Rockstar: GTA V not coming to next gen?

News Aaron Birch
9/23/2013 at 8:44AM

Waiting for GTA V to arrive on next gen? You might be waiting in vein according to Rockstar's Dan Houser...

You could say GTA V is doing pretty well for itself at the moment. At the last count it's sold over $1 billion in three days, and sales are sure to continue into the vacation season. Lets also not forget the possibility of new DLC or expansions down the line. Rockstar can milk their latest epic for a long time to come.

However, with both the Xbox One and PS4 due in a couple of months, you'd be right to wonder if Rockstar is going to re-release the latest GTA for next gen, either on its own or using an EA/Ubisoft -style upgrade plan. That answer, at the moment, is no by the looks of it.

Talking to The Guardian about GTA, series co-writer Dan Houser has all but dismissed a next gen outing for Michael, Franklin and Trevor.

“Of course we're interested. But no, not in terms of GTA, because we're always working on the current game. We look at the tech at a more practical level: what will be ready for which game that we're working on further down the line. We don't have another GTA in development, we don't work on three of these games at a time. That would be phenomenally depressing. So, in terms of GTA, no. We get pitched by the hardware manufacturers on what they're planning to do and our tech guys come up with ideas on how that could be used. Does this influence design decisions? Of course. But we're not sat there fantasising about 10 years down the line. We're so busy with what we're doing right now.”

Now, in all fairness, The Guardian asked about the possibility of GTA 6, not GTA V on the next gen, so there's still a smidgen of hope yet, even if a slight one. And, Dan does say “we're always working on the current game”, and with no 'new' GTA in the works, does this mean work is still going on with GTA V? Well, probably, but it could likely be on new DLC. We'd certainly love to see what the game could do on a next gen platform, though. More news as it comes.

The Guardian