With the release of GTA V on PC now less than 24 hours away (I know, we can’t wait either!) it’s only natural for more and more PC gameplay footage and screenshots to become available. Lucky for you, this post is about some new images that should go some ways to making the next few hours that much more bearable. Check out below what you could be playing yourself, on your own PC, in less than a days’ time. Enjoy!
Rockstar Games made a new GTA V PC announcement today and good news, it isn’t a delay! So breath easy… instead we’re pleased to bring you 15 brand new screenshots taken from the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V.
Remember, the game comes out April 14 so pre-order now if you haven’t already. You can check out the system requirements here. Rockstar also said they’ll have an official PC trailer out next week so be on the look out for that too!
As on Thursday and Friday, Rockstar treated fans to a new short teaser for GTA Online heists today. Heists will become available tomorrow, and after the long wait we’ve had getting here, fans are eager for every little piece of news. If tomorrow feels like a long way off, this little video will only make you more anxious for it to arrive. Take a look.
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- Lamapadati Casco
- Dinka Enduro
- Vapid Guardian
- HVY Insurgent
- Karin Technical
- Principe Lectro
Along with names, several images were also leaked.
Heists will be accompanied by 9 new trophies/achievements, which appeared online today:
- Shot Caller (10 points) – Invest your hard earned cash to set up a Heist.
- Four Way (10 points) – As Heist Leader set the Finale cut as 25% across all players.
- Live a Little (50 point) – Spend a total of $8,000,000 purchasing vehicles included as part of The Heists Update.
- Can’t Touch This (30 points) – Complete a Heist Finale without taking any damage.
- Mastermind (50 points) – Earn 25 platinum medals across Heist Setups and Finales.
- Be Prepared (10 points) – Complete a Heist Setup mission.
- In the Name of Science (30 points) – Complete The Humane Labs Raid and Series A Funding as Heist Leader or Crew.
- Dead Presidents (30 points) – Complete The Fleeca Job and The Pacific Standard Job as Heist Leader or Crew.
- Parole Day (30 points) – Complete The Prison Break as Heist Leader or Crew.
It looks like this is really it: heists are on their way! What are you the most excited for?
We posted a preview clip and some fresh info yesterday, today we bring you more than 30 brand new screenshots for GTA Online’s heists mode. Check them out and enjoy!
This will hopefully go a small way in making up for the third delay of GTA V for PC recently announced by Rockstar. Today we have for you more than a dozen brand new screenshots taken directly from that PC version of the game. We have to say that the detail is looking amazing and that it definitely looks like the PC version will indeed be worth the wait. Now all we need is the rest of the PC cheats! Let us know what you think in the comments, and don’t forget to pre-order, or not.
At last, we have an official release date for GTA Online heists. It isn’t December 23, as recent rumors believed, but isn’t far off. Today, Rockstar released a new heist trailer and a plethora of screenshots, with the promise that heists will become available to all players for free “early in 2015.” Check it out.
According to Sarwar, the reason heists have been delayed for so long is that creating “a series of multi-tiered missions featuring diverse prep work, a range of different types of gameplay and a big finale, where team coordination and playing your own distinct role could make the difference between success or failure” was more difficult than Rockstar expected, particularly since every player has to have a significant role to play. For example, getaway drivers can’t just be ignored during the action the way they might be in a movie or in GTA V’s single-player mode:
“…to make this work for multiple players, we needed to create situations where the driver has something interesting to do at exactly the same time the rest of their team are locking down the bank and making their way to the money.”
All players involved in a heist mission must be at least level 12. The heist leader will need to have a high-end apartment in order to plan out the heist. The leader will handle both the management of the heist and the cost, and will be paid at the conclusion of the heist, while the other players will receive money from the prep missions. As with the example of the getaway driver, Rockstar wanted to make it a unique and fun experience to be both the leader and one of the regular participants.
Many special rewards are planned, as well, such as bonuses for playing all the heists with the same team, for playing all the heists in first-person mode, for completing a heist within a certain amount of time, and so on.
Not all heists follow the same structure. For some, all four players might stick together as a team, while others might require the group to split up and perform different objectives. Communication is key.
Of course, there will be new weapons, vehicles, and items included in the heist update, and Sarwar teased “surprising locations” you’ll visit as you perform these missions. Some of this may correspond with the supposed leak we learned about the other day, but while that named six missions, Sarwar said there will be “five unique strands” with more than 20 missions between them. All together, this update is expected to involve 20 hours of gameplay, not including the replay value as players try new roles and approaches. You’ll have many different options in each heist.
Development of the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of GTA V also contributed to the delay, as the development teams needed to devote enough time to both projects to make them high-quality. There are some positives to the long delay, however. As Rockstar worked to develop such complex, involving missions, the heist concepts were reworked into something far better than what was initially planned.
As an example, Sarwar told IGN about a prison break mission where each player must come in at the right moment. It sounds as though GTA Online’s heists are definitely intended to make players truly work together and use strategy, rather than just firepower.
Take a look at the rest of these screenshots to see the sort of variety heist missions will involve, from gunfights to helicopters and aircraft carriers.
Pretty cool, right? “Early in 2015″ may not be what fans were hoping to hear, especially since heists have been delayed for so long, but this trailer, interview, and screenshots should go a long way toward restoring confidence. What do you think? Are you looking forward to heists when they arrive next year?
With all the talk of bonus remastered GTA V content lately, as well as more images being released, we thought it would be good to collate all the next-gen screenshots posted to date in one place.
Some cool things we noticed – the Railgun, the Monster Truck and the Armored Dukes… did anyone say Zombie DLC!?
With under three weeks until GTA 5 is released on PS4 and Xbox One there is not long to wait now (PC release comes a little later on January 27 next year). Check out our GTA V Remastered FAQ if you want more info.
Want to know just how the recently confirmed Playstation 4 version of Grand Theft Auto V will compare to the currently available Playstation 3 version? Just check out these animated GIFs made up by some helpful people over at the GTAForums…
Simply click each image in order to open up the animated GIF version and see exactly the sorts of enhancements that the next-generation PS4 version of GTA 5 will bring us.