Grand Theft Auto has been considered one of the kings of open world experiences. But a lot of challengers have stepped up to steal its thunder. Can the series remain on top?
Are you joking?
Seems like they are...
or just speculating to get some 'clicks'...
everyone knows - the real GTA killer is GTA! even GTA San Andreas is still killing straight head shots anyone who dares to come close!
Maybe red dead 2!?
But as far as any other game, is not gonna happen.
It's funny how we ask this question concerning a game released last gen?
Sort of answers the question in itself, doesn't it?
Yeah because a similar game is anywhere near GTA sales.
lol, reminds me of the "Halo killer" days when any FPS was coined that, hell even games like Street Crimes and Driver 3 tried taking on GTA and they all failed, the only thing that can kill GTA is GTA.
Yeah Haze was set to kill Halo. Halo died that day /s
GTA is too much of a behemoth for a random game to just outdo it in quality and sales.
Haze was actually never once claimed as a Halo killer by the developer. It was just Sony fanboys that said it.
GTA5 was the #6 highest selling game last year; 3 years after the initial launch. GTA is quite possibly the most valuable IP in the entire entertainment industry.
In the entire entertainment industry? Hmm, that's interesting, I honestly don't know but I'd imagine something like Star Wars is more valuable.
Not even close, name one Star Wars movie that produced more revenue than GTA5.
You said the most valuable IP in the entire entertainment industry. Star Wars has 8 main movies and many more, animated series, merchandise etc.
GTA V being this big of a success doesn't automatically make GTA the most valuable IP out there. It could be, but I'm not too sure. I don't know how much every IP in the entertainment business is worth.
Hell, Avatar made 3 billion dollars worldwide just with theater sales, and that was 1 movie. Who knows how much that IP will be worth with 3 more movies scheduled to come out?
All these things aside, ofcourse GTA won't be surpassed anytime soon. Why anyone would even think that goes beyond me.
There probably wouldn't even be GTA if it wasn't for Driver on PS1. What an awesome game.
GTA was actually on ps1 and it came out before Driver.
This is true, Driver 1 and especially Driver 2 were great on PS1. GTA 3 pretty much stole Driver's gameplay mechanics and simply added weapons and stuffs it's like GTA 3 was the real sequel to Driver 2.
@unself the first two GTA games were top down crap @jairusmonillas you couldn't be more correct.
The answer is No
I stopped reading when I saw a pic of FF15. That game was awful, I so wanted to like that game too.
It had its problems but I wouldn't say awful. I enjoyed it. I'd rather play ff15 than GTA but no, it's not going to take any crown from Rockstars behemoth franchise 😂
Same. I loved ffxv and i'm not particularly a fan of gta, but it still holds the crown.
Agreed. Thought it was awful too. Long time ff fan.
I shouldn't have gone back to XV last night after playing Horizon and Zelda recently, it just felt completely empty.
Remember Watch Dogs? Me neither.
Sleeping Dogs on the other hand was amazeballs.
Although I hate GTA, the freedom they offer in game and online is unparalleled. If not to the point of boring.
Kind of like life? Online is a blast with a buddy.
GTA never feels repetitive, every mission is unique. Something that seems to be a problem with every other open world game.
no it does get boring unless you are using cheats or mods to make the game a bit more fun for you i cant forget using the riot cheat in GTA SA and vice city that was really fun
Pedestrians rioting + pedestrians having weapons. Loved doing that and having a big free for all.
75 million of just the current iteration sold. Released in 2013. More sold last year than in 2015. Yea GTA is on a downward spiral fast. Watch yo back Rockstar.
Exactly lol. Competing with new titles 4 years later... rockstar has absolutely nothing to worry about from the outside.
Thing is, every other dev and publisher accepts it and neither of the big open world games released this year so far have anything in common with GTA. Nothing can kill GTA except bad games in the future along with bad business from Rockstar. Cant see that happening.
