‘Yo guys, please buy this game a second time.’
Rockstar will be re-releasing its crime magnum opus from last year, Grand Theft Auto V, on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC over the next few months, but if you already bought the game last year, when it originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and feel cheated at having gotten a patently inferior version, don’t worry- Rockstar is trying to make it up to you.
If you already own GTA 5, and are upgrading to one of the next generation (or PC) versions, you will get a whole lot of goodies, bonuses, and perks in the new versions. The full list of these goodies is:
New Events & Rewards
Encounter new events happening all across the world, and complete the challenges they present to unlock exclusive new vehicles like the menacing Imponte Duke O’Death and that veritable GTA classic bird of flight, the Dodo seaplane.
As Michael, follow a trail of cryptic clues to unravel a grisly murder mystery. Put the clues together and you’ll unlock two Noir Style Filters, which will give your Story Mode gameplay and Snapmatic photos the feel of a gritty old school crime classic.
Weapons: The Rail Gun & Hatchet
Obliterate your adversaries with the high-powered, high-velocity Rail Gun. This piece of experimental military technology also has its own set of Shooting Range Challenges at your local Ammu-Nation shooting range. Or hack and slash foes up close and personal with the brutal Hatchet melee weapon.
Wildlife Photography Challenge
There are new species of animals across Los Santos and Blaine County, and the LS Tourist Board needs someone to document them. As Franklin, catalog unique animal species scattered across the map to unlock the special Kraken Sub.
Stock Car Races
Win a series of new Stock Car Races to earn unique custom Muscle Cars adorned with logos from some of the companies that made this country great.
A mysterious street artist is tagging walls all across town with his simian-inspired silhouettes. Track down and photograph them all to earn new monkey outfits (available to all players) and a special Go Go Monkey Blista exclusively for returning players.
New Vehicles and More
Grind up the Los Santos freeways (and over anybody in your path) with the Cheval Marshall monster truck and take to the skies in a faster and more maneuverable Blimp, compliments of Xero Gas.
So yes, that’s a whole lot of stuff waiting for you to award you for your loyalty, should you decide to upgrade. It’s a fair bit of perks. You can upgrade to any version from any version (it doesn’t have to be from Xbox to Xbox, or PlayStation to PlayStation, for instance), as long as you use the same Rockstar Social Club ID.
GTA V launches for Xbox One and PS4 next month, and the PC release is in January.