Grand Theft Auto V is probably one of the most safe-guarded releases that are supposedly due for release this year on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. New information has become public that indicates that GTA V on PC is definitely coming along a lot better than you may have been expecting.
DSO Gaming the SteamDB app is showing that testers have been playing GTA V last Saturday between 18:00 to 23:00, or 6:00pm to 11:00pm. The game has also been played a bit more over the weekend, apparently as the team conducts final checks and balances before the game releases.
The chart below showcases the amount of hours put into the game over the past week as well as how many people were playing the game. As you can see, two people have been play-testing the game for a couple of hours each day. Check it out.
As you can see, over the past couple of days the game has been booted up a few times and then mostly closed out, save for Saturday, where it looked like the testers managed to get in some decent time with the game.
It had been revealed before that GTA V was coming to PC when the dumped code from the Xbox 360 version revealed that the game would be coming to PC and the PS4. At the time there was no code or indication that the game was being designed for the Xbox One, but it was likely to assume that any multi-platform game coming to the PS4 would also be arriving for the Xbox One.
The leaked code also revealed some additional advancements in the game's multiplayer modes and online features, many of which aren't available right now in the current Xbox 360 and PS3 build for the game.
The revelation that the game is being tested shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone. There were also some preliminary tests taking place back throughout Augusts, too, according to the charts.
At this stage they're likely running through debug tests to ensure the game runs proper and prepping for delivery via Steam.
According to previous reports, Grand Theft Auto V on the new generation home consoles and PC will have brand new features, updated graphics and better, improved mechanics. I'm more excited to see what kind of gameplay improvements the game undergoes, as well as how viable the game will be on PC for allowing mods.
One of the big draws to GTA IV was being able to load up all sorts of crazy mods, from Iron Man to the Hulk and everything else in between. So let's hope we get to see some of the same kinds of awesome mods present in GTA V.
No official date has been set, but the game is expected to drop this fall. According to Worlds Factory, the game has preemptively showed up on PSN with a $49.99 price tag. How well this sticks depends on when Rockstar decides to actually announce some specifics.