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Grand Theft Auto V = Why were no platforms announced?

tehpees3 | 1478d ago
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Its been a heated debate since the start of this generation and the issue really needs covering. Whenever a big game has crossed to Xbox 360 or PS3 the media and forums alike have been shocked and stunned at the news. On one end you have the argument that more people get to play it. On the other you have accusations of *insert system name here* holding back said game. But what is the real truth behind all this? Is it really because of that? Is it selfishness playing a part from people who wanted the game to themselves? Is it a form of self entitlement taking over the body of the person who wanted the game? Do we really have anything to gain by having the game exclusive? Or are people just saying all this to make themselves feel better? Personally I believe its entitlement. And this is where it needs to end.

Whenever multiplatform projects are in development, they are built to the strengths and weaknesses of all consoles. Make no mistake, I'm as upset that Metal Gear Rising is multiplat as any of you. But its not the PS2 era anymore. Games simply cost too much to make now. In fact the more I think about it the more it makes sense. By restricting it to one console you are limiting your customer base and missing out on more potential sales to make more money to fund bigger projects and better games. So why bother doing it? If the company has a contract when thats expired you can send it in other directions and make more money from it then. The only exclusives we have now are the first party ones. The ones made by Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo. There is too much to lose outside to ignore the others.

Which brings us to the big question of this article. Why is it no platforms were announced? The answer should be pretty obvious. 9 times out of 10 no platforms were announced because the company is under strict NDA because its on a platform they simply can't talk about. Whats the platform in question? Wii U. Why is it more likely to be Wii U? Because rumours of Rockstar having Wii U development kits did the rounds from the start and have come up from multiple sources. All credible I might add.

A lot of people stand back and say its not on Wii U because they think its the same Nintendo but if you have been watching their movements the past few years you know it isn't. They have changed. They want their core fanbase back. Why can't GTA V be on Wii U? A LOT of crazier stuff has happened this gen. If I would go back in time and tell you games Microsoft published got on PS3 anyway and that Final Fantasy and MGS were going to Xbox 360, you'd have laughed it up. What if I told you Darth Vader was on Soul Calibur IV? I bet you'd laugh that up too wouldn't you?

The fact that Rockstar failed to mention what platforms the system is on only makes the rumours seem more credible. Otherwise they would have just said 360 and PS3. I'm not going to deny Nintendo owners GTA V. Thats selfish of me. If they want it get it. More power to you guys. I hereby decree that no matter what platform something ends up on its only for the best of gamers. Third party exclusives are dying and they are only going to become more dead next generation. Consoles are gimping each other. Its true limited disc space on 360 held data off but the PS3 has less RAM so you need to consider that in your argument. Besides all that disc space is not the sole reason stuff gets cut from a game. Mostly its time constraints. Mark my words: Grand Theft Auto V will be on Wii U. It won't be exclusive. But it will be on there. Using Wii as 'proof' isn't right. That had Manhunt 2 and besides that a new system is a new start for Nintendo. Care to prove me wrong?

Valenka  +   1478d ago
Is it not obvious what platforms it'll be on?
Crazyglues  +   1477d ago
Who cares about platform right now, why are we not looking at the real problem, why no DATE?

When is this thing coming out.... why has there been no info whatsoever since the trailer, why are they not showing it to the press, why are they not releasing screen shots or something...

What is really going on, how much of the game is actually done, because this is a sea of no info..

-and even for Rockstar this still seems a little crazy

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Valenka  +   1476d ago
It's called patience, have you heard of it?
BlmThug  +   1476d ago
Its really pathetic that you add


at the end of your comment
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Crazyglues  +   1476d ago
@ BlmThug Really? What pathetic about it,...

I play on PS3 -Whats the big deal, oh let me guess your one of those stupid fanboys who act all childish the minute you see something that's not 360?

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EazyC  +   1475d ago
Hold on.... do you go out of your way to copy/paste
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at the end of EVERY comment, or is it an automatic signature? If its the former of the two, then wow.
StraightPath  +   1474d ago you copy and paste that ps3 sig all the time? perhaps you saved it on your computer somewhere on notepad or somthing. That is pretty sad...
kaveti6616  +   1473d ago
I was hoping someone would ask you about your constant use of the "PS3" signature.
Crazyglues  +   1473d ago
here I'll post it again for you, Since you people seem to be fascinated by it... Remember not to look directly into the 3, that could cause blindness...

