The new versions of the game will include visual and technical upgrades, increased draw distances and higher resolution, according to the release, along with a host of other additions. Those additions include new weapons, new vehicles, new activities, new wildlife, denser traffic, a new foliage system, enhanced damage and weather effects. The updated game will also feature enhanced radio stations with more than 100 new songs and new DJ mixes.
Updates coming to Grand Theft Auto Online for the new version includes an increased player count with online play for up to 30 players on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
Existing players on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be able to transfer their current GTA Online characters and progression to their choice of PS4, Xbox One, or Windows PC, according to the press release.
All players who pre-order the game will receive a million dollars in in-game cash, $500,000 to spend in Grand Theft Auto 5 and $500,000 for Grand Theft Auto Online.As a bonus, players who already own the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 version of the game will also receive some bonus content, Rockstar announced in a separate post.
Those bonuses include "rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp; activities including wildlife photography and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more."
To be eligible for the bonus content, players must have completed the prologue in Grand Theft Auto 5 on the PS3 or Xbox 360 while connected to the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. A Rockstar Games Social Club account and a current PSN or Xbox Live account will also be required to unlock the content.