A week ago we heard rumors that Europe would receive a GTA V PS4 bundle, and now it’s been confirmed. PlayStation France sent out an announcement Tweet this morning, which reveals both a white PS4 bundle and a black PS4 bundle. The two bundles will become available on November 18, when GTA V is released for the PS4 and Xbox One.
This is great for fans interested in playing the remastered version of GTA V who don’t yet have one of the new consoles. The color option is also a nice touch. We don’t know yet if the bundle will be available in other regions, but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
Are you interested in buying a GTA V PS4 bundle? Do you wish an Xbox One bundle was also available? Share your bundle-related thoughts in the comments below.
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter has been mentioned by us before, like when he predicted a May release for GTA V and said it wouldn’t be profitable to bring GTA V to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Well, he hasn’t changed his mind. His latest report says sales of the upcoming remastered versions of GTA V for the PS4 and Xbox One will “pale in comparison” to the sales of the original versions.
Well, we can’t really argue with that. Over 34 million copies of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions have been shipped, and the PS4 and Xbox One consoles still have a much smaller install base than their predecessors. Many fans who played the game will buy the remastered version, but others won’t.
We expect the PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V to be successful, but it would be crazy to assume it would hit the same high sales figures. He can call it an analysis, but Pachter’s newest GTA V prediction seems like a pretty obvious conclusion to us. Do you agree or disagree?
GTA V will be released for the PS4 this November, although whether it will be November 18 or earlier is a hot topic for debate right now. Whenever it comes out, it looks as though a PS4 bundle option may be available… at least in Europe.
Like many rumors, this one comes by way of a retail listing. This time it’s Amazon (which adds some credibility), and not just one Amazon site, but three. The Spanish, Italian, and German Amazon sites all list the GTA V PS4 bundle. It’s priced at 449,99 euros, which comes in at 26,99 less than if the console and game were bought separately.
Since a lot of people have yet to make the jump to the new console generation, this is a great opportunity for GTA V fans. We haven’t heard anything official about this bundle, and we have no idea if it will be available in places outside of Europe. Europe has already gotten several exclusive PS4 bundles, so there’s a chance this one won’t reach the US or Australia. Still, we can hope for the best! We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
We all know GTA V is coming out for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18… don’t we? Well, a new rumor suggests that release date is only half right, and that the PS4 version of GTA V will two weeks earlier.
On October 2, GTA V for PS4 was mistakenly opened up for pre-orders on PSN in Europe. This is how we learned about the game’s large size. However, German website GamePlane.de has also since discovered that the PS4’s download queue lists a release date of November 4. Mysterious pre-order bonuses were also listed.
Now, there are a couple of things that make this credible. First, Sony hinted back in June there would be an incentive to buy GTA V for the PS4. Second, a PlayStation Store exclusive pre-order bonus was revealed yesterday. Players who pre-order GTA V from the PlayStation Store will receive an extra $300k for GTA Online–but only if they pre-order by November 3.
Why cut off the special pre-order bonus two weeks ahead of November 18? Combined with this rumor of a November 4 release date, it sounds suspicious. This is still just a rumor, but a very intriguing one. Do you think GTA V will release early on the PS4? If you’re an Xbox One player, will it upset you if this is true?
Thanks to user daltontigerboy from GTAForums, we’ve learned that a pre-order page for GTA V on PS4 has appeared on the European PlayStation Store. The page, pictured above, lists a minimum save size requirement of 50 GB – that’s pretty hefty!
This will make GTA V the largest PS4 game so far, coming in just ahead of Wolfenstein: The New Order. Wolfenstein has a minimum save size of 48 GB. Another large PS4 game is The Last of Us Remastered, at 43.5 GB.
For a better comparison, the PS3 version of GTA V lists a minimum save size of 18 GB. The Xbox 360 version was 16 GB, so we can assume GTA V for Xbox One will be around the same size as it is on the PS4.
50 GB is massive! Most of the space will probably go toward the many enhancements, but it’s still a big jump. What do you think about this discovery? Might be time to upgrade that next-gen hard-drive…
Well, the latest heist rumor seems to have been false, unless Rockstar snuck heists in yesterday without anyone noticing (we highly doubt this). On the other hand, Rockstar shared the cool-looking PS4 pictured above, courtesy of Social Club member djnatas.
Djnatas created a GTA V PS4 skin to prepare for the game’s PS4 release on November 18.
Wouldn’t it be cool if that was an official PS4 design? Have you ever made a custom console skin for one of your favorite games?
Many players are looking forward to the release of GTA V on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Some are newcomers who never got to play the original. Others are current players who want to replay the game with better graphics, new features, and more. There are even bonuses for players who are upgrading from the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
But how many will actually upgrade, really? We swung by Reddit and also consulted some GTA 5 Cheats regulars to get a feeling for the situation. Following are the results:
Some players can’t justify spending money on a remastered version of a game they’ve already played; while many are passing on the PS4 and Xbox One versions to hold out for the PC release in early 2015, either for the mods or to access GTA Online without paying for a service like PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold.
On the other hand, there are players who love GTA V so much, they aren’t just getting the PS4 or Xbox One version, but both! Most GTA V players who have one of the newer consoles seem interested in picking up a copy of the game for it, at least when the price goes down.
What about you? Will you be upgrading to a new version of GTA V? Is the PC version more appealing because of the potential for mods, or less appealing because of the delay? PS3 players, is the PlayStation Plus requirement for online gameplay on the PS4 a deterrent for you? Chime in with all of your thoughts in the comments below.
In January and July, we shared footage from fan-made mods that added a first-person view to GTA V. It’s one of the potential mods for the upcoming PC version a lot of fans are hoping for. But what if you don’t need a mod at all? What if the remastered versions of GTA V for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One have official first-person modes already?
Thanks to Gamechup, we learned that Rockstar recently announced a first-person mode. The statement was deleted, but not before a user from GTAforums got a screenshot.
The relevant section says:
“In addition to the above features, you’ll see:
- A brand new first person mode for vehicles that shows the interior of the vehicle, including working speedometers, tachometers, dash lights, and more
- A brand new first person mode while on foot”
First-person view for both on-foot travel and vehicles? Sounds great! Take this as a rumor for now, but since the supposed source is Rockstar itself, we think this has a good chance of being true. What do you think?
Want to know just how the recently confirmed Playstation 4 version of Grand Theft Auto V will compare to the currently available Playstation 3 version? Just check out these animated GIFs made up by some helpful people over at the GTAForums…
Simply click each image in order to open up the animated GIF version and see exactly the sorts of enhancements that the next-generation PS4 version of GTA 5 will bring us.
Along with today’s release date announcement, Rockstar also unveiled a batch of new screenshots taken from the Playstation 4 version of Grand Theft Auto V. We think the game is looking like a mighty fine upgrade from the current console generation versions. Enjoy, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!