Grand Theft Auto 5 comes with a whole host of pre-order bonuses, which is nice for the console gamers who first get their hands on the game. PC users: not so much.

According to a particularly mouthy Gamestop employee in the US, GTA5 pre-order bonuses (shipped to north American stores over the weekend) include a double-sided poster of Los Santos, the city where the game is set, along with a collectible Los Santos photo viewer that offers panoramas and screenshots from the game that 'won't be shown anywhere else'. Obviously said panoramas and screenshots were online within seconds.

Although it's not been confirmed what particular pre-order goodies will be available to those in the UK, it's likely to be something similar - and publisher Take-Two Interactive has confirmed that Rockstar has "a lot of interesting stuff" planned for the game's downloadable content (DLC). Previous versions of the game saw two entire new episodes offered as DLC, so let's hope for that.

Rockstar confirmed the release date of the console version of the game earlier this week, so mark 'spring 2013' on your calendar. The full version of the game is expected in April, but outside forces could push the release date back - the news of Hurricane Sandy in New York has already delayed the second trailer for the game, expected from Rockstar last week, to November 8th.

"Grand Theft Auto V builds on everything we've learned about open world game design," said Rockstar Games' Sam Houser. "We can't wait to share it with our fans."

However, there's still no word on when a PC-version of the game can be expected. The last incarnation of the game, GTAIV, came out in April 2008 on consoles and December 2008 on Windows, so PC gamers could be in for a similar wait this time around.

Although, there is one major advantage to playing the GTA games on a PC rig: modifications. An army of amateur modders offers downloadable add-ons, including a Back to the Future-style DeLoreon, boosted graphics skins for vehicles and buildings and, obviously, a zombie apocalypse mod.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801482371-ADNFCR
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