Re-Releasing ‘GTA 5’ Yet Again Is Ruining A Great Game’s Legacy

The “expanded, enhanced” Grand Theft Auto V won’t arrive on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S until March 2022. It’s already turning people against Grand Theft Auto V, one of the most beloved video games ever made.

 

GTA V is without doubt one of the most amazing video games ever created. It’s an exquisitely scripted and beautifully created single-player adventure that has an unforgettable story and opens up a world that is unrivaled even eight years later.

Los Santos feels spacious and rich with detail, but it doesn’t feel overwhelming. Every inch of V feels meticulously planned, from the shops, cinemas, gun ranges and shops, to the radio stations playing adverts for TV shows and fictional products, It’s an excellent parody of American culture, wrapped in a video game that delivers on every level. It deserves to be considered one of the greatest video games ever made.

 

GTA‘s legacy mustbe guaranteed. There’s no doubt about that. It’s hard to see the game’s much-maligned upcoming re-release slowly erode that legacy.

It is easy to understand why fans are upset at the new-generation GTA 5 consoles. Eight years have passed since the original game was released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It’s been port to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, as well as PC. The “expanded” and “enhanced” version will be the second re-release of the game in less than a decade.

It is obvious that the growing discontent with the fact GTAV will soon be available on three generations of consoles while GTAVI remains a mysterious mystery. It is easy to see the increasing number of fans asking where the new GTA_ is. The like/dislike ratios on all YouTube trailers about the new-gen port tell their story. The Rockstar Games trailer for the latest port is currently at 248k dislikes and 43k likes.

It’s not a good sign that V doesn’t look as expanded or improved. Fans complained about the lack of graphical improvements and the promotion of features that aren’t necessary to justify a rerelease, much less one that is fully-priced.

One user wrote, “I believe that Rockstar people are truly f*cking for us.” “Like seriously? There is no way they could have sat down and decided that this garbage was what the community wants.”

 

“I can’t believe one their selling points was Seamless Character Switching’,” added another. “What a joke!”

People can be so negative about a re-released of one of the most beloved and loved video games ever made. This sends a clear signal: The fans are sick of Rockstar milking and it is ruining the game’s reputation.

I am certain that GTAVI will be out in ten years and that everyone will have moved on. We’ll forget the constant repackaging GTAV and instead remember the game as the striking open-world crime epic it deserves.

GTAV should be viewed in terms of its technical achievements, well-crafted open world, and its incredible cast. What about right now? But right now?

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