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Grand Theft Auto V has two distinct editions; the original edition, for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and the enhanced edition, for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The original edition was released in September 2013 and the enhanced edition was announced in June 2014. The original edition has 3 sub-editions, with the enhanced edition continuing the additional content of the 3 original editions plus providing additional exclusive content for Social Club players who have already played the original version.
Announced on the Rockstar Newswire on May 23 2013, with the possibility to pre-order them starting that day. The three editions are:
- Standard Edition, featuring a printed map and a blimp code and has, therefore, the lowest price - US$60/£40/€60
- Special Edition, featuring additional digital content and has, therefore, a higher price - US$80/£60/€80
- Collector's Edition, featuring additional digital content and physical goodies and has, therefore, the highest price - US$150/£120/€130
|Features||Standard Edition||Special Edition||Collector's Edition|
|Printed Map (Los Santos and Blaine County)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Access to Atomic Blimp||Pre-ordered copies only||Yes||Yes|
|Steelbook with exclusive artwork||No||Yes||Yes|
|Blueprint Map (Los Santos and Blaine County)||No||Yes||Yes|
|Special Ability Boost||No||Yes||Yes|
|Stunt Plane Trials||No||Yes||Yes|
|Bonus Outfits, Tattoos, etc.||No||Yes||Yes|
|Additional Weapon Tints||Online only||Yes||Yes|
|Security Deposit Bag||No||No||Yes|
|Grand Theft Auto V key||No||No||Yes|
|New Era Cap||No||No||Yes|
|Custom Grand Theft Auto Online Characters||No||No||Yes|
|Unique Vehicles and Garage Property||No||No||Yes|
The enhanced edition was announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on June 9, 2014 with a trailer. On September 12 the game's re-release was announced and it was released on November 18 on consoles, with a PC release delayed until April 14, 2015. The enhanced edition features ingame Special/Collector Edition content as bonus features which players can buy via ingame cash (although original owners of the special/collectors will continue to get these for free).
On October 28, 2014 special content was announced for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players buying the new version on any of the three systems. They include a new Submersible, a Dodo Seaplane (similar to the Skimmer from 3D Universe), a returning muscle car classic, the Stallion as well as a modified armoured version of GTA IV's 1969 Dodge Charger inspired Dukes, a modified monkey designed Blista Compact, two new weapons; a Rail Gun & Hatchet and several new side missions to unlock the content, including a murder mystery and photography challenge.
For the first time, First-Person View on foot and in vehicles will be implemented and players are free to switch between this and Third-Person View on-the-fly. Characters from GTA Online in PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game can be transferred to the enhanced edition. The transfer is a one-time-only copy and the character can continue to be played on both platforms, but progress made after the transfer on the old platform will not be reflected in the new platform and vice versa.
Editions comparison - Enhanced editions vs Original editions
|Features||Original Standard||Original Special||Original Collector's||Original Social Club Members||Enhanced Standard||Enhanced Returning Social Club Members|
|Access to Atomic Blimp||Pre-ordered copies only||Yes||Yes||No||for GTA $||for GTA $|
|Special Ability Boost||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Stunt Plane Trials||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Bonus Outfits, Tattoos||No||Yes||Yes||No||for GTA $||for GTA $|
|Additional Weapons||No||Hammer, Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun||Hammer, Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun||Assault SMG, Sawed-Off Shotgun||for GTA $||for GTA $|
|Security Deposit Bag||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Grand Theft Auto V key||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|New Era Cap||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Custom Online Character ancestry||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Unique Vehicles and Garage Property||No||No||Khamelion Carbon RS, Hotknife||Elegy RH8||for GTA $||for GTA $|
|Exclusive Vehicles||No||No||No||No||No||Marshall, Duke O'Death, Kraken, Dodo, Xero Blimp, Go Go Monkey Blista, Stock car variants|
|Exclusive weapons||No||No||No||No||No||Hatchet, Rail Gun|
|Additional story mode side missions||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Additional Wildlife||No||No||No||No||Not in Online||Not in Online|
|First Person View||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Enhanced Weather Effects||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|HUD Radar update||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Additional Radio content||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Advanced Video Editor||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Original DLC vehicles in traffic||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|New Vehicles||No||No||No||No|| Blista Compact, Dukes, Stallion|
Removed in the Heists Update
|Blista Compact, Dukes, Stallion|
Exclusive after the Heists Update
Promotional Images (original edition)
- Although the Atomic Blimp is available to Standard Edition pre-orders, it is included with the additional DLC content in the Special Edition and Collector's Edition without the need of a pre-order.