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Official Rockstar Word: GTA V on PC, PS4, X1 Coming this Fall


We don’t plan on recapping everything that’s happened in the last few days, with rumors of the PC version of GTA V being completely cancelled, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game being delayed and other goings on because it’s all pretty much irrelevant now.

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!

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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.

So sit tight, relax and wait right here with us :)


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!


Romanian Retailer Lists PS4/X1 Versions of GTA V


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Yes, we have yet another retailer listing the unannounced PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V. This time, it’s Altex, a large Romanian retailer. Both the PS4 version and the Xbox One version can be found on the website with an estimated release date of June 15…2015.

If this is accurate, GTA V won’t hit the next-gen consoles for over a year. Still, that’s sooner than the current official word, since Rockstar has yet to say anything. This wouldn’t be the first time Altex listed an unannounced game that was later announced, but we’ve seen this rumor so many times now, we have to be skeptical.

What do you think? Will GTA V ever come to the PS4 and Xbox One?


Online Retailer Taking Pre-orders for GTA V on PS4 & Xbox One


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An games retailer in the Czech Republic, SuperGamer.cz, has started taking pre-orders for GTA V on the Playstation, Xbox One and also the PC. Does this mean a next-gen/PC announcement is imminent?

You can check out the listing for the game here along with its stated release date of June 13 this year. Well, at least they say it will arrive for PS4 and PC on June 13, the Xbox One page for the game doesn’t have a date specified, for whatever reason.

We’ve already taken a quick poll of gamer’s reactions to this news and most are pretty happy that GTA V *seems* to be coming to the next-generation and of course PC. We’ve long said that it’s a no brainer for Rockstar and just a matter of when. Afterall, they could sell millions of copies of the same game that has been out for a fair amount of time now on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The bean counters will be licking their lips!

As for whether June 13 is indeed the actual release date, or the games are coming to Xbox One/PS4/PC at all, we can’t say for sure without the official word from Rockstar. So this one is staying a rumor for now…


Midnight Launch Locations for GTA V


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Midnight launches of Grand Theft Auto V for most of the world are literally just hours away so we thought it would be a good time to remind you which stores will in fact be open then! You can either quickly scan our tip sheet below, or otherwise use this tool over at Rockstar Games if you live in either North America or the UK.

Gamestop / EB Games Stores

  • USA – Most Gamestop stores will be open at midnight.
  • Canada – Most Gamestop and EB Games stores will be open at midnight.
  • United Kingdom – Nothing announced.
  • Australia – Game has been released already.

Walmart

A lot of these stores are open 24/7 in both the United States and Canada, so give your local a call to check if they’ll be selling the game from midnight.

Best Buy

  • USA – Nothing announced.
  • Canada – Every Bestbuy store (except those in Quebec and Sudbury) will be open at midnight, plus they will re-open early at 8am on September 17.

GAME

Lots of GAME stores are doing midnight openings in the United Kingdom.

Future Shop

Every Future Shop store in Canada (except those in Quebec and Sudbury) will be open at midnight, plus they will re-open early at 8am on September 17.


Australia Midnight Launch Locations


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Good news for all our Australian friends – there is over 320 EB Games stores that will be holding midnight launches for GTA V as well as dozens of JB Hi-Fis, meaning that you’ll be some of the first gamers in the world to get your hands on the game! The title for the very first in the world will likely go to gamers in New Zealand (and of course any of those sneaky retailers who break the street date…).

Here’s the full list of EB Games stores that will be doing midnight launches for GTA 5 on 17 September:

