GTA 5 updated edition for Xbox 720 possibility
Although Grand Theft Auto V is expected on the current gen consoles the production of this game late on in the lifecycle of the PS3 and the Xbox 360 give us reason to believe this title will not only be on the cusp of next generation gaming, but a title for the new systems. The idea that an updated version of GTA 5 for the Xbox 720 could be a distinct possibility may amount in this being the first next-gen game.
Grand Theft Auto 5 has received an overwhelming response from gamers as they scour the internet for snippets of new information, and over the last couple of months plenty of details have been on offer. Everything from the three protagonists to the size of the game have been divulged making this one of the most eagerly anticipated games for sometime, so we are intrigued to know if GTA V will be the first real next-generation game.
Documenting how this could be the first on the new systems, CVG write an extensive report on the ins and outs of the game and how current-gen consoles will power this action. As next gen titles may evolve from the limited Team Deathmatch format, GTA 5 may be inclined to change some of these familiar elements giving players the opportunity to form small squads to play out longer quests and narrative adventures, as this game may end up as a so-called organic living soap opera, according to Dan Houser.
We are under the impression next gen gaming will focus more on freedom and customization as opposed to just formula and structure, and as GTA V is still a current generation title, there is a possibility that the arrival of the Xbox 720 at the end of 2013 may prompt the need to release an updated edition. If this is not the case, Grand Theft Auto V is sure to raise the bar for developers making next gen titles.
While our excitement for the game gathers momentum with every bit of breaking news, it is worth considering how much it will cost the consumer, because our previous article spoke about the price of GTA 5 in various territories as greed sets in. The current economic climate is still in a fragile state and pre-order prices of the game in certain areas do not reflect the financial positions of consumers in specific parts of the world.
Some countries are being charged much more than expected and South Africa was one of the examples we hit upon as gamers there are expected to fork out around R753.95, translating to about $86, 67 euros and 54 British pounds. This has given many cause to feel this is greed setting in, and many question why fans should pay over R750 for a game, although the prices given were just a planned forecast, so we expect this to drop near its release, or at least a couple of weeks later. (Fingers crossed)
Some gamers are suggesting that if a day one patch is warranted, then so is a money back guarantee. While many fans may pay over the odds for a Grand Theft Auto game, we understand that many will have a limit they will go to on principle. As far as British currency is concerned there are many that would pay up to £60 for GTA 5, and any game costing more would have to be a limited edition, although a large majority expect the price to drop a few weeks after it launches.
How much are you willing to pay for a game nowadays? On the other hand, Grand Theft Auto V is not just any old game, so will this title be enough to make you fork out a little extra?