New-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Will Be Out In November, With More Stuff

New-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Will Be Out In November, With More Stuff

The improved version of Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be out on November 18, according to the game's developer, Rockstar. The PC version will follow on January 27, 2015.

The company says the new edition of the massively popular game will contain new weapons, vehicles, activities, wildlife and other technical advancements. Rockstar is promising at least 100 new radio songs too.

Rockstar is also bumping up the GTA Online player limit to 30 for PS4/Xbox One players, they say, though there's still no word on when they will be adding the much-requested heist system. There's also no word on if or when we'll ever see some sort of single-player downloadable content for Rockstar's ambitious open-world game.

GTA V launched last September for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The lengthy single-player game let gamers switch between controlling the lives of three men — the semi-retired bank robber Michael, the aspiring crook Franklin and the psycho Trevor — as they teamed up to rob banks in a fictionalised version of Los Angeles and nearby deserts, forests and beaches. (Read our GTA V review.)

As good as the game looked on the outgoing generation of consoles, a better-looking version of the game that would be designed for the newer PlayStation and Xbox as well as the PCs was long expected. That version was announced this past June at the E3 gaming trade show.

At E3, Rockstar showed a trailer for the new version. But the company didn't provide a lot of detail about what exactly would be different. A press release at the time promised "increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions" as well as "new wildlife, upgraded weather and damage effects, and an array of new details to discover."

GTA V sported a multiplayer mode that was released a few weeks after the base game. Called Grand Theft Auto Online, it let players collaborate or compete in criminal activities sprinkled across the GTA V map, though many players used that version of the game for more peaceful things like creating bike-stunt videos and landing helicopters on top of airborne jets — really, whatever they could think of in the GTA's playground of vehicles, guns and forgiving physics.

Rockstar had previously said that player progress in the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions of GTA Online would carry over into the new versions, presumably through the development studio's online Rockstar Social Club system.

New-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Will Be Out In November, With More Stuff

Rockstar has supported GTA Online in the year since its launch with regular releases of free packs of missions, weapons, vehicles and outfits while also charging for some desirable items. The company had missed a self-imposed spring deadline for the supposed crown jewel of GTA Online, multiplayer heists. Most recently, Rockstar apologized to fans, saying heists were missing spring but were still coming.

Last December the company also teased what sounded like a significant expansion to the game's single-player campaign for some time this year: "we have big plans for substantial additions in 2014 continuing Michael, Franklin and Trevor's action, mayhem and unexpected adventures in Southern San Andreas."

New-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Will Be Out In November, With More Stuff

Comments

    Any news on single player save files? I spent over 90 hours getting 100% completion and I'm not really a fan of having to do all that again, but I guess having in HD I'll make an exception

      Nope, your single player saves are on your system, not in the R* cloud servers.

        And? I was able to transfer my PS3 Borderlands 2 save over to PC.

          That's nice. I'm sure there is very little technical reasons as to why they aren't allowing those that want to move single player saves over to other platforms, but R* said no.

          So, no.

        Rockstar have confirmed that save games from PS3/360 WILL be transferable to PS4/XBone and PC. You can copy save files from consoles to an external hard drive very easily.

          I see "GTA Online characters and progression", but not single player saves. Any chance of a link?

            I remember them mentioning this during Sony's E3 press conference... I'll try find a link to an article...

            EDIT: Just watched that particular video again and yes, they mention *online save data*, which is of course the social club data, which makes sense. There is discussion on the R* forums about SP save file transfer, apparently there are details about it to be confirmed at a later date, so who knows.

            There's no reason why it isn't *possible*, though. It's easy to get save files off ps3 anyway [haven't used a 360 so can't talk for that]

            Last edited 14/09/14 10:43 pm

      You can transfer the old save files to the new version, yes.

    Oh man... Jan 27th for PC and thats even if they stick to that date which i am not holding out much hope for.

    My prediction is around mid december they will announce a delay with a late feburary to mid march release.

      As much as I want it on PC ASAP, I'd be happy for it to be pushed back if there's a chance we can avoid the horrid optimisation that the GTAIV port had.

    I just want to get friends together and make a gang so we can terrorise the NPCs.

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