While Rockstar Games could have easily gotten away with a base level next-gen port of Grand Theft Auto 5, few expected the top-flight developer would do so. In fact, most expected Rockstar to give GTA 5 its appropriate due on both PS4 and Xbox One, and by most accounts it appears they have done so.
That being said, Grand Theft Auto 5 is not without its own set of next-gen quirks, what with this being an open world game and all. Some are a little puzzling, like players’ inability to transfer GTA Online data from one platform to the next, while others are more entertaining, like the bizarre traffic jam seen above.
Although Grand Theft Auto 5 tries its best to create a living, breathing city – in this case it’s the city of Los Santos – there are times when the A.I. simply goes off on its own. Like maybe a player is waiting at a traffic light and all of the sudden cars start ramming each other, and the cops start firing at civilians, and then a motor home runs someone over. Obviously, this isn’t outside of the realm of possibility for GTA, but in this case we doubt Rockstar was looking for this much chaos.
Random bugs notwithstanding it appears Grand Theft Auto 5 is everything current-gen owners could have hoped for from a port. The game looks better than it ever did on PS3 and Xbox 360 and it even has a more robust radio track selection. Not to mention, current-gen owners won’t have to wait as long for the launch of online heists.
But, as we’ve mentioned before, the real treat for Grand Theft Auto fans comes early next year when the PC port hits digital storefronts. Modding communities have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on Rockstar’s latest and PC gamers have been waiting patiently to see those first modders’ creations. Imagine if that same traffic jam happened with exaggerated collision and physics.
Have you noticed any goofy bugs or happenings in Grand Theft Auto 5 on current-gen? Do you like seeing these “A.I. gone crazy” moments in open world games?
Grand Theft Auto 5 is available now for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. A PC release is slated for January 2015.