Grand Theft Auto V trailer drives onto interweb
Game to be download only?
The trailer for GTA V has finally arrived, confirming rumours that the game will be set in a modern-day Los Angeles-like setting.
Developer Rockstar last week teased us with a holding page that said the trailer was due today. Here's the video in all its glory:
Ahead of the reveal, there has been speculation that Rockstar will sell the game as a download-only digital file. The prediction came from market watcher Newzoo, which reckons we can kiss goodbye to game discs, Industry Gamers reports.
“Boxed games will not disappear, but what is in the box will. That is why the boxed GTA V version will contain a collectible piece of merchandise and a download code. No disc," it said.
We'd be very surprised if that was the case. Industry analyst Michael Pachter also thinks it's a load of tosh, taking to the Twitterscape to discredit the claims.
"It is not possible that GTA V is digital download only, ZERO probability. 40% of 360s sold have 20Gb or smaller HDD.
"Rockstar in business to sell a lot of copies, won't do anything that compromises that goal. It's a profit deal," he wrote.
Pachter reckons if the game is the best in the series, it will probably sell over 24m units.
We'll see about that. It does look pretty cool, though. The wait begins. ®
Fuck yes planes are back
as title :D:D:D
I am seriously getting old - I watched the trailer and got excited at the prospect of playing golf.
Shoot me now......
""It is not possible that GTA V is digital download only, ZERO probability. 40% of 360s sold have 20Gb or smaller HDD."
Maybe they don't plan to release on the 360?
Well nobody seems to have said this yet but I suspect that it could well be download only for the PC.
Shelf space in Game shops for PC games is getting smaller and smaller as more people move to gaming on consoles. Yes there is a hardcore base of PC gamers left but that fast becoming a niche market so I'm guessing the PC edition will be a Steam download.
So as stated the box will just contain a few pages of "manual" a novelty whatever and a download code.
The console editions will I guess still be on disk (well, several discs for 360 & 1 disc for PS3) since the market is big enough but making the PC version download only reduces costs.
Time will tell if I'm right of course but I'd stick a tenner on it... who'll give me odds ? :)
I'd love to see a company try and push you into downloading a 30GB game, everybodys ISP's are going to love that! Considering most people in the uk have some sort of download cap on their connections, this concept will never work.