Rockstar Games would have the next gen development kits for a while so there will have been work done on a next gen port for a year or so now.
GTA 5 on PS4: Should You Buy It?
Releasing Grand Theft Auto 5 with much downgraded graphics is probably an over exaggeration.
The PS4 version may have marginally better graphics but expect it to run a lot smoother, it’ll certainly have better frame rate and may have a better draw distance.
In the end though there may not be a huge difference between them.
We don’t think that cross generation games hinder sales on the last gen consoles. Its all about giving the consumer what they want on what ever console they have.
Bringing it out cross gen will simply mean GTA 5 will sell spectacularly well on whatever console people want it for.
As has been pointed out by analysts, not releasing GTA 5 on the next gen consoles may actually effect the sales of next gen systems since people won’t have their favorite new game to play on their new console so may hold off buying one.
We suspect Sony will have done a very good deal with Rockstar to bring the game over to the PS4.
GTA 5 is one of the few titles out there that has this sort of clout within the industry.
Still we are not totally convinced to hear about GTA V on Wednesday however.
Sony and Rockstar may want to wait until a slightly later date for any announcement.
That being said they may also want the headlines and attention such an announcement would make right from the word go and the pressure is on Sony to deliver a show stopping night tomorrow with a mega portfolio of games for the launch of the system.
If there was a bet, we would say 50/50 on GTA 5 unveiling this year on PS4.