Grand Theft Auto V is scheduled to re-launch on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions in the second half of 2021 as announced in June 2020. It’s set to feature new enhancements to the visuals and expand upon the game.
Take-Two Interactive the parent company of Rockstar Games has shed some light on the port speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Wednesday.
The folks at VGC reports earlier this week that Take-Two’s CEO of the company Strauss Zelnick speaking at the conference illustrated that Take-Two has no interest in publishing half-axed remaster ports and explains how their studio labels are putting a lot of time into making the best experience possible.
“I’m not sure there’ll be a bigger part of the strategy. Remastering has always been a part of the strategy. We’ve done differently than the competition – we don’t just port titles over, we actually take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release, for the new technology that we’re launching it on. It was a standard-bearer when it was launched, it continued to be the standard-bearer in the second generation, we’ll see how Grand Theft Auto does in the next generation. Obviously, I’m confident that Rockstar is going to deliver just a great experience, but you can’t do that if you’re just doing a simple port.”Strauss Zenick, CEO of Take-Two (transcribed by VGC)
He makes another point of his statement that he is confident Rockstar will deliver a great port but also illustrates it won’t be a ‘simple port’. As some speculate in the GTA community it’s hoped Rockstar will transition to the Red Dead Redemption 2 version of Rockstar’s RAGE game engine to step up the visuals.
For now, that’s it. Hopefully Rockstar will share some news in the coming weeks or months.