Yes, we have yet another retailer listing the unannounced PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V. This time, it’s Altex, a large Romanian retailer. Both the PS4 version and the Xbox One version can be found on the website with an estimated release date of June 15…2015.
If this is accurate, GTA V won’t hit the next-gen consoles for over a year. Still, that’s sooner than the current official word, since Rockstar has yet to say anything. This wouldn’t be the first time Altex listed an unannounced game that was later announced, but we’ve seen this rumor so many times now, we have to be skeptical.
What do you think? Will GTA V ever come to the PS4 and Xbox One?
It’s another rumor from a retailer, but this one has more credibility than most, because it’s more than just a listing for GTA V on the PC, Xbox One, or PS4 found on a retailer’s website. The German retailer Saturn.de Tweeted:
Translated, that means:
Because I was just asked: the release of #GTAV for PC and XBOX one PS4 is expected for June. #rumors #abgeNICKt
Of course, many false rumors have come out before, so don’t set too much stock in this. Maybe all the rumors alone will convince Rockstar to make an official announcement.
We understand your skepticism at the title of this article, because rumors of Grand Theft Auto V coming to PC and next-gen consoles keep circulating without anything coming of them. This time, while we still don’t have official confirmation of anything, we’ve got a little more than a store listing the game for preorder.
It started that way—a Portuguese store called Worten listed GTA V for PS4 for sale. When questioned about it, the store’s representative said it isn’t a mistake. Customers can preorder a PS4 copy of GTA V from them, although there is no known release date. SuperGamer Czech, on the other hand, has GTA V preorders available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and believes they will release on June 13.
There really isn’t much we can say at this point. Worten certainly thinks the PS4 version of GTA V is a reality, but Rockstar has remained silent on the matter. You can add this to the collection of rumors and join us in waiting for an official announcement.
We’ve been getting a lot of non-answers and evasions from Take-Two and Rockstar on the topic of GTA V being ported to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two’s CEO, has at least given some insight on what will make up their minds.
According to Zelnick (who spoke to MCVUK), Take-Two will release their games on any system, as long as that system has players who want those games, saying “If that is where consumers are, absolutely [we will release our games on it]“. He also drew a distinction between releasing a game on a new system to “drive [the consumers] there” versus seeing that a system has consumers for the game and then releasing it.
With all the excitement and anticipation for a PC release of GTA V, we’re pretty sure the consumers are there, but have Take-Two and Rockstar realized this? What do you think?
A lot of players are anxiously waiting for Rockstar to announce the release of Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox One and PS4, but Wedbush’s analysis of Take-Two suggests a next-gen release would result in low earnings for the company.
Analyst Michael Pachter believes that most players who intend to buy GTA V have already done so, and that a Xbox One/PS4 version of the game would mainly appeal to a tiny percentage of players who both bought a next-gen console and did not already buy GTA V.
He also doesn’t believe GTA Online will result in high earnings, because it is only available to players who purchased GTA V. Of the $132.8 million Take-Two made in digital revenues this past quarter, Pachter estimates only $27 million came from GTA Online, and suggests the game would be more profitable if it were free.
We can’t deny that he has some valid points—for one thing, there is no question that there are more Xbox 360/PS3 players currently than Xbox One/PS4 players—but a lot of current GTA V players would probably buy a next-gen version anyway. The clamor for PC and next-gen ports certainly suggests there is still an eager market for GTA V.
We’ll just have to wait and see if this analysis has any impact on Rockstar’s decisions.
An games retailer in the Czech Republic, SuperGamer.cz, has started taking pre-orders for GTA V on the Playstation, Xbox One and also the PC. Does this mean a next-gen/PC announcement is imminent?
You can check out the listing for the game here along with its stated release date of June 13 this year. Well, at least they say it will arrive for PS4 and PC on June 13, the Xbox One page for the game doesn’t have a date specified, for whatever reason.
