The last thing we needed was another blockbuster release to be coming in November, but I guess if anyone can come along and make it work, it’s going to be Rockstar, who have finally announced a date for the ports of GTA V to PS4, Xbox One and PC. The two new consoles will be getting GTA V on November 18th, while PC gamers will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the game early next year, on January 27th.
As was demonstrated in the trailer when these versions were announced a few months back, there’s a big leap in visual fidelity that goes along with the new hardware, with bullet points on Rockstar’s site pointing to:
- New weapons, vehicles and activities
- Additional wildlife
- Denser traffic
- New foliage system
- Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more
The extra power of the consoles is allowing Rockstar to increase the online player count, so that up to 30 players can be in the same game on PS4 and Xbox One.
There’s also a confirmation that the radios in the game are being enhanced and updated with new songs to listen to, while returning players from PS3 and 360 will gain exclusive access to new vehicles which have been added from previous GTA games, such as the Dukes and the Dodo Seaplane. While you can carry your progression forward to the new release and pick up where you left off – see here for more details – you can also get a bunch of in-game cash if you decide to pre-order.
For now, there’s a bunch of screenshots from the PS4 version which really show off that foliage system, some of which are in this gallery and in 1080p and with more back on Rockstar’s site, but there’s a new trailer coming at 2PM, which we’ll add when it goes live.
Update: It’s been added above.