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Rockstar Not Interested in GTA V on PS4


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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.

Direct Screenshot Comparison: PS3 versus Xbox 360


Unless you’ve got both the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 then the decision about what platform to get GTA 5 on is an easy one. But what if you have both systems, what should you do then?

Thankfully someone one over at Reddit has taken the time to get some direct screenshot comparisons up for us, and as noted the Xbox 360 version of GTA V looks to have slightly smoother shadows and maybe just a little bit more detail in things like vegetation. It should be noted however that otherwise the two versions look and perform exactly the same, including in respect of framerate.

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It’s nice to see that Rockstar was able to get both consoles looking this good and performing so closely.

What version of the game are you opting for? Just by the respective page views of our cheats pages for both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, the Xbox 360 is currently ahead by roughly a 2:1 ratio.

Two New Cheat Codes Added!


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Grand Theft Auto V is slowly being released around the world as we speak with gamers from New Zealand getting first crack it at roughly 10 hours ago and Australians in Sydney and Melbourne following just two hours later (provided they went to midnight launch events).

With just over six hours until the game starts hitting the East Coast of the United States we’ve now found a total of 23 cheats and counting for GTA V on the Xbox 360 and the PS3 with the two most recent additions being the Flaming Bullets cheats (LB, RB, X, RB, Left, RT, RB, Left, X, Right, LB, LB on the Xbox 360, L1, R1, Square, R1, Left, R2, R1, Left, Square, Right, L1, L1 on the PS3) and the Spawn PCJ-600 cheat (RB, Right, Left, Right, RT, Left, Right, X, Right, LT, LB, LB on the Xbox 360, R1, Right, Left, Right, R2, Left, Right, Square Right, L2, L1, L1 on the PS3).

We’re working on getting you a video of the Flaming Bullets ASAP, but in the meantime there’s a pic of the PCJ-600 above. We know that there is highly likely to be more cheats than what we’ve found – including the all mighty Health, Money and All Weapons cheats that everyone keeps asking for – so make sure you check back, and maybe even throw in a few random button combinations yourself to try and crack them!

Rockstar: Don’t Install ‘Play Disc’ to Xbox 360 HDD


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This might seem a little weird, but Rockstar Games is officially advising owners of the Xbox 360 edition of GTA V *NOT* to install the “Play Disc” to their console’s hard-drive. Further information is apparently forthcoming but you can see the original Tweet for yourself, from Rockstar’s account, below.

Having looked into the issue further, it appears that this same advice applied in respect of Grand Theft Auto IV. Apparently if you installed that game onto your Xbox 360′s hard-drive then you got more graphical “pop-ins” as opposed to simply playing it from the DVD. The general consensus at this stage, without further explanation from Rockstar, is that the same potential issue could exist with GTA 5.

Another possible reason is that Rockstar might have optimized the game to already be using the hard-drive for something else, maybe a cache of sorts? Then again we are by no means tech experts – we’ll stick to cheats thank you very much…

So anyway, if you are an Xbox 360 owner and are getting Grand Theft Auto V in the next few hours/days, don’t install the Play Disc to your hard-drive. Do however make sure you check out all our Xbox 360 cheats!

Pre-order GTA V and Get $20 Xbox Live Credit


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If you still haven’t pre-ordered GTA 5 and own a Xbox 360, here’s your chance to score a pretty sweet deal (and the Atomic Blimp pre-order bonus vehicle of course).

If you order right now via the Microsoft Store you’ll also get yourself a total of 1,600 MS Points. With Microsoft recently starting to convert everyone’s points into local currency, this is effectively the same as receiving a $20 credit for the Xbox Live Marketplace – definitely nothing to sneeze at when the game is only costing you $59.99.

Check the deal out here and remember – there will definitely be some DLC for GTA V eventually. It will be nice to have some points/Xbox Live credit ready and waiting for when it drops.

NYC Ad for GTA V Omits Xbox 360 Version


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Check out this new advertisement for GTA V in New York. Do you notice anything missing? Hint: “September 17 on Playstation 3.”

