Grand Theft Auto V for PC Interviews and Impressions: "This Absolutely Plays Like the Ultimate Version"

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

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."

Read more at: http://www.pcgamer.com/why-gta-5-pc-is-the-definitive-version-of-rockstars-epic

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."

Read more at: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/08/hands-on-with-gta-5-on-pc-at-4k

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:

Check out more impressions and interviews around the web and around the globe at Gameswelt (German), Meristation (Spanish), 3D Juegos (Spanish), Jeuxactu (French) and more.

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).
 

GTA Online Sessions: J.B. Smoove

Posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

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.
 

GTA Online Heists TV Spot

Posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

When GTAV arrives for PC in little more than a week, it will include the recently launched Heists, along with all the existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released so far for Grand Theft Auto Online. Today, check out the new Heists TV Spot shot entirely on PC, that will begin airing this weekend.


Previously:
GTA Online Heists Now Available

Watch the GTAV 60 Frames-Per-Second PC Trailer

Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

On April 14th, Grand Theft Auto V arrives on PC with a range of major visual and technical upgrades to make Los Santos and Blaine County more immersive than ever. Today, catch a glimpse of it in action - running at 60FPS with the official Grand Theft Auto V 60 Frames-Per-Second Trailer

For the best viewing experience, please make sure to watch on the most recent generation device and/or browser.

Grand Theft Auto V PC at 60 Frames-Per-Second: Official Trailer Coming Thursday April 2 10am ET

Posted 4 weeks ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

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.

Welcome To Los Santos Album Now Available to Pre-Order

Posted 4 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

Welcome To Los Santos, the genre-spanning collection of music inspired by the world of Grand Theft Auto V, is now available to pre-order at iTunes with the track 'Play It Cool', by Gangrene featuring Earl Sweatshirt and Sam T. Herring of Future Islands available for download now with every pre-order.

UPDATE: The track featured in the Grand Theft Auto V 60 Frames-Per-Second Trailer, 'Lock & Load' by MNDR featuring Killer Mike, is also now available for download with all iTunes pre-orders. Listen to the full version below:

Created and compiled by Alchemist and Oh No and heavily influenced and inspired by their work on the score of Grand Theft Auto V with late legendary composer Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream and Woody Jackson, Welcome To Los Santos consists of all original tracks featuring a diverse array of artists spanning hip-hop, electronica, dancehall, rock, r'n'b and more. Music contained on Welcome To Los Santos will also feature on The Lab, a brand new radio station making its debut within Grand Theft Auto V for PC. The full album will be available on CD, vinyl and digital download on April 21 via Mass Appeal Records.
 
Check the album's full tracklist below:

1. Gangrene – Play It Cool feat. Samuel T. Herring (of Future Islands) & Earl Sweatshirt
2. Ab-Soul – Trouble feat. Aloe Blacc
3. Tunde Adebimpe – Speedline Miracle Masterpiece feat. Sal P & Sinkane
4. MC Eiht & Freddie Gibbs – Welcome to Los Santos feat. Kokane
5. Phantogram – K.Y.S.A 
6. Vybz Kartel – Fast Life 
7. King Avriel – 20's 50's 100's feat. A$AP Ferg
8. MNDR – Lock & Load feat. Killer Mike
9. Popcaan – Born Bad feat. Freddie Gibbs
10. E-40 – California feat. Dam-Funk & Ariel Pink
11. Wavves – Leave
12. Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs – Fetti
13. Little Dragon – Wanderer
14. Action Bronson & Danny Brown – Bad News


Previously:
New Music Coming to GTAV: The Alchemist and Oh No Present Welcome to Los Santos

Screens from Grand Theft Auto V for PC

Posted on March 27 2015, 12:13pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Today, we've got an all new set of high resolution screenshots for you from the forthcoming PC version of GTAV. Arriving on April 14th, GTAV for PC is fully optimized to support all the latest and greatest hardware with an abundance of PC-specific enhancements (system specs).

Look for the official GTAV PC trailer next week - and also, if you plan on getting the digital download version, make sure to pre-order by next week Tuesday March 31st to get $1.5 million in in-game bonus money to spend (GTA$500K for Story Mode and GTA$1M for GTA Online use).

