Gamers everywhere have been holding their breath to see if Rockstar would make any changes to the next-generation and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto 5, and today the company confirmed that those tantalizing rumors were true. They also went on to announce the release dates for both next-generation consoles and PC, as well as revealing that next-generation players would get everything from new vehicles weapons to a more robust online mode to bolster their Grand Theft Auto 5 experience.
Most thought that the Xbox One and PS4 verisons of the game would surface November 14th, which was very close to the actual date that Rockstar Games just confirmed to be as Tuesday, November 18, 2014. After having to reassure PC gamers that the game was still coming out on the computer platform less than a week ago, the studio also finally made it official that the game would also grace PCs across the world on January 27th, 2015. It’s a disappointing wait, but it’s certainly better than no release at all!
Aside of the obvious graphical enhancements, increased draw distance and improved resolution, gamers will also get to enjoy a slew of new features to the game, most notably the following:
- New weapons, vehicles and activities
- Additional wildlife
- Denser traffic
- New foliage system
- Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more
We already knew that the soundtrack would be getting a boost, but Rockstar has certainly gone above and beyond by including over 100 new tracks across all 17 radio stations, which even features brand new sound bites from the hosts themselves. In addition to this, gamers who pre-order the next-generation edition will get $1,000,000 of in-game cash split evenly between offline and online modes.
For players who buy the next-generation game after owning it for either PS3 or Xbox 360, Rockstar Games has no shortage of exclusive goodies to reward their loyalty. Rare editions of the infamous dodo seaplane, the dukes, and faster blimp will become available, as well as a new wildlife photography activity and plenty of more shooting range challenges. As long as players have completed the prologue of the game on PS3 or Xbox 360, they’ll automatically get access to the bonus content upon starting the game.
Grand Theft Auto Online will now support a grand total of 30 players at once, and all Rockstar-created content that has bolstered the online game for the previous generation will be immediately available upon launch for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gamers. Thankfully, players will be able to transfer their Grand Theft Auto Online characters so they don’t lose any of the levels, vehicles or houses that they’ve worked hard to get on the older consoles.
What do you think about these new features, Ranters? Are you going to get Grand Theft Auto 5 on next generation consoles or PC?
Grand Theft Auto 5 is set to launch on November 18th for Xbox One and PS4, and January 27th, 2015 for PC.
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Source: Rockstar Games