Over the past month, there have been several leaks suggesting a new version of Grand Theft Auto V, titled Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition, would be launching on PS4 and Xbox One on March 23rd 2018. First there was a listing on Amazon Germany, then this past weekend the game got rated by the South Korean Rating's Board. Neither of these leaks gave any information on this new version of GTA V, but both implied the game existed and wasn't far off release.
Thanks to a number of sources speaking to Kotaku UK, on condition of anonymity, we now know what's going on with the release window and contents of Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition.
GTAV: Premium Edition was originally set for a March 23rd release, but was pushed back by Rockstar at short notice to an April release. The new version of the game is the same as the base game, though obviously including over four years' worth of DLC, and comes bundled with the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack. The Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack, which was released as paid DLC back in December, contains the following content for GTA Online which, if you believe everything you read, has a value of over $10,000,000 GTA dollars.
Properties: Maze Bank West Executive Office, Paleto Forest Gunrunning Bunker, Senora Desert Counterfeit Cash Factory, Great Chaparral Biker Clubhouse, 1561 San Vitas Street Apartment, 1337 Exceptionalists Way 10 Car Garage
Vehicles: Dune FAV, Maibatsu Frogger, Enus Windsor, Obey Omnis, Coquette Classic, Turismo R, Pegassi Vortex, Huntley S, Western Zombie Chopper, Banshee
Weapons, Clothing & Tattoos: Compact Grenade Launcher, Marksman Rifle, Compact Rifle, Stunt Race & Import / Export Outfits, Biker Tattoos
It's a little disappointing that there's nothing explicitly 'new' in this edition though, as mentioned above, this has to be seen in the context of Rockstar's incredible post-release support for the game. The reason this new version is being announced so close to its release appears to be that it will be a replacement for the standard version, and sell for the same price. Retail chains are thus currently attempting to shift their stock of Grand Theft Auto V, so if you're yet to visit Los Santos then there may be some opportunities to grab the original game at a discount over the next few weeks.
Is there anyone out there who doesn't yet own GTAV? Guess there must be! If you're one, then you might want to wait until next month before picking it up, and get a bunch of free GTA Online content thrown in.