It seems like only yesterday we were edging off of our chairs in anticipation of Rockstar’s next big addition to the renowned Grand Theft Auto series. Today, however, we think a little differently. And where we would usually be stoked to see such an acclaimed series coming back to next-gen hardware — we’re instead left to wish it would just be sent out to pasture, and anywhere but here with us in this moment. But alas, it’s here — and it’s here to stay. Evidently.
There’s no denying the fact that Rockstar has milked their Los Santos chapter dry these past eight years — to the point of basically producing dry blood from sandpaper udders. And yet, March 2022 will see in Grand Theft Auto V: Enhanced Edition, which will launch exclusively for Xbox Series X/S and PS5. But what’s different with the latest and supposedly greatest entry to the near-decade old game? Well, enhancements…apparently. The rest you’ll have to work out for yourself, as Rockstar has been pretty secretive with the details surrounding the upgrade.
But what are the fans saying?
At present, the official trailer for the Enhanced Edition sits with a pretty appalling 67,000 dislikes on YouTube, and only a fraction of likes to help balance out the scales. But why all the hate, you ask? Well, glossing over the comments, the biggest talking point revolves around the fact that the game has no visual upgrades, despite it being an enhanced edition. Instead, fans have called out Rockstar for essentially serving up a repackage with no genuine improvements. And that’s just one of the many reasons fans are weighing the dislikes down like an anchor.
At this rate, Grand Theft Auto 5 will release on PS6 come 2030. Of course we laugh and joke about it, but in reality, it’s something that could very well happen. After all, it’s still churning cash from its online platform and steady flow of DLC, so the chances of it fading out any time soon are pretty slim. Even still — a sixth instalment would be a nice change of pace after touring San Andreas for the millionth time. But that’s Rockstar’s call. Unfortunately.