The announcement that Grand Theft Auto V along with the GTA Online component would be available on PlayStation 5 was easily the most disappointing thing about Sony’s new console reveal. Given how many new games we were treated to — from Spider-Man: Miles Morales to Horizon Forbidden West — GTA V is a seven-year-old game that will span three console generations when it hits PS5. This is a clear indication of the linear direction Rockstar Games has chosen to go in — a direction it never seemed the company would go in.
Rockstar Games Before
During the sixth console generation — PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox — Rockstar Games was a powerhouse publisher and developer. The company released acclaimed hits such as Bully, The Warriors, Manhunt, Red Dead Revolver, and two Remedy-developed Max Payne titles. Rockstar’s claim to fame at the time, though, was easily the Grand Theft Autotrilogy: GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas. While the three games shared similarities in terms of mechanics and graphics, each entry was a massive evolution of its predecessor. San Andreas, even by today’s standards, featured a large, rich world with lots of side activities to dig into.