Gamers have played over 2 billion hours of GTA V, more details out

To celebrate the imminent release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V, developer Rockstar Games has revealed several impressive statistics with regards to the last generation versions, meaning the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In total, players have created almost four million crews and have accumulated well over two billion hours of play-time. Almost six billion jobs have been played, while more than nine million have been created. Additionally, more than four hundred thousand vehicles are owned, while more than three hundred thousand weapons are in players’ possessions.

Last week, Rockstar had officially unveiled a list of upgrades made available only on the current generation of consoles, upgrades which range from a higher resolution to more detailed environments, in addition to increasing in the amount of ‘stuff’ on the screen, from pedestrians to the local fauna or the undersea life. GTA V is an action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective. Players complete missions – linear scenarios with set objectives – to progress through the story. Outside of missions, players can freely-roam the open-world. Composed of the San Andreas open countryside area and the fictional city of Los Santos, the world of GTA V is much larger in area than earlier entries in the series.The world may be fully explored from the beginning of the game without restrictions, although story progress unlocks more gameplay content.

The single-player mode lets players control three characters – Michael De Santa, Trevor Philips, and Franklin Clinton – criminals whose stories interconnect as they complete missions. Some missions are completed with only one character and others feature two or all three. Throughout the single-player, players may switch between the protagonists at will by means of a directional compass on the HUD. The game may switch between characters automatically in single-player missions to complete certain objectives.

GTA V is scheduled to be released on the 18th of November, 2014 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on January 27th, 2015 on the PC.