In my mind, it’s not a question of IF it will happen, but WHEN. I do think Grand Theft Auto 5 on the Switch is inevitable.
I'll believe it when there's some credible sources/evidence. Till then, basically a pipe dream.
the file size of the whole thing alone which amounted to the volume of 65GB on the PS4 is enough to debunk any hope of it ever going to grace that puny storage. but if R* is willing to dumb everything down and skip lots of contents just to make it fit...who knows but they are already swimming in money thanks to the PS4 and Xbone and to a certain extent, PC too. I don't think they would be bothered to port it to the Switch.
How is it on ps3?
The Switch would be gettig the last gen version if it comes. It was a 8 GB install file size on PS3 & 360.
@BrettAwesome You do know that the PS3 has more storage than the Switch, right? Plus, full install was not mandated for the PS3 but I'm not sure about it because I only have the PS4 version. But why are you bringing up the PS3 here? Just so you can claim that the Switch has more power?
Pre-update GTA 5 is much smaller though. Rockstar already required a download for L.A. Noire, so it's likely they would just put the base game on the cartridge and make updates a download. It's not like that would stop the game from selling an insane amount again. 64GB cartridges are coming out next year, so if it came out next year they could use one of those and put 90% of the game on a cartridge. And why would they have to dumb everything down? The game already runs on PS3/360 and even in handheld the Switch is substantially more powerful than either of those consoles.
@Badz, obviously if it can run on the PS3, it can run on the Switch. Anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional. It's also why I'm not surprised Diablo 3 was ported to the Switch.
Odds are that it won't contain the higher resolution textures and next gen enhancements which will cut the game size down significantly. Still it's not a small game.
They wont use the same assets as the ps4 version, ps3 version was around 8 gb. I actually have the physical pc version, it comes on 7 dvds and is one of the last physical releases on pc I've seen.
@NotoriousWhiz not only was diablo 3 ported to the switch, it has a better framerate than last gen consoles. The switch is actually quite powerful for a console you can take with you!
Lol. Disagrees for asking about install size
If they did it at all, they'd have to rework it for a cartridge format. Along with that, comes the opportunity to work with Nintendo on compressing the file size down to something manageable. And Nintendo has shown they can make some nearly magical results happen in compressing data before now. The game would fit in Switch just fine. That's not even close to being an issue, let alone being the reason why I don't think it'll happen. I just don't think R* has any intention of bothering with it. They're made their money on that game. I think, if they work on Switch at all, they'll want to move on with something new and different, rather than revisiting GTA 5.
They should put that effort towards gta 6
Make it happen, it would just sell millions more to the gazillions it already has sold...lol.
T2 needs the money lol
Meh. I'm way more interested in SR: The Third. I had a lot of fun and put a lot of hours into that game on the PS3.
Waaay better than GTA V in my opinion. Saints Row 3 was so awesome and spent so much time with it on the PS3 when I was a teen. I am totally getting it for the Switch! Bring on the dislikes idc.
They can probably port the xbox 360 or ps3 version
More like they would have to.
It's possible but it'll be the 360, PS3 style downgraded version. Unless they stream it online.
360/PS3 is the standard version. XBOX One/PS4 version is UPGRADED. But yes, it'll likely be a halfway version. I doubt they'll stream it. I think a big draw for people with a Switch would be portability and if you need a connection, that defeats the purpose.
I can live with a PS3 port. Switch isn't about cutting edge graphics.
That would be great along with a 4k patch for the X
Yeah good luck with that. The game is too big and too heavy. Plus it would be super awkward to be swapping out SD cards all of the time cuz there’s no way all the expansions would fit on a single card. The game is over 100gb on my hd right now with all the expansions and online additions. and it’s not Xbox one X or PS4 pro enhanced. That’s just base console graphics/textures etc. plus there’s no way it’s weak cpu could even process all the npc’s that make the city feel alive. It would be the worst version.
It's definitely possible. And would be half way between PS3 and PS4 versions in terms of graphics. It ran on the PS3 and 360 and Switch is a more capable system than them so why not? In terms of storage the core experience will fit on a cartridge and then you'll have the option to download GTA online separately
Which cartridge? The 32GB one? Certainly not the 16GB because it will never fit. You really think R* would waste money to use the bigger but pricier card for a last gen port? Didn't LA Noir just uses the 16GB then you have to download the rest of the game?
@badz149 - cart prices are coming down in price. By the time this releases, who knows.
“plus there’s no way it’s weak cpu could even process all the npc’s that make the city feel alive. It would be the worst version.” But the game originally came out on the Ps3 and the 360...
In 2 years
It's definitely not happening, the game takes far too much space, especially if you add all the patches. Only way this would work is if it only included the single player part.
Not to mention the online stability on the Switch would probably be worse. Nintendo doesn't really have a good online service.
As per the writer of the article: "In my mind, it’s not a question of IF it will happen, but WHEN." Well, that simply means your mind is broken. It ain't happening. Just play GTA V on a Surface Pro 4 or a Surface Book if you truly desire having it portable.
All you need is what $800 to $1,000??? lol
Yes. A Surface Pro 4 is that much.
If not, I would love to have GTA4 on the switch. The PS2 trilogy would be sweet as well.
I would love a GTA trilogy rerelease for the Switch and a GTA IV complete edition for Switch would be nice. Probably won't happen though.
we already heard the "its not a question of if but when" for a year and a half now, and look at that nothing has happend to prove this point. actually i am not sure how much would rockstar like to do this now with RDR2 releasing. going by reports that 70% of switch owners also owning a current gen console, maybe R* would prefer that these people will buy the new game instead of the old one.
Seems technically impossible. not because of power but storage. Would love to see it though.
Red Dead 2 on Switch would be more interesting to play
It would be nice but probably won't happen. It would be nice if Rockstar could release the original Red Dead on Switch though.
The xbox 360 version came on two discs, so the minimum size for the game is about 16Gb. Even if they just up'ed the resolution to 1080p when docked and maybe a better frame rate, people would love this.
Game is 30fps, it ain't going to run any higher then that on switch.
There's demand for the game on Switch and it could certainly handle a version somewhere between the XB1 and 360/PS3 settings, with the online component. T2 could be waiting for Nintendo to launch their online service, to guarantee they'll get those online customers. That's likely the reason for the delay.
Right now GTA1 is the only thing Switch can handle imo. They can improve the graphics just in case.
I will believe it when I see it.
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