UPDATE: It’s been confirmed that GTA V will come to the PS4 in the fall, reported IGN on Monday night. It will come to the PC and Xbox One also, Rockstar confirmed.
“If you’ve already spent tons of time in GTA Online, don’t worry. Your multiplayer progress will carry over to the PS4 version whether you played on Xbox 360 or PS3,” IGN says.
It’s unclear when GTA V will come out for the Xbox One and PC.
Rockstar also posted a trailer for the next-gen and PC version. Sony originally confirmed the next-gen title at its E3 press conference.
“The critically-acclaimed and record-breaking Grand Theft Auto V comes to a new generation this fall,” reads the YouTube description. “Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC will take full advantage of the power of new generation systems to deliver the ultimate open-world experience. Pre-order now and visit www.rockstargames.com/V for more details.”
“Grand Theft Auto V” rumors for the PC, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 have seemed to die down in recent weeks, but an industry insider posted a teaser, saying the game would come out as a “remaster.”
Ahsan Rasheed, who uses the handle Thuway on Twitter, wrote that a number of major video game titles are being pushed back to 2015 “as tools, engines, and programmers get up to snuff.”
“The only remaster this year that will sell in excess of 4 million is the one, the only, Grand Theft Auto 5,” Rasheed wrote this month.
It’s unclear exactly if he means the game will come to next-generation platforms or the PC.
Another Twitter user, “Tech Nick,” also claimed that “GTA V” will be available on the PC and next-gen consoles in June, but that seems improbable as Rockstar hasn’t give an indicator of the development. “Since I asked what degree: The release of # GTAV . for PC, XBOX and PS4 One is expected in June # rumors # abgenickt,” he said.
Since last year, gamers have clamored to get “GTA V” onto the PC. A Change.org petition to bring the game to the platform has got more than 727,000 signatures.
Rockstar, however, has remained mum on releasing the game for the PC or the next-generation consoles.
Last month, an analyst said the game will be released on the platforms in 2014. Michael Pachter, who is with Wedbush Securities as Managing Director of Equity Research, told GamingBolt: “Well, the PC version, you know, I think is a very easy port. So I am certain that’s coming out, and I would bet anything that it comes out this year. The Xbox One and PS4 versions, not so fast, because to port from 360 to One is probably very hard. If you look at Titanfall, for example, it went the other way.”
“I think they might need to redo the code, which might take them a long time, a year or more, and that’s if they spend their time and attention on that, and from everything I can tell, Rockstar’s busy working on GTA Online. So I would say PC version this year, most likely. Xbox One and PS4, this year? Probably not,” he added.
He says those who have an Xbox One or a PS4 probably have “GTA V” on the Xbox 360 or PS3. “So it’s the next 30 million who may not have bought it, so it might be a compelling title in a year. I don’t think they leave a lot of money on the table, especially because it launched so late in the last console cycle that they likely already got through to those guys,” he said.
And recently, Rockstar parent company Take-Two filed a trademark on “City Stories,” which suggests a relationship with “Grand Theft Auto,” according to GameSpot.
The trademark was filed last month and it lists Take-Two as the owner. It encompasses “computer and video game programs and software” as well as “downloadable computer and video game programs and software,” the GameSpot report says.
The trademark lists “Liberty City Stories” and “Vice City Stories” as related properties.
As GameSpot notes, the “City Stories” trademark might have to do with the upcoming “Grand Theft Auto V” story DLC.