Rockstar Games finally made official Monday evening at E3 2014 what “Grand Theft Auto V” fans have been anticipating since the game was first released. The open-world action game with all of its mayhem, craziness and multiplayer is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall. While the developer didn’t go into great detail, it also revealed some of the improvements to GTA V plus benefits for existing PS3 and Xbox 360 players.
That “Grand Theft Auto V” looked as good as it did on the PS3 and Xbox 360 was an amazing accomplishment by Rockstar Games. It had to use various methods of trickery including installing part of the game to console hard drives so that it could simultaneously stream in assets from the game disk and data stored on the disk to create the sprawling world of Los Santos. That resulted in the slow downs and object pop in but that doesn’t look to be a concern with the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
“’Grand Theft Auto V’ will take full advantage of the power of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail,” Rockstar Games announced on its website. “Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions all work together to bring new life to the cities, towns, deserts and oceans of Rockstar North’s epic reimagining of Southern California.”
This applies to both the single-player campaign and the multiplayer component, “GTA Online.” Additionally, current PS3 and Xbox 360 players will be able to transfer their multiplayer characters and progression to their choice of platform – PS4, Xbox One or PC.
PC owners who enjoy movie making will also get their own exclusive benefit not available on any other system. GTA V for the PC will come with a built-in video editor designed with “advanced movie-making” in mind.
“Grand Theft Auto V” for the PS4, Xbox One and PC will be released this fall to the PS4, Xbox One and PC. A specific release date has not been announced but the game is available to pre-order already at retailers like Amazon and Best Buy.