That’s right, there’s no mention that the game will also be available on the Xbox 360. I know a few of you are gonna be like “WTF, has the game been cancelled on Xbox 360?” right now, so let me be clear – that’s not the case. GTA 5 will still launch on both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 on September 17.

What’s happened is that Sony probably did a marketing deal with Rockstar Games. All of the footage shown of Grand Theft Auto V to date has been taken from the PS3 version (including the gameplay video – note the PS buttons shown in the HUD), and there is also rumors of advertisements similar to this one (omitting any reference to the Xbox 360) showing up in GameStop stores.

This doesn’t mean that the Playstation 3 version of GTA 5 will be superior to the Xbox 360 though. We have another post on that topic coming shortly…

This particular advertisement is located at 335 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012 if you’re local and want to check it out, by the way. Thanks to lazloisdavrock for the image!

The numbers: could you wait for GTA V on PC, PS4 or Xbox One?


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A lot of people would like Rockstar Games to announce the development of Grand Theft Auto V for both the PC and next-generation consoles (the PS4 and the Xbox One). The evidence of this is overwhelming – from the change.org petition with over 280,000 signatories, to numerous forum posts, and even comments on this very website. Notwithstanding the game not having been released on current-gen consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3) gamers want to see it on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and also the PC as soon as possible.

The reasons why there is demand for GTA V on these platforms are pretty obvious, but we’ll run through the main ones anyway:

  1. The game should look and run better.
  2. The Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are old consoles, at the end of their lifecycles, and conversely GTA 5 is an epic game at the beginning of the next “GTA lifecycle”.
  3. Why not make it for Xbox One and PS4? It will mean more sales and profits for Take-Two (Rockstar’s parent company).
  4. Not everyone has a PS3 or Xbox 360, but a lot of people have a PC (and some will be selling their current-gen consoles to buy a next-gen console).
  5. You should be able to mod the PC version of the game (and maybe even the Xbox One version, according to Major Nelson).

The official line from Rockstar on the issue has remained consistent throughout:

We don’t have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release [of GTA V] at this time.

GTA 5 Cheats has also covered other, “less official” reasons in the past. These included demand for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions being high enough already (ie those consoles have a massive install base against what will be a comparatively limited base for the X1 and PS4, initially) and that the current-gen console hardware is more than enough to handle GTA V. We also found this little gem which seemed to indicate that a PC version of GTA V was already in the works.

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So why hasn’t Rockstar announced GTA V for any other platforms yet? The truth is that it would cannibalize sales on the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 and ultimately lead to lower sales and profits. Long term, Rockstar and Take-Two are better off delaying any announcement until a future date (perhaps when sales on current-gen consoles drop off).

Anyway, we wanted to run our own surveys to see whether the announcement of PC, PS4 or Xbox One versions of GTA V now would effect gamer’s decisions to purchase the game on current-gen consoles. Over 320 votes later (a decent sample size, we reckon) and the results are as follows:

If GTAV was announced for Xbox One/PS4 with a release date six months after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 26% | No: 74%

If GTAV was announced for PC with a release date six months after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 26% | No: 74%

If GTAV was announced for PC with a release date one year after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 17% | No: 83%

If GTAV was announced for Xbox One/PS4 with a release date one year after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 21% | No: 79%

So, it appears that between 20% to 25% of people would be prepared to wait for GTA V to be released on a next-generation console or the PC if such a thing was announced today. As you can see the number prepared to wait dropped the longer out the release date of the next-gen/PC version was, but just under 20% of respondents were still willing to wait for a whole year (or so they said)! We seriously doubt we’d have the willpower to wait six agonizing months in order to purchase the game on a newer system or the PC, but it appears that other people think they could do it. How about you – could you wait out a minimum of six months for GTA 5 to be released on your preferred platform if you knew it was 100% confirmed?

It’s also interesting to note that the survey somewhat corrects a statement previously made by Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take Two. He said the following:

There is not one gamer who’s going to sit it out on GTA V hoping there’s something down the road that’s better.

