The Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part One will be available for Grand Theft Auto Online across all five platforms beginning next week, Wednesday June 10th. As always, we will announce here at the Newswire as it becomes available on each platform on Wednesday.
Also stay tuned next week for information on the Ill-Gotten Gains Social Club Event Weekend (Part One) which will be happening Friday June 12 through Sunday June 14 with some opportunities for bonus RP, GTA$ and more - perfect for the consummate capitalist.
And tune in next Wednesday night June 10 at 8pm Eastern for a special Ill Gotten Gains livestream at the Rockstar Twitch channel featuring guests from the GTAV (and Max Payne 3!) soundtrack, HEALTH.
New Update for Grand Theft Auto Online Coming Next Week
Presenting the Rockstar Editor – a special feature in Grand Theft Auto V for PC that allows players to record, edit, and share videos created from footage in both Story Mode and GTA Online.
Watch today’s video “An Introduction to the Rockstar Editor” for an overview of just some of the features of this powerful video creation tool including special camera modes, filters, depth of field and audio customization options - as well as the unique Director Mode feature that allows you to stage creative moviemaking sequences from a cast of characters ranging from familiar faces from Story Mode, to pedestrians and even animals. You’ll be able to upload your finished masterpiece to YouTube and to the Rockstar Games Social Club to share with friends.
The Rockstar Editor will be available for use in GTAV PC when the game is released tomorrow April 14th. For much more information and to start brushing up on all of the Rockstar Editor’s features, controls and settings, you can also check out the full Rockstar Editor Online Guide at the Social Club website.
Grand Theft Auto V for PC Interviews and Impressions: "This Absolutely Plays Like the Ultimate Version"
With just a few days to go until the launch of Grand Theft Auto V for PC, select press across the globe have had a chance to experience Grand Theft Auto V in 4K at 60 frames a second. Read on for a quick sample of their thoughts and head to their respective sites for full impressions, new screenshots, and interviews with the development team about the road to the ultimate version of Grand Theft Auto V.
PC Gamer’s hands-on impressions: “I played the PC version for the first time recently... this absolutely plays like the ultimate version... I swore a hell of a lot (in a good way) at the gorgeous skylines during my hands-on. This is a handsome game... First of all, 60fps makes a hell of a difference. You can’t get this in any of the console versions, so on that level alone makes GTA 5 PC the superior version. Seeing this extraordinary environment run so smoothly while you’re driving through it is a treat... This is GTA 5 as I've always wanted to see it. The rich weather and day/night effects make this approximation of Los Angeles feel far nicer than the real thing... This looks insanely good... If you've never played GTA 5 and have been waiting all this time for the PC version, what a genuine pleasure you're in for... It's all ahead of you. If, like me, you're going back to Los Santos, it looks like it'll be more than worth the return journey on PC."
IGN’s preview delves into many of the new features and options available in the PC release…
On GTAV PC's graphical detail:
"Depending on your hardware GTA V on PC also supports resolutions “up to 4K and beyond” and this brings an incredible amount of additional clarity to the world, both close up and particularly over long distances... Parachuting high above the Mount Chiliad side of the Alamo Sea I note Los Santos’ tallest buildings are not only completely visible from this distance, but amazingly crisp. Impressive, considering they’re nearly the entire length of the map away at this moment."
On GTAV PC's deep customization and settings options:
"Rockstar has also baked in a wide selection of options that players can fiddle with in order to either increase performance or visual fidelity, one of which is a city density slider which allows us to determine just how bustling streets and footpaths are and how busy the city can be around us at any given time."
On the Rockstar Editor video creator feature and its unique Director Mode:
"Some of the video content that players will create with more time to hone their productions will no doubt be fantastic, especially now that Rockstar has augmented the system with a new option it has dubbed Director Mode. Director Mode will allow us to stage elaborate scenes and control characters and animals, adjust weather and time of day on the fly, and trigger actions like gestures and dialogue phrases. Players will also be able to warp to different locations around the map and activate in-game cheats."
Check out GameSpot for an exclusive interview with GTAV PC developers ‘What New Things Should You Expect in GTAV PC?’ as well as their video feature explaining GTAV PC’s Video Editor and Director Mode.
And James and Dan from GTA V o’clock are joined by PC Gamer’s Sam Roberts for a special episode on GTAV PC which you can watch below:
In addition to a wide array of graphical and technical upgrades, Grand Theft Auto V for PC includes all Rockstar-created content for Grand Theft Auto Online including Heists, available on day one; a brand new Los Santos Radio station called The Lab featuring all new music from the album "Alchemist & Oh No Present: Welcome To Los Santos including the two singles "Play It Cool" and "Lock & Load"; and the all new Rockstar Editor for advanced movie making and sharing.
For those who've pre-ordered the digital version of the game, pre-loading is already underway. Digital pre-orders are still available via Rockstar Warehouse, Steam and other digital retailers. Make sure to pre-order GTAV PC before game release in order to get $1,200,000 in in-game money (as well as a bonus $150,000 for use in GTA Online if you pre-order the digital download version).
Watch comedian, actor (and voice of WCTR’s Dr. Ray De Angelo Harris in GTAV) J.B. Smoove in the latest episode of GTA Online Sessions at the Rockstar YouTube channel. Playing alongside Lazlow and IGN’s Max Scoville & Brian Altano, J.B. officially brought the ruckus to Los Santos in the new Hasta La Vista Adversary Mode and lots of other challenges and Jobs.
