New Editions Revealed for GTA V


Rockstar games reported two new GTA V editions available right now for pre-order. I personally went to my local GameStop as soon as I finished work and pre-ordered my very own copy of GTA V Collectors Edition. I have one haunting thought concerning current generation AAA titles releasing so close to the release of the next generation consoles.

The concern is the possibility (or probability) that after I purchase the current generation GTA V title, that at some time in the then near future, maybe during the first several months after the launch of these next generation consoles, that the very same AAA titles will be released for the PS4 and or the Xbox ONE.

Why would this be be so horrible? So I buy GTA V (in my situation the collectors edition $149.99) which is as of now only going to be available for current generation consoles. Then all of a sudden a few months later the next generation of consoles are released and BAM! It's announced GTA V is now available for PS4 and Xbox ONE. See their superior graphics, physics, interactivity, social presence and… $149.99 down the drain.

Why? Because had I been confronted with the choice of buying GTA V for the current generation consoles, or the next generation consoles with ample time (meaning before the release of GTA V) I would hands down take a pass on this console generation of GTA V. With a strong indication that the next generation version of GTA V will undoubtedly be the superior version of the two generation versions of course my choice would be the next generation GTA V.

Why am I even considering GTA V will be on next generation consoles? For one the next GTA V will not be for another four to five years after the release of GTA V. Will RockStar allow the first four to five years of the next generation of consoles be GTA-less? Maybe? I think unlikely. Second, will Sony or Microsoft not want to dangle that carrot in front of its potential consumers? I believe it's safe to say GTA V can be a system seller. Of course I have been only sharing my ideas on the matter. Whether or not this will be the case, is still yet to be seen.

The first of the two GTA V editions are as follows below.

The Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition

Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition will retail for $79.99

  • Full retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V
  • Collectible SteelBook with Exclusive Artwork
    This special SteelBook features double-sided, never-before-seen artwork of Michael, Trevor and Franklin. Custom color and metallic treatments bring out the detail of the artwork created exclusively for this SteelBook.
  • Blueprint Map
    This exclusive, additional 21.5” x 26.75” map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County. Cryptic markings indicate locations for fast cash and other points of interest for the up-and-coming entrepreneur.
  • Special Ability Boost
    Michael, Franklin and Trevor each have a unique special ability. With this boost, the special ability bar will generate 25% faster.
  • Stunt Plane Trials
    Single player Stunt Plane Trials let you take on additional aerial challenges spread throughout Los Santos and Blaine County.
  • Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and More
    Michael, Franklin and Trevor get bonus outfits in their wardrobes, character specific tattoos at tattoo parlors, and special deals from shopkeepers across Los Santos and Blaine County.
  • Additional Weapons
    When visiting Ammunation stores in single player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free: the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer.

 

The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition includes all the contents of Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition as described above plus:

Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition will retail for $149.99

  • Grand Theft Auto V Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key
    Inspired by the heists in Grand Theft Auto V, this custom 10.75” x 8.5” money bag features a pop-up style lock and laser cut logo key to secure important items. The reverse side features a pressed Rockstar Games logo on the security mount with a framed ID window.
  • Grand Theft Auto V New Era 9FIFTY™ Snapback Cap
    This exclusive New Era 9FIFTY™ cap features an embroidered Los Santos logo on the front, a stitched, black Rockstar Games logo on the wearer’s left side, a Grand Theft Auto ‘V’ logo applique on the opposite side, and snapback closure for an adjustable fit.
  • Custom Characters for Grand Theft Auto Online
    Get classic Grand Theft Auto characters to use within the Grand Theft Auto Online Character Creation System.
  • Unique Vehicles and Garage Property
    Players will instantly receive a garage to store custom vehicles. In single player, the garage will be stocked with the 1930’s style Hotknife hotrod and the CarbonRS sports bike. In Grand Theft Auto Online, players will get the high-end Khamelion electric car.
    As an additional bonus, those who pre-order any edition of Grand Theft Auto V (including the Special Edition, Collector’s Edition or the standard retail edition) between now and September 17th will get access to pilot the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle. Shown in this post's featured image above.

Look for online pre-order links to be updated at www.rockstargames.com/V/preorder starting later today.

All versions are now available for pre-order until September 17, 2013 while supplies last.

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. My son had mentioned about the blimp for the collectors edition. I wouldn’t mind having the deposit bag or the Los Santos Hat. The caligraphy definitely resembles Cali.

    You made a valid point thou. Should I waste the $150 for pre-order extras or just save it for the PS4? Am I understanding you correctly, if I buy the game for the PS3, would I have to buy another version just to play with the PS4? Or is the PS4 backwards compatible?

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    1. Hello @sweetcakesSEO. Thank you for reading my post. And thank you again for commenting. My concern with GTAV is that its going to release so late in the current gen cycle, that It would be offensive if RockStar also has a next gen GTAV to be released soon after the launch of the next gen consoles, i.e. Xbox One, and the PS4.

      It’s not uncommon for multi-platform video games with releases merging with the time frame for the releases of next gen consoles to also release their game for those consoles as well. For instance, Assassins Creed 4, Watch_Dogs, Call of Duty: Ghosts, etc. At least with those titles the consumer has been informed upfront about their titles release for current, and as well for the next gen of consoles.

      In GTAV’s case its now around two weeks from its time for release and we are left with the impression that GTAV will only be a current gen title. If within a year RockStar announces that GTAV is getting the next gen treatment? I’d cry foul.

      Because had RockStar been upfront and clear with their intentions of releasing a next gen GTAV. I would not have pre-ordered my current gen GTAV, and I simply would have waited for the next GTAV to be released and bought that version instead, and not have to buy the current gen version because I’m being let to believe that it will be the only version.

      You brought up an interesting point as well. Although I don’t plan to get rid of my PS3, or my Xbox 360. Sorry for the long reply.

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