Posted on 12 Sep 2014 (592 Views)
Rockstar Games has finally revealed the release date(s) for the new-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V! The game will arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18, 2014 with the PC version to follow January 27, 2015.
Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will feature a range of major visual and technical upgrades to make Los Santos and Blaine County more immersive than ever. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements including:
- New weapons, vehicles and activities
- Additional wildlife
- Denser traffic
- New foliage system
- Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more
Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will also feature enhanced radio selections with over 100 additional new songs and new DJ mixes from returning DJs across the game’s 17 radio stations.
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).
A host of new, exclusive content also awaits for players returning from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp; activities including wildlife photography and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more.
Enhancements to Grand Theft Auto Online include an increased player count, with online play now for up to 30 players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. All existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online will also be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with much more to come.
Existing players will be able to transfer their Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC. For more info about gaining access to exclusive content for returning players, please visit rockstargames.com/V/bonuscontent.
Check out a new trailer below and also 16 high-res screenshots
in the image gallery here
plus join the fun at the GTA V forums
Posted on 02 Sep 2014 (851 Views)
Continuing with the Flight School Update, Rockstar has released 16 new jobs related to the update and put an assortment of them into a New Flight School Jobs Playlist
. Even better, the playlist will earn you double RP
this week! And for those who may have been unable to unlock the exclusive 'High Flyer'
Parachute Pack as part of the recent Event Weekend, Rockstar is making that available to all who play through this new Playlist to completion. More details below...
NEW CONTACT MISSIONS
As part of today's update, two new Contact Missions are available to play (once you meet the rank requirement you'll receive a phone call from the associated Contact):
(Contact: Trevor, Rank 43, 2-4 Players)
"Our friend Ronald is getting increasingly agitated about Merryweather Security’s presence in the state, and a nervous Ron gets on my t***. Why don't you go to Sandy Shores Airfield, hack into the Merryweather Network, find their outposts and then take their choppers and blow 'em all to hell. Okay? Great!"
(Contact: Martin, Rank 44, 2 Players)
"The market’s about to be flooded with inferior product. I... WE... have too much invested in it to let that happen. I need you to get in some Lazer fighter jets and take out the planes holding product before they land. It sounds extreme, but these are desperate times."
NEW RACES, PARACHUTE JUMPS & CAPTURE
(Rank 11, 1-8 Players)
If a recruit shacks it on exercise, they don't need the added humiliation of hitching back to the landing strip. Practice landing where you took off with this flowing descent from 4,300 ft. to McKenzie Airfield. On the way down you can admire the view or ruminate on failure.
(Rank 20, 1-8 Players)
From the sea side to mountain peaks, from hikers to technophobic, cannibalistic cultists, from state parks to secret weed farms, the San Andreas wilderness has it all. Drink it in with this Lap Race for choppers by Mount Chilliad and Raton Canyon.
(Rank 12, 1-8 Players)
Regulation Air Force exercises happen at high altitude over the ocean, but where’s the fun when you can’t get a feel for how fast you’re flying. Lap Race for planes low over rural Eastern Blaine County. How close to the dirt can you go without taking the head off a fruit picker?
(Rank 1, 2-8 Players)
It’s a buyer’s market as rival groups attempt to deliver Buckingham military jets to LSIA. They’re vintage collectors’ items and they fly like it, so use Lazers for defense and attack. Each team will only have one Buckingham in play at any time. Start points are Fort Zancudo and the Sandy Shores Airfield.
(Rank 1, 1-8 Players)
Dive bomb Downtown in this point to point for jets. You start in the Tongva Hills, climb to high altitude, make a near vertical descent, and try to pull up at the last minute. It’s the highest climb and fall we’ve got on our books. You’ll make an impression or make an impression on the ground.
In The Loop
(Rank 35, 1-8 Players)
Hold onto your lunch or you’ll need windshield wipers on the inside of your cockpit. Point to point for jets through the docks and Downtown. Obstacles to avoid and two loop the loops will keep you on your toes… or your head.
Under the Bridge
(Rank 11, 1-8 Players)
Gravity does most of the hard work when you jump out a chopper from 4,000 ft. We’re going to make it a bit more interesting by staging the drop in the flight path, and making recruits go under a bridge. Best played at night, so you can see the warning lights on obstacles.
