The day many of you have been waiting for is finally here. Rockstar Games has announced the release dates and exclusive content details for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC releases of Grand Theft Auto V. The games will come to the current-gen consoles on November 18, 2014, while PC players will have to wait just a little bit longer (of course) and into early 2015 when the game arrives there on January 27.
With this announcement comes a trailer where all game-footage was captured from the PlayStation 4.
The updated game has gone over a major visual and technical overhaul which Rockstar intends to make Los Santos and Blaine County with more immersion than ever. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolutions (the obvious stuff with the increased processing power), players can also expect a range of additions and improvements from the last-gen versions including:
- New Activities
- New Weapons
- Additional Wildlife
- Denser Traffic
- New Foliage System
- Enhanced Damage
- Enhanced Weather Effects
- “And Much More”
The PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions will also feature updated and enhanced radio selections with over 100 new songs and new DJ mixes from returning voices across the games 17 radio stations. Plus, anyone who pre-orders the game will receive a HUGE boost in in-game cash of $1,000,000 to spend across Grand Theft Auto V AND Grand Theft Auto Online.
A host of new, exclusive content also awaits players returning from the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the GTA series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane, and a faster more maneuverable blimp. Added activities such as wildlife photography and new shooting range challenges (alongside new weapons) have also been included.
One of the biggest improvements to GTA Online will be an increased player count in that you can now play with up to 30 players at once on the PS4 and XBox One. All existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content that has come out since the launch of GTA Online will also be available, with more to come on the way, and if you missed it during the original announcement, all existing players on PS3 or Xbox 360 will be able to transfer their GTA Online characters and progression to their choice of PS4, Xbox One, or PC.
If you missed out on GTA V when it first came out, now’s your chance to see what you’ve been missing, and you won’t be disappointed.