirmed.

    What’s to say that Microsoft and Sony will release new next-gen hardware next year? They might release it in 2013, or even 2016 for all I care!

    Unless if Rockstar Games does not want GTAV to sell the best it can (which I highly doubt, given the $billion sales expectation!) it WILL be released on current consoles.

    No confirmed production of next gen hardware = unrealistic rumour.

    • edwstewart1992

      *not even been confirmed.

  • ???????????

    it wont be next gen no bloody way imagine how much money they will lose if it were to come out on next gen, i mean come on do u really think people will go out and buy the new consoles just for gta v sorry but no chance, allot of people wont be able to buy gta v straight away to start off with never mind having to pay for a new console aswell, if it came out this gen just think how many people will have this gen consoles in there house i for 1 have 3 and when gta v comes out if it is this console i will be buying 3 of them for me my fiance and my daughter so we can play it together, so if it does come out next gen theres no way im buying 3 new xbox 720 just so i can buy 3 gta v hahaha no bloooooody way.

  • FriedChickenNeck

    How the hell could it be next gen when Rockstar has already taken the liberty of starting up a viral (Epsilon on Twitter) campaign? Usually companies start these a few months before the release data, besides sales would suffer if Rockstar released GTA5 on the PS4 or 720.

  • Blaise

    Omg people its not gonna be next-gen. Playstation and Microsoft still havent stated that anything official about even making next-gen consols. Next gen would be released at late 2013-early 2014 anyway. Rockstar will release it on current gen and probably re-release it on next gen. They started making this game 4 years ago, too long ago to have made it soley for next-gen

  • GTA Freak

    I bet GTA 5 is coming in October 2012.Stay tuned….

  • Metalmario

    I think it will be re-released on next gen consoles when they come out. Microsoft may be able to utilize the opportunity to release it on one disc, improve graphic quality and performance, and otherwise add content that they cant fit on one disc now. Personally i cant wait to get it in games on demand but that wont be for a minimum of six months after release, and if (when) its on two discs that will make digital download (on 360) even harder.

  • Purtuzzi

    Who hires these editors? Seriously idiotic. YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PREORDER ON XBOX 360 AND PS3 FOR MONTHS!!!!! Come on, people… Not rocket science.

  • Metalmario

    Sony would also be wise to re-release seeing as the next gen ps wont be reverse compatible with Playstation 3 games (already confirmed)

    • SRB

      That sucks balls

  • slayerman

    pretty good statements hopefully this christmas i would think sales would really go up

  • Myles

    Of course it won’t be next-gen. PS said they are not thinking of a next-gen console until around 2016, and Xbox will barely have released any more information by 2014. If anything, we’ll see an enhanced version for next-gen consoles. Just like when Rockstar released Bully on the 2nd generation of consoles and then enhanced it for 3rd generation consoles as Bully Scholarship Edition.

  • Kyle Maxwell

    There’s no reason to believe it will be on the next gen console. Doesn’t make a whole lot sense to me.

  • SRB

    Guys, your all talking crap about it WHEN YOU KNOW IT’S NOT TRUE! just Lol at these fools, they don’t even support their arguement! its stupid as hell! all i know is that i cant wait till the best game ever comes out! its gonna kick ass!

  • d

    YO!!!

  • matthamrick

    tomhant serves very good points. especially the sales dropping. we all know that when the ps3 and 360 came out they cost a lot of money. if r* releases gtav for next gen consoles then theyll have to wait a long time before everyone gathers up the money for the new gen consoles which means the day they release it they would be lucky to even make a fraction of what they did with gta iv. because current gen consoles came out long before gta iv was released to public which gave r* plenty of time to release gta iv and make the profit they were wanting. so if you ask me, gtav will be available for 360 and ps3 and maybe if the next gen consoles come out around that time it might be released for that too. but well worry about that later. so i wouldnt worry too much about his next gen console rumor.

  • Guy Martinez

    Very Stupid article, if the writer did some research, he would realize this subject is irrelevant

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1824769715 Jessica ッ Knapman

    You can already pre-order GTA 5 on several different websites, for PS3 and Xbox 360. Making this ‘ rumour ‘ bullshit.

  • Inentertainmentblows

    STOP!
    Jesus how many times do we have to say it won’t be next gen!
    It would be an incredibly stupid move and they would make a much smaller profit. 3 years too release a game ? i hate this site. BULLSHIT articles..

  • Matthew

    I HAVE MANY THINGS TO SAY ….FIRST

    THAT’S SO FUCKEN STUPID X BOX 720
    WHAT IDIOT CAME UP WITH THAT IS THAT WHAT YOU THINK THE NEXT X BOX IS GONNA BE
    SO THEY ADDED 360 FROM X BOX 360 THEY
    ADDED 360 +360 TO GET 720 THATS STUPID
    DON’T YOU THINK THAT THEY WILL CALL IT SOMETHING DIFFERENT I MEAN THEY ARE MICROSOFT THEY ARE A LOT SMARTER THAN THAT
    ……… SECOND

    PLEASE POST REAL NEWS NOT RUMOR WE DONT SEARCH GTA 5 LOOKING FOR
    RUMORS AND YES IT KINDA COMMON SENSE
    THAT IF THEY HAVE NOT EVEN SAID ANYTHING ABOUT GTA 5 AND THEY ONLY GAVE US LIKE
    15 SCREEN SHOTS THEY LIKE TO RELEASE THERE GAMES AROUND APRIL -MAYAND YA I DON’T THINK ROCK STAR WILL RELEASE ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED
    GAMES AROUND ONE A NEW GAME SYSTEM THAT WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE PROBLEMS AND THEY WOULD LOSE A LOT OF MONEY DUE TO NOT
    MANY PEOPLE HAVING ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY A 5 OR 6 HUNDRED DOLLAR SYSTEM I AM TRYING TO BE NICE BUT I HATE ALL THE
    PEOPLE THAT THINK THEY KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT THIS GAME

  • Matthew

    i know i might have spelling errors

  • matthew

    THAT’S SO STUPID X BOX 720
    WHAT IDIOT CAME UP WITH THAT IS THAT WHAT YOU THINK THE NEXT X BOX IS GONNA BE
    SO THEY ADDED 360 FROM X BOX 360 THEY
    ADDED 360 +360 TO GET 720 THATS STUPID
    DON’T YOU THINK THAT THEY WILL CALL IT SOMETHING DIFFERENT I MEAN THEY ARE MICROSOFT THEY ARE A LOT SMARTER THAN THAT
    ……… SECOND

    AND YA I DON’T THINK ROCK STAR WILL RELEASE ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED
    GAMES AROUND ONE A NEW GAME SYSTEM THAT WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE PROBLEMS AND THEY WOULD LOSE A LOT OF MONEY DUE TO NOT
    MANY PEOPLE HAVING ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY A 5 OR 6 HUNDRED DOLLAR SYSTEM I AM TRYING TO BE NICE BUT I HATE ALL THE
    PEOPLE THAT THINK THEY KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT THIS GAME