Have fun and join us at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 (1581 Views)
A bit of a random bonus. This week, calling for support from notorious friends in high places in GTA Online just got more affordable. So if you find yourself in need of backup, air support, transport or just need to disappear for a while, dial up any of your allies for a little "Roadside Assistance" and get 50% off the normal price.
Rank requirements for these discounted services have also been removed but note that you will need to have received at least one call from each contact in order to use their service.
- Brucie: Stay alpha with Brucie's BullShark Testosterone, which doubles damage inflicted and halves damage received.
- Lamar: Call up Lamar and he'll send a mugger after any one of your chosen adversaries who'll lighten their wallet by stealing a portion of their cash.
- Lester: One of Los Santos' most connected criminals, Lester can help you avoid the fuzz by persuading them to turn a blind eye for a short period of time or clearing your wanted level. He can also locate transportation (cars, boats, planes and helicopters) or play tricks with the radar - revealing other players or masking your location temporarily. Lester’s normal GTA$1,000 fee for setting bounties on other players has also been slashed to GTA$500.
- Pegasus: Retrieve personal vehicles from Pegasus Lifestyle Management and have them delivered to your location.
- Merryweather: Access all the paramilitary services that Merryweather Security Consulting has to offer at this reduced rate, including ammo crate drops, helicopter backup, boat/helicopter pickup, airstrikes and even your own private army of vengeful mercenaries.
These services can all be accessed via the Contacts
menu on your GTA Online character's in-game phone. Discounts run until September 7th. Enjoy and join the fun at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 (464 Views)
End of summer blues got you down? Get up and drop some cash at the Rockstar Games Warehouse
for their End of Summer Sale. Get 25% off of your favorite apparel and collectibles from some of their most popular games. The sale runs through Monday, September 8th, so you have a little over a week to take advantage.
Rock a bit of the old school with a tee from the Red Dead Redemption Frontier Collection, or raid the Posters section to wallpaper your bedroom on the cheap with vintage snipes available from Manhunt, Red Dead Revolver, and the original Max Payne. Get ready for the end of summer holidays now, and stock up for the fall with some Original Soundtrack CDs, Caps, Kubrick Box Sets and a whole lot more.
NOTE: This offer is valid on rockstarwarehouse.com only. Offer does not include any games or GTAV gear or collectibles. Offer does not apply to previous purchases, credits, or gift cards. Discount applied before shipping and taxes are added (if any). Offer valid through Monday, September 8th, 2014, 11:59pm Eastern Time US. ET is local time in New York City, USA. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash. Details of offer are subject to change and may be canceled without notice.
Posted on 20 Aug 2014 (1495 Views)
Time to take the training wheels off your jet fighter and take control of the skies this weekend, August 22nd-24th, for the SA Flight School Event. As usual there are special playlists, bonus rewards, and contests to win. More details below...
EXCLUSIVELY UNLOCKABLE THIS WEEKEND: 'HIGH FLYER' PARACHUTE PACK
This weekend only, you can pick up the exclusive 'High Flyer' Parachute Pack seen in the flyer above, for the skydiver who truly enjoys getting lifted. All you have to do is complete the "San Andreas Flight School Event" Playlist and then head to Ammu-Nation. The High Life Parachute Bag will be available free of charge and, once purchased, you can equip it from your Inventory in the Interaction Menu.
GET DOUBLE RP AND DOUBLE GTA$ WHEN PLAYING IN THE SAN ANDREAS FLIGHT SCHOOL EVENT PLAYLIST
As well as the Parachute Pack, you and your wingmen will get double GTA$ and double RP in every Job in the Event Weekend Playlist, win or lose. To get involved, hit the Event button prompt on the GTAV boot screens, or find the Event Weekend Playlist in the Playlists section of the Pause menus, under Rockstar Created.
DOUBLE GTA$ FOR AIR RACES AND PARACHUTE JUMPS ALL WEEKEND
Time to put those aviation skills that you honed at the San Andreas Flight School to test in the field and earn double GTA$ in all Air Races and Parachute Jumps. That includes a batch of new Rockstar-Created Jobs published this week specifically for the new aircraft in the San Andreas Flight School Update, plus new Parachute Jumps designed to make use of the new reserve 'chute.
