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?
Heists… where do we even begin!? The one year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto V’s launch recently passed and heists, a feature promised and touted by Rockstar as a major part of the game, are still missing from GTA Online.
We’ve have update upon update, and controversy after controversy in respect of GTA Online, and yet heists are still nowhere to be found… even with the launch of GTA 5 on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 coming next month in November, and the PC version following in January next year.
Are heists, finally, almost upon us though? User “funmw2″ from the GTAForums seems to think so and recently posted the code you can see below. Apparently it was added to the source code within GTA V as part of The Last Man Standing update that went live just a few days ago.
GTA Online: Complete a Heist finale without anyone dying.
You completed a Heist prep mission.
You completed a Heist finale without taking any damage.
GTA Online: Invest your hard earned cash to set up a Heist.
You completed The Pacific Standard Job as Heist Leader or Crew.
GTA Online: Earn 5 gold medals across Heist preps and finales.
You earned 25 gold medals across Heist preps and finales.
You invested your hard earned cash and set up a Heist.
GTA Online: Complete a Heist prep mission.
You earned 5 gold medals across Heist preps and finales.
GTA Online: Complete a Heist finale without taking any damage.
GTA Online: Complete The Prison Break as Heist Leader or Crew.
GTA Online: As Heist Leader set the finale cut as 25% across all players.
You completed a Heist finale without anyone dying.
As Heist Leader you set the finale cut as 25% across all players.
GTA Online: Complete The Pacific Standard Job as Heist Leader or Crew.
GTA Online: Earn 25 gold medals across Heist preps and finales.
You completed The Humane Labs Raid as Heist Leader or Crew.
GTA Online: Complete The Humane Labs Raid as Heist Leader or Crew.
As you can see it appears to be a list of Achievements/Trophies that can be earned while carrying out heists. Given the code was literally only just included within the “live game”, does this mean that Rockstar Games are actually preparing to open up/launch heists publicly in GTA Online?
Let us know what you think… the crew here at GTA 5 Cheats think that heists will be launched some time this month, prior to the launch of the game on the Xbox One and PS4 next month in November. What do you think?
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?
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?
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!
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.