Make sure you’re subscribed to the Rockstar YouTube channel for more episodes of GTA Online Sessions – and also make sure you’re following Rockstar on Twitch for the chance to see these sessions happen live and take part in the live Rockstar-hosted chat. Look for lots of great GTA Online livestreams happening throughout April including ones coming up with special guests The Diplomats (Wednesday April 8), Bodega Bamz and the Flatbush Zombies (Thursday April 9), as well as our first GTA Online PC community streams happening sometime later in April following GTAV PC’s launch on April 14th.
This Thursday April 2 at 10am ET (7am PT / 3pm BST), look for a special Grand Theft Auto V PC 60 Frames-Per-Second Trailer to debut exclusively here at rockstargames.com.
For the best viewing experience, please make sure to watch on the most recent generation device and/or browser.
Join us for a lineup of very special Rockstar livestreams on Twitch happening through next week:
ADVERSARY MODES Livestreams Tomorrow and Monday
Adversary Modes are intense new competitive challenges that unlock as you progress through GTA Online Heists - and now that the GTA community worldwide has had a solid week or so to try and pull them off, we'll be jumping in to play all three Adversary Modes live on Twitch along with some very special guests.
Friday, March 20 5pm ET* Featuring SIR BOB CORNELIUS RIFO aka THE BLOODY BEETROOTS and guests from the GTA community
Renowned EDM master Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo aka The Bloody Beetroots is a serious GTA enthusiast in his own right and hosted his own Twitch stream earlier this week live at the DIM MAK channel. He's playing a big show tomorrow night at Webster Hall in New York City, and will be swinging by Rockstar NYC to throw down with Rockstar and other guests from the GTA community.
Monday, March 23 5pm ET* featuring GOLDGLOVE, VERNNOTICE, IIJERIICHOII, and SWIFTOR
You may have thrilled to the ongoing intense, and hilarious, Heist streams that GTA YouTube and Twitch all-stars GoldGlove, VernNotice, iijeriichoii and our old friend Swiftor have all been doing ever since last week. We're excited to welcome all these guys for a sure-to-be-insane VS stream playing the Adversary Modes this Monday.
Together, in both streams, we'll be playing all of the new Adversary Modes including:
Come Out To Play - Inspired by a certain real live bunch from Coney, a team of Runners tries to make it all the way home on foot being pursued by an opposing bloodthirsty mob of well-armed and mobile Hunters.
Siege Mentality - You must protect this house! A team defends their fort against another who are insistent on a full-on home invasion.
Hasta La Vista - In a bit of Vinewood deja vu, a team of Cyclists must evade another team of murderous Truckers hell-bent on crushing them under their big rigs.
Next Friday, March 27 4pm ET*
Special Guest: J.B. SMOOVE
You know him as the host of Four Courses with J.B. Smoove and from his classic appearances in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Top Five, and countless other hilarious shows and movies. Los Santos residents know him as the voice of Dr. Ray De Angelo Harris on WCTR's Chakra Attack radio show. J.B. Smoove is going to be in town to perform at the all-star Garden of Laughs comedy benefit at Madison Square Garden next Saturday night (New Yorkers: tickets to this fantastic event for a great cause are still available) and is coming by Rockstar NYC Friday May 27th to play some GTA and have unlimited bantz live with hosts Lazlow and IGN's Max Scoville and Brian Altano.
* Please note that with all livestreams, dates, times and guests are very much subject to change. Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.
Join us over the coming days for a special pair of GTA community livestreams at the Rockstar Twitch channel:
Friday Jan 16 4pm ET*
Stunting and Racing with special guests Kwebbelkop, Jelly and more
Tomorrow, we're honored to welcome some special guests to the Rockstar livestream studio, renowned GTA stunting community veteran Kwebbelkop along with Jelly of the GTA5Videos fan channel on YouTube. You may be familiar with Kweb and Jelly's channels for their amazing stunt montage videos including many we've featured here at the Newswire over the years - both of the guys are visiting NYC all the way from the Netherlands this week, and while in town, they're dropping by for this special stream with live stunt challenges and Races along with some other special invited lobby guests from the stunting scene to be announced.
Monday Jan 19 4pm ET*
GTAV Soundtrack Edition featuring THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974
Kamtin Mohager aka The Chain Gang of 1974 is the artist behind one of Grand Theft Auto V's most iconic songs, "Sleepwalking" as heard in the game's Official Launch Trailer. Kam's in town this week doing shows in NYC with Dillon Francis and is swinging by this Monday afternoon to get down in some GTA Online with us live on Twitch, so make sure to jump into the chat for the chance to ask questions live and be on the lookout for some special giveaways as well.
* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change. Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.
Join us tomorrow, Friday December 5th at 4pm at the Rockstar Twitch channel where we'll be broadcasting a PS4 and Xbox One livestream hosted by our good friend Swiftor along with Rockstar's own Lazlow.
Stay tuned for other special guests from the GTA community on Twitch and YouTube to be announced. For your chance to join one of the lobbies yourself, make sure to follow us on Twitter where we'll be calling for PSN IDs and Gamertags, and make sure to tune in and join the chat live tomorrow during the stream, as we'll be pulling in players at random from the Twitch chat as well.
* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change. Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.
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