DOUBLE RP FOR FLYING UNDER BRIDGES DURING AIR RACES
Nothing tightens the pucker factor like flying low under one of the many bridges in the San Andreas area. All weekend, such flat-hatting while playing Air Races will get you Double RP. Or it will leave you too dead to worry about the consequences.
EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS ON SELECT LUXURY PROPERTIES AND ON AVIATION SERVICES FROM LESTER AND MERRYWEATHER SECURITY
Let's face it: you've not earned your wings only to then have to spend your leisure time slumming at sea level with everyone else. So all weekend, get a 25% discount on the high rise Del Perro Heights Apts 7 & 20 and 0120 Murrieta Heights Properties. Each includes a 10 car garage to store all of your exotic rides befitting a true flyboy, including the brand new Invetero Coquette Classic.
Plus, in a rare act of philanthropy, Lester is willing to locate planes and choppers for you all weekend, free of charge. Just give him a call, select 'Locate a Plane' and 'Locate a Helicopter' and ask no questions about ulterior motives.
Prefer your choppers manned and delivered? Get half price Helicopter Pickups all weekend courtesy of Merryweather.
DOUBLE RP FOR KILLS AND BONUS GTA$ IN GANG ATTACKS AT AIRPORTS & HANGARS
Gangs have assembled around San Andreas International Airport Hangar, and the Sandy Shores and Grapeseed Airfields. These special Gang Attacks will yield 2X RP and bonus GTA$ all weekend, so get over there and defend America's right to fatuous air travel.
EVENT CRATE DROPS
Your dogfight victims won't be the only things falling from the sky this weekend: look out for special Crate Drops containing extra GTA$, RP bonuses, Miniguns, RPGs and Sticky Bombs between now and Sunday night.
THE #FLIGHTSCHOOL SNAPMATIC CONTEST
Whether it's capturing one of your friend's aerial exploits or the whole Crew about to board the Buckingham Mil-Jet, Rockstar is looking for your most inspiring and amusing pictures featuring the new content in The San Andreas Flight School in the #FLIGHTSCHOOL Snapmatic contest. Their favorite five will each win their authors GTA$1M and a MILEHIGH vanity license plate for their in-game vehicles, plus they'll be featured right here on the Newswire.
To make your shots eligible for entry, simply log in to Social Club and tag them #FLIGHTSCHOOL between now and the end of Sunday.
See full rules and eligibility details
THE #FLIGHTSCHOOL CREATOR COMPETITION
The sky is the limit in the Creator contest, where Rockstar is looking for user-created Air Races to test even the saltiest pilots. They'll choose 5 favorite Jobs to be Verified and their creators will receive GTA$1M and an exclusive AVIATOR license plate. Just tag your custom-made Air Race Jobs with #FLIGHTSCHOOL in Social Club between now and Sunday night to be eligible in the competition.
See full rules and eligibility details
EVENT WEEKEND OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR LIVE STREAM
At 4pm this Friday August 22nd, the Rockstar Games Official Event Weekend Live Stream will be on the air, playing brand new content from The San Andreas Flight School Update. They'll be joined by very special guests Little & Cubed aka Martyn Littlewood and Dan Nerdcubed who are preparing some custom challenges featuring the new Flight School planes and vehicles and will be challenging the Rockstar Devs to a live 2v2 dogfight around Los Santos & Blaine County airspace. As usual, Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast studio team will be manning the flight deck and they'll be streaming the show across the Social Club Events page
, the Rockstar Games Twitch Channel
and YouTube Channel
GEAR GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES
Rockstar will be giving away 20 deluxe GTAV & Rockstar T-shirt Prize Packs including the Trevor Philips Industries Tee, San Andreas Federal Reserve Tee, Los Santos Lifeguard Tee, Republican Space Rangers Tee, Bugstars Logo Tee, Los Santos Tee, the GTAV & V Logo Tee, Kifflom Tee, Rockstar Rolling Long-Sleeve Tee, Rockstar Mason Tee, and the Rockstar Flowers Tee. You can enter to win right now through Sunday right here
. See Official Rules
Have fun and find your wingman at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 (759 Views)
As promised late yesterday, the San Andreas Flight School Update for GTA Online is now available via automatic update 1.16 for both PS3 and Xbox 360. So get yourself down to The San Andreas Flight School right now. Grab the stick of the fast and nimble Western Besra training jet
and push it to the edge of the envelope. Master absolute air superiority in 10 new solo missions that will make you comfortable in any pilot’s danger zone, including combat maneuvering, low-flying challenges, formation flying, and more!
