Grand Theft Auto V won’t suffer any of the current-gen consoles limitations.
In an interview with IGN, Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser reveals how Grand Theft Auto V isn’t limited by current generation consoles.
“Some other people talk about the limitations of the [current] hardware. We don’t feel there are that many limitations. We feel we can do some very impressive stuff” said Houser, “There’s plenty of power in these machines.”.
Grand Theft Auto V is a current-gen game and Rockstar assure us that this is it’s biggest game yet. Players will be able to switch between each of the three protagonists in real time no matter where they might be on the map. Since the swapping feature has no loading screens, one would have to assume that this requires an enormous amount of power from the console.
Just yesterday, Hitman Absolution art director Roberto Marchesi revealed that the upcoming stealth ‘em up is limited by current-gen consoles and that the game “does start to show the limitations of the current technology.”.
Now Hitman and Grand Theft Auto are two very different games but the two statements do raise the question as to just how long the two consoles have left. If Grand Theft Auto V pulls off what Rockstar says it can, could we be seeing a lot of life left in the two consoles?
Or perhaps Hitman ran into some trouble along the development route? Let us know what you think in the comments below?
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