Grand Theft Auto 5 for PlayStation 4
Despite Rockstar’s reluctance to talk about the matter, there have been a lot of hints that the upcoming open world game, Grand Theft Auto 5, will be coming to the next-gen consoles. According to The Sixth Axis, these hints are present in the ‘Greatness Awaits’ ad that Sony has recently released for the PlayStation 4.
As it turns out, some of the scenes from the ad have been leaked out earlier as an in-production live action trailer for Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5. The banner for The Witness in the ad used to originally be the logo for Grand Theft Auto 5 in the leaked video from April.
All of this heavily hints to some sort of collaboration between Sony and Rockstar, and we might just see Grand Theft Auto 5 on the PlayStation 4, albeit it is all just speculation at the moment. It would be surprising if the company didn’t release a version of the game for the next-gen consoles, especially considering how close the game’s launch is to the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.
Back in May, Rockstar had released a trailer that gave us glimpses into the lives of the three “protagonists” of Grand Theft Auto V – Michael, Franklin and Trevor. All three characters evoke something completely different from the others thanks to the selection of music and the style of directing.
Michael, being a retired bank robber in his early forties, lives the good life in his posh estate with a spiteful wife, bratty teenage daughter and 20-year-old son. Because of the choice of music – Queen’s Radio Gaga – Michael’s part of the trailer evokes memories of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City with its 80’s aesthetics and music.
A next-gen console means the game would get a considerable bump in graphics
Franklin, who hustles people while working for an Armenian car dealership as a repo man, reminds us of Carl Johnson – protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – thanks to the hip hop music playing in the background while characters talk about who’s a real “gangsta” and who isn’t. Much like San Andreas, it is reminiscent of the movie Boyz in da Hood.
Trevor’s side of the trailer is extremely chaotic. While not evoking any specific game from GTA’s colourful history, Trevor’s part manages to be the most entertaining because of his psychotic behaviour and him constantly beating other people up. His characteristic trait of having fits of rage is well-emphasised in the trailer.[source:tech2]