Now that we’ve confirmed GTA V is 100% confirmed and still on track for the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 this Fall, let’s talk about the cool stuff that might mean – things like improved graphics, mods for the PC version, new features, and also some brand new radio stations… Yup, new radio stations have been confirmed the next-gen and PC versions of GTA V by UK model Cara Delevingne.
She posted the image and caption you can see above to her Instagram feed recently, “Back with @rockstargames to update my GTAV radio station Non Stop Pop FM for new versions coming this Fall!”
Non Stop Pop FM is one of the contemporary adult stations available in GTA 5. It’s not immediately clear if the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game will get a radio station refresh too, but we are assuming they will. Similarly it’s not clear if other radio stations will get a fresh coat of pains, but again, we are assuming they will.
All in all this is fantastic news as it means Rockstar Games is going beyond simply improving the graphics in the next gen and PC versions of GTA V. We can’t wait to see what else they have in store for the new versions.
Rockstar Games has just confirmed that GTA 5 is still on track and will be released this Fall on the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4!
You can check out the post here for yourself… someone decided to use their initiative and ask a question in the official Rockstar Support forums – “Is GTA V on PC cancelled, because the internet is going wild?” and thankfully, we got a response; all is well and we will be playing the game this coming Fall, also known as Autumn, or more accurately the months of September through to November.
Several employees from a marketing firm called “Rantic” seem to have been speaking to a few journalists lately and telling them that GTA V is not only going to be delayed (cause yep, there are rumors of that happening too) but it will be CANCELLED!?
The story goes that Rantic was some sort of off-shoot (or otherwise related) to Rockstar North and the launch of Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox 360 and the PS3 and that, we guess, based on that they have the inside word on what Rockstar is planning? Yup, it’s weak.
Rantic have apparently even gone so far as to post these developments/beliefs on their website, which has since been hacked and taken over by members of 4chan (screenshot above). They say that Rockstar never even wanted to release a PC version of GTA, but was forced to due to public demand… Rantic mustn’t have heard of GTA: SA and GTA IV each being on PC then?
We guess the moral of the story is, don’t make such massive claims without hard evidence, or a stronger server… or even better, don’t make them about a game as popular and anticipated as GTA V for PC!
What “provisional release date” is meant to mean we’re not exactly sure, but it’s mostly likely just a safety measure on GAME’s part, so that if the release date does change, they can point to that.
The tweets are also targeted to getting gamers to preorder GTA for PC or one of the next-gen consoles if they haven’t already… so we’re thinking that this potential release date of 1 November might really be a best case scenario, and that maybe we should expect some slippage.
No one wants to wait any longer than they have to for GTA V’s release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but while Rockstar announced at E3 that the new version would be out before the end of the year, some people feel it won’t.
CVG‘s James Jarvis came out of Gamescom concerned about the lack of GTA V news. In his opinion, Rockstar is running out of time to make an announcement. Companies usually provide information in the months ahead of the release date, in order to build up excitement and get fans interested. Jarvis notes that prior to GTA V’s original release for the Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, CVG previewed it “four months before the game’s launch.” You can check out the video below for his complete reasons for being concerned, as well as some interesting comments he has about GTA V’s cut content.
While this may be cause for some worry, we wouldn’t give up on a 2014 release just yet. Rockstar doesn’t have to build anticipation for this the same way they would for a brand new release, and the year isn’t over. Previous rumors that placed the date in October are starting to feel unlikely, but a November or December launch is still well within reach.
What do you think? In what year will the new versions of GTA V come out?
GTA V has already been extremely successful, and fans are thrilled at the thought of playing it on the Xbox One, PS4, or PC, especially with the graphical improvements seen in the trailer and screenshots. In an interview with MVC, Take-Two’s CEO Strauss Zelnick spoke about the upcoming versions of GTA V:
“In the case of GTA V, nothing but the very best will satisfy Rockstar. They want to blow the consumer away. Whatever the expectation is, they want to exceed it. When you see GTA V on next-gen, I want you to tell me whether it is or isn’t better than your expectation. I can guarantee it will be better.”
Zelnick believes GTA V’s sales numbers will climb even higher, as even with 34 million sales, there are still a lot of people who haven’t played it.
It’s great to see such high praise for the remastered GTA V, not that we expected Take-Two to say anything bad about it. Of course, fan expectations are often unrealistic, and Zelnick’s challenge has sparked claims of even higher expectations than before.
Are you planning to buy GTA V for the Xbox One, PS4, or PC? What are your expectations, and do you think Rockstar can exceed them?
By now, you probably know GTA V will be released later this year for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. There still isn’t an official release date. The last rumor we heard placed it on October 28 for all three versions. Now, a new rumor suggests at least the PC version of GTA V will come out on November 14.
This morning, a Danish retailer called Coolshop listed a release date of November 14, 2014 for GTA V. It has since been changed to the placeholder date of December 31, but PC Gamer got a screenshot beforehand.
Some fans are disappointed at the thought of such a late release date, but it’s probably better than if it joins the huge lineup set to release this October. This is still just a rumor, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything official.
Last week, GTA V was officially announced for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. We got to see a trailer and some comparison screenshots, but thanks to DigitalFoundry, we can get an even better look at the extent of the visual changes.
This video re-creates the announcement trailer with footage from the PS3 version of the game, and places it beside the PS4 trailer for a comparison. Check it out.
As you can see, the changes go beyond mere polish. The wildlife and more dynamic environments are two aspects that really stand out. What do you think?
We know GTA V will be coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this fall, but no official release date was given with the announcement. However, some users caught a glimpse of a potential release date on Amazon.
Yesterday, Amazon listed the games with a release date of October 28, 2014, although the date has since been replaced with the generic placeholder date of December 31. October 28 would make a lot of sense, as it’s in the fall and on a Tuesday. Still, consider this a rumor until the date is made official.
The retailer listings also let us know that the game will cost $59.99. Are you planning to get GTA V for the PS4/X1/PC?
It’s taken a long time and a lot of rumors to reach this point, but at last we can discuss the official release of GTA V on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. At Sony’s E3 press conference last night, it was finally announced. Check out the trailer to see what it will look like on a more powerful set of systems.
As you can see, there is more to the visual appeal of this new version than just shinier graphics. More details and depth allow for more vivid and realistic environments, and there will be new animals (so far fans have discovered cats, pugs, and hammerhead sharks), weather effects, and more. The PC version of GTA V will include a video editor.
GTA Online is also a part of this enhanced experience, and will have new weapons, properties, vehicles, jobs, and customizations. Best of all, if you’ve already played GTA Online on the PS3 or Xbox 360, you can transfer your data to one of the new versions.