'GTA 5' PC Release Date This Fall: Players Will Be Able To Transfer Characters, Progress

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on June 18 2014 1:54 PM
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"GTA 5" will launch for the PC this fall. Courtesy/Rockstar

The wait is finally over! During the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles last week, video game developer Rockstar announced action-adventure title “Grand Theft Auto 5” would be heading to the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sometime during the third or fourth quarter in 2014.

The New York City-based developer promised some new game improvements for “GTA 5” on the PC, including new wildlife and advanced weather and damage effects for “the ultimate open world experience.”

The game’s Steam listing also claims “GTA 5” will have “layers of new detail” and will include the title’s online mode “Grand Theft Auto Online.” Players will also be able to transfer their current progress to the PC, Xbox One and PS4 version of the game.

All new content and gameplay created and released since the launch of ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ including new Jobs, an arsenal of new weapons, scores of new vehicles, new properties and player customizations will also be available in ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ for PC. In addition, the current community of players will have the ability to transfer their ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation®4, Xbox One or PC.

“Grand Theft Auto V" launched in October for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and is an open world action game developed by Scotland-based Rockstar North and published by NYC-based Rockstar Games. “GTA V” received highly favorable reviews and was the 15th installment in the “GTA” series and the first game since 2008’s “GTA IV.” The Spike Video Game Awards gave the title the Most Anticipated Game award in 2012. Following its release, the game received the Game of the Year award at the 2013 Golden Joystick Awards. Only three days following its release, IGN listed “GTA V” as second on its list of “Top 25 Xbox 360 Games.”

Within just 24 hours of its release, “GTA V” generated more than $800 million in revenue, which equates to selling around 11.21 million copies. Three days after its release, the title had surpassed $1 billion in sales. By Oct. 7, nearly one month after the game’s Sept. 17 release date, “GTA V” became the largest digital release in the PlayStation Store for the PS3. The game also received a score of 8/10 on Gamespot.com.

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