It’s official: Grand Theft Auto V is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18, 2014. And finally, after a tumultuous wait (which involved a petition with more than 700,000 signatures), GTA V will arrive on the PC on January 27, 2015.
According to Rockstar Games, these three versions of GTA V will come with a number of improvements, which include:
- Improved draw distances
- Higher resolutions
- Additional weapons, vehicles and stuff to do
- More animals to shoot
- Denser traffic
- Thicker foliage
- Enhanced damage and weather effects
- Over 100 additional songs and DJ mixes
Rockstar also announced that it has an incentive for those who pre-order: you get $500,000 in-game cash for your Story Mode and $500,000 for your Grand Theft Auto Online in-game bank account.
While I don’t recommend pre-ordering games since you’re not sure how good the final product would actually be, GTA V seems pretty much a done deal in terms of quality. Nevertheless, I suggest you hold off on pre-ordering on the PC. Remember how Rockstar handled the PC version of GTA IV?
By the way, if you’re so enamoured by current-gen shiny visuals that you decided to get the prettier versions of GTA V, you can transfer your existing GTA Online characters and progression to either the PS4, Xbox One or PC.