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GTA 5 Mods We’d Love to See


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On January 27, the highly successful open world game Grand Theft Auto V will be released on the PC, following its November release for the PS4 and the Xbox One. One of the many reasons to be excited for the PC version is its potential for mods. Right now, GTA 5 mods are possible, but uncommon. It’s not nearly as easy to create console game mods. PC mods, on the other hand, can be found by the thousands. Looking at past Grand Theft Auto mods and considering what we have to work with in GTA V, what sorts of mods will fans create?

Character models and skins are popular things to change with mods, and the end result is you’d get to play through the game as other characters—even characters from other games or movies. Along the same lines, there will probably be mods to change the appearance of vehicles and add new vehicles to GTA 5. The same goes for weapons, which opens up a lot of possibilities. And even though the remastered GTA V’s graphics look phenomenal, some fans will surely create mods to press the game’s limits by improving its visuals even further. These are all the usual sorts of mods we’d expect to see, but what are some we’d love to see?

Flight

One GTA V cheat allows the player to enter freefall. This becomes a limited form of flight. Players have found glitches in GTA Online that let their characters walk through the air, but what would be really cool would be a mod that simply grants your character the power of flight. Soar above the city toward your next mission!

Perspective Shifts

We’d also like to see the game from some new perspectives. There are some first-person GTA 5 mods already, and the PC release opens the door for even better ones. If first-person isn’t your thing, it might be fun to play the game with a top-down view, along the lines of the early games in the series.

Zombies

After all the rumors we’ve heard, we can’t talk about mods without bringing up the dreaded z-word. There could be official zombie content for GTA V on the horizon, but whether there is or isn’t, we bet modders will have a lot of fun creating their own Los Santos undead apocalypse. From survival simulators to shooting-fests, zombie mods have a lot of potential.

LSPDFR

A really popular GTA IV mod was the Liberty City Police Department First Response (LCPDFR) mod. It put players in the shoes of the LCPD, allowing them to patrol the city, make arrests, call for backup, and more. Players had a lot of fun taking on the role of the police for once, and many would love to see a similar mod return for the Los Santos Police Department in GTA 5.

Since the PC version of GTA V will also be released through Steam, there’s a good chance it will utilize the Steam Workshop, a platform for user-based content. Existing Steam Workshop games have allowed players to create new items, skins, maps, scenarios, and basically everything else mods are used for. It makes game mods more accessible, easier to implement, and safer.

Rockstar hasn’t said whether or not it will support the Steam Workshop, but even if it doesn’t, we still have some great fan-made content to look forward to. What GTA V mods are you most interested in?


GTA V PC Mods Already Underway


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We’ve already seen a few GTA V mods around, but since the game is only out for the Xbox 360 and PS3 right now, there aren’t a lot. We expect the number of available mods to skyrocket once the PC version is released in January next year.

If we had any doubts, we don’t anymore. Fans are already working on GTA V PC mods, getting an early start in anticipation of the release. One such fan is Youtube’s Casey Likes Games, who hopes to create a mod that will let you play GTA V as a female character, complete with new voice acting.

She’s uploaded a mockup video to demonstrate what it might be like. Check it out!

Pretty cool. We hope she creates a full mod when GTA V comes out for the PC early next year. We also wonder how many other fans have also begun work on PC mods..?

Would this mod interest you? What other mods do you hope to see for GTA V?


Official Word on GTA 5 PC Launch Delay


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Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PC is delayed. Yes, it’s official and was confirmed by Rockstar Games themselves just yesterday. What’s the reason though? Well, they’ve made us wait a little longer for that, apparently is just a matter of the PC version of GTA V requiring a little more development time to make it as polished as possible.

Rockstar has sent out this official explanation via the Rockstar Newswire here.

We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTAV and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon. We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTAV to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible. Please do stay tuned as we reveal new features and information about all the new versions in the weeks ahead.

We think it makes sense for a couple of reasons: (1) PCs are more powerful than even the Xbox One and Playstation 4, so Rockstar might need more time to really get the most out of it in terms of graphics and artwork; and (2) they might also need more time in order to really lock down GTA Online against PC hackers and crackers…

Anyway we expect much more news on all the new platform releases in coming weeks. It’s going to be a very exciting end to the year for gamers, and a great start to 2015 as well!


