GTA 5 Writer: Best Console Games Come At The End Of Its Lifecycle

Rockstar has decided not to release GTA 5 on next gen consoles and the reason is quite simple: "Rockstar is a content company, not a hardware company," GTA writer Dan Houser explained.

"We use the technology we have to create content, and we try not to let ourselves get beholden to the hardware," he told Japanese magazine Famitsu . "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 5 is scheduled for release next spring on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. There is no news about a PC version yet.

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