'Grand Theft Auto 5' PC PS4 Xbox One Release Date Confirmed? Amazon Listing Pegs October, Steam Page Promises Improved Features
As soon as it was revealed during E3 2014 that Grand Theft Auto V would finally be coming over to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, the rumors started flying as to when exactly gamers could expect it. Now, it seems as though Amazon's loose lips have revealed the game's release date.
If Amazon's original listing is correct, then mark your calendar for October 28. Sounds possible, as the date does fall on a Tuesday, and it does fall in with Rockstar's promised "Fall 2015" release window. But still, take this with a grain of salt for two reasons. First, neither Rockstar nor Take Two have confirmed the release date, and second, the date itself has since been removed from Amazon's listing. But not before good folks on the 'net managed to get a screen grab. Check it out below.
In other news, it's been revealed that gamers who get the PS4 version will get some sort of exclusive content, though it hasn't been explicitly stated just what that content it is. While PS4 owners seem to be getting the better end of the deal, it seems like PC players won't be far behind.
Looking at Grand Theft Auto V's Steam page, Rockstar is promising the PC version "will take full advantage of the power of PC to deliver across-the-board enhancements including increased resolution and graphical detail, denser traffic, greater draw distances, upgraded AI, new wildlife, and advanced weather and damage effects for the ultimate open world experience." And what's more, "players will have the ability to transfer their Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC." And there's also a mention of a "video editor designed for advanced movie-making."
GTA 5 isn't yet available to pre-order on Valve's digital distribution service, but the release date - "Fall 2014″ - at least mirrors what we've heard, and it's good to know that it will be appearing there rather than on some magical Rockstar digital distribution service they're designing specially. The details listed on said Steam page also mirror what we already heard in terms of the PC version having higher resolution graphics, a better draw distance, denser traffic, and the like. Oh, yes, and GTA 5 on PC will have a built-in video editor for "advanced movie-making."
Check out the reveal trailer for the next-gen GTA V below, and we'll provide more information as the details come to light.