We’ve already taken a quick poll of gamer’s reactions to this news and most are pretty happy that GTA V *seems* to be coming to the next-generation and of course PC. We’ve long said that it’s a no brainer for Rockstar and just a matter of when. Afterall, they could sell millions of copies of the same game that has been out for a fair amount of time now on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The bean counters will be licking their lips!
As for whether June 13 is indeed the actual release date, or the games are coming to Xbox One/PS4/PC at all, we can’t say for sure without the official word from Rockstar. So this one is staying a rumor for now…
Rockstar has yet to make any official announcement about GTA V coming to PC, but the rumors, leaks and supposed “confirmations” just keep coming. After several Amazon sites listed a PC version for preorder and other signs of a PC port appeared, we’ve now been told that Swedish gamers will be able to preorder the game from Elgiganten starting on Friday.
We’re pretty skeptical at the moment, but the manager of an Elgiganten retail store in Sweden apparently advised website GameReactor.eu that this coming Friday GTA V will be preorderable. Whether this manager can be believed is another story, but anyway…
If true, it’s excellent news for fans, as many people have wanted the game on PC for quite some time now. It would be nice to get some sort of announcement/information from Rockstar on the moment however, and GameReactor.eu has reached out to the maker of GTA 5 for comment (we aren’t holding our breath for a response).
More details on a potential PC release, as well as a next-gen version, would be met with much excitement we’re sure! GTA5Cheats will keep you updated as always.
Speaking to The Guardian, Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser has said that he isn’t interested in bringing Grand Theft Auto V to the Playstation 4 (which also presumably means we won’t see it for the Xbox One either).
While Houser did say that Rockstar Games is interested in next-generation gaming technology (being one of the most popular gaming studios on the planet, you’d expect so…) his comments in respect of GTA 5 making a next-generation appearance seem pretty clear – they aren’t working on it.
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.
So if you’ve held out purchasing GTA V because you’re expecting an imminent PS4/Xbox One announcement, we think it’s time to go out and buy a current-gen copy NOW. That said, if you read a little into Houser’s comments above, it’s easy to see GTA 5 arriving on the PS4 and Xbox One in a year or more. They just clearly aren’t in any rush.
If you’re a PC gamer and also a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series (even GTA V in particular) then you’ll know that Rockstar currently has no plans to bring the game to the PC platform (or even next-generation ones).
This has of course annoyed lots of gamers who own a PC only, or want the extra performance/graphics/features/mods that a PC version might bring. There’s also the hugely popular Change.org petition to try and influence Rockstar into considering a release for PC – 342,493 signatures as of this moment and counting!
How about those of you who don’t want to see GTA 5 on PC though? The thing with the PC is that piracy is a pretty major problem. No matter how hard games manufacturers try and put in place copy protections, they are inevitably broken – at least for the single player portions of games.
Which brings me to the point of this post – a new petition on Change.org asking Rockstar not to release GTA V on the PC – ever. And the reason?
So PC Gamers learn their lesson and stop stealing games
Not releasing the game for PC based on that alone is probably a little extreme and absolutely guaranteed to NOT teach anyone a lesson. But do any console gamers feel the same way? The petition currently has 3,251 signatures so clearly some people agree (or are trolling).
You might have heard that yesterday the official Sony UK Twitter account tweeted about GTA 5 coming to the PS4. Yup, that’s right – check out the offending tweet below.
Given that Rockstar Games has previously refused to comment on GTA V coming to the next generation of consoles (Xbox One and PS4) and has even gone so far as to shoot the rumors down, this must have come as quite a surprise for them.
So much so that Rockstar quickly responded to a GameStop-originating question as to whether the Tweet was correct. The answer is unfortunately not…
Apologies for the typo about GTA V. It’s due for release on PS3 on September 17th.
Sony themselves has also come out and issued an apology over the affair. This make it the second time they’ve had to do so in respect of Grand Theft Auto 5 recently. The first one being when they allowed the game to be pre-loaded (downloaded) via the Playstation Network. Details on that debacle here.
Grand Theft Auto V comes out on the PS3 and Xbox 360 only on September 17. When it does, you’ll be able to access all the cheats and codes for the game right here.