Rockstar Explains Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't a Next-Gen Game
Written Wednesday, November 14, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Rockstar’s Dan Houser has explained why Grand Theft Auto V isn’t launching for next gen.
With the new wave of consoles just around the corner you could have forgiven Rockstar for holding on a few more months, but for Houser GTA V’s , saying that releasing the game in Spring 2013 is the “best timing of all.”
“Rockstar is a content company, not a hardware company,” said Houser. “We use the technology we have to create content, and we try not to let ourselves get beholden to the hardware. The fact that hardware’s so mature right now is exactly why we’re able to go on to the next level.
“GTA IV was our first attempt at a new platform and HD visuals, so the first part of development was seriously difficult. Now we know what the hardware’s capable of, so it’s become a lot easier to move things along and a lot more fun, too.
“GTA: San Andreas came out at the peak of the PlayStation 2′s cycle, and we put out a really good game thanks to that. All the best games for a console come out at the end of the lifecycle, right? So now’s the best timing of all.”
Watch out for a second GTA V trailer hitting later today.
[Famitsu via Polygon]