Rockstar Explains Why GTA V is Current-Gen - News

By Jake Weston, November 14, 2012
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The new trailer for Grand Theft Auto V dropped today, heigthening everyone's already unbearable anticipation for the upcoming open-world title. Still, many have been wondering why the decision was made to make the game a current-gen title, especially with next-gen consoles seemingly right around the corner. Rockstar Games' Dan Houser explained the decision to make the game on current tech. 

"Rockstar is a content company, not a hardware company. We use the technology we have to create content, and we try not to let ourselves get beholden to the hardware," said Houser in an interview with Famitsu. "The fact that hardware's so mature right now is exactly why we're able to go on to the next level.

"Grand Theft Auto IV was our first attempt at a new platform and HD visuals, so the first part of development was seriously difficult. Now we know what the hardware's capable of so it's become a lot easier to move things along and a lot more fun, too. GTA: San Andreas came out at the peak of the PlayStation 2's cycle and we put out a really good game thanks to that." 

Judging from the trailer alone, Grand Theft Auto V is certainly looking to continue the series' tradition of high quality. We'll see what it does with its current-gen hardware when it launches Spring 2013.

[Source: Famitsu via Polygon]

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