You may find this hard to believe, but GTA 5 is actually the 15th release in the GTA series. The critically acclaimed action-adventure masterpiece made its initial assault on the gaming world back in September 2013 with immediate availability on Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360. In the time that’s followed, both Sony and Microsoft have launched new consoles, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One effectively replacing the older hardware.
There’s been a great deal of talk over the last six months about whether or not Rockstar will make PS4 and Xbox One One versions of GTA 5 available for purchase. Those rumors don’t appear to show any evidence of subsiding, with the latest conjecture suggesting that we could see a release as early as June.
Gaming enthusiasts who took the plunge and replaced their old consoles with a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One have undoubtedly been concerned by Rockstar’s lack of activity during 2014. After an initial flurry of verbal back-and-forth regarding a PS4, Xbox One and PC launch, everything seems to have gone frustratingly quiet in the first quarter of the year. That lack of communication had all but convinced the majority that an updated version of the world’s most successful game wouldn’t be forthcoming. However, when you really want something to happen you end up clinging to any glimmer of hope, which in this instance comes courtesy of a tweet by TECH-NICK from German retailer Saturn.de:
Since I was asked: The release of #GTAV for PC, Xbox One and PS4 is expected in June. #rumors
As the tweet states, this is indeed only a rumor with no actual official confirmation from Rockstar or any official partner with authority to speak on behalf of the developer. Still, as one of Europe’s largest online electrical retailers, Saturn could potentially be in a privileged position to have an insight into when they are expecting to have the title available for sale on these three new platforms. If anything is planned for June then it’s highly likely that Rockstar will take the opportunity to make an announcement during this year’s E3, also held in June at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Stay strong PS4, Xbox One and PC owners. The road might be filled with twists and turns, but hopefully we will have something concrete in the coming weeks.
(Source: TECH-NICK [Twitter])