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Will GTA5 come to Switch?

Yes 7 20.00%
 
No 28 80.00%
 
Total:35

I dont think so. Mostly because of the online part is my guess.



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Online and storage are the hurdles... There'd be quite a substantial day one "patch" before any updates.


I'd imagine Nintendo are the one that likely said no.



After Chinatown Wars bombed I don't see either side wanting to bring GTA to Nintendo/



h2ohno said:
After Chinatown Wars bombed I don't see either side wanting to bring GTA to Nintendo/

I dont think thats the reason. The game bombed on the PSP as well.



h2ohno said:
After Chinatown Wars bombed I don't see either side wanting to bring GTA to Nintendo/

That bombed due to the massive amount of piracy on the ds and no one wanting a top down GTA.



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There was a time in 2017 an 2018 I thought definately.

But considering they already announced it for PS5/XSX and still not for Switch I doubt we're gonna see it.
It's a business move, and they stand by it. I think it's a weird one but they have their reasons I'm sure.



I see a lot of reasons here that don't fit:

- "Rockstar has a troubled history with Nintendo" they were one of the first big 3rd party publishers to put a game on the Switch, L.A. Noire remastered
- "GTA is online oriented" so is Fortnite, Warframe, Paladdins, Splatoon 2 and even Tetris 99, and they're still on the Switch
- "GTA is too heavy for the console" so was the whole Witcher 3 or even the NBA 2K, also published by Take Two, with their almost daily updates.

So yeah I still believe it will eventually come to the Switch one day. It would be very absurd for a (soon to be) 100 million seller to not have GTA 5 on it



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SKMBlake said:

- "GTA is too heavy for the console" so was the whole Witcher 3 or even the NBA 2K, also published by Take Two, with their almost daily updates.

To be fair, Witcher 3 GOTY is like 50gb on PS4. GTA with all of it's online updates is like 100gb+.



Barkley said:
SKMBlake said:

- "GTA is too heavy for the console" so was the whole Witcher 3 or even the NBA 2K, also published by Take Two, with their almost daily updates.

To be fair, Witcher 3 GOTY is like 50gb on PS4. GTA with all of it's online updates is like 100gb+.

Well I remember playing GTA Online on my 12Gb PS3 Ultra Slim and it was fine



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I do think it's coming eventually, but it still might be a couple of years.  The main issue is cart costs for a game that size.  Cart costs are gradually coming down, and some studios are willing to pay more than others.  CD Projekt Red was willing to port over Witcher 3, and they also included a lot of inserts with the Switch version.  Clearly they are not as frugal as most other studios when it comes to manufacturing costs.  I'm sure Rockstar sees a lot of potential revenue coming from the Switch simply because it would be the only portable version.  The main thing is that cart costs have to keep coming down, and that takes time.