Rockstar Editor Updates: Coming in September to PS4 & Xbox One with New Features

Posted on August 24 2015, 10:23am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Create, edit and share your GTAV and GTA Online experiences – from amazing stunt montages to creative machinima storytelling – with the Rockstar Editor coming in September to PS4 and Xbox One.

Next month, the Rockstar Editor officially makes its way to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles as part of the next downloadable update for Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online. This update will also bring with it some new features for the Rockstar Editor that will be available for all three platforms including PC, along with some exciting new gameplay for GTA Online Freemode that we’ll be sharing more about in the coming weeks.


Here's a brief rundown of some of the new features that will debut as part of the next official update:

Ambient Audio and Sound Effects Library: Add ambient and atmospheric sound design with a library of audio tracks to help bring your scenes to life or add sound effects from a collection of Foley and other sfx.
Snapmatic Integration: Now you can export any still frame at a marker point straight to Snapmatic, giving you ultimate freedom when searching for that perfect camera angle.
Director Mode Updates: An enlarged minimap with location blips to highlight preset locations, the power to freeze chosen time of day settings and the ability to spawn air and water vehicles.
Copy and Paste Marker Properties: Easily copy and paste your audio settings from any marker to another marker in the clip – adding invaluable efficiency to your go-to editing techniques.
New Fonts: You'll now have more style options than ever for your titles and credits -- we're tripling the library of available fonts with new styles.

Add dramatic sound design to your creation with a new library of atmospheric Ambient Tracks.

Stay tuned for more features to be added in later updates as well – and as always, if there’s a feature or change that you’d like to see, please feel free to send it to us at where we’re always on the lookout for great suggestions from players to help inform upcoming Title Updates. Also, as mentioned in our announcement of the winner in the #illgottengains contest, the September launch of the Rockstar Editor for PS4 and Xbox One means all three platforms will be in on the action - stay tuned for more info about that and further details about this forthcoming update.

Announcing the Winner of the #illgottengains Rockstar Editor Contest

  • BatmanSuperman72on July 29 2016, 9:19amReplyFlag
    I cant even find rockstar editor on xbox 360
    • LILNAE100on June 24 2016, 3:28pmReplyFlag
      I have complete the first 2 missions and it still does say the rockstar editor. HOW CAN I UNLOCK IT
      • SWAGGYRYANon May 20 2016, 6:47pmReplyFlag
        I understand that the Rockstar Editor is only in single player, but are you guys saying I can take clips in GTA 5 online, but have to edit them in single player? I want to make an edit about all of my cars in Online, but I can't.
        • CowboyRoyalon October 28 2015, 5:35pmReplyFlag
          Why am I unable to use this feature? I beat the Franklin and Lamar mission like it says to unlock it, but when I'm Online in my tabs there is no Rockstar Editor? Can someone please help me? Thank you so much
          • iGhostRiderron November 3 2015, 6:08pmReplyFlag
            @CowboyRoyal You can only access Rockstar Editor from Story Mode, however you can record gameplay from GTA Online as well as Story Mode and Director Mode.

          • CowboyRoyalon November 3 2015, 8:18pmReplyFlag
            @iGhostRiderr Thank you, I was getting pretty upset because everyone was talking about it and I couldn't figure it out lol, very much appreciated! :)
          • slam16on December 27 2015, 4:51amReplyFlag
            @iGhostRiderr I cant access rockstar online do i have to go on story mode to use it on online and on story mode
        • Brittviv2012on October 10 2015, 11:45pmReplyFlag
          i like playing with the rockstar editor, i just wish that in director mode you could have more actors at a time, have settings to where u can have them follow your actor, attack them, be afraid of them or something, make it to where u can have two npc actors, and have them interact with each other for scenes. i have so many ideas for a clip but dont have any idea how i could make it happen the way i want it too, just figured id put this out there :)
          • Arkairron October 13 2015, 7:56pmReplyFlag
            @Brittviv2012 Yea. Makng them many dialogues or have a microphone and making them talk. Also having animations, like you said interacting with stuff, or record the way the player is playing and decide what npc must do that recorded stunt.
          • villysosaon October 27 2015, 12:32amReplyFlag
            @Brittviv2012 I think you can i seen videos on YouTube
        • Arkairron October 10 2015, 1:12amReplyFlag
          I want the rockstar editor ps4 and xbox to be the same level as the pc version
          • savagenation360on October 7 2015, 7:44amReplyFlag
            I have an update idea I am 13yrs u guys should put a race track in gta 5 I will make it fun again I will appreciate it if put in the game
            • FelonGameron October 6 2015, 8:32pmReplyFlag
              Rockstar add custom car wraps into the game and multicolor underglow
              • BIGEVIL.666on October 4 2015, 9:52pmReplyFlag
                can we have hats and bandana plz rock* for rockstar editor
                • BIGEVIL.666on October 1 2015, 1:48amReplyFlag
                  in the next update can we chose to have hats and bandanas on or off. just asking
                  • Arkairron October 1 2015, 2:21amReplyFlag
                    @BIGEVIL.666 Yea. They could add more appearances for all the characters and add Lester Crest and other unlisted characters.
                • Arkairron October 1 2015, 12:05amReplyFlag
                  Im not trying to spam. Im just trying to make it into a movie program. Imagine all the options, npc with animations, more dialogue, using microphones to make the people speak, greenscreen, props we can add. Go watch a movie and type all of your ideas to rockstar to make rockstar editor much better.
                  • Arkairron September 30 2015, 8:18pmReplyFlag
                    I mean whens the next rockstar editor update?
                    • Arkairron September 30 2015, 3:10amReplyFlag
                      We want npc! Well i want npc because the only fukm way to get action is to bring up police, or play and cut a chacater one by one. I want npc that has actions, i also want microphone for instead of being on gta online, and i want to make a movie in my own, i can just use my microphone to decide what the character needs to say. For fks sake whens the next rockstar editor coming on?
                      • REALLIONAIRE901on September 26 2015, 5:53pmReplyFlag
                        Here is the link to my video....
                        • REALLIONAIRE901on September 26 2015, 5:51pmReplyFlag
                          One of my edited videos.....and please add hydraulics
                          • -juavenger432on September 25 2015, 12:56amReplyFlag
                            Hey rockstar please Don't forget to put hydraulic in lowrider please
                            • RodrigoLTJon September 21 2015, 3:02pmReplyFlag
                              Check out my recent snaps made with the RockstarEditor:
                              • jacksepticeye213on September 18 2015, 12:08pmReplyFlag
                                i hate the rockstar editor because when im running from an enemy it starts recording plz delete it from the game
                                • Mws2002on September 18 2015, 5:22pmReplyFlag
                                  @jacksepticeye213 Are you on pc or console? If your on console then don't press down arrow and X/A unless you want to record
                              • bdavis1989on September 17 2015, 5:42pmReplyFlag
                                i want to buy more then just three apartments and please bring the pmp300 car from gta4 to gta5
                                • XtasyTMon September 17 2015, 2:36pmReplyFlag
                                  I'm not really interested to create, edit and share my GTAV and GTA Online experiences. What's the point, besides trying to win a contest? But I'm glad Rockstar brings innovative new features making use of the more powerful systems making other people happy.
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