The critically acclaimed and record-breaking Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PlayStation®4 on 18th November 2014 and we've put together a list of everything you need to know.
Grand Theft Auto V PS4 bundle available to pre-order
The Grand Theft Auto V bundle comes with a PS4™ console, DUALSHOCK®4 and a copy of the game on PS4 and is available to pre-order in New Zealand from selected retailers including EB Games, Mighty Ape, Noel Leeming and The Warehouse.
The standalone game is available to pre-order from PlayStation®Store, and anyone who pre-orders will receive a bonus of GTA$1M ($500k for Story Mode and $500k for use in Grand Theft Auto Online). Plus, exclusive to PlayStation Store, pre-order by 17th November 2014 and get 150,000 in-game GTA dollars in GTA Online.
Grand Theft Auto V PS4 launch trailer
Here's the all-new launch trailer which will serve as the game's official TV spot.
Switch between the interconnected lives of Michael, Trevor and Franklin as they embark on a series of heists across Los Santos and Blaine County in the biggest, deepest and richest open world experience yet. Game world enhancements for PS4 include new wildlife, upgraded weather and damage effects and an array of new details to discover.
Grand Theft Auto V: PS3 to PS4 Comparison
Check out this video highlighting the extensive enhancements made to Grand Theft Auto V in its transition from PS3 to PS4.
Rockstar Games was able to harness the power of the PS4 to improve every aspect of the game. This means big technical changes like increasing the overall resolution and more than doubling the draw distance, as well as replacing every texture in the game and much more.
First Person Experience
Here's the first footage of the new first person mode available exclusively in the next gen version of Grand Theft Auto V.
This new mode shows players the host of changes made to the game to accommodate this new perspective, including the creation of an optional first person cover system, a new targeting system, a more traditional FPS control scheme, and integrating thousands of new animations into the existing game. It's also available at the touch of a button so you can easily switch back and forth between perspectives.
First person mode will be available in both Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online.
Exclusive content for returning Grand Theft Auto V players on PS4
To reward loyal Grand Theft Auto V fans for coming back to the newer, more detailed version of Los Santos and Blaine County on PS4, Rockstar Games has created an array of exclusive items for returning PS3 players.
Each item is connected to activities designed to experience the game's massive world in new and exciting ways. These include new events & rewards, weapons, stock car races, monkey mosaics, new vehicles and more. Click here for more info.
Enhancements to GTA Online include an increased player count, with online play now for up to 30 players on PS4. All existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released since the launch of GTA Online will also be available for PS4, with much more to come.
In addition, PS3 or Xbox 360 players are able to transfer their GTA Online characters and progression onto PS4.
The Music of Grand Theft Auto V
To celebrate the release of the new, enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V for PS4, Rockstar games will be releasing limited edition collections of the game's star-studded soundtrack on both CD and Vinyl, in collaboration with Mass Appeal Records.
The Music of Grand Theft Auto V limited edition collections include 59 tracks with original music from A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Twin Shadow, Wavves, Flying Lotus, Yeasayer and more. In addition, these limited editions will feature the original score composed by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist + Oh No, mixed by DJ Shadow, along with the other incredible music featured in Grand Theft Auto V.
Limited to a production run of under 5,000 units worldwide, these limited editions will be available from December 9 at top online and physical record stores.
The vinyl collection will feature a total of six vinyl records, a full colour booklet and an exclusive lithograph poster in a classic box-set. The CD collection includes three discs along with a branded Grand Theft Auto V gold brick-shaped USB Drive, artwork and poster all sealed in a special die-cut package.
Also, a number of DJs from Grand Theft Auto V are adding new radio content to their respective stations, including Big Boy, DJ Pooh, Nathan and Stephen from WAVVES, Kenny Loggins, Twin Shadow and Cara Delevingne as well as a few of the dial's biggest chatterboxes - Dr. Ray De Angelo Harris and Duane Earl.
Grand Theft Auto V will be available on PlayStation®4 from 18th November 2014.
Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 has been classified R18 by the Office of Film & Literature Classification and contains violence, sexual material, drug use & offensive language.