Why Grand Theft Auto V Is The Biggest Threat To PS4 And Xbox One

UK retailers have warned that consumers may hold-off buying PS4 or Xbox One in order to play GTA V.

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Kanzes1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

It's not really a threat.. it's not like we can't play it after we get our Next-Gen consoles

LOGICWINS1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

Thats a VERY good point. Even if there isn't a next-gen version, GTAV should be available within the One and PS4's respective cloud services.

Fil1011928d ago

I'm not exactly tech savie but even though ps4 isn't bw compatible with disc based games can we not purchase digital ps3 games from the store ???

Wintersun6161928d ago


It wouldn't work like that. The reason why we can't have BC out of the box, is because the PS3 games are programmed specifically the PS3. The PS4 has completely different hardware inside and that's why the games can't be played with it.

WolfOfDarkness1928d ago

I really don't know when GTA 5 will be released ... If its going to be released before PS4 and Xbox one then its a good Idea ! It will keep us busy until next gen consoles released ! But if released during PS4 release I will not get it .

ThanatosDMC1928d ago

It's slated for September unless they changed it. More than enough time before the next gen consoles hit.

dan_chan891928d ago

17th of September is the release date. (Before PS4 and XB1)

MizTv1928d ago

I just hope I can beat it before I get my ps4

WolfOfDarkness1928d ago

I bet you can beat it and discover the world of GTA in one month .

TXIDarkAvenger1928d ago

no offense but if you plan on just "beating" GTA V, you probably shouldn't bother with the game.

AngelicIceDiamond1928d ago

Actually GTA is possibly nextgen repellent. The ones who are really looking forward to GTA will simply skip buying next gen for 6 months up to a year. You have to realize how long people have been waiting for this game.

I can already tell BF4 will look night and day between current gen and next gen. 60 fps, 64 players online with top notch graphics with full scaled maps.

Compared to 30 frames 32 players online with passable current gen graphics with compressed/scaled down MP maps.

Current gen seems hard to swallow when it comes to BF. But imagine how many people simply don't care and don't wanna spend 4 500$ console just a for a few games.

Meanwhile, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told MCV this week that he expects the cross-generation trend to fade away over the next 12 months.

"The goal for this year is to have games that are on next-gen, but can also can be played by the number of people that aren't ready to go next-gen," he said. "Starting next year, not all of the games will be done across generations. You will have to use the capacity of the machine, and to do that you will have to do a specific versions for next-gen."

Sounds like to me next year Ubisoft will have more next gen games down the line than current gen.

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zyphee1928d ago

Hell yeah it is. Rather buy gta 5 then next gen anyday

Panthers1928d ago

why not both? one is a console, the other is a game

zyphee1928d ago

Any game i want on next gen is on current gen....their not getting my money just yet

Rusty5151928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

You do realize that GTA5 is one of the last AAA games being released for current gen consoles? Metal Gear 5 and Destiny are the only big games that come out next year for current gen consoles that I can think of. You're gonna be missing out.

WolfOfDarkness1928d ago

But what if " You can Download GTV 5 digitally on your PS4 ?!? "

It will be so sweet playing it in PS4 .

Soupaman661928d ago

digital doesn't mean its automatically compatible. There are still some changes needed in the code to even recognize that the machine is a ps4. think about the changes needed for the start/select options buttons or if the share feature could glitch up the game. developers need to make sure everything is glitch free. Rewriting code for a next gen system cost money and time away from making a newer game and at the same time there are current gen consoles that can already play the games disk and digital. Its much more cost effective to not bring compatibility to PS4.

LAWSON721928d ago

The problem is not coding cost it is the hardware limitation, I believe sony said if they wanted PS3 games to run on PS4 it would require the addition of the cell processor bringing up the cost of the console

Cam9771928d ago

If it wasnt for GTA: V and GT6 I'd upgrade to the PS4. These games prove my PS3 is still full of life.

truthteller1928d ago

Yes for PS3 owners. 360 has been dead for years now compared to PS3.

Cam9771928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

Oh sorry, I forgot. What was the last 360 exclusive that received 9/10 or higher? MS have always dropped support for consoles which I hate. I'm playing TLOU, it's flat-out incredible, comparable to Resident Evil 2 & 4.

jukins1928d ago

Eh IMO I ready for a new open world game GTA is OK but nothings really changed from 3 to 5. And watch dogs looks like its ready to take on GTA for the open world crown not only on current gen but next gen as well

zyphee1928d ago

Nothings really changed? Why do people like you exist.. you couldn't even design grand theft auto 3 if you studied game design for years.

jukins1928d ago

Wow did the I offend your deep relationship with a digital game lol. Honestly please tell me what's dramatically changed in gta in each iteration. Put your fanboyism (which is very obvious) and notice I didn't say GTA is bad its just been pretty much the same game if they were actually very different we wouldn't be on grand theft auto 5. Why do people like you exist who get so upset over an random internet comment that you would insult the person and challenge their design skills which they made no claim of having? BTW how are your design skills do you even have the tools under that troll bridge you lurk beneath?

aLucidMind1928d ago

The driving mechanics and how the effects weather can have are two things that are significantly different in GTA4 than in previous ones. You could very easily spin out in the rain if you drive a rear-wheel drive car (like a muscle car) too fast in GTA4; but drive the same car in the same weather in any of the previous ones and you could turn on a dime despite driving double the speed you were driving in GTA4's version.

Most of the changes involve graphics and the driving. But I do agree, not much has changed beyond those two things. Still waiting for other drivers to not go "oh, you're driving right next to me at the same speed? Time to switch lanes!..... Oh look! You're stopped at a red light! *[email protected]*" >_< every time.

metaltales491928d ago

so your saying a game will stop me from buying a Next-Gen console....You do realize i can get both and so can every one else right?

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