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Grand Theft Auto V

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Developer: Rockstar Games
Release Date: April 14, 2015

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'Grand Theft Auto Online' Will Be Adding Drift Races, Animals, Festive Surprises And Much More In December

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2023 @ 4:33 p.m. PST

Set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and the surrounding area, Grand Theft Auto V delivers a world of unprecedented scale and detail bursting with life, from mountaintops to the depths of the ocean.

When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.

Switch between the interconnected lives of Michael, Trevor and Franklin as they embark on a series of heists across Los Santos and Blaine County in the biggest, deepest and richest open world experience yet, with game world enhancements that include new wildlife, upgraded weather and damage effects, and an array of new details to discover.

Grand Theft Auto V also comes with Grand Theft Auto Online, the dynamic and ever-evolving online universe for up to 30 players, and includes all existing gameplay upgrades and content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online.

Rise through the ranks to become a CEO of your own criminal empire by trading contraband or form a Motorcycle Club and rule the streets. Pull off daring co-operative Heists, enter adrenaline-fueled Stunt Races, compete in unique Adversary Modes or create your own content to play and share with the entire GTA community.

This December, the ever-evolving world of GTA Online will receive another major update, featuring:

  • A new Salvage Yard business fueled by action-packed Vehicle Robberies
  • The all-new specialized Drift Race series and vehicle customization options
  • The return of The Ballad of Gay Tony’s illustriousreal-estate developerYusuf Amir
  • Festive surprises for the holidays
  • Plus, a host of player-requested experience improvements, including:
    • Animals roaming Southern San Andreas in Freemode (on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S)
    • A newly streamlined interaction menu
    • Access to the new 100-vehicle Vinewood Club garage for GTA+ members (on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S)

New GTA Online Update Coming this December

This winter, the ever-evolving world of GTA Online continues to deliver something for everyone; from a brand-new illicit Salvage Yard business fueled by audacious Vehicle Robberies, to Drift Races for select vehicles custom-made for precision slide turns, gassed-up new vehicles, and more. There are also exciting festive surprises for the holidays, limited-time Rockstar Games 25th Anniversary in-game apparel, and much more to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Plus, animals come to the world of GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, along with additional improvements specifically for players on the latest consoles.

Stealing Season is Coming Soon

This Winter’s GTA Online update heads straight into the heart of the Los Santos street crime landscape: stealing, stripping, and selling the most in-demand vehicles. Take on these new action-packed robberies on behalf of a familiar face who has ventured west — illustrious Liberty City real estate developer Yusuf Amir.

Yusuf still lusts after the finer things in life — chief among them adding to his collection of luxury import vehicles by any means necessary. With the help of his cousin Jamal, you’ll be charged with planning and executing intricate, high-stakes robberies under the cover of Red’s Auto Parts, a new purchasable salvage yard where you’ll call the shots. Sell the best of the best to Yusuf or salvage your boosted vehicles for parts — the choice, and the cash, is yours.

Drift Races

Racing fans get a slick new way to win with GTA Online’s new drifting modification for select vehicles and Drift Races Series. Drivers can test their skills at getting sideways in a series of new circuits, while a visit to the LS Car Meet will offer select vehicles the option of adding a drift tuning modification that brings the joys of drifting to Freemode.

Additional Features and Improvements

As we continue to take further advantage of the latest PS5 and Xbox Series console hardware, December’s update will add exciting new features for players on these newer systems including:

  • Wildlife comes to Freemode: animals now rove the Southern San Andreas landscape across GTA Online on PS5 and Xbox Series consoles
  • GTA+ Members will get access to The Vinewood Club Garage, a new vehicle storage facility with the capacity to hold 100 vehicles
  • PS5 and Xbox Series players will be able to organize and manage vehicle collections more conveniently via the Interaction Menu, moving them between garages with ease

Plus, players across all platforms will receive a host of new experience improvements, including:

  • A newly streamlined Interaction menu for easier navigation
  • Increased LS Car Meet Reputation points for competing in Pursuit and Street Races
  • New Specification Service at the LS Car Meet, allowing drivers to now purchase copies of another player’s Personal Vehicle on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
  • Custom description tags for each floor of the Eclipse Blvd. Garage
  • Console voice chat now defaults to “Off”
  • A small birthday gift for all players on their character’s birthday

More To Come

In addition to the new Vehicle Robberies, new vehicles, and a new racing series, there is even more coming to GTA Online this holiday season and beyond. There will be new music, all-new holiday modes, additional experience improvements, updates to the creator tools, other festive surprises, and much more!

Grand Theft Auto V is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

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