GTA5 on PS4, Xbox One and PC – further details clarified

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One of the most welcome developments overnight was during the Sony press conference, when it was announced that Grand Theft Auto 5 was coming to the PS4. Rockstar has since issued a press releasing offering a few more details, and clarifying a few points.

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First of all, the good news. Though featured during Sony’s presentation, it has been confirmed that the game will also be landing on Xbox One and PC – with all three versions due to hit in the autumn.

There will be, as expected a number of upgrades to the visuals: improved draw distances, finer textures, denser traffic and “enhanced resolutions” (though no confirmation of exactly what resolution). Check out the trailer above – it looks astonishing.

The really good news for GTA Online players is that it’ll be possible to transfer your data to the newer consoles – so those hundreds of hours spent levelling up in Los Santos weren’t wasted (I mean, in this context – in the grand plan of things… isn’t everything futile?). It’ll even work across platforms – meaning Xbox 360 players will be able to transfer to PS4, and PS3 players to Xbox One.

The way this will presumably work is by using your Rockstar account – which you’ll already have if you’ve played online.

The PC edition will apparently also feature an “advanced video editor”, which should make the already booming GTA stunts community even happier.

James O’Malley