Grand Theft Auto V was released about a year ago. Over the past 365 days, the gaming world has eagerly waited for news – any news – of a next-gen version.
Finally, that news came this past week. And it’s up to you to decide whether it’s good news or bad news.
Grand Theft Auto V will be released on PC on January 27, 2015.
Meanwhile, Xbox One and Playstation 4 users will get GTA V on November 18, 2014 – over two months before their PC brethren.
Why the difference? Well, there may be a few reasons – including avoiding piracy on the PC or optimizing the game for the most advanced gaming system out there today, the PC.
Rockstar released the following trailer with the release date announcement. Check out how good the graphics look in this trailer. It’s significantly better than the previous-gen versions.
Anyways, here’s what we do know about the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto:
-The next-gen version of GTA V will include increased draw distances and higher resolutions
-It will also include a bunch of new content, including new weapons, vehicles, wildlife, traffic, foliage, damage, weather effects, and more
-There are also over 100 (!) new songs and new radio options available
-As of yet, there are no planned differences between the PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 versions of Grand Theft Auto. The only likely difference is that PC graphics will be customizable, while graphics on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 will not.
-Expect PC graphics to be noticeably better than graphics on the PS4 and Xbox One. Many next-gen console games are locked at 30 frames per second and some games are also downgraded to work with the less powerful resources.
-Anyone who preorders Grand Theft Auto V for next-gen will receive a total of $1 million in bonus cash ($500,000 for Grand Theft Auto Online and the other half for offline play)
Anyways, it’s going to be tough for PC gamers to hold out until January 2015 for the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V. but considering many of us don’t even have a PS4 or Xbox One, it shouldn’t be too tough.
Anyways, circle January 27 or November 18 on your calendars. It’s time to go back to San Andreas.