When Game Informer published an extensive Grand Theft Auto V-issue last week, we finally got some information about the upcoming game from Rockstar Games.

In Japan, eager Rockstar fans got to read much of the same information in the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, but they could also enjoy an interview with Grand Theft Auto author, Dan Houser.

Among other things,  Houser discussed why Rockstar does not wait until the next generation of consoles to release Grand Theft Auto V.

“Rockstar is a content company, not a hardware company,” he said. “We use the technology we have to create content, and we try not to let ourselves get beholden to the hardware. The fact that hardware’s so mature right now is exactly why we’re able to go on to the next level.”

GTA 4 was our first attempt at a new platform and HD visuals, so the first part of development was seriously difficult. Now we know what the hardware’s capable of, so it’s become a lot easier to move things along and a lot more fun, too. 

GTA: San Andras came out at the peak of the PlayStation 2‘s cycle, and we put out a really good game thanks to that. All the best games for a console come out at the end of the lifecycle, right? So now’s the best timing of all.”

Grand Theft Auto V will be released sometime during the spring next year for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

(via Gamer.no, Polygon)