Grand Theft Auto V Day One Patch on PS4 & Xbox One Includes “Optimization Fixes”

November 12, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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With a little under a week until Grand Theft Auto V launches for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Rockstar Games revealed that a title update for the game is scheduled to go live by this Monday for both consoles.

Included in the update will be “some last tweaks and optimization fixes for game day,” with Rockstar saying, “In order to experience the game properly, please make sure you install this update before playing (like all title updates, it will be applied automatically as long as you are connected to the internet).”

After launch, Rockstar will be listening to feedback in order to inform them on future dynamic tuning and title updates. As well, free content updates will continue for Grand Theft Auto Online, including Heists, which will be available soon on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

When it comes to GTA Online, it was tested internally, “but there is no way our several hundred testers can be quite as comprehensive as millions of players! Please bear with us should any issues arise – we will be working hard to fix any problems that arise, and generally ensure this launch is as smooth as possible.”

Here’s quick overview of what to expect with GTA Online on PS4 and Xbox One:

Up to 30 Player Mayhem

  • Whether it’s mass marauding in Freemode or lining up a proper Crew convoy for an epic GTA Race – there will now be the opportunity for nearly double the player action that was possible on the PS3 and 360.

The Next Generation Character Creator

  • Give your GTA Online player a dramatic makeover thanks to the new customization options that the overhauled character creator offers. Create a brand new character from scratch or take your current guy or gal for a bit of cosmetic surgery in true Los Santos fashion.

The GTA Online First-Person Experience

  • We revealed the first-person experience for GTAV last week, a feature that will be available in both Story Mode and GTA Online allowing you to seamlessly switch between first and third person perspectives while playing. Fancy trying your favorite Team Deathmatch as a first person shooter – or weaving through the turbines at the RON wind farm with a view from the cockpit of your Lazer in glorious 1080p? That’s just scratching the surface of the possibilities that the first-person experience will add to the gameplay of GTA Online.

Double the Props in the Creator Tool

  • To date, the amazing minds who’ve put the Creator Tool to work are responsible for nearly 10 million original custom Deathmatches, Races, Captures and Last Team Standing Jobs. Amongst those are some truly epic experiences including some masterfully imaginative metagames that we never could have envisioned. Now with the possibilities of prop placement doubled, you’ll be able to build enormous arena-style Deathmatches for concentrated chaos, or maze-based Land Races requiring extreme guile, or stack shipping containers around Air Race checkpoints to create large scale obstacle courses for GTA Online stunt pilots… With double the props and up to 30 players, we can’t wait to see the ways in which the incredible Creator community will assuredly concoct brilliant gameplay magic on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

If you do experience any issues with Grand Theft Auto V next week, be sure to check out Rockstar’s Support site.

[Source: Rockstar Games]