Rockstar Sort of Vaguely Denies Next-Gen GTA V
Last week, Rockstar finally announced a September release date for Grand Theft Auto V, a good five months or so later than they’d originally planned it. The big delay, as well as the expectations of Sony and Microsoft’s newest consoles coming out by the end of the year, led many to speculate that GTA V would also come out for next-gen systems, something Rockstar could never announce before the systems themselves have been unveiled.
But according to CVG, Rockstar has denied that reason for the delay—or at least, the company has kind of denied that reason. On the original announcement post, Rockstar offered up a new message, first chiding commenters who have been “abusive” and ignoring “the general rules of common courtesy, decency and behavior” in the wake of the announcement. Then, the company reiterates their stated reason for delaying the game to September:
“To those of you saying or seeing various conspiracy theories about there being some other ulterior motive for this delay, rest assured that they’re all nonsense—literally the only reason we’ve delayed the release is because we want the game to be as good as it needs to be.”
What conspiracy theories, exactly? The fact that Rockstar isn’t specifying what, precisely, is being denied, just makes me WONDER ALL THE MORE. I’m not surprised that the game was delayed, as it seems like it’ll be hella complex and big. But, yeah, I still have a feeling that it’ll be coming out for next-gen systems…making sure GTA V is great on the PlayStation 4 could easily fall under the umbrella is making the game “as good as it needs to be.”