Console Corner: GTA enters next generation

The much awaited Grand Theft Auto 5 for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC will be released on November 14, it was revealed by a British retailer at the weekend.

By Damien Lucas
Saturday, 26th July 2014, 1:00 pm
Grand Theft Auto V is going next gen
Grand Theft Auto V is going next gen

Game company Rockstar first announced at the E3 2014 event that the popular GTA 5 will be coming, bigger, better, badder and more beautiful than ever before on the next gen platforms later this year.

However, the game maker did not specify any date for the release.

But now UK retailer, CoolShop, has revealed the exact release date of the game much to the delight of GTA fans who missed out on the latest blockbuster when switching to the new wave of consoles.

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Grand Theft Auto V is going next gen

Exciting news for next gen gamers but just how good it looks on better hardware is jaw-droppingly impressive.

Teasers online show the difference and just how much prettier the title will be.

But the announcement has not pleased everyone.

The quality of Rockstar’s next-gen Grand Theft Auto V teasers – as shown in this graphics comparison video above – have once again saddened Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima.

That’s because, as he previously confessed, he thinks the game is so good it makes others – including his own – look bad.

“What Rockstar has created and the world they have created is super impressive, and actually when I saw the PS4 version a few days ago I got depressed again,” the famed developer said.

“And this is not game design-related it’s just me. The quality that they showed in the PS4 trailer was really impressive.

“It’s a bit different (MGS) because Rockstar is going in a very different direction – with Metal Gear I’m trying to do a free infiltration game... the Rockstar team is the best.”