Intrepid modders reportedly crack 360 copy of GTA V, digging up build code for as yet unannounced PlayStation 4 and PC versions.
Grand Theft Auto V has been out less than a day and hackers have already made their way into the game’s code, according to a report by Cinema Blend. The report explains that pictures of an XML of the config file surfaced online earlier today, apparently showing off the insides of the 360 version of GTA V. As the report details, those insides contain build code for both the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of the game – two versions that are yet to be confirmed by Rockstar.
The report’s links to the post have since been removed. Interestingly, no mention of a Xbox One build has been made so far, although the listed specifications within the code did include 360, PS3, PC and Orbis – the codename for PS4 while in development. Reports of a potential PS4 release surfaced recently following a tweet from the official PlayStation Twitter feed enthusing at the prospect of the game’s launch on PS4 – the tweet has since been dismissed as a typo.
Some podcasts ago I theorised as to why Rockstar wouldn’t just come out and say ‘No GTA V on next gen’ unless this was already a definitive. I also speculated that one of the possible reasons could be that the game might be subject to platform exclusivity on next gen consoles, whether timed or otherwise. That’s my best guess at the moment – we’ll see.