The PS5 and Xbox Series X version of GTA 5 is slated to be released on March 15, 2022.
The new version of GTA 5 and GTA Online, which was launched on Xbox 360 and PlayStation3, intends to profit from the power of the latest generation of consoles to show Los Santos at its finest.
With Xbox One and PS4 players able to transfer their saves over, they may expect fresh graphics modes, HDR options, ray-tracing, quicker load times, and 3D audio. However, whether these improvements will be enough to hinder them to do so, however, remains to be seen.
With the release of GTA 6 now being confirmed to be well underway, you might wonder why Rockstar is even concerned about this release. Well, GTA 5 has been a huge success for the developer and its online counterpart, GTA Online, continues to be a huge hit. However, although GTA 6 is still in development, it doesn’t have a release date, so we can’t be certain how long we will be waiting for a new next-gen GTA adventure.
Want to learn more? Read on for all of the GTA 5 PS5 and Xbox Series X you know, including all the improvements that have been confirmed so far.
PS5 and Xbox Series X of GTA 5 are in a state of the art.
- What is it? A remastered version of GTA 5 for PS5 and Xbox Series X
- When can I play it? March15, 2022
- What can I play it on? PS5 and Xbox Series X
On March 15, 2022, Rockstar has confirmed that GTA 5 will be released for PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, with GTA Online also releasing the consoles as a separate standalone version.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version of GTA 5 was initially scheduled to be released on November 11, 2021, but Rockstar Games announced that the enhanced version of the game was postponed until September 2022, alongside the announcement of GTA 6, in February 2022.
PS4 owners will be eligible for GTA$1 million to spend in-game every month until the PS5 version of GTA gets released in March 2022. That means that Xbox Series X/S owners will have to pay if they want to play the new GTA Online at the time of the release, although a price hasn’t been disclosed yet.
Rockstar is yet to confirm if GTA 5 on PS5 and Xbox Series X will offer those who already own the main game on PS4 and Xbox One a paid upgrade option or if these new versions will need to be purchased outright.
During Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2021 event, a GTA 5 trailer was revealed. You may check it out here:
GTA 5 on PS5 was the first console trailer revealed during Sony’s Future of Gaming Event in June 2020. The intro, featuring Michael saying, "Why did I move here? I guess it was the weather," is similar to GTA 5’s iconic first trailer in 2011. Check it out below:
The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA Online will benefit from a wide range of technical improvements, visual upgrades, and performance enhancements, "to "take full advantage of the latest hardware."
In a blog post, Rockstar Games stated that both titles feature "new graphics modes with up to 4K resolution, up to 60 frames per second, texture and draw distance upgrades, HDR options, and ray-tracing, as well as offering the latest console enhancements with quicker loading times, immersive 3D audio, platform-specific features, like advanced haptic feedback."
A plus benefit is that players may transfer their save data from the PS4 and Xbox One to their more modern consoles, including theirGTA Onlinecharacters.
The new version of GTA Online will include "a wide variety of improvements," including the possibility to skip the GTA 5 Story Mode prologue before jumping into Online and a new GTA Online Tutorial (like the replacement prologue).
New GTA Online players will be able to enter Career Builder, giving them instant access to one of four illegal businesses: Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, or Gunrunner. Moreover, new players will receive a substantial amount of in-game cash to assist them in starting the game.
Rockstar Games has officially announced GTA 6. It hasn’t had a release date yet, but you can see our GTA 6 guide for all of the details we have about the next Grand Theft Auto game.
Online Rockstar has announced on Twitter that when GTA Online hits the most recent consoles, select vehicles will be upgradeable on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game, with all-new speed improvements and more.
These special upgrades will be available only on PS5 and Series X/S versions of GTA 5, according to the Tweet, adding, keep an eye on them.
The tweet doesn’t go into a huge amount of detail, although a February 2022 blog post revealed a little more about vehicle upgrades in the game’s standalone PS5 and Xbox SeriesX/S versions.
According to the article, the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of GTA Online include the addition of the new Haos Special Works auto shop, located within the LS Car Meet, which will allow drivers to upgrade select vehicles (5 new vehicles and five new vehicles at launch) for superior driving performance that benefits from the increased power of new console hardware.
GTA Online will be available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions later this year. All new speed improvements and more will be optional. Please keep an eye on this page. pic.twitter.com/R9SS2miSC8July 18, 2021
Lors of the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference in March 2021, Take-Two’s CEO said the company doesn’t necessarily see remasters becoming a bigger part of its strategy going ahead, but it intends to approach any potential remasters differently than its competitors.
"Remastering has always been a part of the strategy," Zelnik said. "Weve done different things than the competition we do not involve importing titles over, but we actually take the time to do our best to make the title different for the new release, based on the new technology.
"So, we improve the technology, we enhance the visuals, and we make performance enhancements," Zelnik said. "And that’s why I feel that our remastered titles do the same thing.
The Mafia series has improved, and Grand Theft Auto [V] is launching its third generation, which is impressive, according to Zelnik, when it was first introduced, continued to be the standard-bearer in the second generation, but you can only do that if you are doing a simple port.
Is it possible to use Rockstar’s refined RAGE engine in Red Dead Redemption 2. There are concerns that the game might use Rockstar’s refined RAGE engine.
Tez2 (Via Wccftech) claims that new GTA 5 game data makes a reference to the RAGE engine rather than the original engine of the game. This might imply that the games UI will run on the new engine, while the rest of the game will still use its original engine.
Tez2 says it discovered new structures that were added as part of the recent update relating to the standalone version, and one of them is rage::fwuiMessageBase, which is from the RDR2 version, so that seems to follow @Spider-Vice and @uNi’s assertion, that the enhanced version would likely incorporate the RDR2s base code. However, it might be that the UI would also utilize the RDR2s base code, while the remainder remains the same.
The rumor has not been officially confirmed by Rockstar, even though it is near to the game’s release date.
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