Rockstar Games is bringing a whole load of new features to Grand Theft Auto V for the next-generation. After over a year on Xbox 360 and PS3, the studio has built a more responsive and alive world, with high resolution for all.
On top of those changes, Rockstar has also announced they are bringing a first person perspective to the GTA franchise, for the first time. Previously, all GTA games have been in third person, due to driving being one of the focus points of the franchise.
One of the most requested features has been a first person option. Hackers have been able to stitch together a first person perspective, but due to tearing and issues with driving, they have never been optimal for players.
In the large open world, having the view head-on instead of over-the-top might be a huge change for players. Rockstar will not bring this experience to Xbox 360 and PS3 players, sadly.
Another big upgrade coming to PC only is the 4K resolution option. This will render the world at four times the resolution coming to PS4 and Xbox One. Only a few people currently have 4K monitors, the norm on PC is either 1920 x 1080 or 2560 x 1440.
Rockstar Games has sold over 40 million GTA 5 copies on Xbox 360 and PS3 alone and reports say 2K Games, their owner, is looking to hit 100 million by the end of 2015. The launch of the PS4 and Xbox One version comes before the end of 2014 – PC users will have to wait until early 2015.
GTA 5 received a rather welcome reception, with the large expansive world offer hundreds of hours of gameplay. GTA Online has also brought millions of fans into the online world of GTA, to create and experience the game with friends.