GTA V for PS4/X1 Releases November 18


The day we’ve been waiting for is here, and it’s brought with it both good news and bad news. Grand Theft Auto V will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18, the date leaked by Newegg last week. However, Newegg was wrong about one thing. The PC version of GTA V won’t come out on November 18 with the others. The rumors about its delay were true, as it is set for January 27, 2015.

Rockstar didn’t provide details on why the PC version is delayed.

No matter which version you’re interested in, if you pre-order it, you’ll get a special bonus: $500,000 in-game cash for your single player bank account and $500,000 for your GTA Online bank account.

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And while this remastered port of GTA V will certainly draw new players, Rockstar has another bonus ready for players making the jump from last-gen versions of the game. As long as you’re logged into your Rockstar Social Club account, if you’ve played through the GTA V prologue on either PS3 or Xbox 360, you’ll be rewarded with rare classic series cars (such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane, and a faster Blimp), new weapons, shooting range challenges, and wildlife photography opportunities.

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Improvements to GTA V and GTA Online include:

  • Higher resolution
  • Increased draw distance
  • More weapons, vehicles, and activities
  • More wildlife
  • Increased traffic density
  • All-new foliage system
  • Better damage and weather effects
  • Over 100 new songs and DJ mixes on the radio stations
  • Support for up to 30 players in PS4/X1 GTA Online

The new version of GTA Online will include all the content and improvements made to the original version. Don’t forget, you’ll be able to transfer your existing GTA Online data to your PS4, Xbox One, or PC.

Click here more beautiful screenshots, or here for the official announcement, and be sure to watch the new trailer.

Are you excited to have a definite release date at last? PC players, are you disappointed with the delay? Let us know your thoughts.


Leaked Info on Remastered GTA V – “It Looks Insane”


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We’ve got brand new details of the remastered version of Grand Theft Auto V thanks to a NeoGaf user “The Shogun” attending a demo event and then leaking some details! It’s fair to say that the info he’s spilled has everyone pumped for the next-gen and PC releases of the game!

The leaked info comes via a closed-door demonstration recently held at the GameStop Manager Conference in Anaheim, California. At the 45 minute demo, Rockstar demo’ed the Playstation 4 version of the game, which is running at 1080p and by all accounts “looking insane”. Read on for more tidbits…

  • Foliage has been completely reworked. Tree barks been redone, individual grass blades, wild flowers etc. This applies to underwater areas as well. Completely reworked coral reefs and underwater plants.
  • Draw distance now is INSANE. One example they showed us was the main city at night. They showed it on PS3 first amd showed us how all lighting at a distance was pre baked. In the remaster its all pre loaded in real time and is dynamic. You can see lights and traffic flow from massive distances.
  • Water rendering system has been completely redone. Rivers / Ocean / rain are gorgeous
  • No release date given. They simply said soon.
  • Animal texture work has been 100% re done.
  • Anti Aliasing looked great with little to no jaggies. Looked 1080p to me. It was demoed on PS4.
  • Promised “new” content. One example was new songs / soundtrack / radio stations.
  • Character models have been improved for sure.
  • Street detail is massively improved. Rain water now pools up on the road and honestly reminded me of Infamous Second Sons wet roads.
  • Animal and Wildlife count has been upped. They specifically mentioned how much they learned from Red Dead Remption and the original GTA5 and wanted to improve animal interactions even more.
  • Animals now sport actual fur. As in strands of hair that stick out from the actual body not just flat textures like in the original release.
  • I believe this has been in development since before GTA5s actual release as they said its been heavily worked on for over a year. Believe me you can tell. This is a complete remaster not just an uprezzed port. A huge chunk of staff have to be working on this.

Key take-outs for us aside from all the graphical goodness: no release date as yet, just “soon” and it runs at 1080p. Now we really can’t wait!


Testers Are Playing GTA V PC on Steam


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Are we close to the release date of GTA V for the PC? Since the remastered versions are due out this fall, it should be coming soon, and this new data supports theories that the release isn’t too far off.

