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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.


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?


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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?


GAME Gives PS4, Xbox One & PC GTA V Release Date of 1 November


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UK retailer GAME is making headlines today with a couple of tweets that saying Grand Theft Auto V on the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 has a “provisional release date” of 1 November (this year).

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.

Officially, all Rockstar Games has said about the new versions of GTA 5 is “autumn” – that’s the only official word at this stage.

PS: We realize the tweets didn’t refer to the PC version, but given Rockstar has been lumping them into one “release group” so are we!


New GTA V Release Rumor Points to November 14


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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.


GTA V on PS4/X1/PC Might Release October 28


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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?


GTA V Too Big For Its Own Good?


It was several days ago that Rockstar gave all us rabid GTA fans a nightstick to the gut when they announced the delay of Grand Theft Auto V from late spring/early summer to September 17. This is, of course, nothing new in the videogame world. More than any other form of media, videogames are prone to delays for numerous reasons.

Bug testing/quality assurance is a common one. Games are vast jumbles of code, and that code doesn’t simply write itself (in fact, we’re still waiting on someone to write some killer code that will write its own code!). What’s more, you also need to make sure everything is structured and performs as one would expect. Bug testing often uncovers hundreds of little errors or inconsistencies that require fixing, then the whole process has to take place again to ensure those fixes haven’t interfered with something else.

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In other cases, developers are simply over-ambitious in determining the time, manpower, and resources it will take to see their creation brought to fruition. All it takes is a delay in one department to hold up work in other departments, potentially bringing the whole thing to a grinding, screeching halt.

Then there are developers who are simply not satisfied with their work and want to add more and more gaming goodness to their magnum opus (kick-ass game). This is a challenge every good developer faces, as it’s a rare occurrence that a company is ever completely satisfied with what they’ve wrought. There is always more that can be done; more content, more refinement, more secrets, more anything and everything!

In GTA V’s case, it’s probably safe to assume that the delay is due to a little (or a lot) of all three. Of the three however, the latter is the most likely cause of the extended development time. And while that’s certainly noble, it raises the question of GTA V is perhaps a little bigger, and a little more ambitious, than it really needed to be.

The world will be gargantuan, and in fact larger than the worlds of Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV, and San Andreas – combined! While you wrap your head around that (and it may take a while), consider also that there will be more vehicles than in any other GTA game, that you’ll be able to control three different protagonists and switch between them at will, and that you’ll be able to take those three heroes underwater, for a swim with the fishies (a literal one this time).

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Variety may be the spice of life, but bigger is not necessarily always better (I’m not gonna touch that one).  Does it really improve the game to have such a massive world? Or could it in fact even be a detriment to getting around, finding things, and completing missions? Do we really need three different characters to play? For a feature that is probably adding significantly to the development time, is that really going to improve GTA V in any meaningful way?

New features are great. More and more of everything is great. But eventually a point must be reached where the developers need to say “we’ve made a great game, now let’s get this baby in the hands of our waiting customers”. Sadly that point hasn’t been reached yet, and all we can do is hope that the delays are really worth the wait. To finish with an overused cliché – only time will tell!


GTA 5 Officially Delayed Until September


The video game industry’s weatherman, Michael Pachter, was in some ways correct with the predictions he made earlier this week. Rockstar has confirmed the release date for GTA 5, but to everyone’s shock and horror it has been delayed until September 17 2013!

Yup, it’s official. Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed.

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Rockstar broke the news on its blog and put the delay down to needing more time to polish and finish up its flagship title…

We know this is about four months later than originally planned and we know that this short delay will come as a disappointment to many of you, but, trust us, it will be worth the extra time. GTAV is a massively ambitious and complex game and it simply needs a little more polish to be of the standard we and, more importantly, you require.

Gamers everywhere are (of course) everything from disappointed, to abusive, to straight up pissed. Some are even spreading conspiracy theories blaming the delay on the recent gun violence in the United States (which Rockstar has denied as utter nonsense).

So, the bottom line things are going to drag on for a bit more… Nothing you can do but suck it up and take it (that’s right, cancelling your preorder in protest won’t do jack). We still think that GTA V will be worth the wait!


GTA V Release Date Could Be Announced Friday


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Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter is without a doubt the most well-known financial analyst in the video games industry and even the smallest utterance from him is often pounced on and quoted dozens of times over… like now.

Take-Two Interactive (owner of Rockstar Games and NASDAQ listed company – TTWO) reports its Q3 2013 financials on Friday and Pachter thinks Rockstar might also announce the release date of Grand Theft Auto V at the same time.  In a research note Pachter has said:

TTWO initially provided FY:13 EPS guidance in “excess of $2.00″ in May 2011, a strong indication of GTA V’s release, but conceded that it would not ship in FY:13 last August when it lowered EPS guidance for the year to $0.00 – 0.20. Investor confidence appears shaken by repeated, unexpected, and unjustified swings in profit and loss. If Rockstar is ready to confide in Take-Two management, we may learn the launch date next week.

What that essentially means is that TTWO shareholders have been spooked by their company’s wild swings in revenue, and that in order to shore up some confidence, they might let everyone know when GTA 5 will be released (it being the most highly anticipated game in years and sure to bring in bucketloads of cash for Rockstar/TTWO).

Pachter, who’s track record is not 100% (we’ll be honest), also says he still believes a May release date is likely. This being within Rockstar’s spring release window of course.

What do you think? Is Michael Pachter the oracle or the weatherman of the video games industry?


Amazon France: GTA V Coming June 19


We’re taking this a pinch of proverbial salt at the moment, but Amazon France has given its Grand Theft Auto V listing a release date of “19 juin 2013″ – June 19 next year in other words.

Rockstar have officially given GTA 5 a release window of Spring 2013 / April to June already, and the Amazon FR release date is right at the end of that timeline – something that is surely going to disappoint pretty much all gamers (until it is disproven at least). We would have been much happier with April!

Anyway, the date is actually highly likely to be a placeholder only, and we would be extremely surprised if the watertight ship that is Rockstar let the cat of the bag like this, and through Amazon France.

Look at it this way: when the official release date is announced, it is roughly 90% likely to be 19 June or earlier, so we’re really setting ourselves up for good news whenever the actual date is revealed.  Time will tell, but hopefully we won’t be holding our breath all the way through to end of June!