Rockstar announces GTA V next gen release dates, trailer on the way

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Rockstar Games have announced the official release dates for their next gen remastering of Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Update:

Rockstar delivered a new trailer, which you can watch over here.

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In an official announcement over on Rockstar Games' newswire, the devs have finally given players the exact dates Grand Theft Auto V will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will be able to get their hands on the game from 18th November 2014, whilst PC gamers will have to wait until 27th January 2015 for their turn.

The news of the official dates comes after many months of speculation and leaks pertaining to when the game could be coming out. VG247 was certainly correct about at least one of the systems getting a 2015 release date anyway.

Within the announcement further details on the next gen iterations have been divulged, which includes new content such as additional weapons, vehicles, and activities. Plus there's the obvious graphical improvements and increased draw distance the more powerful systems bring. You can expect increased traffic, along with more wildlife, and 'enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more'.

Rockstar have also confirmed there'll be 'over 100 additional new songs and new DJ mixes from returning DJs across the game’s 17 radio stations.' We heard there would be additional radio content when GTA V's Non Stop Pop FM host, Cara Delevingne, tweeted she was at the dev's studio a couple of weeks ago, but with over 100 new songs it sounds like Rockstar have really gone all out.

Pre-ordering the game will bag you $1 million worth of in-game cash to spend, split as $500K on Story Mode and GTA Online.

GTA Online for the next gen systems also gets a boost to player count, meaning up to 30 players can now be in the same world at once. All GTA Online gameplay upgrades and content released since the launch of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will be present too, but there's still no word on those Heists missions.

Rockstar haven't left the PS3 and Xbox 360 owners out either, saying '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.'

Players will also be able to transfer their GTA Online characters form the PS3 and Xbox 360 over to the next gen systems.

Rockstar have confirmed a new trailer is on the way at 9am Eastern (2pm BST) today, so keep your eyes peeled as we'll be posting it up on the site when it drops.

A bunch of new screenshots have been released, which you can drool over below.

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GTA V is due for release of PS4 and Xbox One on 18th November 2014, with the PC release due on 27th January 2015.

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