Has the game-starved game development crew at Rockstar Games finally managed to get GTA 5 for mobile release date? That is to say, is it possible to speculate about a release date for GTA 5 on mobile devices?
And if it is possible, then is it good news or bad news for those game-starved game developers? What can we expect in terms of functionality and level of quality in the mobile version of GTA 5?
GTA 5 is a game that spans several years and decades. Not many games can claim that kind of history, not only in video gaming but also in real life. As time goes by, various versions have been developed for this gaming franchise, and now we are seeing one that will be released as its own brand under Rockstar Games.
GTA Online, a single-player version that was developed for mobile devices, is basically an enhanced version of the older GTA, with new features such as the customization of your character, player transport, an open world to explore, and so on. However, the mobile version does not really offer all these new additions; the GTA version only has the multiplayer features which are based on the custom map editor, since it was designed specifically for mobile devices. It does not support other game features, such as animal husbandry and co-op activities like fire fighting.
We might assume that Rockstar Games’ lack of time and manpower has also played a role in the delay of GTA 5 for mobile release date. However, even though some of the problems that caused delays on PC versions have been fixed, mobile versions still face a lot of problems because of the lack of manpower.
When GTA 5 Will Relase?
The success of a game comes down to the dedication of its developers, and this is more especially true when it comes to games such as GTA, since so much money is invested in making a game like this. This is why we should look for the reason behind GTA 5’s delays, rather than just accepting what we are told by Rockstar Games’ game development team.
Another issue that can slow the game’s progress is the issue of fraud and piracy. In the case of a game such as GTA, which was inspired by the American TV series “Miami Vice”, not only are there people who enjoy playing games such as this, there are also people who get motivated by them to pirate a game.
This has been the cause of several lawsuits against Rockstar Games, and one of them is the case of Grand Theft Auto IV, which was stolen from one of the consoles sold at Best Buy. The company sued the mobile version of the game, which was available at Apple’s iTunes, and won a landmark ruling against the company.
The court ruling stated that “free” games, especially online games, cannot be considered as software and therefore cannot be protected under copyright law. This decision forced the developer of the mobile version of the game to reconsider, and since then, the game developer has done quite a bit of research into making their game more user-friendly and robust, while keeping in mind the demands of the masses.
The conclusion was that the mobile version of GTA was really worth the wait. This version can stand up to its rival and save the popular series from extinction.
Even with all these reasons, it is still up to the player’s discretion whether or not to go for the mobile version of the game. It is more important to understand the game before deciding to buy, since you might end up wasting your money by getting a poor game.