The possibility of a next gen release for Grand Theft Auto V has been on the minds of many, and as both the release for the next GTA and the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One draw closer, it's only natural to be curious about what may happen to the series upon hitting the next generation.
When Rockstar was asked whether Grand Theft Auto Five would make it to either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 no definitive answer was given, except that Phil Hooker, Rockstar North's technical director, believes that Rockstar 'already feels next generation.'
In an interview with IGN Phil has said that "When we started we knew the scope of GTA 5 was huge and incredibly ambitious. Fortunately from completing GTA 4 we had a team that was already very familiar with the hardware."
"Every aspect of the game had to be better, richer in gameplay and more fluid and knowing we were launching on the same platforms meant we could focus on extracting the most out of those consoles and making the game as fantastic as possible.
"In the end we surpassed our own expectations and during development I think everyone working on the game has been astounded by improvements to the graphics, or new mechanics, or AI, or mission scope along the way.
"Hopefully the gamers will see all of these improvements at once in one go, compared to GTA IV this definitely feels 'next generation' to us."
This interview didn't really give much information towards what Rockstar's plans are with GTA V after launch, but it seems Rockstar are happy to go with the flow and as Rockstar's producer Leslie Benzies said, they are focusing on getting the current version out before seeing what happens in the future.