GTA 6 fans worry that Xbox Series S will ‘hold back the game’
GTA VI fans are worried that the Xbox Series S will delay Rockstar Games’ eagerly anticipated game.
The Xbox Series S is an impressive console. While not as powerful as its bigger siblings, the Series X or PlayStation 5, it still manages to run new-gen titles at a respectable standard at a fraction of the cost. Plus, with this bundle you get all this performance at half the price point!
Two years into the new generation and fans are growing concerned that the charming Xbox Series S will be left behind or even delay some of the more pressing upcoming releases, such as GTA VI. One such game is anticipated to arrive sometime soon.
Rockstar Games confirmed in February 2022 that GTA IV is in development, though its release won’t happen for another year or so. There can be no doubt about it: GTA VI will push modern consoles to their limits! Even though nothing has been officially confirmed yet, one can safely assume this release will only be available on new-gen systems.
It remains to be seen how well the Xbox Series X and PS5 will handle GTA VI, but we have confidence in Rockstar Games to optimize it to meet their high standard. Unfortunately, perhaps that cannot be said for the Series S.
PS5 and Series X likely offer 4K resolution with Ray-tracing and 60fps; however, the Series S might not. GTA VI could run at 1080p resolution with 30fps – but will that be enough for this massive game to meet acceptable standards? That is the question being asked on Reddit.
“We don’t mean to start any rivalry or hostility here, but the Series S is clearly more powerful than both PS4 and Xbox One but not quite at par with PS5 or Xbox Series X,” they stated. “So we were curious to know everyone’s opinion on this – especially since this title will likely only be available on PC and next-gen systems.”
Senor_Tortuga308 suggested that they could simply reduce NPC density, turn off Ray-tracing, and set the console’s frame rate at 30fps for optimal performance. “With just these features missing – likely higher fidelity + performance settings like GTA V,” Machinima_ concluded.
Some Reddit users even made the valid point that PS4 and Xbox One could handle games such as Red Dead Redemption 2. So it appears we may be underestimating the little Xbox Series S after all.