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!
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!
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!
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
If you’re a fan of Grand Theft Auto V (OK, stupid question…) then the general “GTA V buzz” at Gamescom this year would not have been to your liking.
Although GTA 5 Cheats couldn’t attend in person, we’ve heard from several sources that there was plenty of gossip at this year’s famous German game fair that GTA V for PC would not be released until the first half of 2015… at the earliest!
This would be a pretty major delay and change from the only official announcements from Rockstar Games on the matter – until now they’ve only commented via the original announcement that a PC version was coming, along side versions for the Xbox One and Playstation 4, in Autumn this year.
In what could be interpreted as another bad sign, there was also no mention of the next-gen versions of the game at the show, which is somewhat ominous if it is indeed going to be launched within the new few months!
One issue which GTA 5 Cheats recently highlighted is that the nailing down the online portion of the game, GTA Online, might be particularly hard for the PC version. Rockstar has struggled to contain all the glitching in GTA Online for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3… and one can easily imagine glitching on a PC version of the game being taken to a whole new level.
We’ll update you as soon as we hear more… but just remember, at least at the moment, that Autumn is still very much the goal – we can’t wait to play GTA V on other systems either!
If you’ve gotten bored waiting for Rockstar to release heists for GTA Online already (I must read a complaint about that delay every day) or you’ve stopped your journeys into Los Santos for the minute, preferring to wait for GTA V to be released on X1, PS4 or PC, then this piece of news might get you excited about the game once more… or it might not.
Today Rockstar announced that they’ve officially verified ten brand new player-created Jobs for GTA 5, which means you’ll now be able to find them in the Verified Jobs section of GTA Online. It also means they must be pretty darn good because Rockstar has chosen to bestow this special status upon them.
The list of anointed jobs is as follows: Code 13-91; Urban Jungle; Rebel Rodeo; Brand’s Snatch; Hold: Operation Interrupt; Hit the Apex; Rail Yard Railed Out; That’s What She Said; Tittie Twister and Raid: Claustrophobia.
We hope these jobs provide a little added fun for you and that next time we’ll have some bigger news!
Remember back in February when we told you Karen Gravano was trying to sue Rockstar for $40 million over the GTA V character Antonia Bottino? Yep, that’s still going on. Gravano insists they based Bottino on her–and more importantly, that they stole her life story to use in the game without her permission.
Maybe Rockstar is just tired of it. Maybe it thinks the whole case is absurd. Or, on the other side of the spectrum, maybe it isn’t sure how to prove her story false.
Whatever the case may be, Rockstar fired back at her with the retort that Bottino clearly isn’t based on her… because Gravano is much heavier than the character in the game.
We’ll resist the urge to make a thousand puns about the weight of the lawsuit.
There aren’t a lot of video game companies who have received fellowships from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Shigeru Miyamoto is one who has, as is Will Wright, and during this year’s British Academy Game Awards on March 12, Rockstar Games will join them.
Harvey Elliott, the chair of the BAFTA Games Committee, feels that Rockstar has had a huge impact on the gaming industry, particularly with the high success of the Grand Theft Auto series. He feels that Rockstar’s work has really set a new standard for video games.
Sam Houser, Rockstar’s co-founder, said “accepting the BAFTA Fellowship is incredibly humbling.”
If you can get to London on March 12, BAFTA is selling tickets to the British Academy Game Awards. It will also be streamed on Twitch.
Remember when Baird Equity Research predicted that Rockstar would announce a new Red Dead game by the end of 2013? They aren’t the only ones thinking that an announcement is on the horizon.
An unnamed source reported to EMGN.com that a next-gen Red Dead game is definitely in the works. It might not be titled Red Dead Redemption 2, but it will essentially be a sequel to 2010’s open world western, which should please many fans.
Although this is still an unverified rumor, it does have some facts to back it up. Back in 2012, Rockstar indicated some interest in a sequel, and in 2013, a Rockstar developer claimed to be working on an addition to “a famous IP” since June 2010. Rockstar is definitely working on something, and it could very well be this rumored Red Dead sequel.
We’ll keep you updated.
Karen Gravano is attempting to sue Rockstar for $40 million over a character in GTA V.
Gravano is the daughter of Salvatore Gravano (also known as Sammy the Bull) and a former star of “Mob Wives,” a reality TV show about women whose fathers or husbands were linked to the Mafia. She claims Rockstar stole her story without her permission and used it for a character named Antonia Bottino, whom players rescue in the game.
In GTA V, Antonia Bottino is the daughter of Sammy Bottino, who became an informant. Many fans believe his character to be based on Salvatore Gravano, who also was a mobster-turned-informant. Sammy Bottino refuses to allow Antonia to appear on a television show called “Wise Bitches,” which seems to be a parody of “Mob Wives.”
Karen Gravano claims other parts of her story have been used for Antonia Bottino as well, although she did not go into details. Two-Two and Rockster have declined to comment on the issue.
Personally, we don’t see it. Until she reveals the supposed other details Rockstar used for Antonia, the only thing the two have in common is their father and a link to a television show. That’s hardly grounds to say they stole her life story. Still, we’ll keep our eye on this situation and let you know of any future developments.
There is a good deal of controversy amongst fans about microtransactions, which enable you to purchase items and other things for GTA Online with real money, from within the game. Well, it’s certainly working out for Take-Two (Rockstar’s parent company).
Take-Two said GTA Online microtransactions made up almost half of their digital revenue for the quarter. Since their digital sales revenue for that quarter came out to $132.8 million, that means GTA Online brought in approximately $66.4 million.
That’s a pretty impressive number, and it shows the free-to-play/microtransaction model certainly works for a game as popular as Grand Theft Auto. So much for the analysts who predicted GTA Online wouldn’t be a large source of profits.
How do you feel about this? Let us know your thoughts on GTA Online’s success and microtransactions in general.