Rockstar Games has announced more details on Grand Theft Auto V’s PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions. First off, Rockstar confirmed that GTA V will debut on the new platforms on March 15th. The game was supposed to launch in November of 2021, before being delayed to the new year.
This will be the third console generation GTA V has been released on, after its original launch on the PS3/Xbox 360. Obviously, it moved to the PS4 and Xbox One later, and has been on PC since release as well.
GTA V for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S will have new graphics modes that support resolutions up to 4K and frame rates up to 60FPS. Players can also expect improvements to texture quality and draw distances, along with HDR options and ray-tracing.
Additionally, the PS5 and Series X|S editions will have faster load times, 3D audio, and “advanced haptic feedback.” Videos and screenshots of GTA V on the new platforms have not been released.
Progress Carries Forward
PS4 and Xbox One users can transfer their GTA V story mode progress and their GTA Online characters and related progression to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S through a “one-time migration.”
As previously announced, a standalone version of GTA Online is heading to the PS5 and Xbox Series X on March 15th. PS5 players can download it for free during the first three months of its release.
Similarly to GTA V, GTA Online is being upgraded on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Players will be able to skip the existing GTA V story mode prologue that was previously needed to be completed before getting started. Instead, a newly designed GTA Online tutorial will be put in place. Additionally, Rockstar will be adding a Career Builder menu, allowing newcomers to choose Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, or Gunrunner from the beginning. Players will also get a “sizable” gift of GTA$ when they start the game up. Returning players, meanwhile, will have the option to restart to make use of the new Career Builder option.
As a plus, GTA Online for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S include a new auto shop, Hao’s Special Works, which is located within the LS Car Meet. From there, players can upgrade their vehicles (5 new ones and 5 old ones) to boost them to “elite” performance, thanks to the power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
As for GTA 6, or whatever the name will be, Rockstar has officially confirmed it is in development.