As promised with the release of new information and screenshots about the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V posted by Rockstar earlier, a new trailer has been uploaded to show off the game. Watch "A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip" below.
Rockstar promise there's more details coming in the weeks ahead.
Rockstar have just revealed that Grand Theft Auto V will be released on PS4 and Xbox One on 18th November, 2014, while the PC version will follow later on 27th January, 2015.
All three versions will feature a few upgrades and technical enhancements over their PS3 and Xbox 360 counterparts. A summary of what you can expect is as follows:
Rockstar have also said there will be new exclusive content to find within the game.
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.
GTA Online has also had some improvements. The new versions will be able to hold up to 30 players per server, and will contain all the free DLC and bonus content that has been released on the PS3/360 versions so far. And, if you're upgrading from PS3 or 360, you'll be able to transfer your progress to your PS4, Xbox One or PC version of GTA Online - to do that, see rockstargames.com/V/bonuscontent.
Finally, Rockstar has shown off 16 new screenshots taken from the PS4 version of the game at 1080p. Enjoy.
We are sad to report that Fernando Agapito Jr., better known in the GTA community by his alias Yeardley Diamond, passed away from cardiac arrest two weeks ago. The news was broken yesterday in a Facebook post made by his brother. He was just 28 years old. Our condolences go out to the Agapito family, his friends, and his fans.
Yeardley rose to fame in the GTA community with his highly entertaining videos made in GTA IV, a number of which we featured here in the past. We'd like to end this post remembering a few of what may be his most well known works, including remakes of Korean superstar Psy's "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman" hit songs, and of course he didn't want Niko to miss out on doing the Harlem Shake.
You can watch Yeardley's full set of works on his YouTube channel.
Rockstar have released yet another surprise free DLC in the latest 1.16 update patch for GTA Online. This update includes a whole host of general improvements including:
all Contact Mission GTA$ and RP awards have been rebalanced so that more difficult missions will earn you greater rewards, GTA$ payouts on replays are no longer reduced and all rewards are now time scaled.
But the main new feature in this update is the addition of the San Andreas Flight School.
Grab the stick of the fast and nimble Western Besra training jet and push it to the edge of the envelope. Master absolute air superiority in 10 new solo missions that will make you comfortable in any pilot’s danger zone, including combat maneuvering, low-flying challenges, formation flying and more.
Once it’s ‘mission accomplished’ and you’re out of your heroic new Flight Suit, spend your shore leave buzzing the skies in the luxury Swift helo, or cram your entire squad into the new 16-seater Buckingham Mil-Jet for team transport in style. Hit the silk with a collection of new Chutes and Parachute Bags, and if things get a little out of control, rely on the Reserve Parachute to give you a second chance at that soft landing – or use it to get creative with your precision dives. Later, hit the streets in the shapely Invetero Coquette Classic, available in either hard-top or topless roadster variants for whatever your sea-level speed fix.
And round up your wingmen for new Races, Captures, Parachute Jumps and more, including the three all-new VS Mission modes. Acquire Targets is a kill-the-carrier style mode where opponents fight in P996 Lazers to control one flag; maintain control for as long as you can to rack up points. In G-Rating, compete against other cadets as you fly to pick up 15 flags in both weapons hot and cold environments. Or try out Air Force Zero, where the defending team must protect an aircraft against an attacking team as it flies to the safe LZ.
As always you can find the complete list of changes in this update over on the Rockstar Support site.
The USA's Independence Day is coming up this Friday, celebrating that time when we finally let them play by themselves. Rockstar are celebrating with a special seasonal update with loads of fun stereotypical American stuff for you to play around with. Here are all the details:
From Paleto Bay to the Port of Los Santos and everywhere in between, it’s time to celebrate the birthplace of freedom with The Independence Day Special (in association with Ammu-Nation) for Grand Theft Auto Online.
Demonstrate your exceptionalism and own the road from sea to shining sea with two new star spangled rides, the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck. And protect your rights the same way our Founding Fathers did with the latest addition to Ammu-Nation's antiques collection, the high-powered Musket... or channel your inner Jack Howitzer with the spectacular Firework Rocket Launcher.
Seven new properties have also been added to the Dynasty 8 rolls, including locations in Paleto Bay and Vinewood Hills that provide plenty of yard space to scorch the grass with your very own Fireworks show. Use up to 12 varieties with different fuse lengths to create a spectacle that would make even the most battle-hardened Republican Space Ranger shed a tear. If you prefer rickety amusements operated by minimum wage teenage workers over incendiary lawn displays, then venture down to Pleasure Pier where you can now ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster.
This limited-time update also features an overabundance of patriotic flare: show off nationalistic pride with a "Made in the U.S.A." t-shirt, a backwoods mullet or let the eagle soar with an animal mask featuring this great nation's most fearsome and majestic creatures.
This special seasonal content will be available to redeem in-game until Mid-July (we will announce a specific redemption expiration date soon). The automatic update for the Independence Day Special also includes additional game tuning updates and other adjustments, including the new On Call Matchmaking function. This new option allows players to accept a Job invite and continue playing in Freemode until that Job fills up, reducing time spent idle while waiting for Job to start. For the complete list of all the fixes and tuning updates, visit the Rockstar Support site.
To download the Independence Day Special, fire up your online-connected PS3 or Xbox 360 and start GTAV. You'll be prompted to download the automatic update (1.15) and Xbox 360 players will also be required to download an additional compatibility pack upon entering GTA Online.
And look for details about the upcoming celebratory 4-day Independence Day Weekend Event tomorrow.
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