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If you missed the PlayStation Showcase, there was plenty to be excited about. We had our first proper look at God of War Ragnarök, the reveal of Marvel's Wolverine and Spider-Man 2 which will feature both Peter and Miles fighting Venom. Of course, we also saw another trailer for Deathloop (our review of the game can be found here), the official announcement of the Star War: Knights of the Old Republic remake and then nestled in between all that excitement there was a trailer for Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 5. And yeah, it was a little underwhelming.
Who would have thought that Grand Theft Auto V on the new-gen consoles would look exactly like Grand Theft Auto V on old consoles? Well, it seems we all did. Even though the GTA game is one of the most successful titles of all time and continues to hit best-selling games lists eight years after release - people are getting a little sick of it. And it shows in the number of dislikes on the trailer.
We already reported that the trailer for the new-gen upgrade of GTA V was being disliked en masse by viewers but now it's officially one of the most disliked videos on the Rockstar Games YouTube channel with 90 thousand downvotes to 30 thousand upvotes. It only seems to beat by the original teaser for the new-gen upgrade which sits at 190k dislikes. Even those who love the game are becoming increasingly hostile to the idea of the game being rereleased and want something new from the developers as soon as possible.
However, this raises a question. There are two games we joke about being rereleased constantly the first is Grand Theft Auto V of course, but the second is Skyrim. Both have legacies of being incredibly successful games and Skyrim is actually two years older than GTA V but its new-gen upgrade hasn't been received as negatively. Perhaps it's the new fishing mechanic doing all the heavy lifting but it's still an interesting comparison between the two situations to think about.
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