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Grand Theft Auto Online is a killer app for PlayStation 5

The deal between PlayStation and Rockstar has the potential to win over millions of fans for Sony's next console.

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IRetrouk57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

Free for everyone was a slick move I have to admit, dont see me playing it though to be perfectly honest, have played it two gens on the bounce now on 4 different consoles, burnt out on gta5 at the mo.

ilikestuff57d ago

I’ll play it again for free, not a lot, and I won’t do any micro transactions but I’ll definitely play some gta online for free.

Profchaos57d ago

Yeah I'm burnt out also I've gone back to replaying the older games and realised just how much more depth to story there was

Bathyj57d ago

Isn't only the online portion free?

KyRo57d ago

Technically yes. Rockstar made a big song and dance that GTAO was given away for free for all GTA5 players.

I still don't understand how people play GTAO though. There's way to much loading and waiting around to do anything. The best aspect of it are the races for me.

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Reefskye56d ago (Edited 56d ago )

Shame its only free for a few months so in othet words if u dont buy a console within first few months gopd luck getting gta online for free, imagine paying for gta 5 3 times, last gen, this gen and another gen rockstar know how to milk a game of money

MajorLazer56d ago

Wouldn't you if it's still a top 5/10 seller worldwide every year? It has sold over 130 million copies now and is still continuing to sell at an extraordinary rate. By the time GTA 6 is out, 5 will probably have sold 160/70/80mn copies which is mindboggling.

rainslacker56d ago (Edited 56d ago )

Thought GTA was R*'s Skyrim. Only buying it 5 times makes you a casual fan.

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Silly gameAr57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

Depending on an older game as a killer app? This is PS5, not xsx.

Chris1257d ago

You're like a parrot repeating the same troll on every thread. So sad.

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CDbiggen56d ago

Why so many dislikes? I don't want to play that fucking shit again.

CDbiggen56d ago

How are you not bored of it yet?

MajorLazer56d ago

Gaming is a luxury, no-one is forcing you to do a damn thing.

CDbiggen56d ago

Are you sure? So when I get my PS5 I won't have to play it? What a relief.

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spicelicka56d ago

Considering Sony has literally no multiplayer franchises of its own to depend on, this was a good move. Xbox is the better multiplayer console as always, PS is the better single player console as always. Bring on the blind disagreements from people uncomfortable with the truth.

SPEAKxTHExTRUTH56d ago

100% agree. I’m an Xbox guy but I own all consoles and even I know that when it comes to single player games PS is the way to go but when it comes to online games MS wins hands down. This is why it’s better to be a multi console owner instead of a drone to one.

spicelicka56d ago

Same! This is why i have both! SPEAK THE TRUTH.

rainslacker56d ago (Edited 56d ago )

I don't think it's a killer app, but it's cool that it's free.

Maybe it's a killer app for some people though. It seems to be quite popular. Not really my thing though.

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PEdiPRANTA57d ago

No it’s not. As much as I liked GTAV, a 7 years old and 2 generations of video game old it’s not a killer app for PS5. I know some people is excited for this, but come on! If you want to play GTAV, just play it in your PS4. Even if it was for free I would not download it. I’m done with GTAV. If they want people to be excited, cut the laziness and give us GTA6

Jsm89k57d ago

Well I share your mentality that it's not a killer app, you can't deny that it's a huge money maker for Rockstar. Even on my ps4 pro with an ssd, it still loads astronomically slow. Imagine if that's eliminated on ps5? That would be huge.

RpgSama57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

I agree that It's not a killer app for us, but we're in the "hardcore" crowd (hate using the Hardcore and Casual terminology, but for lack of a better word I'll use them), but for the "casual" gamer, it is a Killer App, I mean, it's the highest selling game of this generation and the last, right along Minecraft.

I mean, last month, May 2020 it was the second best selling game in the country, that's after 7 years in the market.

MajorLazer56d ago (Edited 56d ago )

130mn copies sold and counting suggest it still is a killer app, even 7 years later. Gta V is a juggernaut amongst ants. That's why Sony started their presentation with a 7 year old game, because they know there's no franchise bigger in entertainment than it. If R* released a picture with just VI written on it, the internet would crash.

NeoGamer23256d ago

So, if Microsoft announces the 200 mln selling Minecraft is free for XSX owners would that be a killer app?

Are these important IPs that will come to nextgen consoles? Absolutely... Would I call them killerapss? no.

TheGamez10057d ago

Eh old game, dont care. We all know dem casuals will still spend a ton on it though.

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