Fan Art & Snapmatics: "A Hard Day's Heist", Homemade Los Santos Blueprint Map Skateboard Decks & More

Posted on March 20 2015, 11:52am | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

This week’s collection of favorite fan creations features inspired album cover remakes, clever GTAV skate decks, plus some truly exceptional Snapmatic photography.

LazyAssedLover is a member of both the Kendrick Lamar fan club Black Hippy TDE Crew and the Snapmatic Art Crew - and here shows his love for both with this pretty spot on recreation of Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid M.A.A.D City album cover. Made entirely with in-game photography and the Snapmatic meme creator tool.

 

Just in time for Online Heists, deviantARTist Exubiuz pays tribute to a Fab Four classic and to the original Story Mode Heists experience by casting Trevor, Michael, Chop and Franklin as Paul, John, Ringo and George.

 


You're going to want to zoom in on the full size version of this impeccable bit of GTAV pixel art done by MedianGame shared by Redditor Walkerbane.


Pragmaticinsanity's series of Trevor Philips sketches feel like a true psychological character study.


Vanessa Baumann aka DrAssenov created this original illustration of her fierce and fashionable GTA Online character. Watch DrAssenov in action with this sped up BTS video of the 5 hour and 15 minute drawing process to see how it came together.


One sock, no pants, spattered in blood, on a rampage. Sounds about right. Trevor by Omerta aka chaosandentropy.tumblr.


@realmarston vies for the title by indelibly honoring his namesake with this monster Red Dead Redemption tattoo he tweeted our way. This epic half-sleeve took 8 hours non-stop - true grit.


Photographer, illustrator and graphic designer @panama_red1981 fashioned these awesome GTAV skateboard decks repurposing materials from the game packaging: "I used the Special Edition Blueprint Map, [Trevor, Michael & Franklin] team picture and game box."


Snapmatic trick photography? Not quite - avid GTA photog Sophie used the PS4 Share feature to create this very clever 'taking a mental picture' shot.
 

STUNNING SNAPMATICS

GTAForums recently hosted their Annual Awards and below are the three winners in their Best Snapmatic of 2014 category with Starscream910 taking top honors for a fiery shot of the Bravado Buffalo entitled "Golden Dragon". Congratulations as well to Cratoz911 and quaid86 who were awarded second and third place respectively. Check out the winning shots below.


[GTAF - 1st Place - "Golden Dragon" by Starscream 910]


[GTAF - 2nd Place - "Meteor St" by Cratoz911]


[GTAF - 3rd Place - "Redwood Lights Track" by quaid86]
 

To celebrate hitting 200 members (and now up to nearly 400!), the Snapography Crew hosted a contest recently asking members to "recreate the spirit of Vice City" and hashtag them #vice200. The result was a totally awesome neon-tinged 80's flashback. The shots above were taken by (clockwise from top left) contest winner Manny2Shoes, incredible91852PSNmadman and RyanArtWorks.

 


Sariska84 happened to be in the right time and place to catch this poetic shot of a butterfly befriending a Rhino near Carcer Way. 


A heated after hours Race goes down on the rooftop of the Maze Bank Arena. Taken by Banjabi.


hunn1k locates a parking space worthy of the sleek and stylish contours of the silver Truffade Z-Type.  


Someone's catching a seriously sick (if somewhat unconventional) flip off the halfpipe in Chamberlain Hills. Taken by _Cluster_  


GTA Twitch community all-star LadyMiss80s rolls with a friend packing some explosive party favors.


samsults strikes a sinister chord with this intimidating shot of the Smiley Gang's "Please Stop Me" mask.

OregonBudz, aka the Henny Youngman of the Snapmatic scene, is fast becoming known for his comedy snaps series, putting the meme creator to very amusing use.

 

Have you seen or created a great Snapmatic photo or other bit of exceptional fan art that you'd like to share? Be sure to drop a link to it in the comments below for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to see via Mouthoff and we’ll check it out.. And if you aren't already, make sure you're following us on Twitter, where we regularly share awesome community creations.

 

Previously:
GTAV in Stained Glass, Amazing Rockstar Line Drawing & Stunning Snapmatics
The iFruit L.A. Photo Project by GTAist, Unbelievable Action GIFs and More
Snapmatic Panoramas and More

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