After rumours that the updated versions of last year’s multimillion-selling crime adventure had been delayed or, in the case of the PC version, cancelled, Rockstar has finally revealed the launch plans. The refreshed console versions will be released on 18 November, the PC version on 27 January.
The publisher, which has so far sold 35m copies of the game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, has also announced a range of enhancements. The forthcoming versions will get new weapons, vehicles and activities, as well as busier roads, extra wildlife in the rural areas, and improved weather and damage effects. Over 100 new songs and DJ mixes are being added to the in-game radio stations.
Furthermore, Xbox and PlayStation owners who purchased the original versions of the game will be able to upload their saved characters and progression if they purchase it again on new consoles. According to the Rockstar website, there is extra content for them too, “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.”
A new trailer featuring visuals from the updated game is set to be released later.
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