Grand Theft Auto V has been impressive long before any of us have gotten to play it.
The graphics had people wondering if it would be a next-gen game. The size of the world has energized the fan base. The improvements to the controls aren't getting any real push-back from gamers. The only question that lingers is whether or not the game will show up on the new generation consoles.
We still can't answer that, but maybe it will serve as some solace that Rockstar thinks that their game already feels like a next-gen experience. Rockstar's Phil Hooker tells IGN:
"When we started we knew the scope of GTA 5 was huge and incredibly ambitious. Fortunately from completing GTA 4 we had a team that was already very familiar with the hardware.
Every aspect of the game had to be better, richer in gameplay and more fluid and knowing we were launching on the same platforms meant we could focus on extracting the most out of those consoles and making the game as fantastic as possible.
In the end we surpassed our own expectations and during development I think everyone working on the game has been astounded by improvements to the graphics, or new mechanics, or AI, or mission scope along the way.
Hopefully the gamers will see all of these improvements at once in one go, compared to GTA IV this definitely feels ‘next generation’ to us.”
Well there you have it, are you ready to experience the next generation without even getting the hardware?
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V