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GTA V for PS4/X1 Releases November 18


The day we’ve been waiting for is here, and it’s brought with it both good news and bad news. Grand Theft Auto V will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18, the date leaked by Newegg last week. However, Newegg was wrong about one thing. The PC version of GTA V won’t come out on November 18 with the others. The rumors about its delay were true, as it is set for January 27, 2015.

Rockstar didn’t provide details on why the PC version is delayed.

No matter which version you’re interested in, if you pre-order it, you’ll get a special bonus: $500,000 in-game cash for your single player bank account and $500,000 for your GTA Online bank account.

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And while this remastered port of GTA V will certainly draw new players, Rockstar has another bonus ready for players making the jump from last-gen versions of the game. As long as you’re logged into your Rockstar Social Club account, if you’ve played through the GTA V prologue on either PS3 or Xbox 360, you’ll be rewarded with rare classic series cars (such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane, and a faster Blimp), new weapons, shooting range challenges, and wildlife photography opportunities.

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Improvements to GTA V and GTA Online include:

  • Higher resolution
  • Increased draw distance
  • More weapons, vehicles, and activities
  • More wildlife
  • Increased traffic density
  • All-new foliage system
  • Better damage and weather effects
  • Over 100 new songs and DJ mixes on the radio stations
  • Support for up to 30 players in PS4/X1 GTA Online

The new version of GTA Online will include all the content and improvements made to the original version. Don’t forget, you’ll be able to transfer your existing GTA Online data to your PS4, Xbox One, or PC.

Click here more beautiful screenshots, or here for the official announcement, and be sure to watch the new trailer.

Are you excited to have a definite release date at last? PC players, are you disappointed with the delay? Let us know your thoughts.


Leaked Info on Remastered GTA V – “It Looks Insane”


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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!


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?


Radio Station Refresh Confirmed for New GTA 5 Versions


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Now that we’ve confirmed GTA V is 100% confirmed and still on track for the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 this Fall, let’s talk about the cool stuff that might mean – things like improved graphics, mods for the PC version, new features, and also some brand new radio stations… Yup, new radio stations have been confirmed the next-gen and PC versions of GTA V by UK model Cara Delevingne.

She posted the image and caption you can see above to her Instagram feed recently, “Back with @rockstargames to update my GTAV radio station Non Stop Pop FM for new versions coming this Fall!”

Non Stop Pop FM is one of the contemporary adult stations available in GTA 5. It’s not immediately clear if the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game will get a radio station refresh too, but we are assuming they will. Similarly it’s not clear if other radio stations will get a fresh coat of pains, but again, we are assuming they will.

All in all this is fantastic news as it means Rockstar Games is going beyond simply improving the graphics in the next gen and PC versions of GTA V. We can’t wait to see what else they have in store for the new versions.


GAME Gives PS4, Xbox One & PC GTA V Release Date of 1 November


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UK retailer GAME is making headlines today with a couple of tweets that saying Grand Theft Auto V on the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 has a “provisional release date” of 1 November (this year).

What “provisional release date” is meant to mean we’re not exactly sure, but it’s mostly likely just a safety measure on GAME’s part, so that if the release date does change, they can point to that.

The tweets are also targeted to getting gamers to preorder GTA for PC or one of the next-gen consoles if they haven’t already… so we’re thinking that this potential release date of 1 November might really be a best case scenario, and that maybe we should expect some slippage.

Officially, all Rockstar Games has said about the new versions of GTA 5 is “autumn” – that’s the only official word at this stage.

PS: We realize the tweets didn’t refer to the PC version, but given Rockstar has been lumping them into one “release group” so are we!


2014 or 2015 for the New Versions of GTA V?


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No one wants to wait any longer than they have to for GTA V’s release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but while Rockstar announced at E3 that the new version would be out before the end of the year, some people feel it won’t.

CVG‘s James Jarvis came out of Gamescom concerned about the lack of GTA V news. In his opinion, Rockstar is running out of time to make an announcement. Companies usually provide information in the months ahead of the release date, in order to build up excitement and get fans interested. Jarvis notes that prior to GTA V’s original release for the Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, CVG previewed it “four months before the game’s launch.” You can check out the video below for his complete reasons for being concerned, as well as some interesting comments he has about GTA V’s cut content.

While this may be cause for some worry, we wouldn’t give up on a 2014 release just yet. Rockstar doesn’t have to build
anticipation for this the same way they would for a brand new release, and the year isn’t over. Previous rumors that placed the date in October are starting to feel unlikely, but a November or December launch is still well within reach.

What do you think? In what year will the new versions of GTA V come out?


Rockstar Wants to Exceed Expectations With Next-Gen GTA V


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GTA V has already been extremely successful, and fans are thrilled at the thought of playing it on the Xbox One, PS4, or PC, especially with the graphical improvements seen in the trailer and screenshots. In an interview with MVC, Take-Two’s CEO Strauss Zelnick spoke about the upcoming versions of GTA V:

“In the case of GTA V, nothing but the very best will satisfy Rockstar. They want to blow the consumer away. Whatever the expectation is, they want to exceed it. When you see GTA V on next-gen, I want you to tell me whether it is or isn’t better than your expectation. I can guarantee it will be better.”

Zelnick believes GTA V’s sales numbers will climb even higher, as even with 34 million sales, there are still a lot of people who haven’t played it.

It’s great to see such high praise for the remastered GTA V, not that we expected Take-Two to say anything bad about it. Of course, fan expectations are often unrealistic, and Zelnick’s challenge has sparked claims of even higher expectations than before.

Are you planning to buy GTA V for the Xbox One, PS4, or PC? What are your expectations, and do you think Rockstar can exceed them?