E3 2014: GTA5 Has a Special Bonus for PS4 Owners

PlayStation marketing manager says, "GTA is a PlayStation franchise."

The PlayStation 4 version of Grand Theft Auto V will contain a special perk, according to PlayStation marketing executive John Koller. Speaking with Kotaku at E3 about whether or not PS4 owners can expect something special from GTAV, Koller said, "I don't think we announced anything publicly on that, but there will be."

Koller went on to say that GTAV, released last year on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, did "extremely well" on the PS3. So much so that the index rate for the game--that is, the number of people who purchased the game on the PS3 relative to the Xbox 360 based on install base--"swung well into PlayStation's favor."

The executive added that he expects that trend to continue this year with GTAV for the PS4. "GTA is a PlayStation franchise," Koller said. "It started with us. We really feel strongly that it belongs as a key platform driver for us."

Asked again for more details about the special perk PS4 owners can expect for GTAV, Koller said, "GTAV is going to be, I think, a title we'll talk about more in the weeks and months to come, but GTAV and the GTA franchise is something that will be something very special on PlayStation."

GTAV launches for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC this fall. The game includes "across-the-board graphical and technical improvements," which aim to deliver a "stunning new level of detail," Rockstar said when the game was originally announced for the new platforms on Monday. Specifically, GTAV for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC will offer increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and higher resolution.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

so in other words don't buy it on Xbox One and don't even bother buying any multi plat on Xbox One, I don't know what is the cloud for really.

pork7
pork7

GTA = best franchise of the new millenium

ziggy-mandias
ziggy-mandias

My take on this is that he was referring to the fact that GTA is mostly associated with PlayStation.


Everyone knows Xbox has some GTA games but GTA3 is what helped sell more PS2's and intern because of that and Vice City and Liberty city stories etc GTA is associated with PlayStation.


Much like if you look at any multi platform game that is coming out this year. Take destiny for example most people would associate that as being Playstation game because of all the adverts.


Its amazing how people take comments on sites like this and take them as fact or just read them in the wrong context.

highpitcairn
highpitcairn

if they put some playable characters like Carl Johnson, i Might Pre-Order it.

barleybosh
barleybosh

All we had to do is follow the damn train R*

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

"GTA is a PlayStation franchise," ....Eh, i'll begin to believe this logic when i stop seeing bullsh!t occurring like back when MS paid R* those extra ends for those extra exclusivity contents back on GTA IV and PS fans had to wait an entire year before they could've gotten to sample them on their systems!! He may say it's a PS franchise but it doesn't mean sh!t when big cash bribes are talking!! 

sorrowsrevenge
sorrowsrevenge

I would watch all these devs siding with PS. It is going to bite them on the ass

getupandboogie
getupandboogie

PlayStation marketing manager says, "GTA is a PlayStation franchise. Really not sure how he came to that logic. If it was, i wouldnt have been able to buy it on my 360, unless I have a special one that can play PS3 games... Once its no longer exclusive, then its no longer a sole franchise..

ABIBASS
ABIBASS

Playstation 4 is an ultimate gaming machine and noone should argue with that. just accept the reality kids.

mi_hung_lo
mi_hung_lo

His reasoning is idiotic. That's like saying Metal Gear should be a Nintendo franchise. See how stupid that sounds just by me saying it. These idiotic Sony fanboys would argue that because they have no damn clue that MG actually started on NES. 

mi_hung_lo
mi_hung_lo

Shut up Koller. GTA is NOT a Playstation franchise. So the hell what if it started there. Xbox has had a GTA game since 2005. That's like saying Bioshock is an Xbox franchise. These Sony blowhards make it difficult to take them seriously. Makes you dislike the brand even more when you hear this idiotic foolishness. If that's the case, why did Sony not buy the company the way they did Sucker Punch and Naughty Dog? Because they can't afford it!!!!! That's because Rockstar doesn't just make games for one manufacturer. If they did they would end up like Insomniac by jumping ship

awax187187
awax187187

Is sony going to pay the devs to downgrade the PC version so it tries to hide the fact that the next gen consoles are already out dated.

