Take-Two Won't Rule Out GTA HD Collection, Explains GTA 5 PC Delay

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We've seen multiple re-releases of the Grand Theft Auto games over the years (see this month's HD re-release of San Andreas on Xbox 360), but the franchise has never gotten a full re-master along the lines of the upcoming Halo Master Chief Collection. With the increasing popularity of the Xbox One and PS4, is it possible we could revisit Liberty City and Vice City on current-gen? That possibility isn't completely off the table--Take-Two CEO, the parent company behind Rockstar and 2K games says that he "wouldn't rule anything out," with regard to a possible GTA collection.

During an investor call earlier today, Strauss Zelnick responded to a question about repackaging the previous GTA games like the Master Chief Collection saying, "In any given year we and our key competitors launch new intellectual properties and new iterations of older properties. And occasionally, when we see a platform shift, we will take an old property and create an iteration of that in a very similar form for next-gen. And we wouldn't rule anything out. That would be driven by the market opportunity that we perceive, and the potential for delivering a quality release. And that would be very much something that also would be driven by the passion of our labels [Rockstar and 2K]. It would not be something that we would mandate to our labels. Our labels are driven by the desire to delight consumers and pursue their creative passions, and that's been a formula that's worked extraordinarily well for this company for the past seven years [referring to the takeover…] So we don't have a policy answer to it, except our job around here is to make sure that consumers are thrilled; to deliver the very best titles in the marketplace and to make sure that for the top creative talent industry that this is the number one place to work."

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While, that doesn't mean that a GTA, Max Payne, or Red Dead HD remake are even in consideration, it does show that the company is open to exploring that avenue. And if the Master Chief Collection scores big for Microsoft, that might even be more incentive for Take-Two's publishers to revisit their own back catalogs.

During the call, Zelnick also reiterated statements made last month about why the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V had been delayed to January 2015. "When we move a title, it's almost always the same answer, which is giving a title a bit more development time to make sure that it can be everything that it ought to be. And while we would prefer never to change a release date, it's proven to be a good move for us in general. We have the highest Metacritic ratings in the business, and that correlates with revenue and ultimately, of course, profitability."

Regardless, would you want to see a "Grand Theft Auto Collection" come to current-gen platforms, or should Rockstar focus their efforts on GTA Online and the inevitable GTA 6? Let us know in the comments below.

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grand theft auto 3, vice city, San Andreas should come out for Xbox one so the Xbox one fans can be very happy

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Rockstar please Re-mastered Grand Theft Auto vice city i would like to play it with more graphics i mean we, one of the best series of Grand Theft Auto out there make it happen Rockstar, there are so many stories that i would like to remember hahaha one of them is my first pc the first game that i played was Grand theft auto Vice City ^^

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@sangdolee:

they just re-released GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas for PS4. the graphics are a bit better and there's trophies.

there hasn't been much media-coverage here so you probably missed it.

but I read you played it on PC, s the graphics won't be much better for you.

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i whish gta hd collection for ps vita and ps3

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I'd love to see a GTA collection with GTA 3, Vice City & San Andreas. As long as they give each game the proper upgrade.

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It would be cool if all thee GTA games (GTAIII, Vice City, and San Andreas) would be HD and come to the PS4/Xbox One and maybe PS Vita

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I would prefer a Red Dead Redemption remaster before any of the GTA games. I am still interested in a GTA remastered box set but only if it's a proper remaster with more polygons on the models, high res textures, global lighting and more lush details. If the remaster is the same models with the same density of objects then I would give it a miss. It has to be worth a revisit due to the time it takes to play them, otherwise we may as well move on with the latest games.

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Give the duty to Bluepoint Games. They will do an amazing HD Remaster of any game you throw at them and it won't take up any of Rockstar's time in bringing me Bully 2. Hell Bluepoint did a better job on the 360 version of Titanfall then the ACTUAL release by Respawn on those other 2 platforms.

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Do pc gamers take everything so personally??

Stop crying and grow up. I doubt people from R* read these pathetic pleas.


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<< LINK REMOVED >> Seems like you are one of those people who signed the petition to not bring gta v to pc. Sorry loser.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> This is why I don't like PC Fanboys

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I believe no one is crying anywhere and it seems that you dont know the history. Rockstar Games started as a PC developer..

