After Rockstar’s recent suggestions regarding its GTA 6 being released on Google Stadia, news broke the internet, implying that the game might not get to the console after all.
As per a report by Express, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick praised a lot the Google console when discussing with investors. He said that they want to ‘be where the customer is’ and that they will encourage newcomers because of their strong belief in streaming services. He also added that they need to be presented with business models that are on the same wavelength as them, and encouraged them to be optimistic.
Take-Two CEO’s observations gave players hopes that Grand Theft Auto 6 has a high chance of a launch date on Google’s Stadia console when it will go live. However, the game might be a bit too much for the new console, regardless of GTA 6 release date. As stated in a leaked Google Stadia specifications, the device is claimed to not be good enough for the massive game.
GTA 6 Might Not Come to Google Stadia Cloud-Gaming Console
In a recent post by TechSpot, Google Stadia appears to be powered by first-generation AMD Vega GPU build. The article implies that if the new console’s CPU is based on a Vega product, namely the Vega 56 which has 8 GB of HBM2 memory and 56 computer units, the console might have a hard time streaming in 4K at 60 frames per second.
However, this is only a rumor at the moment, and Google might use, in fact, a custom variant of the CPU. The company behind the Stadia console has the advantage of upgrading and improving its technology as its fame increases.
GTA 6 is probably among the most expected game at the moment. Lots of rumors have been flooded the internet lately regarding the popular franchise. The claims started to appear after an outrageous rumor stated that Grand Theft Auto 6 would be released in 2020. The same claim said that the game would be released as a timed exclusive for Sony’s advanced PlayStation 5 console. As told by an anonymous post on Pastebin, Sony reportedly paid a significant sum of money to get exclusivity for GTA 6. There are also rumors which claim that GTA 6 will be released at E3 2019, but this seems highly improbable.
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