Rockstar Dates Grand Theft Auto V for Next-Gen and PC Release

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting news of the next-gen versions of GTA V, then today’s you’re lucky day.  Rockstar has revealed the game will be landing on November 18, 2014 for the Xbox One and PS4, with a PC version (that fans have been clamoring for) landing on January 27, 2015.  More than just enhanced visuals and framerates, Rockstar is bringing all new content to the game, as detailed in their press release: 

Rockstar Games® is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V® will arrive on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft on November 18, 2014, with the PC version to follow on January 27, 2015. 

Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC will feature a range of major visual and technical upgrades to make Los Santos and Blaine County more immersive than ever. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements including:

– New weapons, vehicles and activities;
– Additional wildlife;
– Denser traffic;
– New foliage system;
– Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more.

Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC will also feature enhanced radio selections, with over 100 additional new songs and new DJ mixes from returning DJs across the game’s 17 radio stations.

All players who pre-order the game will receive $1,000,000 in-game cash to spend across Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

A host of new, exclusive content also awaits for players returning from the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360 versions including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp; activities, including wildlife photography; and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more.

Enhancements to Grand Theft Auto Online include an increased player count, with online play now for up to 30 players on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. All existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online will also be available for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC with much more to come.

Existing players on PlayStation®3 or Xbox 360 will be able to transfer their current Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation®4, Xbox One or PC.

While this is all pretty awesome, there’s no real mention of the promised DLC content for the main game, that would expand upon the story content.  While it’s hard to complain about getting all of this new stuff for our fancy new consoles, it’s tough to not remember that we were told some new, “hefty”, content update would be coming our way.  There’s a chance it’ll be landing along with the game’s release and they simply aren’t ready to talk about it yet.  Who knows, either way, it looks pretty impressive based on the new trailer. 

Is this a game you plan on picking up (again) when it drops in November? 

-Jordan