First revealed to the world during Sony’s E3 conference earlier this week, Grand Theft Auto V is officially coming to the new generation of consoles later this fall. Shortly after the E3 announcement, which only mentioned the PS4 version of the game as it was announced during a Sony stage presentation, Rockstar Games quickly confirmed on June 9 that their popular open-world crime title is officially heading to PS4, Xbox One, and PC this year.
In addition to the expected improved visuals and textures that will come with the game’s transition to the newer hardware, Rockstar Games also revealed that the upcoming enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V will feature other changes to the game’s world as well as increased draw distances and the ability for the engine to create denser traffic which results in move vehicles on the road.
Along with the story campaign of Grand Theft Auto V, the title’s jump to current-gen will also provide players access to the game’s online multiplayer mode on the new consoles. To ease player’s transition to the new hardware, Rockstar Games announced that gamers will be able to transfer their existing GTA Online characters to any of the new platforms at launch. This means that players will be able to take their online progression to their choice of Xbox One, PS4, or PC despite on which last-gen console their characters were created.
Grand Theft Auto V first launched last year exclusively on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Later this fall, the game will finally release on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC with several improvements. All of the title updates that have been released over the course of the past year will be included in the new versions of the game. This should include the launch of online heist missions which are expected to release later this month.