Earlier today, Rockstar Games formally announced that Grand Theft Auto V will be making its way to the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18th, with a PC release early next year on January 27th. They also released a brand new trailer, showcasing the game’s improved visuals and some pretty absurd story moments. Have a look!
In addition to an increased draw distance and improved visuals, players can also expect new weapons, vehicles, and activities exclusive to the current-gen and PC versions. Rockstar is also adding additional wildlife, denser traffic, an improved foliage system, and enhanced damage and weather effects to improve Grand Theft Auto V‘s already impressive visuals.
Picking up the newer version will not only grant you 100 additional music tracks, but $1,000,000.00 in cash to spend in-game, split between your GTA V campaign and Grand Theft Auto Online bank accounts.
For those of you who’ve already spent a healthy amount of time in Los Santos on Xbox 360 or PS3, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll be able to transfer your campaign and GTA Online progress to the current-gen version of your choice. Returning players will also have access to exclusive content, like rare classic vehicles from GTA‘s history, a wildlife photography mode, shooting range challenges, and more. You can read more on the bonus content for returning players right here.
Rockstar also aims to improve Grand Theft Auto Online by increasing its player count to 30, and including all gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content, with more promised to come in the future.
As someone who never picked up Grand Theft Auto V due to time constraints, I’m definitely glad I waited. For those of you who’ve already bought in to last-gen’s version though, will you be upgrading on the PS4 or Xbox One?
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