Rockstar: No Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto Plans Yet
Naturally, with GTA V having just been released, fans are interested to know if the game will make its way onto next-gen as a port, or if there are any next-gen Grand Theft Auto plans at all.
Rockstar’s Dan Houser has come out and said that while the studio is indeed interested by the new hardware of the PS4 and Xbox One, there are no plans yet to bring the Grand Theft Auto series to next-gen yet. Keep in mind that he was referring specifically to a follow-up to GTA V, as in GTA VI, and made no mention of whether GTA V will get a next-gen port or not.
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Houser, recently speaking with The Guardian, was asked what Rockstar feels about the release of the PS4 and Xbox One, and how a potential sixth entry in the GTA franchise would look like on the new hardware.
In response, Houser admitted despite the company being interested in the tech, it doesn’t have anything in the pipeline yet with regards to GTA.
“Of course we’re interested. But no, not in terms of GTA, because we’re always working on the current game. We look at the tech at a more practical level: what will be ready for which game that we’re working on further down the line. We don’t have another GTA in development, we don’t work on three of these games at a time. That would be phenomenally depressing.
“So, in terms of GTA, no. We get pitched by the hardware manufacturers on what they’re planning to do and our tech guys come up with ideas on how that could be used. Does this influence design decisions. Of course. But we’re not sat there fantasising about 10 years down the line. We’re so busy with what we’re doing right now.”
There you have it, people. Have a blast with GTA V, because it may be quite some time before we see the franchise head to next-gen, at least with regards to a GTA V sequel. Understandably so. It’s still unclear whether there are any talks going on about a next-gen port of GTA V, which would surely boost next-gen console sales on its own if Rockstar decide to do it down the line somewhere.