News | 30 minute gameplay from PS5 version Grand Theft Auto 5

Half an hour of gameplay from the PlayStation 5 version of Grand Theft Auto 5 has been released. The game comes out tomorrow on PS5 and Xbox Series X and S

The gameplay was posted online by the website VGC and can be seen below. The game runs in Fidelity mode in video, which supports native 4k and ray tracing at 30 frames per second.

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released tomorrow for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. The new versions include several graphic improvements and three graphic modes. Furthermore, the current gen version includes improvements such as faster loading times, more people and traffic on the street, more plants, improved water reflections and more.

On PS5, haptic feedback and the adaptive triggers are used. There is also 3D Audio on PS5 and Spatial Sound on Xbox Series. The PlayStation 5 version also uses haptic feedback from the DualSense controller, deploys Tempest 3D audio and generates faster loading times.


Column | Why are we still playing Grand Theft Auto 5?

The nine-year-old Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released this week on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. This means that the game has been released on no fewer than three consecutive console generations. That's not given many games. However, GTA 5 remains relevant. That's partly due to the course Rockstar is sailing these days, but let's certainly not discount the quality of the game.

The year 2013 was an excellent gaming year. In that year the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One appeared, but the ‘old’ generation got a farewell in style with games such as BioShock Infinite and The Last of Us.

Especially the unique structure with three main characters comes to mind when we think back to the good old days of GTA 5. Where the previous ‘games in the series always pushed you into a specific box with, for example, drug dealer Tommy Vercetti or gangster CJ, you experience GTA 5 through three completely different glasses. . Michael, Franklin and Trevor could hardly be more different. Players can switch seamlessly between the three characters, thereby also switching lives.

The world keeps turning, even if you as a player are not touching the buttons for a while. For example, if you switch to Michael, there is a good chance that you will find him in the middle of an argument with his wife. Trevor – clearly a victim of mental health cuts – is often found drunk on the roadside or in the back of his pickup truck, while Franklin often hangs out with his buddy Lamar or walks his dog. GTA 5 goes a step further than just some missions that suit the character; it creates entire lives for the digital offenders.

Plus, Los Santos feels like a real city. Anyone who now starts Vice City or even San Andreas will notice how small those worlds actually are. The game world of GTA 5 is even in 2022 large, expansive and still very detailed. especially if you compare these details with newer games, Los Santos is still doing very well. In the heart of the city you will find expensive shops where you can buy a new jacket for Michael for exorbitant amounts, while around the village of Paleta Bay at the foot of Mount Chiliad there is no sign of the city bustle. Some radio stations are even only available in specific areas. Everything is right and in balance.

Yet even the most expansive and detailed single player ever comes to an end. Rockstar solved that with the introduction of GTA Online. There have been many experiments with multiplayer modes for the franchise in the past, but with GTA Online Rockstar managed to put down a mature online mode despite a messy start.

GTA Online initially thrived on the same large, detailed game world we explored in the single player, but over the years it was constantly updated with new content to stay interesting and fresh. From new locations such as a casino and Cayo Perico island, to new story content featuring Dr. Dre, especially in the last few years there is always something new to experience online. Not every player is eager to dive into the online mode for this content and the call for ‘normal’ single player content remains high, but Rockstar undeniably uses a successful formula.

GTA 5, or rather GTA Online, is thus kept actively relevant. Yet there is another reason that GTA 5 still matters: there is still no successor. Grand Theft Auto 6 is officialy in development, but that’s literally all we know about it. It could just be years before we can actually play a complete new GTA.

It is remarkable that GTA 6 is taking so long. Still, it’s not entirely unexpected either. After all, the intervals between each part are getting longer and longer. GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas all appeared in a span of just four years. GTA 4 then appeared almost five years later, and GTA 4 and GTA 5 had already passed a little over five years. Large games simply cost more and more time and money to make.

However, the GTA drought is extra special, because Rockstar only released Red Dead Redemption 2 in between, apart from some reissues. In comparison, between GTA 4 and 5, the studio released Midnight Club: Los Angeles, GTA: Chinatown Wars, Beaterator, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3 and expansions for GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar’s various studios worked simultaneously on various large and small projects, resulting in a constant stream of new games.

