GTA 5 on PS5 & XSX - Rockstar Games knows what to do
The players complain about the latest Rockstar's decisions, which is shown in the proportion of likes and dislikes below the trailer revealing the GTA 5 port for upcoming consoles. The Americans know what to do though.
There were loads of games that appeared on the 7th (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) and 8th generations (Xbox One, PlayStation 4). I don't know though the case where any game is to be present on three generations, apart grom the Grand Theft Auto V from Rockstar Games, of course.
The port for upcoming Sony devices was announced during the event Future of Gaming, at which we also found out about Horizon Forbidden West, Hiitman 3 or Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. After the presentation, Microsoft acted promptly, announcing that the buyers of Xbox Series X would also be able to try the updated GTA 5. But let's start from the beginning...
GTA Online vs. Red Dead Online
I guess the appearance of Rockstar's logo put a smile on everyone's face. Instantly, it did recall the great brands of the American company, like Bully and LA Noire. Hype was enormous, but its index fell literally after several seconds. Seeing Michael trying to do yoga, instead of recalling the best moments when he played the main role, I got upset with the fact that developers rather be working on the next port than taking on a new project. But, should we be surprised? - money is the main factor.
Released at the of 2014 title for current generations makes fortune. Despite getting older, Rockstar Games is constantly updating GTA Online with new content, but neglecting Red Dead Online at the same time, an online mode for the marvellous Red Dead Redemption 2. However, it should be noted that Red Dead Online, since its beginning, had no aspirations to be as popular as its, that to say, older and more experienced brother. The new Rockstar's proposal opts for real features, which means there won't be any flying vehicles, rocket shootings at everything that moves, air or underwater races, or other activities that will in particular appeal to the young audience.
Comparing the two above products, we should note that GTA is far more popular - IP consists of a significant number of fans that will instantly buy another release of the series. It's different for Red Dead Redemption, which is definitely less known, especially in Poland. The reason being was the decision of a publisher in the country as not to provide Polish subtitles in the 2010 game release for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as the poor availability of the title on the Polish market. The information from 10 years ago says about 2 to 4 copies of Red Dead Redemption at Media Expert on the date of premiere. It doesn't sound enough, does it?
GTA 5 may help understand PS5 and XSX
Getting back to the core of subject - the lastest move of Rockstar may appeal to many, and it has to, as probably no one from us wants other companies to be acting similarly, on the other hand one must admit that Americans know what to do to have a lot of on their plate, and make it profitable. A GTA 5 Port for the 9th gen consoles shouldn't cost too much, and I'm sure that, many owners of the 5th release of the title for current gen consoles will buy one for next generation. This will be the outcome of a low number of new titles available for the premiere of upcoming devices, as well as pure interest in how the game and visual features will look like in the updated Rockstar's title on the new devices of Sony and Microsoft.
The developers will certainly adopt their self-made engine, Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) for new consoles. I dare to think it's going to be a sort of a technical test, as on how the made-in-America engine will work on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. As for the future releases, made for next gen consoles, they'll learn what to improve in them so that they'll become bestsellers ranked 10 out of 10 in reviews. One may say, that GTA 5 port for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One allowed the creators to some extent to get to know the devices of 'the blues' and 'greens', which led to a greatly made Red Dead Redemption 2, in which it's hard to spot an errors, not to mention those critical, forcing the restart of applications or the console alone.
Rockstar Games should deliver a bunch of titles for PS5 i XSX
I think that the currently made GTA 6 will take a similar route. The game should have its debut for 9th gen consoles and I won't be surprised if it can be found on 10th - even perhaps the 11th? It's very likely, looking at what Rockstar Games is doing. But wouldn't we be acting the same, knowing the profitability of our actions and that the money earned would be spent on other projects and team's expansion?
I'm sure that we'll receive so many more products dedicated to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X from Rockstar Games. The majority of employees will certainly be developing the new release of the discussed brand, and those minor teams may be working on the continuation of the vividly welcomed Bully and LA Noire. Numerous times, the players expressed their interest in next series of these IPs, and the American company has proved at least a few times to have taken into account their fans' requests.