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gigreen  +   1472d ago
MeatAbstract  +   1477d ago
I think GTA V will be on Wii U. Nintendo have had the pleasures of the casual market for awhile but have found it dries up quickly. Look at your own familiy. I for example, bought a Wii for my Mum awhile back for her birthday. At first we'd play it at Christmas when the whole family went round but the damn thing never gets used now. So we never, ever buy anything for it.

Nintendo wanna grab back their old hardcore crowd. Darksiders 2 is gonna be on the Wii U, so why not GTA V? That'll be a nice surprise for Nintendo to reveal at E3.
wingman32x  +   1477d ago
I can definitely see the Wii U getting in on GTA V. There's no real reason not to IMO. It would be a good statement type announcement to show that Nintendo is going to try harder than they have in a long time to win back core gamers.
DeadManMcCarthy  +   1477d ago
I think because it's going to be multiplat since this will probably be the last GTA game on this gen hardware.
Pikajew  +   1477d ago
I want it to be on Wii U and PC and than ported to PS4 and xbox 720. The game can be much bigger and it wont be limited by this generation of console.
GamingTruth  +   1476d ago
looking at ps3 exclusives i dont want anything limiting ps3 either
teedogg80  +   1477d ago
I just hope it makes it way to Vita.
ExitToExisT  +   1477d ago
because it will be on next gen consoles.
unknownhero1123  +   1475d ago
I don't think so. Remember that leaked information about ESRB rating gta 3 and gta vice city for the psn? Now, why wasn't San Andreas on that list? I think it's because GTA v will be released soon. Likely somewhere between november and january.
lex-1020  +   1477d ago
I think you might be reading a bit to much into it. While I certainly have no doubt Rockstar would be allowed to develop for a next gen console I don't think that's the reason. Look at Deus Ex Human Revolution. Some of their advertising said Onlive some did not (yes even after it originally said it did).
bozebo  +   1477d ago
OnLive just runs the PC version with tweaks to support their service. So it's not really the same situation as this.
lex-1020  +   1476d ago
True and not True: EA has stated, when asked if they will port BF3 onto Onlive, that putting a game on Onlive was harder than developing for a Console. While Onlive is essentially the Pc version it still has to go through major changes to be ported.
Convas  +   1477d ago
"Make no mistake, I'm as upset that Metal Gear Rising is multiplat as any of you."

I'm not upset about that ... LOL.
HebrewHammer  +   1475d ago
I used to be, until I took that shitty new trailer to the knee.
bozebo  +   1477d ago
GTAV has been practically ready for a year now (shhh) so a Wii-U launch is slightly probable if that is why they are delaying it so much. Or it could be that they want more time to polish it and wait for a good gap in the game release calendar like R* usually do.
AgentWD40  +   1475d ago
I call utter bullcrap on that statement
Girl Gamer  +   1476d ago
That's an interesting point about the Wii U. Certainly very possible although, I would have expected the PS3 and Xbox 360 to be listed as supported, with an announcement for the Wii U coming at a later date, which has happened before on games that were later launched on the Wii as well before launch. It has got me wondering if we could see a PS4/Xbox 720 announcement at E3 this year now and this being a "next gen" release, possibly for all consoles, PS4, Xbox 720 and Wii U.
TheColbertinator  +   1476d ago
Nintendo DS

HebrewHammer  +   1475d ago
I lol'd
NarooN  +   1475d ago
Clearly it'll be a GBA exclusive, no point in this blog.
AgentWD40  +   1475d ago
There is a rumour
That its coming to the Amiga 600 as well
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darkpower  +   1474d ago
"Whenever multiplatform projects are in development, they are built to the strengths and weaknesses of all consoles."


Parts of FF13 were cut from BOTH VERSIONS because some of the once PS3 exclusive's parts couldn't fit on the 360 version.

GTA4 had to fit on one disc on BOTH VERSIONS because MS demanded it be so.

Two out of many examples of why that statement holds no water.
YodaCracker  +   1474d ago
And the PS3 version of GTA IV held back the game's release by six months. So what?
darkpower  +   1474d ago
Microsoft's version also caused a delay, and SE putting FF13 on the 360 is highly accused, and rightfully so, of being the reason why PS3 gamers had to wait even longer than they already did to get their hands on the game!

Turnabout's fair play.

But so what? Look at what the guy said, then look at how the game turned out in the finished product when put together side by side. Are you really going to tell me that just because a version MIGHT'VE caused a delay that both sides untimely caused, that it credits that statement in some way?
rattletop  +   1472d ago
because rockstar are always tight-lipped about their games b4 release.

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