Rockstar Games has shared new details on the new-gen versions of Grand Theft Auto V for PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.
In a new community post published yesterday (February 4th), Rockstar Games confirmed that the next instalment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise – Grand Theft Auto 6 – is in development, and shared details on what players can expect from the new-gen versions of both GTA V and GTA Online, launching March 15th, 2022.
In the post, Rockstar confirmed that the new versions of the game will support up to 4K resolution with 60 frames-per-second, as well as improved textures and draw distances, HDR options, and ray-tracing. The new versions will also benefit from improved loading times, 3D audio, and support the DualSense’s haptic feedback on PlayStation 5 consoles.
Players from PS4 and Xbox One can transfer their GTA V story progress and their GTA Online characters and progress to the new versions of the game via a one-time migration at launch.
A new standalone version of GTA Online will be available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles at launch, and will be free for the first three months for PlayStation 5 players. On the new consoles, players can skip the GTA V story mode prologue before entering Online and enjoy the brand new GTA Online tutorial.
New GTA Online players will be able to instantly access one of four illicit businesses via Career Builder, including Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, and Gunrunner. New players will also be given cash to select a property, a high-end vehicle, and support to kickstart their business. Returning players, meanwhile, will be able to restart their character at any time.
Grand Theft Auto V launched back in September 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was then released on PS4 and Xbox One in November 2014, on PC in April 2015, and the game is now launching on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles. While you wait for March 15th, check out the trailer below: