Rockstar Finally Talking More About Grand Theft Auto V, Confirms There Are No Beta Plans [SCREENSHOTS]
Rockstar Games has been pretty tight-lipped about Grand Theft Auto V since they announced it a while back. Today, we finally got a bit of an update on where the game is. I’m going to have to burst some bubbles here and tell you that Rockstar has confirmed that there will be no beta for the game, though they didn’t say anything about a demo. Personally, I wouldn’t count on a demo either because that’s really not Rockstar’s style most of the time but we can keep hope alive.
We got the news during the latest Asked and Answered where Rockstar had the following to say about the game’s development. Below you will find the exact quotes from Rockstar
“What is going on with GTAV?”
We are very busy working on the game! Everything is going well, but the game is a huge project. We should have more information and some new assets for you soon.
“Why don’t you give us more news?”
As we have said before, we have often had long gaps between asset releases on previous games and will continue to do so in the future. We are sorry if you find this frustrating, but please understand, we don’t do this because we ‘don’t care about our fans’ ‘don’t respect our fans’ ‘hate GTA fans etc’ – precisely the opposite! We do it because we want to make sure we only release 100% correct information, and because we want to keep plenty back for the actual game release so there are still lots of surprises when you play it. The only things we care about are that you enjoy the experience of actually playing the game and that we release accurate information. We just have not been in a position to show more of the game than the trailer and will not be for a while yet. We did, however, manage to sneak a quick screenshot out for you… it’s not much, but we thought it was pretty fun.
“One thing we’ll say definitively though is – there is absolutely no ‘beta’ test for the game. If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this could be a dodgy online phishing scam”
“Hey guys hope everything is good over there in Rockstar. Just a question referring to GTA 4, the game was brilliant and I really enjoyed and still do, but what disappointed me was the lack of planes and jets… Can you tell me why you didn’t include them, I’m sure you have a very valid reason?” – via Mouthoff
The city was simply too small for effective and enjoyable flying. It was the first time we made a high definition open world, and it was a massive amount of work to make something on that scale – we simply could not make an environment big enough for planes to work properly. Fear not, they are returning in what is our biggest open world game to date.
So there you have it folks, the game is coming along, there will not be any beta should if you hear anyone say otherwise then you can finally definitively shut them down. It also looks like besides the quick screens we got here, we won’t be getting much more on the game for a while. They haven’t said for sure but if they aren’t ready to show us more of the game at this point in the year then I have serious concerns about whether GTA V makes it out in 2012 at all. Guess we will have to wait and see. Remember keep it locked to ZoKnowsGaming for all your latest gaming news.