After several delays and a long-anticipated wait, Grand Theft Auto V finally released its particular brand of carnage onto PC last month, and along with it came a special video editor feature to create some pretty inventive fan-made films – luckily, PS4 and Xbox One owners won’t be left out in the dust with a version of the feature to come to both current-gen consoles in the near future.
In a new post on its Newswire page, Rockstar Games addressed several questions from fans in regard to Grand Theft Auto V across all platforms, with special attention given to the video editing capabilities of the PC version and it crossing the pond to other platforms.
While Rockstar explained that the Rockstar Editor “is an advanced tool requiring additional processing power so it would not be compatible with GTAV on the older systems,” the company did address that a new version of the editing tool tailored to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game is currently in development and expected for release this summer, or “as soon as it is ready.”
Aside from the video editing capabilities, Rockstar also addressed other matters regarding all things GTAV that The Lab radio station will also be brought to all four consoles in a forthcoming update, and that support for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, especially in regard to Grand Theft Auto Online, will continue to be supported for as long as possible.
However, limitations with the aging hardware of both consoles may be a problem with future updates, as Rockstar explain in its post:
“We want to support the older consoles with new content for as long as we possibly can. As we mentioned previously, we always knew there might be a point where we would reach the technical capacity of what the older generation of consoles can handle as each downloadable update requires additional memory both for assets and for additional scripting. We have continued to optimize the entire game over time in order to squeeze as much memory as we possibly could out of the last-generation hardware and at some point, continuing to add content for those systems could cause the risk of instability to the game overall. As of now, we are planning on releasing the next big content update for all five systems and we will continue to squeeze as much as we possibly can onto them.”
Grand Theft Auto V is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.