ACT

  • Belconnen
  • Canberra Centre
  • Gungahlin
  • Tuggeranong
  • Woden Plaza

New South Wales

  • Albury
  • Armidale
  • Ashfield
  • Balgowlah
  • Ballina Central
  • Bankstown
  • Bateau Bay
  • Batemans Bay
  • Bathurst
  • Baulkham Hills
  • Bega
  • Birkenhead Point
  • Blacktown
  • Bondi
  • Broadway
  • Broken Hill
  • Burwood
  • Campbelltown
  • Carlingford Court
  • Castle Towers
  • Cessnock
  • Charlestown Sq
  • Chatswood
  • Chatswood Chase
  • Chullora
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Coffs Palms Centre
  • Dapto
  • Darling Harbour
  • Dee Why
  • Dubbo
  • Eastgardens
  • Erina Fair
  • Fairfield
  • Figtree
  • Forster
  • Galeries
  • George Street
  • Glendale
  • Gosford
  • Goulburn
  • Grafton
  • Greenhills
  • Griffith
  • Hornsby
  • Hurstville
  • Inverell
  • Jesmond
  • Katoomba
  • Kempsey
  • Kotara
  • Lake Haven
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Lavington
  • Lismore
  • Lismore Woodlark St
  • Lithgow
  • Liverpool
  • MacArthur Square
  • MacQuarie Centre
  • Maitland
  • Maroubra
  • Marrickville
  • Menai
  • Merrylands
  • Miranda
  • Mittagong
  • Mt Druitt
  • Mudgee
  • Murwillumbah
  • Muswellbrook
  • Narellan
  • Nepean
  • North Rocks
  • Nowra
  • Orange
  • Parkes
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith ground lvl
  • Plumpton
  • Port Macquarie
  • Raymond Terrace
  • Rhodes
  • Richmond Markets
  • Riverside
  • Roselands
  • Rouse Hill
  • Royal Randwick
  • Salamander Bay
  • Settlement City
  • Seven Hills
  • Shellharbour
  • St Clair
  • St Marys
  • Stanhope
  • Sylvania Waters
  • Tamworth
  • Tamworth 2
  • Taree
  • Toormina
  • Top Ryde
  • Tuggerah
  • Tweed City
  • Tweed Mall
  • Wagga
  • Warrawong
  • Warriewood
  • Warringah Mall
  • Wetherill Park
  • Winston Hills
  • Wollongong
  • World Square
  • Woy Woy

Northern Territory

  • Alice Springs
  • Casuarina
  • Millner Homemaker
  • Palmerston

Queensland

  • Albert Street
  • Arana Hills
  • Aspley
  • Australia Fair
  • Ayr
  • Beenleigh
  • Benowa
  • Booval
  • Bribie Island
  • Brisbane City
  • Brookside
  • Browns Plains
  • Browns Plains Village Square
  • Bundaberg
  • Bundaberg Hinkler
  • Burleigh Heads
  • Caboolture Park
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Central
  • Caloundra
  • Canelands
  • Cannon Hill
  • Capalaba
  • Capalaba Central
  • Carindale
  • Castletown
  • Central Highlands Marketplace
  • Chermside Nth end
  • Cleveland
  • Clifford Gardens
  • Dalby
  • Deception Bay
  • DFO Cairns
  • Emerald
  • Forest Lakes
  • Garden City
  • GC Harbourtown
  • Gladstone
  • Gracemere
  • Gympie
  • Helensvale
  • Hervey Bay
  • Inala
  • Indooroopilly
  • Ipswich
  • Kawana
  • Kingaroy
  • Logan
  • Logan Central
  • Lutwyche
  • Maryborough
  • Moranbah
  • Morayfield
  • Mt Gravatt
  • Mt Isa
  • Mt Ommaney
  • Mt Pleasant
  • Nambour
  • Nerang
  • Noosaville
  • North Lakes
  • Pacific Fair
  • Peninsula Fair
  • Raintrees
  • Redbank Plaza
  • Robina
  • Rockhampton
  • Rockhampton Fair
  • Rose City
  • Runaway Bay
  • Smithfield Cairns
  • South Toowoomba
  • Southport
  • Springfield
  • Springwood
  • Stafford City
  • Stockland Townsville
  • Strathpine
  • Sunnybank
  • Sunnybank Hills
  • Sunshine Plaza
  • Surfers Paradise
  • Taigum
  • The Pines
  • Toombul
  • Toowong
  • Toowoomba
  • Townsville
  • Underwood
  • Victoria Point
  • Willows Townsville
  • Wynnum Plaza
  • Yeppoon

South Australia

  • Arndale
  • Berri
  • Castle Plaza
  • City Cross
  • Colonnades
  • Elizabeth
  • Firle
  • Gawler
  • Glenelg
  • Golden Grove
  • Hallet Cove
  • Harbourtown Adelaide
  • Hollywood Plaza
  • Ingle Farm
  • Marion
  • Mt Barker
  • Mt Gambier
  • Munno Para
  • Murray Bridge
  • Parabanks
  • Port Augusta
  • Port Lincoln
  • Port Pirie
  • Rundle Mall
  • Seaford
  • Sefton
  • Southgate
  • Tea Tree Plaza
  • Victor Harbour
  • West Lakes
  • Whyalla

Tasmania

  • Burnie
  • Devonport
  • Eastlands
  • Hobart
  • Kingston
  • Launceston
  • Meadow Mews
  • North Gate
  • Shoreline

