Rockstar Games was one of many builders that introduced a sport throughout PlayStation’s much-anticipated showcase this week. But as a substitute of a brand new sport, Rockstar’s announcement was for Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto Online coming to PlayStation 5 in 2022.
After almost a decade of continued success and recognition, GTA’s followers are prepared to transfer on and are letting Rockstar realize it.
There’s no means rockstar launched one other trailer of GTA 5 😭😭 let the sport relaxation pic.twitter.com/MlUqeNyndB
— shbz (@shbzz) September 9, 2021
With a shelf life that may ultimately lengthen throughout three console generations and thousands and thousands of gross sales underneath its belt, people already learn about GTA 5 and nonetheless play GTA Online in droves. But since being first launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles again in 2013, followers simply don’t need to hear about GTA 5 anymore.
As of this writing, the most recent GTA 5 and GTA Online Remastered trailer from the PlayStation Showcase has 32,000 dislikes in contrast to simply 15,000 likes. An identical dislike-to-like ratio seems on the identical trailer throughout totally different channels together with Rockstar’s personal official YouTube.
“Welcome again to Los Santos?” one commenter writes in the YouTube trailer on the official PlayStation channel. “No thanks. Been caught there since 2013.”
The trailers promoting the re-release of an already massively profitable sport may sting much less if the trailer didn’t spotlight issues like “Seamless character switching,” which is a function of Grand Theft Auto 5 and never essentially one thing new that’s solely attainable on the PlayStation 5.
Fans have additionally referred to as out how the trailer highlights the improved graphics and enhanced gameplay. Without particular particulars, many say the visuals and gameplay look largely unchanged from current variations of the sport.
And although followers have been joyful to have fun GTA 5’s success, up to now yr or so, the neighborhood has shifted focus in direction of a attainable sequel, Grand Theft Auto 6. One fan even went as far as to crash a German game show to ask Rockstar on dwell TV the place GTA 6 may be.
Unfortunately, Rockstar hasn’t stated a lot in any respect a couple of potential Grand Theft Auto 6. Rumors have instructed a sequel will not arrive until 2024 on the earliest, and Rockstar itself has undergone some modifications after Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser left the company earlier this yr.
GTA 5 pulling up to each sport present for the final 7 years like: (*5*) pic.twitter.com/dEfbmqqWtp
— Carlton Banks’ Burner Account (@banksburner25) September 9, 2021
With the hype cycle in full swing for the subsequent GTA sport, followers are actually very happy to take pictures at GTA 5. After all, with 150 million items bought as of 2021, they’re punching means up.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can attain him @lawoftd.