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More details of the PC's GTA V emerge thanks to Steam listing

by Mark Tyson on 13 June 2014, 11:00

Tags: Rockstar, PC

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We heard the announcement by Rockstar that Grand Theft Auto V was coming to PCs (and next gen consoles) at the E3 expo earlier in the week. This was a welcome announcement that everyone had expected to come - though many were impatient for an official confirmation to quell any whiff of uncertainty.

On the day of the announcement Rockstar did a decent job of outlining general improvements to the game graphics, in its blog post about the upcoming release. We heard that the new version of the game will have "across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail. Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions". Also beyond the graphical finery, PC and next gen gamers could expect "new wildlife, upgraded weather and damage effects, and an array of new details to discover."

The Steam listing for the game on PCs has now gone live and gives us a few more promises to hold onto. The PC game, "packed with layers of new detail," will have available to it "all new content and gameplay created and released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online including new Jobs, an arsenal of new weapons, scores of new vehicles, new properties and player customizations". We are also told that lesser platforms can 'upgrade' to the PC (or next gen) version and transfer their GTA Online characters and game progression.

A PC exclusive video editor designed for "advanced movie making" will also be present in the Windows game, according to the Steam listing. This mirrors the PC version of GTA IV where the included video editor allowed game footage capture, real-time editing and rendering as WMV video files for sharing on the Rockstar Social Club.

The Steam listing doesn't give us any more precision in the launch date unfortunately, that is still a vague "Fall 2014".

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Still not giving rockstar my money until it is released and i know its not a crappy port like GTA IV was.
Still not giving rockstar my money until it is released and i know its not a crappy port like GTA IV was.

The fact that this is a remake on PS4 and PC standards, I can see this version working a lot better.
I don't know if I'm going to bother. As a life long GTA fan I can't believe how utterly disappointing GTA V was..it's not that the story was bad, it was more that there wasn't really a story at all.

The narrative of GTA has been it's defining quality, you fall for the characters..but this was just a series of events pinned together and points underscored by generic raids. I'm not one for multiplayer games unless it's social so I wasn't interested in GTA Online, but that seems to be what everyone cares about nowadays, screw the single player it's all about multiplayer, I just never thought it'd happen to GTA
I'd lost interest in the campaign since Vice City, just played the games for a bit of fun.
I actually thought the Dialogue and story is pretty good so far in GTA V. I didn't even see that much of a problem with IV to be honest.