Last week, GTA V was officially announced for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. We got to see a trailer and some comparison screenshots, but thanks to DigitalFoundry, we can get an even better look at the extent of the visual changes.
This video re-creates the announcement trailer with footage from the PS3 version of the game, and places it beside the PS4 trailer for a comparison. Check it out.
As you can see, the changes go beyond mere polish. The wildlife and more dynamic environments are two aspects that really stand out. What do you think?
Fans have done some pretty creative things in GTA V, as we’ve shown in the past. Today we’ve got another interesting GTA V video to share. Youtube user EV niconico has used the game to create an imitation of the Red Band trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Check it out!
GTA Online has just gotten a little crazier, and in a game where you will most likely encounter players trying to kill you the moment they see you, that’s saying something.
Do you remember when we told you about the GTA V Content Creator? We’re pretty sure Rockstar intended it as a fun way for players to create their own content and then show it to other players. Well, fans often have a different idea of what is fun, and when one player figured out how to use the Content Creator in Free Roam public lobbies, the result was predictable—utter chaos.
Now you can find GTA Online sessions made up of 16 players all creating vehicles, barriers, ramps, and everything else, and placing them everywhere. We’re sure some players, somewhere, are using this cooperatively to create amazing new content and have a great time together. We’re equally sure that most games devolve into players doing crazy stuff to aggravate one another.
GTA Online has been plagued by glitches and exploits, but this sounds like one glitch that players are going to want to hang onto (and have a blast with while they can). Still, Rockstar is probably trying to work out a patch right now. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about this unusual turn of events.
Fan fervor for a PC release of Grand Theft Auto V has been high lately, with the petition for it crossing 650,000 signatures and modders working on a mod version, as well. News of an official release, however, has been silent — although some people thought otherwise earlier this week.
A Youtube user named warrockteam1 uploaded a video that appeared to be footage of GTA V being played on a PC. This “alleged” announcement looked fairly legitimate, and many fans got their hopes up even as others decried it as a fake.
The cynics appear to have been correct. Back in September, a different video had been posted, and altered footage from that was what made up the fake GTA V PC release video. Once this was proven, Take Two Interactive suddenly came into the picture.
Take Two Interactive took down the fake footage, claiming it was copyright infringement. They also struck down the original video, even though there was no reason for that one to be considered a problem. They also removed every re-uploaded version of the “alleged” video, although the reason given was that such videos violate “Youtube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content.”
Of course, many fans are suspicious. If the video was a fake, why did Take Two Interactive react so strongly? Therefore, this has added yet one more piece to the growing pile of rumors that an official GTA V PC release is on its way.
Today Rockstar released two brand new pieces of GTA V artwork. First off we have Michael’s daughter Tracey on the set the “Fame or Shame” TV show that *spoiler alert* Trevor and Michael decide to bail her out of. Also released today is an image of Simeon, everyone’s favorite dodgy car dealer.
We also wanted to alert you to a Youtube video that depicts that upcoming GTA Online Content Creator feature. The same guy that managed to post the first pieces of leaked information on the Beach Bum DLC has also managed to find details of the content creator within the game code. We won’t spoil it for you, but if you’d like to watch the video it is embedded below.
Good news everyone – the PlayStation Network preload for Grand Theft Auto V is now available for everyone, so you can start downloading the game ready to play come the stroke of midnight later today.
After the previous debacle (we won’t go into it now, but you can read all about it here) the preload was taken down for a while and only just came back up for European gamers on Sunday at 3pm BST. Meanwhile people in the United States have had to wait a while longer to get downloading – it only went back up a few hours ago at 3am EST.
And just in case you don’t know what preloading is – it lets you download 99.99% of the digital version of the game (that you’ve pre-ordered) and then once the game is officially released (in the case of GTA V, midnight on September 16) you connect to PSN and download a couple more files to complete and decrypt what you’ve already got. It’s basically designed to put less strain on PlayStation servers and also means you can start installing and playing more quickly. Everyone wins!
In other news Rockstar has covertly released a new GTA V trailer – this one focuses on Blaine County. Check it out below.
Finally, don’t forget that we have all the cheat codes discovered for Grand Theft Auto 5 so far right here! If you own a Xbox 360 click here and if you want the PS3 cheats click here. We’re also adding new cheats as they are found, so keep checking back for more!
This post is a bit of a mish-mash of sorts, but with all the Grand Theft Auto V hype, news and opinion currently taking over the internet, with though it was time to start cutting down on the extra noise…
Using the new “character switching” feature/ability in GTA 5, the creator gives us an amazing insight into just how big the gaming world in GTA V is, how easy it is going to be to get lost, and also how hard/impossible it might be to find someone (the city is big, but the desert is bigger).
Anyway it’s a great piece of work so kudos to ‘Leobc’ for creating it.
GTA V Marketing Images
We’ve made multiple posts on Rockstar’s marketing efforts for Grand Theft Auto 5 and just how impressive/substantial they are, and these next two shots only prove that point further.
First up we have this photo taken of the Los Angeles downtown skyline. Notice that one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb!? Thanks Armgerm for the shot.
Secondly there’s this photo taken of an entire tram emblazened with GTA V graphics – most notably “Beach Girl”. And yes, trams are a big part of the public transport system in Melbourne, Australia. Thanks JCXtreme.
First up is this very funny and extremely well done fan-made trailer for GTA 5. What’s the big deal though? Well it’s done entirely with real-life footage (Mel Gibson, Cuba Gooding Jr and others are all included). We laughed our asses off. Take a look at the embedded video below to see what we mean.
Next up is a bit more GTA V marketing imagery, this time taken from the sides of some buses in New York City. Thanks to reddit user bikr for the pics. And if you’d like to see previous examples of GTA 5 marketing, click here (everything from the sides of hotels being painted, to GTA 5 trucks in Taiwan and subway stations in Berlin!).
Rockstar unveiled the “official trailer” for GTA V just a few hours ago (there is, in fact, other official trailers too). Anyway, with all the action going on it can sometimes be all too easy to miss the little details, which is why we’ve taken the liberty of generating all these screencaps for you.
The images detail every single scene shown in the video so you can be sure you won’t have missed a thing. Enjoy!