Once it’s ‘mission accomplished’ and you’re out of your heroic new Flight Suit, spend your shore leave buzzing the skies in the luxury Swift helicopter
, or cram your entire squad into the new 16-seater Buckingham Mil-Jet
for team transport in style. Hit the silk with a collection of new Chutes and Parachute Bags, and if things get a little out of control, rely on the Reserve Parachute
to give you a second chance at that soft landing – or use it to get creative with your precision dives. Later, hit the streets in the shapely Invetero Coquette Classic
, available in either hard-top or topless roadster variants for whatever your sea-level speed fix.
And round up your wingmen for new Races, Captures, Parachute Jumps and more, including the three all-new VS Mission modes. Acquire Targets is a kill-the-carrier style mode where opponents fight in P996 Lazers to control one flag; maintain control for as long as you can to rack up points. In G-Rating, compete against other cadets as you fly to pick up 15 flags in both weapons hot and cold environments. Or try out Air Force Zero, where the defending team must protect an aircraft against an attacking team as it flies to the safe LZ.
In addition to everything listed above, today's update also includes a number of other adjustments and fixes for GTA Online. Most notably, all Contact Mission GTA$ and RP awards have been rebalanced so that more difficult missions will earn you greater rewards, GTA$ payouts on replays are no longer reduced and all rewards are now time scaled. For a look at all the changes in this update, please check out the full listing at Rockstar Support here
Stay tuned for more details on continuing updates to GTA Online and look out for specifics later this week on the upcoming Event Weekend to commemorate the launch of the San Andreas Flight School Update. See you on the tarmac and get into the danger zone at the GTA V forums
Posted on 18 Aug 2014 (856 Views)
Another (sort of) surprise update to GTA Online. Tomorrow the San Andreas Flight School Update releases. Look for flight-themed extras and a few other things outlined in the video below.
This new update will feature a collection of new air and land vehicles, aerial solo challenges, and much more. Tomorrow's update will also introduce a host of gameplay changes to GTA Online - these include increased payouts for harder to complete missions and GTA$ bonuses for playing missions with others.
Stay tuned for more details tomorrow and see you in school! Plus join the fun at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 (2326 Views)
Not much else to say. Double RP this weekend in GTA Online and last chance to take advantage of the Independence Day Special items.
Beginning tomorrow, August 1st, and running all weekend long through midnight Eastern Time US on Sunday August 3rd, get 2X RP in GTA Online. All Jobs and other RP-gaining activities like Gang Attacks, Hold Ups, and Import/Export to name a few, will earn you double RP.
This will also be your last chance to pick up the limited-time Independence Day Special content, like the Liberator monster truck, Sovereign motorcycle, Musket, and assorted patriotic apparel - so make sure to grab these items by Sunday night! Have fun and join us at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 28 Jul 2014 (1536 Views)
The Independence Day Special
is finally coming to an end this week. Rockstar still has not given an exact date but they are saying "less than a week left". Considering Thursday is the last day of July we think that's a safe bet for the last day.
So if you have yet to acquire vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the Liberator monster truck, weapons like the Musket and Firework Rocket Launcher, or any of the patriotic tees and masks in-game then now's the time. The seven new properties, the ability to ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster, and the 17 new Jobs will all remain open permanently.
For those who've asked, the Firework Rocket Launcher along with its ammo will be available again during future holidays and other special events when fireworks are traditionally let off. At the beginning of any holiday or special event where fireworks are available, players who purchased the Firework Rocket Launcher previously will receive one free full refill
of ammo per qualifying event in order to make sure you can properly celebrate.
Also look for another round of Double RP
later this week to help send off the Independence Day Special in proper patriotic style. And since I have your attention, the iGTA Crew
is hosting our weekly event tonight
. Sign up at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 26 Jul 2014 (2195 Views)
This weekend GameStop is including a free 2-sided poster with pre-orders of Grand Theft Auto V for PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One.
Click for larger size
The poster features the cover art on one side and an official artwork of the three protagonists on the other side.
Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online are coming to PC and new-gen consoles this Fall 2014. An official release date has not been set yet but keep up with the latest and greatest at the GTA 5 forums