GTA is fantastic even if I personally find the online unappealing after a short while. Just cant stick at it for some reason. Not the issue, though, aa millions do love all its modes and my wife and mates are on for a bit most nights even now. Shell.even go on the PS3 if im using the biggest TV and PS4 , and if one of our kids is using that? She'll go on the 360! Ive honestly bought this game FOUR SODDING TIMES! Im not alone but cannot think of another game ive bought as current gen four times. Add in the RDR2 money rolling in this autumn and Rockstar may well become the richest company in entertainment! Theyre at a point where its really raking in, they get critical and gamer acclaim and life must be so sweet after all the Jack Thompsons of this World had a pop at them.
Zero Dawn AI is as basic as games can get. Very easy to read and you can game the AI easily.
GTA V AI well....
Also as a game, nothing has come close to GTA V.
Rockstar smokes something else entirely.
The article you linked has nothing to do with GTAV's AI, it's about actual AI using the GTA5 game world to learn. GTA 5's AI is passable, but certainly nothing special, lol.
What exactly was the point of your link and comment!?
You try too hard bro. Try again.
Compared to GTA, Horizon and FF15 may as well be niche titles...
Back in the day with Saint's row 1 & 2 those games were super close at beating GTA but sadly they went a different path with 3 and beyond.
Crown for what? Open world, sandbox games? There's not really any competition for it, Saints Row and Watch Dogs are really the only ones in recent memory that tried the same thing. Comparing games like FF15 and HZD seems silly to me, since they are very different kinds of games compared to GTA.
Have you lost your damn mind? ( Pardon my language )
Rockstar have mastered Open World Games "in my opinion" there's a reason they delayed GTA4/GTA5 back in the day, they strive for perfection.
GTA sucked since GTA4
Storyline has sucked since SA but the gameplay has evolved.
not really i found each and every one of them i have played to be different and they have there highs and lows
Go play checkers.
Now , I understand how cool it became hating GTA4 at some point and I can even see where some of the stick it gets comes from(I didnt mind but people wanted planes, helicopters etc after having SAs choice of vehicle)but what I cant understand is people saying its story sucked.
I thought the more grown up, slightly deeper approach to adult themes was well explored and that Nico was a great lead character. His modern refugee with an American dream schtick was class and way beyond the writing and characters in GTA before or since. GTA5, by comparison was very cartoony.
Sorry, have to stick up for number four cos nobody else will. Also, Ballad of Gay Tony was my favourite DLC of its year too.
Crown is firmly on their heads, I did enjoy Saints Row more to be abruptly honest, but Rockstar keep refining to and defining the sandbox style.
Seems a lot of people might prefer other games yet we all still enjoy and respect GTA and Rockstar. I think certain age groups, though, will heavily lean on GTA as their favourite games. Every lad I know around that late teen to mid twenties.tend to love GTA and especially the online.
Be interesting to see if the people sticking with the next RDR tend to be a little older.
Lol no. I'm not even a fan of gta. But even I am aware of the attention to detail they put in their game worlds. Not just graphical either. Name one other open world game that lets you do as much random stuff as GTA does.
GTA's strongest points (IMHO) were not the gameplay, but the world, and how immersive and convincing it felt, the humor, voice acting, the level of freedom, and characters are all top notch as well. If we're being honest though, the actual gameplay has plenty of room for improvement. The combat and shooting are done far better in other games. The driving is good enough, but nothing special. Perhaps this is just a consequence of the open world, but it would be nice to see them refine the gameplay with the next installment.
I wish Rockstar would do an overhaul to the combat. I've always enjoyed Rockstars handling for the cars. Never had an issue with it. I don't want anything resembling Watch Dogs, in terms of vehicle handling.
I'm all for "Big Open Worlds" that are alive & breathtaking in detail etc, which Rockstar does to an awe inspiring level. I'd personally appreciate being allowed to go into more buildings/homes.
Hopefully GTA6 expands on many gameplay fronts with nice improvements.
Why ask the question? Besides for traffic I mean.
The only series that could take that crown is another Rockstar series
GTA never had any competition. It does what it does exceptionally well, it was baffling to me how much content and freedom is in these games and how they manage to even fund a game like that. But it became clearer to me when I saw sales of gta games. They build succes upon succes, fund an exceptional iteration from the immense succes of the previous ones. Well done.
