After an entire year of waiting (and complaining), GTA V fans finally got what they've been wanting today when Rockstar revealed heists for GTA Online, due out in an update early in the New Year (for real this time). A short trailer gives us a glimpse of what 4 player co-op teams can expect in the game.
Players [will] plan, prepare and execute multi-tiered Heists across Los Santos and Blaine County. These will require tight communication and coordination, with players taking on specified roles at each point to accomplish multiple objectives on the way to each Heist’s epic finale. Featuring new gameplay, new vehicles, new weapons, new clothing and much more.
For those of you who want to know more about heists, and reasons why you've been waiting for more than a year, head over to IGN for an in-depth interview with GTA Online producer and lead mission designer Imran Sarwar.
TL;DR: Turns out programming heists is really really hard.
The day all new-gen consoles players have been waiting for is here, and by now most of you are probably already busy playing the game. GTA V is now officially out for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. If you still haven't decided if you want to upgrade, or aren't sure why you should, check out the following links for more information.
Trailers & Video Clips:
Launch Trailer | PS3 to PS4 Comparison | First Person Experience | A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip | Announcement Trailer
Grand Theft Auto Online:
GTA Online Census: The Story So Far | Getting Ready for the Next Generation in Los Santos | What's in Store for GTA Online
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Over 90 Screens from the PS4 and Xbox One Versions
Details on Exclusive Content for Returning GTAV Players
Rockstar have kindly sent us and some other fansites exclusive screenshots from the new-gen GTAV. Here's what The GTA Place received.
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GTA V is just a week away for all PS4 and Xbox One owners!
IGN have finished up their previews of new-gen GTAV for PS4 and Xbox One with an article about how GTA Online is changing. But first, in case you missed it yesterday, IGN showed a video comparing the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game. The accompanying article goes into detail about how great the "whole new experience" is, it's worth a read if you're looking forward to upgrading.
Today's article however, focuses on the GTA Online portion of the game, with the main change being the increase to allow 30-player maps. They are madness.
"30-player activities – whether played in first-person or third – add an incalculable amount of mayhem to the game that’s already the current heavyweight championship belt holder for most manic multiplayer game out there. You may want to start a recruiting drive to build out your Crew sooner rather than later."
To top it all off, Rockstar have uploaded 79 brand new screenshots, all in 1080p, showing off the new-gen GTA V. There's far too many to include in this news update, so we'll just direct you over to our dedicated PS4 / Xbox One GTA V screenshots page where you'll find all of them, there's a small taster below. Many of you are waiting for the PC version, according to Rockstar screenshots of that will be "coming soon".
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