Last week, Rockstar Games announced the ship date of Grand Theft Auto V, which will arrive on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 18, 2014. The PC version will not arrive until January 27, 2015, giving the console owners a head start. Why? Because Rockstar needs the extra time to spit-polish the PC version.
"We're glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTAV and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon," the studio said. "We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTAV to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible. Please do stay tuned as we reveal new features and information about all the new versions in the weeks ahead."
As previously reported, GTAV will have 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. Over 100 additional new songs will be on the radio, as will new DJ mixes.
Gamers returning from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles will see exclusive content such as rare versions of classic vehicles including the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster Blimp. There will also be new shooting range challenges, new weapons, wildlife photography and more.
Grand Theft Auto Online will also receive "enhancements" including an increased player count of 30 players on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version (expect more for the PC copy). The company's PR also added that existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content provided since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online will be made available for all three platforms.
"All players who pre-order the game will get $1,000,000 in-game bonus cash to spend across Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online (GTA $500K each for your Story Mode and for your GTA Online in-game bank accounts)," the studio's press release said.