Grand Theft Auto V will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18, 2014, Rockstar Games confirms. A PC version (Windows only) will follow on January 27, 2015.
The game’s arrival on more powerful hardware naturally means a boost to the visuals, with the press release promising a higher resolution presentation and increased draw distance. So the image will be sharper and you’ll be able to see pieces of the environment from further away. That’s not all for new additions, though.
You can also expect new activities, weapons, vehicles, and wildlife; denser traffic; additional weather effects; and an enhanced foliage system. The in-game radio also gets an upgrade, with over 100 new songs and new mixes from each of the DJs. GTA Online‘s lobby size also gets a boost, with up to 30 players supported in the PS4 and XB1 versions of the game. No word on the PC lobby sizes.
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Most of the details haven’t been revealed, but you can expect rare versions of existing vehicles, a newly maneuverable blimp, and the return of fan-favorite rides like the Dukes and the Dodo Seaplane. Also added is a new wildlife photography activity and additional shooting range challenges. All of the previously released GTA Online add-ons will be supported at launch “with much more to come,” according to the press release.
Those that pre-order the game get a $1 million cash infusion that can be spent across both GTA V and GTA Online. We’re told that more details will be coming soon on both the PC release and the process of transferring your GTA Online characters from last-gen hardware to PC/PS4/XB1.