After viewing the trailer for Grand Theft Auto V on next-gen last night and not spotting any differences, it seems the community for the game is feeling the same. The lacklustre trailer has quickly become downvoted on YouTube, with a range of comments from fans expressing their concerns about the remastered version of the remaster.
At the time of writing, the trailer is currently outweighed by 25,000 dislikes, compared to 14,000 likes. Clearly, something has gone wrong with this trailer, but what? In our own opinion, it did a poor job of expressing what is actually new in the Xbox Series X|S release of Grand Theft Auto V. Outside of faster character swapping, it failed to show what else was coming to warrant dropping the cash on it once again.
The game has also been delayed from November this year until March 2022. Again, Rockstar Games didn't really delve into why there's a delay as we still don't know exactly what's new. When Grand Theft Auto V launched on the Xbox One, the confirmation of the first-person mode was only announced a few weeks before launch. Could this be following a similar pattern?
Whether that's the case or not, fans are not happy with the marketing. The comments are littered with people calling out Rockstar for what appears to be very minimal upgrades. In fact, it's pretty hard to find a positive comment amongst the 7,000+ that are currently there.
Here are just a few:
"At this point fan-made mods have "expanded and enhanced" the game more than the actual developer. To quote movie King Theoden: How did it come to this?"
"Instead of ripping people off, this should have been a free update, not a separate game. A way to thank the community for playing there games for many many years."
"Rockstar is becoming what they normally would be parodying."
It's not looking good for the new version of the game, but we imagine it will probably sell thousands upon thousands of copies. The original release was back in 2013, meaning by the time this new version releases, it will almost be a decade since its inception.
There are rumours of various classic Grand Theft Auto games getting the remaster treatment, but if they've been given the same amount of attention as Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox Series X|S appears to be getting, we're not holding out much hope.
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