GRAND THEFT AUTO V
Publisher Rockstar Developer In-house (Rockstar North)
Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release Autumn
It was no surprise at all that Rockstar chose E3 to confirm the existence of a revamped version of GTAV for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, but it says a lot about the power of the series that the game’s trailer provoked so much positivity. The recently released Watch Dogs may demonstrate some innovative concepts of its own, but when it comes to open-world game design, Chicago has nothing on Los Santos, and Rockstar’s invitation to return is made more appealing by technology that allows for a greater draw distance and the opportunity for its artists to re-render the world at a higher resolution, with more texture variety and a broader range of details all round. Now that PS4 and Xbox One have bedded in, it’s easy to forget how eye-popping GTAV could be in its original form; exploring this enhanced treatment will surely be one of 2014’s treats.