Hate to say it Strauss, but everyone knows there’s something better down the road… and some would even be prepared to wait for it!

Rockstar Confirms No Delay, Gameplay Video Soon & More


Rockstar just posted an extremely informative “Asked & Answered” which addresses several of the most common questions people have about GTA V. Is there a delay? When will we see gameplay? How many discs is the Xbox 360 version? What about multiplayer? A PC version? How customizable are cars and weapons? What about cheating in multiplayer? All this and more is answered below, direct from the horses mouth. Enjoy!

PS: We have a new screenshot too:

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Will GTA 5 be delayed?

There’s nothing to worry about, so we aren’t quite sure what you’re smelling! GTAV will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17th.

Will there be a PC version of GTA V?

The only versions of the game that we have announced are for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 which are set for a September 17th worldwide release. We don’t have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release at this time and we are completely focused on delivering the best possible experience for the consoles people have right now.

How many discs will the Xbox 360 version of the game be?

Grand Theft Auto V is the largest and most ambitious game we have yet created, and takes full advantage of every ounce of processing power available in the current generation of consoles. In order to provide the best possible experience for such a massive and detailed world, the game will have installation requirements on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems. For Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto V will ship on two discs; Disc 1 will be used for a one-time mandatory install and Disc 2 will be used to play the game. After the install, players will be able to enjoy both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online without any need to switch discs.
This initial install will require an Xbox 360 Hard Drive or an external 16GB USB flash drive with at least 8 GB of free space. If using a USB flash drive it must be at least USB 2.0 with a minimum 15mb/s read speed and formatted for Xbox 360 use. A new USB flash drive is recommended to ensure optimum performance. For PlayStation 3, the game ships on one disc and will install content as soon as you insert the game. The install is roughly 8GB, and players will be able to play as soon as the install is complete.

How customizable with weapons and vehicles be?

Without going into detail just yet, we can tell you that both will be very customizable – with a range of weapon upgrades as well as some very deep car customization. Stay tuned for more very soon.

When we will see a gameplay trailer?

Yes. Soon (or in September if you don’t want to see it before you play it… it’s up to you) – the first Official Gameplay Video is on its way…

What about multiplayer information?

Expect to hear some first details soon – it’s called Grand Theft Auto Online and we’re very excited to unveil it for you sometime this summer.

How will cheating in multiplayer be covered? (something we are against by the way – GTA 5 Cheats endorses official cheats only!)

Ever since Grand Theft Auto IV was released, we’ve continued to integrate newer and stronger methods of cheat detection and prevention for each of our games. While we have yet to reveal specifically what new anti-cheating measures we have planned for GTAV, rest assured that we’re focused on creating as level a playing field and as fair, fun (and healthy as you say) an experience as possible for everyone. There will always be some people who want to cheat but we are going to do our best to stop it. We have spent a lot of time and effort making an incredible Online experience and proper support is part of that package.

Welcome to Los Santos, Please Insert Disc #4


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Now entering Downtown Los Santos, please insert disc #4.

Update: Rockstar Games has officially confirmed that the Xbox 360 version of GTA 5 will ship on two discs. The PS3 version is one disc. Read the details here.

Are those the words you Xbox 360 owners want to see flash across your screen while you’re exploring the world in Grand Theft Auto V? Didn’t think so.

What Rockstar Games is going to do given the limited data capacity of the DVD9 discs that the Xbox 360 is stuck with is quite an interesting topic.  Of course it doesn’t apply to the PS3, the other platform that GTA 5 will be released on, given it has Blu-ray.  Similarly, the inevitable PC and next-generation versions of the game will not be constrained by this problem.

So what are Xbox 360 owners going to do?

