Rockstar games reported two new GTA V editions available right now for pre-order. I personally went to my local GameStop as soon as I finished work and pre-ordered my very own copy of GTA V Collectors Edition. I have one haunting thought concerning current generation AAA titles releasing so close to the release of the next generation consoles.
The concern is the possibility (or probability) that after I purchase the current generation GTA V title, that at some time in the then near future, maybe during the first several months after the launch of these next generation consoles, that the very same AAA titles will be released for the PS4 and or the Xbox ONE.
Why would this be be so horrible? So I buy GTA V (in my situation the collectors edition $149.99) which is as of now only going to be available for current generation consoles. Then all of a sudden a few months later the next generation of consoles are released and BAM! It's announced GTA V is now available for PS4 and Xbox ONE. See their superior graphics, physics, interactivity, social presence and… $149.99 down the drain.
Why? Because had I been confronted with the choice of buying GTA V for the current generation consoles, or the next generation consoles with ample time (meaning before the release of GTA V) I would hands down take a pass on this console generation of GTA V. With a strong indication that the next generation version of GTA V will undoubtedly be the superior version of the two generation versions of course my choice would be the next generation GTA V.
Why am I even considering GTA V will be on next generation consoles? For one the next GTA V will not be for another four to five years after the release of GTA V. Will RockStar allow the first four to five years of the next generation of consoles be GTA-less? Maybe? I think unlikely. Second, will Sony or Microsoft not want to dangle that carrot in front of its potential consumers? I believe it's safe to say GTA V can be a system seller. Of course I have been only sharing my ideas on the matter. Whether or not this will be the case, is still yet to be seen.
The first of the two GTA V editions are as follows below.
includes all the contents of as described above plus:
All versions are now available for pre-order until September 17, 2013 while supplies last.