There will be a Grand Theft Auto V aimed for the 2020 consoles, but Take-Two claims it’s not going to be a lazy, effortless re-release.
Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take-Two, spoke during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, and VGC transcribed what he said about the new re-release of Grand Theft Auto V: „Remastering has always been a part of the strategy. We’ve done differently than the competition – we don’t just port titles over, we 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. So, we improve the technology, we upgrade the visuals, and we make performance enhancements. And that’s why I think our remastered titles typically do so well.
We’ve done great with the Mafia series, for example, and Grand Theft Auto [V] is now heading into its third generation which is incredible. 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. 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,” Zelnick said.
We’d doubt their results in Mafia. Especially the Mafia II re-release on consoles was terrible when it launched! Thus, we’d doubt his comment about Mafia. And yes, Grand Theft Auto V did launch in September 2013 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, just mere months before the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One arrived.
We don’t know when Grand Theft Auto V will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S yet.