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GTA may have started on PC but it was a simplistic top down scroller in those days. Rockstar soon realised that the PC market was way too small for their vast ambitions for the game. GTA would require a lot of funding on a grand scale. PC gamers over estimate their own importance and are not the core fan base who actually enjoy playing the actual game. PC gamers just mod it like a tech demo to gloat that they can run it in higher quality.

I read an article recently stating the sales figures for every GTA game across all platforms. Each GTA game on average sold around 16 million on Playstation and only about 20,000 on PC. Going by those figures, PC gamers are very small fish in the pond with a very small fan base willing to fund the game with a sale. GTA needs the consoles to survive. They are the true fans who play the game for what it is and rather than use it as a posing tool to alleviate low self esteem.

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@justerthought:

"Each GTA game on average sold around 16 million on Playstation and only about 20,000 on PC."

hahahaha. no way.

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Let gta go. I want another red dead game!

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why the hell rockstar didnt release read dead redemption on pc.....!!!!!!

rockstar give us answer ... we need answer.

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Let me answer. It would have costed too much in terms of work to bring Red Dead Redemption to PC and they would not get the money back in sales due to the tiny PC user base, plus lost sales due to piracy. The PC is only getting the GTAV remaster because the work has to be done anyway to bring it to the next gen consoles who will generate huge sales to fund the work.

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@abcdef-1353 The answer is Max Pain 3 was the most torrented R* game in last gen. And don't want make it again on other than GTA titles.

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im so excited about pc but again i will say that rockstar dont care about pc fans.......!!!!

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GTA 5 on pc could well be the best playable game in the fabrics of existence, max settings and a bit of modding and that would be it for me, best game ever.

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Will you actually play it properly or just use it as a tech demo to pose with and gloat that it runs better than the console version. You wouldn't have the game at all if it was not funded by the huge console user base who are the real fans of the game..

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Ahh you see Im afraid you cant play that card with me , cos I have the collectors edition on PS3 that I preordered as soon as it was available and Ive since put in over 450 hours total play time, So to answer your question , no I wont use it as a tech demo, Ill just make it vastly superior to the console version by running it at high resolution, max anti aliasing and a tonne of mods adding in new features that would have made the game even better in the first place, not to show off to console owners, simply so its more fun for me :)

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so if they are interested in a gta hd collection why have they waited so long for it to happen and why did they release them on mobile devices first instead of consoles on top of that why release just gta san andreas on xbox 360 only and leave out the rest of potential buyers? rockstars recent decisions just don't make any sense at all yet they come out with this.

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I was just thinking about re-playing San Andreas and Vice City today. Add GTA III and Bully to the mix, and I'm paying full price.

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yep if this happens getting GTA HD Collection and a lot fans will buy this and ones havent play game before .

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Explanation for delay: TRIPLE DIPPING YEEEEAAH!

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I don't like it when a remastered game is full price. At least Last Of Us Remastered was slightly below AAA price. GTA V remastered is full price. Give us 10 bucks off and I might buy it.

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Highest Metacritic ratings after Nintendo.

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I want completely remastered versions with the best graphics available for them.

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What we need is a pc hd remake of red dead on pc!

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Just make a great port

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I call BS for the delay on the PC. They delayed it to sell more console versions.

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rockstar dont care about pc fans thats disgusting

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@allever absolutely true......!!!!!!!!!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> just like they did with the ps3 version, deny the ps4 version exist so everyone will buy ps3 and they make more money out of doing this.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> look back at a lot of PC versions of GTA....they were all shit

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I've already said I'm not interested in new GTAV so soon after playing it to death, even with the extra content. Make a fully remastered GTA HD collection of the PS2/XBOX era titles though and I'm in.

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U might not be but millions of people didn't play it or skipped the crap version waiting for HD, myself included. Can't wait for this.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 34 million people bought the "crap version", which was HD by the way, just not full HD, so not that many people skipped it. The vast majority of people who buy the new version will be double dipping, which is up to them I'm not knocking it, I'm just not interested.

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Vice City in HD is always a good idea. But it's the only GTA I'm interested right now, police ruined GTA V for me.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> They are the worse, I could have enjoined GTAV much more, but...

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