Rockstar Games announced on Friday that Grand Theft Auto V for Windows PC will arrive on January 27, 2015. That's after the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions, which will make their debut on November 18, 2014. Rockstar has saved the best for last, it seems.
According to the company, this latest GTA installment provides a higher resolution than the previous chapter, as well as an increased draw distance, denser traffic, a new foliage system, advanced weather and damage effects, new activities, new vehicles, new weapons and more. The radio will even include more than 100 additional new songs and new DJ mixes.
Rockstar revealed that existing players of Grand Theft Online will be able to transfer their characters and progression to one of the Grand Theft Auto V copies. Those who pre-purchase Grand Theft Auto V will receive $1,000,000 of in-game cash that can be spent in the fifth installment or Grand Theft Auto Online.
The company has also "enhanced" Grand Theft Auto Online, such as increasing the player count to up to thirty individuals on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Even more, Rockstar-created content and all existing gameplay upgrades since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online will be available in the new game on all three platforms.
Gamers returning from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will see a batch of new exclusive content such as new weapons, new shooting range challenges and a faster Blimp. Players will also have access to classic vehicles seen throughout the Grand Theft Auto series including the Dukes and the Dodo Seaplane.
Grand Theft Auto Online is the multiplayer component of Grand Theft Auto V. The series originally launched in 1997 and has become one of the biggest game franchises to date. The last GTA game to hit retail shelves was Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony, which followed Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars; both were released in 2009. Grand Theft Online launched in October 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.