GTA 5 PC release date announced, new features revealed

Sat 3rd Jan 2015 - 12:55pm General Gaming

Back in June, Cory succinctly delivered the news that Grand Theft Auto V was coming to PC. I'm going to require a few more words, because, not only has Rockstar given us the game's PC release date, they've also revealed the new features and improvements we'll be getting over the existing PS3 and Xbox 360 edition.

First, the big news: Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on PC on 27 January, 2015. This is a few months after the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One editions, both of which will appear this year, on 18 November.

Now, the new stuff: as expected, the game will feature visual and technical upgrades—including better draw distances and higher resolutions. Rockstar has also announced the following new features:

  • New weapons, vehicles and activities
  • Additional wildlife
  • Denser traffic
  • New foliage system
  • Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more

In addition, we'll get new radio selections, with over 100 extra songs planned.

Finally, Grand Theft Auto Online is getting an increased player count. Rockstar says that the PS4 and Xbox One versions will support 30 players, but make no mention of the PC's total. Will it be higher still? Hopefully we'll find out soon.

It's later than hoped for then, and it does sting to be the last platform on the GTA 5 release tour, but whatever—it's a great game and, judging by GTA 4's amazing mod community, the PC will undoubtedly be the place to play it.



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