Rockstar provide top quality gaming
The thing that GTA has more than any other "great" open world game is a great multiplayer component. That being said there have been a lot of great Single Player open world games as of late, but to try and compare it to the entire package of GTA...well its just not going to happen.
In my opinion, Ghost Recon Wildlands has a shot at having a great PVP mode (including king of the hill type game play etc) it just depends how they handle it, but it wont hold a candle to what GTA has done for open world games/PVP free roam games.
What is with these very stupid articles? This article is beyond stupid it's not even funny so you're basically asking if the only open world crime narrative game to achieve 70 million units in sales is going to be replaced?
I don't understand? What is this based off of? What open-world crime game Has released its even come close to those paper figures?
Grand Theft Auto in regards to the wild popularity has become something of an enigma it literally is based on popular culture Grand Theft Auto V itself might show just how early in gaming we probably are to where we just don't even have enough diversity among genres to have an open playing field.
Grand Theft Auto took that crown and absolutely ran with it , for god sakes there's not even a close second.
In most mediums you're always going to have a handful of top artists in a specific genre just like you'll have a specific top film or director or Series in those genres that are able to do well but there's still enough open competition to be replaced
We are at a point right now in gaming where we just don't have that much.
People can always look how far we've come in a gaming but they need to realize when the only Western game that we have that's a real relevance is Red Dead Redemption and we don't even have in close second to that concept it goes to show you just how early we are in the medium.
Gaming is relatively Young.
It's going to be an extremely long time until we have an open world crime game that actually beats GTA in regards to sales or popularity.
Consider that may not even be in some of our lifetimes.
GTA 5 still does a billion more things that Horizon/Zelda smushed together could never dream of doing. The only thing that will out-do it is the next GTA. They are in a class of their own.
No, of course not. GTA owns the genre.
There is NO GTA killer!! the fact that it is still on the top seller list say's it all.
The last GTA came out 4 years ago on last gen consoles, what a dumbass comparison.
theres absolutely no game that can take this throne.. first off.. they are amazing developers working there.. and it cost $500 million to create GTA V. horizon was a beautiful game and that cost $50 million. so that in itself should already tell you how much rockstar invests into its quality of games. not to mention how they appreciate their gamer by pumping out non stop dlc... FOR FREE
Do I even waste my time with this garbage title (Article)?
So the critically acclaimed and sales juggernaut ....with what 70 million units sold across 5 platforms.........kiss its crown goodbye??
How does that work? Do I have to give my 2 versions I purchased back to rockstar?
It's almost catching up to Minecraft sales at this point.
Before it was of questionable believability to think an open world game could defeat GTA, but now it is just downright hilarious to suggest it!
I didn't even like 4 much (9/10 at best imo), but GTA V is on a whole other level. The writing, gameplay, graphics, and UNENDING content are insane. It's over, this is the ultimate open-world crime game.
they just want clicks, GTAIV was the worst GTA of all time and it still sold better than most of the top games of that generation lOl. That's how beasty GTA is.
Edit: however, I will say this, GTAV will be hard to follow up with... they've done so much to it, I feel like the next GTA will be the GTAIV of the GTAs because, San Andreas had so much in it that when we got 4 we was like WTF is this, why did they take out this, that and the other. lOl.
However, I could be wrong, but I think on the scale of the GTAV, it will be hard to follow.
lol is this lady for real ? that gave me a laugh neither horizon zero dawn or final fantasy can take GTA's place even if they combine them.
"I wrote something controversial. come click on it and give me hate comments."
this guy should work at bukaku
Is this a joke? There's nothing even close to competing with GTA. Or does the writer assume anything open world is a competitor?
It still sells for $59.99......its still king when it comes to sales. Technically the game has been out since 2013 and it's still selling for $59.99...........what other game has done this?
None. This is coming from someone that bought two copies, Xbox 360 then PS4 and hasn't picked up the game in over a year.
I say no but with all these modders doing some incredible work it does raise the question on how unique can future variation really be? There basically all the same game other than this one which definitely pushed the online aspect
so long as there are dickheads, bad parents and underage gamers GTAO will live forever ;) Granted there are some great gtao people out there but after more than three years most of them have moved on and its just full of the morons that R* catered for, fair enough, cant go wrong with those sales figures.