Victoria

  • Airport West
  • Altona
  • Bairnsdale
  • Ballarat Central
  • Bendigo Marketplace
  • Blackburn Square
  • Box Hill
  • Brandon Park
  • Brimbank
  • Broadmeadows
  • Bundoora
  • Caroline Springs
  • Chadstone
  • Chapel St
  • Chirnside Park
  • Colac
  • Corio
  • Cranbourne
  • Dandenong
  • DFO Moorabbin
  • Docklands
  • Doncaster Ground Floor
  • Echuca
  • Endeavour Hills
  • Epping
  • Forest Hill
  • Fountain Gate
  • Frankston Town
  • Geelong
  • Greensborough
  • Hamilton
  • Hastings
  • Highpoint
  • Horsham
  • Kangaroo Flat
  • Karingal
  • Keysborough
  • Knox City
  • Maryborough
  • Melbourne Central
  • Melton
  • Midvalley
  • Mildura
  • Moonee Ponds
  • Mornington
  • Northcote Plaza
  • Northlands
  • Pakenham
  • Plenty Valley
  • Point Cook
  • Richmond
  • Ringwood
  • Ringwood Square
  • Rosebud
  • Sale
  • Shepparton
  • Somerville
  • Southlands
  • Sunbury Square
  • Sunshine Marketplace
  • Swan Hill
  • Swanston Street
  • The Glen
  • Traralgon
  • Wangaratta
  • Warragul
  • Warringal
  • Warrnambool
  • Watergardens
  • Waurn Ponds
  • Waverley Gardens
  • Wendouree Ballarat
  • Werribee Plaza
  • Wodonga

Western Australia

  • Karratha
  • Port Hedland

Here’s the full list of JB Hi-Fi stores that will be doing midnight launches for GTA 5 on 17 September:

New South Wales

  • Charlestown
  • Chatswood
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Glendale
  • Hornsby
  • Liverpool
  • Macarthur Square
  • Merrylands
  • Miranda
  • Mt Druitt
  • Newcastle
  • Penrith
  • Rouse Hill
  • Shellharbour
  • Warrawong
  • Westfield Parramatta
  • Wollongong Central
  • World Square

Victoria

  • Ballarat
  • Brighton
  • Broadmeadows
  • Chadstone
  • Chirnside Park
  • Doncaster
  • Geelong
  • Greensborough
  • Highpoint
  • Knox
  • Melbourne City
  • Northland
  • Plenty Valley
  • Ringwood
  • Shepparton
  • Southland
  • The Glen
  • Watergardens
  • Werribee

Queensland

  • Loganholme
  • Bundaberg
  • Carindale
  • Ipswich
  • Morayfield
  • Strathpine
  • Townsville

South Australia

  • Adelaide City
  • Elizabeth

Tasmania

  • Hobart

ACT

  • Belconnen

Rockstar Considering GTA Online on PS4 and Xbox One


If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard about the multiplayer component of Grand Theft Auto V – GTA Online – then read this post and watch the trailer below.

 

GTA Online is, quite simply, going to be bigger than any of us can realize or even imagine, and Rockstar has said they will be continuously adding to it as well. Given that the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are coming to the end of their lifecycles, would it make sense for Rockstar to be doing all this additional work on making GTA Online bigger and better on old consoles years in the future? No.

CVG recently asked Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies about taking GTA Online to the next generation of consoles and got the following response:

There are very few games like Grand Theft Auto Online – so we’ll play it by ear and see what the consumers want… We’ll get the current-gen versions out first and see what happens in the future.

So while Benzies doesn’t come right out and say we can expect GTA Online on PS4 and Xbox One, it’s a pretty good bet. This is particularly so if they truly “see what consumers want”, and in fact we could expect to see it on PC as well if that is the case… That GTA 5 on PC petition is still trucking along!

Anyway it’s fairly clear, we think, that Rockstar has plans to take not only GTA Online but also GTA V next-gen, we just need to wait for official confirmation.


All New GTA V Info – DLC Details & More!


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The Official Playstation magazine for Brazil “Playstation Revista Oficial” scored an interview with Rockstar Games and have given us just a little bit more information about the upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto V…

  • Franklin’s missions will all primarily involve gang warfare and car racing.
  • Heists are not actually part of the “core game story”.
  • There will be downloadable content available to purchase (DLC), but no release date was provided.
  • There will be buses (and specific bus routes) in the game.
  • You can activate your character’s special powers by pressing either L3 (PS3) or LS (Xbox 360).
  • Photos that you take in-game can be uploaded to the Rockstar Social Club.
  • Franklin’s “look” has changed the most over the period since development of the game started.
  • Rockstar Tip #1: If you are going to steal a plane, choose Trevor. He’s the best pilot.
  • Rockstar Tip #2: If you want to escape during a car chase, choose Franklin as he’s the best driver.

