Rockstart is planing to introduce Grand Theft Auto Online as a on-going and long-term service, a service that will more than likely end up on both next-gen consoles Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“There’s very few games like GTA Online – so we’ll play it by ear and see what the consumers want,” Rockstar North president Leslie Benzie told CVG. “We’ll get the current gen version out first and see what happens in the future.”
So they are going to test this new service with the current-gen console, and if the consumer likes it they will also implement it in the new generation of consoles. Interesting, right?
“Everything’s going to the Cloud, isn’t it?” Benzie added. “It’s the future, and the boxes become less relevant. It’s more about the content. It’s more about the data than the hardware. And, yeah, whether you’re on your iPad, your iPhone, yourAndroid or your console, to me it doesn’t matter what it is. It’s a game”
“This is probably the first game we’ve done where both platforms have been running in parallel,” he added. “There’s very, very little difference in the development state of them both. They’re both very similar. It would be hard to tell them apart.”
Plenty of developers said that their games were similar on both platforms, but in the end they weren’t. We’ll live and see the actual comparison that will be released on the internet on release day.