barleybosh
barleybosh

@thecman25 even denser traffic for Los Santos daily commute bumper to bumper realism. the capability powered by the PotatoStation 4

barleybosh
barleybosh

@Viral-venom13 That's right! Let's not forget the HD remakes of the GTA III trilogy (w/ vice & andreas) that were only on the OG Xbox.  WEST SIDE BAD BOY KILLAZ

RevLux
RevLux

@getupandboogie  He obviously wasn't speaking literally. When someone tells you "don't let the door hit you on the way out." Do you walk backwards casting a suspicious eye on every door you pass?

sorrowsrevenge
sorrowsrevenge

@mi_hung_lo Problem is that the people in charge of Sony live in the same fantasy world as it's owners. See Andrew House

DeadorRock
DeadorRock

@mi_hung_lo Uh..? No, it started on MSX2. NES got only a port of the first game and then a sequel which did not involve Kojima at all. Then the real sequel (Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake) was again released on MSX2.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@awax187187  Cute. I like to see what a 400 dollar PC can do. Wait. Can't do nothing but surf the web and be a generic calculator LOL You guys are so proud of your outdated ATX/BTX configs. We get more for less and then you are so proud of the stupidity of paying more for the same thing LOL good job. =)

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@barleybosh @Viral-venom13 No GTA gamne was ever officially been re released as HD, they were re released as standard version. The point of this article is that GTA was always with strong connections with PlayStation. yes GTA IV was more towards 360 because PS3 didnt look to go from the start, still ended up kicking 360's ass all over the place.

getupandboogie
getupandboogie

@RevLux@getupandboogie  No but if i was told "this is an exclusive door that only one person in  the world can walk through" and then i walk through it, i would think that statement was a bit redundant... it may have been that once, but no longer anymore, like saying final fantasy is a nintendo franchise because of the originals....

getupandboogie
getupandboogie

@RevLux @getupandboogie No but if i was told "this is an exclusive door that only one person in  the world can walk through" and then i walk through it, i would think that statement was a bit redundant... it may have been that once, but no longer anymore, like saying final fantasy is a nintendo franchise because of the originals....

awax187187
awax187187

@Kinguard73  Thank you for noticing I'm cute. Your reply made my day ill sleep a lot better now

barleybosh
barleybosh

@-s3r6i0- @barleybosh @Viral-venom13 I'm back to kick some ass with some truth.


GTA III for PS2

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/70KwoWo7u-s/hqdefault.jpg


GTA III for the ORIGINAL XBOX SYSTEM (NOT 360)

http://www.thegtaplace.com/images/gta3/screenshots/xbox/full_gta3_10.jpg


And that's what's up. Okay, "HD textures". I still consider that an "HD Remake" for obvious reasons. But you can't look at that OG Xbox image and not tell me that's a well done HD makeover (of some HD sort.) So no, I didn't pull that out of my ass TYVM.

ncmp1010
ncmp1010

@neo-rtsd @NbAlIvEr10000 @getupandboogie I remember playing mod and good graphics, those were good day. But now people want to play cheap quality games on cheap console so that's why game company want to make them for console only. Like why junk food always have higher sale than good and quality food? Because it's cheap

RevLux
RevLux

@awax187187 @Kinguard73  I hate to rain on your self esteem parade but he meant what you said was cute. Which is why he said "cute" instead of "you're cute." Hopefully this revelation doesn't negatively impact your sleep.


Now, with that out of the way you can carry on with your "my gaming platform is superior to your gaming platform" crusade.

barleybosh
barleybosh

@WolfgarTheQuiet @RevLux @barleybosh @Viral-venom13 No one said 360. The original xbox had an xbox exclusive GTA dual pack (III & Vice City) and San Andreas (separately) which came out with superior anti-aliasing and HD textures and some lighting enhancements compared to it's other versions. The mp3 capable original xbox also allowed for custom soundtracks.

RevLux
RevLux

@WolfgarTheQuiet @RevLux @barleybosh @Viral-venom13  My point in stating the original Xbox wasn't H.D. was to correct the poster that I replied to. Who said the H.D. remakes of the original GTA trilogy was only on the original (O.G.) Xbox.  I think the confusion at play is that the 360 is being thought of as the first Xbox, which it was not.