For Red Dead Redemption 2, the company reversed its strategy. That game was too complex to be performed by one studio, so Rockstar merged all separate studios into one team of about two thousand employees: Rockstar Studios. Even with so many hands, it took years to develop and there was reportedly quite a crunch, something that is fortunately less and less tolerated in the game industry and would also be a thing of the past with Rockstar.

Red Dead Redemption 2, however, was a resounding success both critically and commercially, just like GTA 5. The ‘smaller’ games that Rockstar used to make, such as Max Payne 3, were commercially disappointing. Creating gigantic game worlds, populated by increasingly complex characters, therefore pays off for Rockstar. But Red Dead Redemption 2 sets the bar for open world games in general and expectations for everything Rockstar touches specifically, sky high. Surpassing or even equaling GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 will therefore take time, especially if Rockstar wants to avoid heavy crunch time.

In addition, it is undoubtedly a challenge to create something that is more ridiculous than today’s reality. GTA has always been a parody of reality, like a kind of distorting mirror held up to us. However, GTA 5 came out in a simpler time, when we were still mainly concerned about our privacy on social media. For example, the Facebook-like social network Lifeinvader plays a major role in the game. Since 2013, Trump has become president, the world has been hit by a pandemic and Russia decided it was time for another insane war. Try surpassing that.

We will have to wait a little longer for Grand Theft Auto 6, but until then we can at least get started with Grand Theft Auto 5. The game is available on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. including improved graphics, HDR, 4k resolution, 60 fps and ray tracing and will be available from 15 March.


News | GTA Online Story The Contract Now Available

The Contract, the new story in GTA Online, came out today. The story can be played alone or with a group. Franklin and Dr. Dre are in the spotlight.

Franklin sets to work with his new partnership to help Dr. Dre to solve a theft.
Exclusive songs from the six-time Grammy Award-winning artist can be heard within GTA Online.
Additionally, players will get a behind-the-scenes look at Dr. dre.

The Contract features three new weapons, each a valuable tool that Franklin has built up over the course of his career.
The Heavy Rifle is available from Ammu-Nation or can be purchased and modified in your Agency’s Armory at a discount. The Stun Gun and the Compact EMP Launcher are tools available exclusively from your Agency’s Armory.

There will also be seven new vehicles, including the Pegassi Ignus supercar, the Lampadati Cinquemila sedan, and the Pfister Astron SUV.
These are all available from Legendary Motorsport.
New Imani Tech modifications are available from the Agency’s Vehicle Workshop for the Dewbauchee Champion supercar, the Bravado Buffalo STX muscle car, the Enus Deity sedan, and the Enus Jubilee SUV.

MOTOMAMI Los Santos is the new radio station with tracks from across the music spectrum, including exclusive new tracks from artists such as Juicy J and Mike Dean, Pusha T, Dom Kennedy and Mozzy.

There are also some improvements to the GTA Online experience.
Players will receive fewer calls and texts with invitations, the map in the pause menu can be used to view and select gameplay. Tthere is also an option to mark a contact on the map to see more details and start the corresponding mission.


News | Double Rewards and Discounts in GTA Online

GTA Online players are getting several discounts this week. In addition, various missions yield higher rewards than usual.

GTA Online players will receive an additional 50% GTA$ and RP for completing Gunrunning Sell mission.
Mobile Operations missions and Top Fun deliver double rewards and for the Bunker series even triple rewards until December 13.
All LS Car Meet races earn double Car Meet Rep.

All players will receive the Manor PRBG T-shirt this week.
Racers who finish in the top 5 of 12 different Pursuit and/or Street Races from December 2-13 will receive a free Emperor Vectre to refurbish and craft.
On the LS Car Meet’s Test Track, a Karin Sultan Classic is ready for a test lap.

Players who try their luck at the casino have a chance to win the Mammoth Squaddie at the Wheel of Fortune this week. Bunker real estate is 40 percent cheaper through Maze Bank Foreclosures, as are their Upgrades, Renovations and Modifications.
The same goes for the Mobile Operations Center and all upgrades to the MOC. LS Car Meet Merchandise can be scored with a thirty percent discount.

The following vehicles are available at a discount for a week:

    • Ocelot Jugular – 35% discount
    • Maibatsu Penumbra FF – 35% discount
    • Pegassi Tempesta – 35% discount
    • JoBuilt P-996 LAZER – 30% off

GTA Online players who connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account to Prime Gaming will receive GTA$100,000 for signing in.