If you already own Grand Theft Auto V for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, you’re set to receive some exclusive in-game content if you make the jump to either the PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC version of the remastered game.
As long as you’re Rockstar profile remains associated with the game and linked to your new platform, you’ll be able to make the upgrade to any console you like. That also means that if you’re moving from, say, the PlayStation 3 to the PC you’ll be able to access the new exclusive stuff since you’re still a returning player.
What kinds of things will you see if you’re a returning player? Well, it’s actually a pretty good pile of virtual stuff. Here’s the rundown as provided by Rockstar alongside the images you see in the gallery at the head of this post.
New Events & Rewards Encounter new events happening all across the world, and complete the challenges they present to unlock exclusive new vehicles like the menacing Imponte Duke O’Death and that veritable GTA classic bird of flight, the Dodo seaplane.
Murder Mystery As Michael, follow a trail of cryptic clues to unravel a grisly murder mystery. Put the clues together and you’ll unlock two Noir Style Filters, which will give your Story Mode gameplay and Snapmatic photos the feel of a gritty old school crime classic.
Weapons: The Rail Gun & Hatchet Obliterate your adversaries with the high-powered, high-velocity Rail Gun. This piece of experimental military technology also has its own set of Shooting Range Challenges at your local Ammu-Nation shooting range. Or hack and slash foes up close and personal with the brutal Hatchet melee weapon.
Wildlife Photography Challenge There are new species of animals across Los Santos and Blaine County, and the LS Tourist Board needs someone to document them. As Franklin, catalog unique animal species scattered across the map to unlock the special Kraken Sub.
Stock Car Races Win a series of new Stock Car Races to earn unique custom Muscle Cars adorned with logos from some of the companies that made this country great.
Monkey Mosaics A mysterious street artist is tagging walls all across town with his simian-inspired silhouettes. Track down and photograph them all to earn new monkey outfits (available to all players) and a special Go Go Monkey Blista exclusively for returning players.
New Vehicles and More Grind up the Los Santos freeways (and over anybody in your path) with the Cheval Marshall monster truck and take to the skies in a faster and more maneuverable Blimp, compliments of Xero Gas.
Rockstar indicated that it currently has no plans to bring this stuff to people playing Grand Theft Auto V for the first time with the new version of the game. This is an exclusive deal meant to reward those looking to double dip with the new generation consoles or PC.
Grand Theft Auto V will hit the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 18th, 2014. The PC version will sell on January 27th, 2015. We’ll have more on the game as it comes.