If you were one of the hopefuls that were looking forward to pre-ordering Rockstar Games’ next installment of the Grand Theft Auto Series, Grand Theft Auto 5, on XBox 360 – I have some sad news for you…. you can’t, and nor will you be able to, according to Rockstar Games.
Apparently, it’s all down to the “Games on Demand” setup.
The official post on the Rockstar site, had the following to say:
“For those asking about digital pre-orders on Xbox LIVE, the Xbox 360 Games on Demand service does not offer the ability to pre-order games or make them available on launch day”. They continued with “That being said, we will be making GTAV available via Games on Demand as soon as it is technically feasible and permitted by Microsoft.”
As a PC Gamer this news doesn’t really affect me personally, but it does send a chill up my spine to think that it is more fuel for the PS3 vs XBox 360 fan war which seems to haunt comment sections and forums on every site I visit. Still – this is the nature of the internet and I am sure that XBox 360 will get their “revenge” in some way, shape or form, it just appears that PS3 won this round.
How do you guys feel about this announcement? Will it force you to go pre-order from somewhere else or will you simply wait for the game to be released on Games on Demand, possibly missing out on a good 2-3 days of playtime? Let us know, in the comments below!