As a non-gamer perhaps I shouldn’t be taken at my word. While I spend more time reviewing and reporting on video games than I do playing them, I’ll let the critics speak:
“The most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment.” – The New York Times
“It is one of the very best video games ever made.” – IGN 10/10
“You’ve never seen a game world as thoroughly realized…as irresistible to play as it is to admire.” – Time, 5/5
GTA V: The critics have spoken
The reviews are reminiscent of reviews of the Tesla Model S from car publications, however, the sources of the above reviews run the gamut from the high-brow New York Times to a gaming specific website. And there are hundreds more that are equally glowing despite the fact that the sources couldn’t be more varied.
Today, at Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House announced the PS4 version during Sony’s E3 2014 press briefing today. That was confirmed and expounded on my the game’s publisher, Rockstar Games.
“GTA V looks and feels stunning enhanced by the power of these new platforms,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We can’t wait for players to experience a new level of detail to this massive world.”
GTA V Trailer: Check it out for yourself
A full HD trailer of the game was also given to the public today at www.rockstargames.com
The trailer is nothing short of stunning and the porting of the title to these next-gen consoles will only confirm the game’s legacy. A legacy that includes it becoming the fastest entertainment property to see $1 billion in sales the same week it saw it receive an additional seven inclusions in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The re-imagining of Southern California is sure to impress even haters of the game while gamers will spend countless hours glued to the game.
GTA V, unlike previous versions allows users to switch between three antagonists: Michael, Trevor and Franklin as the series returns to its roots as a heist driven game not seen since the original release.
Additionally, the inclusion of Grand Theft Auto Online, an ever-evolving Grand Theft Auto universe for the first time will keep gamers happy for a long time if not their lifetimes.
The online Grand Theft Auto universe features an extensive array of new Jobs, an arsenal of new weapons, scores of new vehicles and near-limitless customization.
Finally, the game has the consoles to power a vision that is without peers in the gaming industry.
GTA V for PC will also feature a video editor designed for advanced movie-making.