Translation courtesy of Reddit user ‘OverratedMusicGenre’. Bring on September 17!


History says GTA V for PC to Arrive April 17 2014


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The change.org petition to have Grand Theft Auto V developed and released on PC just blasted through 300,000 signatories (see our previous coverage here and here) and we thought it would be a good time to try and assess when a PC version of GTA 5 might actually be released, if it is in development.

Here’s what the previous release dates were for the console versions of Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV, along with their PC version counterparts:

  • Grand Theft Auto 3: October 22 2001 (console) | May 20 2002 (PC) | 210 days difference
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: October 27 2002 (console) | May 12 2003 (PC) | 197 days difference
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: 26 October 2004 (console) | June 7 2005 (PC) | 224 days difference
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: April 4 2008 (console) | December 2 2008 (PC) | 217 days difference

The average time difference across all four games was 212 days, which gives us the following:

  • Grand Theft Auto V: September 17 2013 (console) | April 17 2014 (PC) | 212 days difference

So, if you believe that Rockstar Games will publish GTA 5 on the PC (the signs are certainly there) then watch out for April 17 2014 – it could come around sooner than you think!

 


The numbers: could you wait for GTA V on PC, PS4 or Xbox One?


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A lot of people would like Rockstar Games to announce the development of Grand Theft Auto V for both the PC and next-generation consoles (the PS4 and the Xbox One). The evidence of this is overwhelming – from the change.org petition with over 280,000 signatories, to numerous forum posts, and even comments on this very website. Notwithstanding the game not having been released on current-gen consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3) gamers want to see it on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and also the PC as soon as possible.

The reasons why there is demand for GTA V on these platforms are pretty obvious, but we’ll run through the main ones anyway:

  1. The game should look and run better.
  2. The Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are old consoles, at the end of their lifecycles, and conversely GTA 5 is an epic game at the beginning of the next “GTA lifecycle”.
  3. Why not make it for Xbox One and PS4? It will mean more sales and profits for Take-Two (Rockstar’s parent company).
  4. Not everyone has a PS3 or Xbox 360, but a lot of people have a PC (and some will be selling their current-gen consoles to buy a next-gen console).
  5. You should be able to mod the PC version of the game (and maybe even the Xbox One version, according to Major Nelson).

The official line from Rockstar on the issue has remained consistent throughout:

We don’t have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release [of GTA V] at this time.

GTA 5 Cheats has also covered other, “less official” reasons in the past. These included demand for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions being high enough already (ie those consoles have a massive install base against what will be a comparatively limited base for the X1 and PS4, initially) and that the current-gen console hardware is more than enough to handle GTA V. We also found this little gem which seemed to indicate that a PC version of GTA V was already in the works.

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So why hasn’t Rockstar announced GTA V for any other platforms yet? The truth is that it would cannibalize sales on the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 and ultimately lead to lower sales and profits. Long term, Rockstar and Take-Two are better off delaying any announcement until a future date (perhaps when sales on current-gen consoles drop off).

Anyway, we wanted to run our own surveys to see whether the announcement of PC, PS4 or Xbox One versions of GTA V now would effect gamer’s decisions to purchase the game on current-gen consoles. Over 320 votes later (a decent sample size, we reckon) and the results are as follows:

If GTAV was announced for Xbox One/PS4 with a release date six months after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 26% | No: 74%

If GTAV was announced for PC with a release date six months after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 26% | No: 74%

If GTAV was announced for PC with a release date one year after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 17% | No: 83%

If GTAV was announced for Xbox One/PS4 with a release date one year after the Xbox 360/PS3 release, would you hold off purchasing?

Yes: 21% | No: 79%

So, it appears that between 20% to 25% of people would be prepared to wait for GTA V to be released on a next-generation console or the PC if such a thing was announced today. As you can see the number prepared to wait dropped the longer out the release date of the next-gen/PC version was, but just under 20% of respondents were still willing to wait for a whole year (or so they said)! We seriously doubt we’d have the willpower to wait six agonizing months in order to purchase the game on a newer system or the PC, but it appears that other people think they could do it. How about you – could you wait out a minimum of six months for GTA 5 to be released on your preferred platform if you knew it was 100% confirmed?

It’s also interesting to note that the survey somewhat corrects a statement previously made by Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take Two. He said the following:

There is not one gamer who’s going to sit it out on GTA V hoping there’s something down the road that’s better.

Hate to say it Strauss, but everyone knows there’s something better down the road… and some would even be prepared to wait for it!