This is my first post and as such I thought I'd focus on a game that has been taking up most of my time lately... Grand Theft Auto V!
One of the biggest events of the year for gamers is the E3 Conference, and this year was particularly exciting for fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise as they geared up for what they hoped would be an announcement that Grand Theft Auto 5 would finally be released for other gaming platforms. After the release of the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, fans had been patiently waiting for the rumors to be confirmed true of the game coming to the new consoles and PC. Though an official announcement hadn’t yet been made, GTA fans saw E3 as the best opportunity for the announcement to come.
Fans weren’t disappointed when the game was confirmed to be re-released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was even featured as a PS5 version at Sony’s press conference at the event.
GTA 5 was originally released in September 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360, but this re-released version, which launced on November 18 for the PS4 and Xbox One, is a remaster of the game to take maximum advantage of the graphical capabilities of those consoles. Rockstar has spent some considerable time and focus on making the remastered version of the game one that will convince those who already have the game for the previous generation console to go out and pick up the new version. Comparison videos and images from show the level of detail that has went into making this game more realistic and visually satisfying. Examples include denser traffic and population of NPCs, waves that appear on the water, and animals that roam the landscape. The detailed imagery makes this version of GTA 5 look like a completely new game.
For those who played the game on PS3, the new version allows you to transfer your GTA Online stats to the PS4 version. There’s also plenty of brand new content for next-gen consolle owners, including the addition of cell phone activated cheats5. Rockstar is certainly aware of what their fans are hoping for, and it’s unlikely they’ve disappointed with this opportunity.
Fans that had been waiting months for the initial annoucnement and subsequent release fo the game have not been left wanting. All that is left now id for GTA V to be released on the PC and we will have a true multi-platform. Well, pretty much, it still needs to come to Nintendo!