Rockstar North associate technical director and combat designer Phil Hooker has said that Grand Theft Auto V “feels next generation” to Rockstar, surpassing even their own expectations.

“I think everyone working on the game has been astounded by improvements to the graphics, or new mechanics, or AI, or mission scope along the way. Hopefully the gamers will see all of these improvements at once in one go, compared to GTA IV this definitely feels ‘next generation’ to us.”

“Pretty much every mechanic has been heavily reworked to try and make the player need to think less about the mechanics, and more about what they are doing, so that they become more immersed in the world and the situations they are in as they play,” Hooker explained.

“Every aspect of the game had to be better, richer in gameplay and more fluid and knowing we were launching on the same platforms meant we could focus on extracting the most out of those consoles and making the game as fantastic as possible.”

Even though GTA V hasn’t been confirmed for next-gen consoles, Rockstar has not denied the possibility.

The game is scheduled to be released on September 17 on Xbox 360 and PS3, with PC versions rumored to be released later.

Source: PlayStation Universe

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