The GTA 5 PC, PS4, and Xbox One release date has been confirmed for this Fall in a new trailer shown just in time for E3 2014. This means that by the end of this year, we should be able to take on the stories of Trevor, Michael, and Franklin in glorious 1080p, or as close to it as Rockstar Games can go. Considering how hard they pushed it on the last generation consoles, there is no doubt they will push it again.
We can’t really know if that’s the final release window until closer to the event, though. Several games have suffered delays this year, a trend which began last year when Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs and The Crew were taken out of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch window. We will assume for now that Rockstar has been secretly working on these ports for the last two years and simply kept everything under an airtight lid. This is not the kind of game you can rush, and Rockstar spent several months patching and updating the game after it was launched last year.
We hope the GTA 5 PC, PS4, and Xbox One release date won’t be subject to a glitchy release or an infamous delay. In spite of everything that went wrong in the last generation versions, Rockstar’s flagship title still enjoyed accolades reaching into the Guinness World Records. Grand Theft Auto 5 literally beat out blockbuster movies for record sales on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Of course, by then the hype over rival Watch Dogs will have probably died off. If not, the GTA 5 vs Watch Dogs rivalry will likely be short lived when Rockstar’s port is actually released. The adventures of Aiden Pearce will probably pale in comparison to the scope of Rockstar’s flagship game in high definition. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Watch Dogs is practically every big game in the last year combined into one, while Grand Theft Auto 5 only borrowed aspects from Payday to make it popular.
— Game Rant (@GameRant) June 10, 2014
The Watch Dogs vs GTA 5 rivalry is probably about to heat up more than ever as the GTA 5 PC, PS4, and Xbox One release date closes in. Some of us even wonder about that other open world adventure game that wasn’t so well received last time. Could Jay Mohr’s Twitter announcement have been correct in indicating that a new Saints Row is on its way? A sequel or a reboot could add yet another rival if done right. A new Saints Row or a sequel to Watch Dogs might take the wind out of Rockstar’s sails before GTA 5 hits the current generation. We’ll know when the time comes.
Are you excited for the confirmed GTA 5 PC, PS4, and Xbox One release date?
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