First things first:  will the game actually be bigger than 8.5GB (actually, they’ve got a little less than that to work with due to proprietary files required on each 360 disc)?  Most likely it will be, yes. Rockstar has already confirmed that the map in Grand Theft Auto 5 will be around 3.5 times larger than that in Red Dead Redemption. That’s a heck of a lot more data.  And the thing is that even the Game of the Year Edition of RDR came on two discs… Yes, one disc was for single player and the other disc for multiplayer (ie the map and storyline actually fit on one disc), but the fact they needed a second disc for the multiplayer map says that disc one was pretty full. And if one disc is full of Red Dead Redemption maps that are less than 30% the total size of the maps in GTA V, you can see that problems are going to arise.  in all likelihood, GTA V will be bigger than one DVD9 disc.

Turning to potential solutions, let’s look at the hard-drive install option/theory.  Yes, you should be able to install the game to your expanded Xbox 360 hard-drive and not need to swap discs at all.  However, Microsoft are highly unlikely to let Rockstar simply make this mandatory in order to play the game.  This is because of the 4GB Xbox 360 consoles floating around.  If you wanted to play GTA V and had one of these, you’d basically need to purchase a whole new hard-drive (which you really don’t want to do, particularly at the end of a product’s lifecycle!).  So we think it’s safe to say that the mandatory install option is out.

So what about going down the route of RDR: GOTY edition and putting single player on one disc and multiplayer on another.  This is illogical.  Rockstar have already said you’ll be able to jump into the multiplayer part of the game simply by pressing down on the d-pad.  Pressing down on d-pad, and then having to swap discs, just doesn’t make sense.  Add to this argument that the single player and multiplayer maps are exactly the same in Grand Theft Auto games, and it makes no sense to divide the discs into single versus multiplayer – that just won’t work.

So, can we actually expect to see the message at the top of this article in the game?  Well, that depends.  Here’s our two theories:

Maps versus Media

The map and the sound files are going to be the biggest sources of data in the game (well, definitely maps at least – and by maps I mean all the accompanying textures and graphics, etc).  And given you need to be able to switch from single to multiplayer and back very easily, splitting the game along those lines is out of the question, as is breaking it up based on where you are in the map (way too limiting, for example during exploration).  So what if the map was on one disc, and the bulk of the sound files and maybe some other media were on the other?  This would mean that if you want access to all the radio stations and even potentially the cut-scenes (for example, maybe they are split high versus low definition) then you need to install the second disc onto a hard-drive.  This would then let you play through the game, in its entirety, using one disc only.  However, you wouldn’t be getting the full “GTA experience”, which is why we think theory #2 below might be more appealing.

Maps versus Storyline

Another option is to have all the maps on every single disc, and to then split the storyline (and all its accompanying sound and video files) across other discs. This would mean: (1) you are free to explore anywhere without fear of getting the “insert disc #x” message; and (2) you can jump into multiplayer at any time as the maps will always be on whatever disc you have inserted.  It just means that when you want to play through the story itself, you’ll need to swap discs as you progress.

Yes, both options above are still a lot less than ideal (and rely on the basic, raw map files fitting on one DVD9 disc), but what are you going to do - the game could potentially be HUGE!

We think the second option is the lesser evil, but how about you?  Feel free to rip our theories to shred and/or leave your own by commenting below.

Pre-order Bonus Brings GTA V Price Down


actual_1364387558You can pre-order Grand Theft Auto V for the Xbox 360 now, directly from the Microsoft Store, and receive 1,600 Microsoft Points as a bonus – something that would usually cost $20. In effect, at least for Xbox 360 gamers, this brings the price of GTA 5 down to a paltry $39.99.

In order to take advantage of the offer, you need to pre-order the game from the Microsoft Store. Note that the offer is only open “while stocks last” and that it is only available for pre-orders.

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By running this offer, Microsoft is likely hoping to get gamers sitting on the sideline to order the Xbox 360 version of the game as opposed to the Playstation 3 version. We recently conducted a Facebook poll and the results were pretty even (maybe slightly in favor of the PS3…) so deals like this could make a difference for the guys from Redmond.

Either way, if you have a Xbox 360 and are going to be getting GTA 5, then this pre-order offer from Microsoft is likely to be as good as it gets!