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Official First-Person Mode in GTA V?


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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.

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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?


Rumor Says Heists Arrive Next Week


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Despite all the announcements and updates for GTA V and GTA Online lately, we know a lot of you haven’t heard the news you want. Fans were waiting for news about heists ever since they were first announced for this past spring, and when they were delayed, the news caused resentment and disappointment. Many people believed Rockstar held them back to release them alongside the remastered versions of GTA V, but a new rumor claims we’ll see heists on the Xbox 360 and PS3 before the new versions come out.

Next week, in fact.

Youtube user DomisLive believes heists may come to GTA Online on Tuesday, September 23. Of course, this is just a rumor, but DomisLive is the same one who discovered news of the I’m Not a Hipster Update, among other things.

The GTA V servers and Rockstar Social Club went down 9:00 AM ET today and will remain down until 10:00 AM ET tomorrow, because of maintenance being performed on the leaderboards. Since past rumors claim the heists will be accompanied by revamped leaderboards, this could be a good sign.

For the full reasoning behind DomisLive’s prediction that heists are less than a week away, check out his video.

What do you think? Is this rumor just false speculation, or could heists really be on their way?


Latest Remastered Release Date Rumor is October


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Someone just posted the Fred Meyer reservation card that you can see above for Grand Theft Auto V on the Playstation 4 (for those of you outside the US, Fred Meyer is a chain of super stores).

What’s the big deal? Well, the reservation card has a release date of October 28 for the game – as in next month! The release date is of course qualified with the usual “subject to change” statement.

No, this still isn’t official confirmation from Rockstar, but it’s still better than a delay announcement right? And it’s even just under a month before the last possible release date we reported (November 18 at Newegg).

We’re getting a little tired of these incremental release date possibility posts just as much as you guys, however it’s important to cover the next-gen console and PC release of GTA 5 as much as possible for our fans. It will also be a very interesting exercise to go back and compare all these rumored dates to what it actually turns out to be!

Anyway, we live in hope. Being able to play GTA V on PC as early as next month would be nice!


Australian Retailer – GTA V Delayed to 2015


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Just when we saw enough rumors to make it seem pretty likely GTA V would release for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this November, one retailer released the apology pictured above. Australian retailer Big W advertised a November release for the game, but now claims it was a mistake, as it has been delayed until Spring 2015.

This is far from the first time we’ve heard such rumors, but just last week, Rockstar repeated its statement that the remastered versions of GTA V will be released this fall.

What makes it even stranger is the specific mention of a spring release. Big W is Australian, so Spring 2015 means it wouldn’t release until September-November of next year. We could understand if it was delayed until the early months of 2015, but how could it possibly be delayed for a full year from now? Does this mean it’s delayed in Australia, or is the retailer just mistaken? (Perhaps someone wrote November 2015 by mistake, and this is the result of a typo.)

A few days ago, we discovered that Newegg listed a November 18 release, but all its listings have since reverted to the December 31 placeholder date. When do you think GTA V for PS4/X1/PC will become available?


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?


Activision Blizzard Could Buy Take-Two


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What company would you trust with Grand Theft Auto?

Activision Blizzard, the holding company of Activision and Blizzard Entertainment, might be interested in buying Take-Two Interactive, the company that owns Rockstar Games. On Friday, analyst Mike Hickey discussed the thoughts behind such a deal. For Activision Blizzard, it would be an incredible deal to obtain a company as successful as Take-Two.

Take-Two, meanwhile, appreciates the company’s “deep connections to Hollywood” and success with online games such as World of Warcraft. It seems Take-Two is interested in the possibility of making films based on its IPs.

Take-Two’s stock rose over 4% on the news. The fan response, however, has been nowhere near has good. In fact, it generally boils down to “No!”

This negativity is mainly because of Activision’s poor reputation among players, due to issues such as its annual Call of Duty releases. Blizzard is viewed favorably, but due to the nature of Activision and Blizzard’s merger, the company kept more of its autonomy than Take-Two might if it was acquired.

Do you think it would be good or bad for Activision Blizzard to buy Take-Two? Do you think Take-Two would accept an offer? Let us know in the comments, but before you panic, keep in mind that most of this is based on Hickey’s analysis. No formal offer has been made yet.


Two New Strip Clubs Coming to GTA Online?


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If you consider yourself a bit of an aficionado on the various strip clubs found in Grand Theft Auto V then read on, because it looks like two more have been found…

Youtuber “MrBossFTW” has been doing a bit of investigating and thinks he’s found two new strip clubs for GTA Online that will possibly be unlocked/included in upcoming DLC.

The first club is in North Vinewood and called Hornbills. It’s a 24/7 strip club that’s quite a bit smaller than the Vanilla Unicorn currently open in the game. MrBossFTW thinks that a map/layout for a new club that he’s found in leaked DLC files matches this club pretty well.

The second club is potentially in Vespucci Beach and called “Bahama Mamas”. This is a much bigger club than Hornbills and also quite similar to the types that you might find in The Ballad of Gay Tony, which was DLC for Grand Theft Auto IV. In these types of strip clubs you can drink, dance, get yourself a dance, etc.

The source of the leaked strip club layout diagrams is not revealed, and to be honest we’re not even sure if the supposed “leaks” are real… but hey, it’s strip clubs and it’s GTA V related. We’re in!


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?