Almost a year on, GTA V still holds the title of best selling video game EVER. It broke six different world records within the first few days of release and was the fastest ever media-release to gross $1 billion. Take that, James Cameron. The game was initially only released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, leaving PC and next-gen gamers out in the cold. Boo!
Rockstar then confirmed the news at E3 2014: Grand Theft Auto V will be coming to the Xbox One and PS4 as well as PC. We know all three versions will be launching before the end of the year but a release date has yet to be confirmed. Rumours have suggested it will be mid-November but there’s no official word from Rockstar.
What is going to change in the GTA V re-release? Here’s everything we know so far that will be different on the PS4, Xbox One and PC releases.
GTA V was a beautiful and ambitious game. Many praised its graphical capabilities which really did pushed the Xbox 360 and PS3's hardware to the very limit of their capabilities. With the Xbox One, PS4 and PC you have A LOT more power to play with and that means we'll likely be looking at a vastly superior-looking game to what came before.
Expect enhanced environments, better-looking character models and improved physics and performance. No more driving faster than the game can render. Hopefully a few of those bugs in the original game will be worked on as well.
DLC & GTA Online
Unlike on the original release, everything extra will be available on day one. Back when it was initially released we had to wait a week for GTA Online to launch. Rockstar has confirmed it will all be ready and waiting on release day.
It’s not clear whether the DLC will be available separately or if it’ll come bundled in. Hopefully, Rock Star will follow The Last Of Us Remastered edition's lead on that one!
Transfer For GTA Online
It’s likely you’ve played GTA Online on Xbox 360 or PS3. Good news if you have, as you won’t need to lose your saved data. If you’ve filled up a garage with vehicles or spent a lot of time designing a character, you can then transport it over to your next generation console or PC.
Rockstar isn’t done announcing new stuff for GTA V. We’re looking forward to seeing more news coming from camp Rockstar during the next few months – it's all very cryptic at the moment. Still –– we're super excited about this one.