Originally Posted by Yrd
Is there any history of games in this time frame of pre-next gen where they release a current gen then next gen when it releases?
I know there are some games that have all versions coming. I mean like they are doing now, not announcing next gen. Some people think they will make a next gen version. Is there any instance of this happening before?
We're sort of in new territory where publishers can't afford not to hit all the relevant platforms AND the next gen platforms at their most basic are closed system PC's. At the very least a PC port to next gen consoles would be very cheap and cost very little, even if not optimized for them. I'm sure sooner of later some Devs will publish some shovel-ware where we see straight PC ports at simple low settings that run OK.
That said even optimizing on next gen should be very cost effected compared to generations past. And with publishers needed those multiple revenue streams....
GTA4 sold something like 17 million copies. MP server are still up, and I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it's still the most active still out of any release sans COD (and COD would be across multiple titles). With the looks of how much content, and finally a fully fleshed out vision for MP; can't see GTA5 doing worse. They'll want to release on as many platforms as possible and support it for a good long time, maybe even adding to MP over time.