“Grand Theft Auto 5” will reach the PC on Tuesday, and developer Rockstar of New York City teased eager fans with a two-minute trailer of its Rockstar Editor on Monday. The tool allows players to share and alter videos, much like an in-game Instagram or Snapchat.
The Rockstar Editor will be compatible with “Grand Theft Auto 5” and its online mode, “GTA Online.” The editor has the ability to add filters, record gameplay footage, capture a player’s last few minutes of gameplay, edit, string together and cut multiple clips, add text, insert radio tracks, apply camera filters and make audio adjustments.
There will also be a director mode, which allows players to create their own custom moments, insert animals, set the location, time of day and weather patterns.
Players can export their videos to the gallery and upload their final products to YouTube and the Rockstar Game Social Club. “GTA 5” will be available Tuesday at retail stores or as a digital download. The game, originally slated for PC release Jan. 27, will require 65GB of hard drive space.
“GTA 5” received highly favorable reviews after its 2013 console launch, the first installment of the series since 2008’s “GTA 4.” Following its release, the game received Game of the Year honors at the 2013 Golden Joystick Awards.
Within just 24 hours after its launch, “GTA 5” generated more than $800 million in revenue, the equivalent of selling about 11.21 million copies. The title surpassed $1 billion in sales after just three days on shelves, and reached $2 billion in six months. The game launched for the eighth-generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles one year later, in September 2014.