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GTA V PS4, Xbox One and PC versions confirmed for 'fall 2014' release

Rockstar's much-rumored update finally announced

Sony has finally officially confirmed the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V.

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The PS4 version of the game will be released in Autumn 2014, Sony's Andrew House announced during the platform holder's E3 press conference on Monday.

In a later announcement, developer Rockstar went on to add Xbox One and PC versions to the line-up. "Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will take full advantage of the power of new generation systems to deliver the ultimate open-world experience," said the studio.

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A short gameplay video shown during the Sony conference (embedded above) offered a glimpse of what appeared to be vastly enhanced visuals, with improved lighting effects, reflections and added environmental detail.

House also confirmed that players of the last-gen versions of GTA Online, both on PS3 and Xbox 360, will be able to transfer their full online progress to the PS4 update.

The remake will feature "across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail," says Rockstar. "Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions all work together to bring new life to the cities, towns, deserts and oceans of Rockstar North's epic reimagining of Southern California."

Other enhancements will include "new wildlife, upgraded weather and damage effects, and an array of new details to discover", according to the firm. GTA Online - the multiplayer portion of the game - will also see several updates, "all new content and gameplay created since the launch" of the game, including "an extensive array of new Jobs, an arsenal of new weapons, scores of new vehicles, new properties and player customizations"

The PC version will get exclusive video editor features "designed for advanced movie-making", as was the case in the PC version of GTA IV.

Pre-orders will start from tomorrow, June 10, via the official website.

Both PC and next-gen console versions had been heavily tipped via numerous rumor reports and premature retailer listings since the game's Xbox 360 and PS3 launch late last year.

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