Grand Theft Auto 5 is now available on the PC, both digitally and on disk. Though the game originally came out on PS3 and Xbox 360 nearly 2 years ago, the PC version proves that good things come to those who wait as the game supports 4k resolutions and runs at 60 frames per second. A ton of customization comes with the game including the ability to customize keyboard and mouse controls or use a gamepad, as well as over 25 changeable settings for texture quality, shaders, tessellation, and anti-aliasing.
Also included are population sliders for pedestrians and cars, allowing players to slide it up to increase their crime spree victims or slide it down to explore a less populated Los Santos, one that is less taxing on video cards. 3D compatibility and the ability to use dual or triple monitors are also included.
Players will also get access to Grand Theft Auto Online and everything that has been released on the consoles is present here, including Heists and Adversary modes. Progress players have made in GTA Online on consoles can be transferred to the PC from any platform.
Perhaps the most exciting feature is the new Rockstar Editor, a set of tools that allow players to capture and share their rampages from both the single player and multiplayer game modes. Director mode will allow players to use story characters, animals, and bystanders to create their own action scenes. Filters, music from the game, fast and slow motion will allow players to channel their inner Michael Bay (although even in GTA, topping the number of explosions in a Bay film is difficult). Completed videos can be uploaded to YouTube or the Rockstar Games Social Club to share with friends or show grandma how many cops you can blow up with the rocket launcher to the music of The Chain Gang of 1974. Hi Grandma!
Musically, the game also gets an upgrade with a new radio station, The Lab FM, which is hosted by soundtrack artists The Alchemist and Oh No. The station plays new GTA5 inspired music from the duo as well as songs from guest artists Earl Sweatshirt, Freddie Gibbs, Little Dragon, Killer Mike, and Sam Herring from Future Islands. Players will also be able to listen to their own soundtracks with Self Radio. Which is good, because now I can finally play Lesley Gore’s Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows as I light people on fire with the gas can.
What? Just me?