Believe it or not, here’s GTA 5 on a Game Boy – Review Geek
We’ve seen the used Nintendo Game Boy do incredible things over the years, from watching movies and stealing cars to now playing the classic game Grand Theft Auto 5. Yes, GTA 5 is going to be portable, but it’s not quite what you think and certainly isn’t in 1080p or 4K.
How is this even possible? Well, technically it isn’t. This is because the old Game Boy has nowhere remotely enough power to play modern games. However, a physicist called Sebastian Staacks managed to create Wi-Fi compatible Game Boy cartridges, and that’s how the nostalgia and magic happen.
Thanks to Game Boy cartridges with built-in Wi-Fi, it can stream GTA 5 from a PS4 to the old-fashioned handheld gaming device. You can see it for yourself in the video below and read about how on his site, but keep in mind that while it’s neat, the experience is definitely not something great.
Combining the low-resolution screen (without backlighting) with the lack of physical keys, it doesn’t look quite as nice. But again, what did we expect from the 1989 Game Boy? It’s worth noting that Staacks uses the Game Boy buttons for input, again limiting your options when trying to navigate the streets, chase cars, or dodge the cops. He also tried games on the Analog pocket, which works better.
If you keep it short, all that’s essentially happening here is a version of cloud gaming. Instead of Stadia or NVIDIA’s GeForce Now sending you the game, his PS4 streams Grand Theft Auto V to the Game Boy. Still, it’s pretty impressive and we can’t wait to see what he does next.
If this is possible, we will definitely get GTA 6 sooner or later.