Rockstar: “Now is the Best Time to Release GTA 5”

Rockstar creative vice president Dan Houser believe that there could not be a better time to release Grand Theft Auto V, the upcoming sandbox crime-focused blockbuster of 2013. The man revealed this today in an interview on Polygon.

On the topic of previous instalment, GTA 4, Houser noted that the game was Rockstar’s “first attempt at a new platform and HD visuals”, making development “seriously difficult”. Now that this generation has evolved and the developer knows the hardware in more depth, Houser believes that the end of a generation provides the best time for better games.

“The fact that hardware’s so mature right now is exactly why we’re able to go on to the next level. GTA 4 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.”

Grand Theft Auto V is currently scheduled to release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in SPring 2013.

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