Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sandbox

Upcoming versions of Grand Theft Auto V get First Person Experience

In addition to the recently revealed new content for the upcoming PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has announced a brand-new mode: First Person Experience. Players can now experience the game, single player or online, using a first-person perspective that has been fully integrated into the game world. To achieve this, Rockstar has created an optional first-person cover system, a new targeting system, new animations, and a traditional first-person shooter control scheme. Views can be switched between on the fly throughout play. A trailer and some new screenshots were released to highlight the new mode.

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Grand Theft Auto V PC, PS4, Xbox extras detailed, F.A.Q. released

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PC, PS4, Xbox One Extras Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has revealed more details about the bonuses in store for Grand Theft Auto V players that upgrade to one of the upcoming versions for PC, PS4, or Xbox One. The extensive list is available below, as is a host of frequently asked questions about upgrades, the transferring of exclusive content from current-gen versions, and the handling of Grand Theft Auto Online characters and jobs. Some of the additions include new events and rewards to unlock new vehicles, including the Dodo seaplane, a murder mystery that rewards two Noir Style Filters, and a wildlife photography challenge that unlocks the Kraken sub. New players will also find extra vehicles added for the release, including several from previous GTAs, and anyone who pre-orders will receive a million bucks to spend in-game, half for Story Mode and half for GTA Online.

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Rockstar verifies 10 new Air Races, now up for 360, PS3 GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) GTA Online Flight School Jobs - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has added 10 new Verified Jobs to GTA Online. All of the jobs are Air Races, which were chosen from submissions to the recent #FlightSchool Event Weekend Creator Competition, with five being official selections and the other five being select runners-up that the studio decided to designate as Verified. The jobs are now playable on both 360 and PS3, and will be playable in the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One versions. Details for each are available below.

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Last Team Standing update now live for Grand Theft Auto Online

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3) The Last Team Standing Launch Announcements - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has released another substantial update for GTA Online, Last Steam Standing. The download adds two new weapons, a heavy shotgun and marksman rifle; 30-plus themed clothing items; vehicles, including a sport bike and chopper; Creator features, and numerous gameplay tweaks, such mini-map icons indicating when players are in vehicles. Ten new Last Team Standing Jobs have also been added, scattered across Blaine County and Los Santos. The update now allows for a Forced Weapon setting to be engage, and for creators to add rounds to Captures and Last Team Standing Jobs as well as to Rockstar-created Last Team Standing, Captures, and Versus missions. The sizable list of additions and changes can be found here.

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Grand Theft Auto V for next-gen console, PC dated, media released

Rockstar has announced that the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V will launch on November 18 for console and January 27 for PC. A host of new, exclusive content was also revealed. In addition to graphical improvements, including higher resolution and greater draw distances, there will be new activities, weapons, vehicles, foliage system, new songs (100+), and DJ mixes. There will also be more wildlife and traffic, an enhanced weather effects, and improved damage effects. PS3 and Xbox 360 owners picking up one of the new versions will also receive some extras, including new activities (e.g., wildlife photography), shooting range challenges, weapons, and rare versions of vehicles from previous entries, such as a faster, nimbler Blimp. GTA Online is also getting a player limit boost up to 30. Pre-orders will also receive $1,000,000 in in-game cash for both the single-player portion and GTA Online.

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Aiden isn’t finished yet, Watch Dogs heading to Wii U this November

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U) Wii U Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Wii U owners will be able to hack their way around Chicago—and into some explosive chaos—this November in Watch Dogs. Beginning on November 18, gamers will get the chance to don their GamePads in a quest for revenge as hacker turned vigilante Aiden Pearce. The Wii U version will support Off-TV Play, allowing for gaming sessions to move between TV and GamePad, and add an interactive map of the city on the GamePad whenever played on a TV.

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Watch Dogs: Bad Blood adding new missions, co-op on Sept. 23/30

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Bad Blood Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new story-based download pack for Watch Dogs, Bad Blood, will be going live on September 23 for season pass holders and September 30 for everyone else. The new campaign will follow the hacker T-Bone in 10 new missions set throughout the city in new locations. After receiving a call to help a former co-worker, Tobias Frewer, T-Bone delays dropping off the grid to lend a hand, only to discover that his friend might be setting him up. The pack also adds Street Sweep contracts, “a dynamic new system of side missions” that are playable in co-op with friends or public sessions; a remote-controlled car dubbed Eugene; and new outfits, perks, and weapons.

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Grand Theft Auto Online update adds missions, modes, and more

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3) Online Flight School Launch Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Grand Theft Auto Online received a hefty content update today, the San Andreas Flight School Update. The pack, detailed below, includes 10 new solo aerial missions, and new versus Mission Modes, as well as new races, contact missions, capture jobs, vehicles, and customization options. There are a few payout changes as well, with difficult missions now offering higher rewards and rewards now being time scaled. The update is packed with automatic update 1.16.

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Aiden bests Ratonhnhaké:ton, Watch Dog sets Ubisoft sales record

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Sales Data Announcement - Screenshot 1

A day after its release, Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs has sold more copies in its first 24 hours than any other title they’ve shipped to date. No actual figures were listed, but previously, Assassin’s Creed III was Ubisoft’s fastest-selling game at 3.5 million units in its first week. Connor and friends can still be proud, though, as Assassin’s Creed III still holds the studio’s record of most-pre-ordered game, followed by Watch Dogs.

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Aiden Pearce is on the loose, Watch Dogs released for console, PC

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The new open-world hacking-slash-action thriller Watch Dogs is now available for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. As Aiden Pearce, players are on a quest of revenge to track down the murderers that killed his family. He’ll steal cars, get in shootouts, and hack into the city’s Central Operating System to use Chicago itself to find and eliminate his enemies. A free ctOS mobile app for Android devices, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch launched alongside the game, offering dual-screen support and a way for players to engage their friends when away from their computer or console. An eBook, Dark Clouds, is also available as a follow-up to the game’s story.

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