Rockstar Games has announced a new version of Grand Theft
Auto V for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Available today, the Grand
Theft Auto V Premium Online Edition features the complete Grand Theft Auto
V story experience with the ever-evolving world of Grand Theft Auto Online,
including all existing updates and content, such as The Doomsday Heist, Gunrunning,
Smuggler’s Run, Bikers, and more.
However, all that content is also available in the standard
versions of Grand Theft Auto V, but what makes this version different is the
inclusion of the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack. This add-on is the fastest
way for GTA Online players to jumpstart their criminal empires with a selection
of the “most exciting and popular content” to be had in the mode, plus $1,000,000
bonus cash to spend on whatever you desire in GTA Online.
In total, those who opt for the Grand Theft Auto V Premium
Online Edition – available for £59.99 – will receive over GTA$10,000,000 in
value across properties, businesses, weapons, vehicles and more. You can find the
full selection of content included with the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack over
on Rockstar Games’ official
GTA Online website.
Unfortunately, the Newswire
article shared by Rockstar Games for the Premium Online Edition of Grand
Theft Auto V doesn’t mention anything about enhancements for the upgraded
consoles from Microsoft and Sony – the Xbox One X and
PlayStation 4 Pro, respectively.
Many had hoped – including myself – that Rockstar Games
would use the Premium Online Edition release as an opportunity to update Grand
Theft Auto V to take advantage of the power of these consoles with graphical
upgrades such as 4K resolution, improved textures, increased detail and draw
distance, and higher-quality assets.
Grand Theft Auto V has undeniably been a colossal success
for Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, since its release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in September 2013. The blockbuster
title has sold
90 million units globally, and the release of this Premium Online Edition
shows Rockstar Games is on-track to hit that prestigious 100-million-unit
milestone. In addition, a recent report claimed that Grand Theft Auto V has
brought in a whopping $6 billion – making it the most profitable
entertainment product ever released.
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