SteamDB, a site that tracks information from Steam’s database, has reported gameplay of GTA V on Steam. Two players logged GTA V playtime of approximately 5-6 hours this Saturday, September 6. These must be game testers, and the session length suggests GTA V for Steam is nearing completion.

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For fans who believed GTA V for PS4, Xbox One, and PC would be released this fall, this shouldn’t be much of a surprise, but for those who feared it was delayed, it’s another story. On the other hand, some fans are still annoyed that we had to wait this long for a port to the new consoles and PC.

If you’re concerned that the data shows only two testers, keep in mind that this is only for the Steam build of the game. The primary goal of these testers will be to make sure its Steam integration is successful. We’re sure Rockstar used plenty of testers during development.


Latest Remastered Release Date Rumor is October


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Someone just posted the Fred Meyer reservation card that you can see above for Grand Theft Auto V on the Playstation 4 (for those of you outside the US, Fred Meyer is a chain of super stores).

What’s the big deal? Well, the reservation card has a release date of October 28 for the game – as in next month! The release date is of course qualified with the usual “subject to change” statement.

No, this still isn’t official confirmation from Rockstar, but it’s still better than a delay announcement right? And it’s even just under a month before the last possible release date we reported (November 18 at Newegg).

We’re getting a little tired of these incremental release date possibility posts just as much as you guys, however it’s important to cover the next-gen console and PC release of GTA 5 as much as possible for our fans. It will also be a very interesting exercise to go back and compare all these rumored dates to what it actually turns out to be!

Anyway, we live in hope. Being able to play GTA V on PC as early as next month would be nice!


Australian Retailer – GTA V Delayed to 2015


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Just when we saw enough rumors to make it seem pretty likely GTA V would release for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this November, one retailer released the apology pictured above. Australian retailer Big W advertised a November release for the game, but now claims it was a mistake, as it has been delayed until Spring 2015.

This is far from the first time we’ve heard such rumors, but just last week, Rockstar repeated its statement that the remastered versions of GTA V will be released this fall.

What makes it even stranger is the specific mention of a spring release. Big W is Australian, so Spring 2015 means it wouldn’t release until September-November of next year. We could understand if it was delayed until the early months of 2015, but how could it possibly be delayed for a full year from now? Does this mean it’s delayed in Australia, or is the retailer just mistaken? (Perhaps someone wrote November 2015 by mistake, and this is the result of a typo.)

A few days ago, we discovered that Newegg listed a November 18 release, but all its listings have since reverted to the December 31 placeholder date. When do you think GTA V for PS4/X1/PC will become available?


Newegg Leaks Remastered GTA V Release Date?


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While some rumors are hinting that November 14 is the release date for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of GTA V, other release dates for this much anticipated upgrade to the current Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game have been posted by various outlets.

Most retailers’ websites either list a standard placeholder date like December 31 or say nothing at all, but the US-based online hardware/software retailer Newegg has listed a date that we haven’t seen previously. And given this is Newegg we’re talking about, not some random European retailer, we’re inclined to give this date a little more credence…

GTA V’s PS4 page, Xbox One page, and PC page at Newegg all have a release date of November 18 this year shown.

Adding further weight to the potential November 18 release date is the fact that it’s a Tuesday, the specific day of the week when many high-profile games are released. Being prior to Thanksgiving is a nice little bonus too!

However you want to look at it Rockstar is fast running out of time to announce a release date. When do you think the remastered versions of GTA V will come out?


November 14 for the New Versions of GTA V?


GTA V November 14

We still don’t have an official release date for GTA V on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, a fact which has concerned some people and caused many rumors of a delay, but now more retailers have listed a release date for these games.

Littlewoods has updated the game’s listings to give a release date of November 14. Not only that, but Exertis Gem, the UK distributor for Take-Two Interactive, also changed the date to November 14 today.

Exertis Gem’s listing has since reverted to “To Be Confirmed, but neoGAF users got a picture first.

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While we’ve seen many release date rumors before this, this isn’t the first time the date November 14 has surfaced as a possibility. Is it just a coincidence, or is there something to this rumor?