GTA 5, or Grand Theft Auto V, is all set to arrive on the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/ X consoles on March 15.
The game will fully utilise the graphical prowess of a PS5 or an Xbox Series S/ X along with the ability to transfer Story Mode progress from previous models.
Rockstar is to launch a standalone version of this game for next-gen models as well, free of charge for the first three months for selected number of users, while offering the ability to skip the GTA 5 Story Mode prologue before entering the actual game, GTA Online.
According to a recent post by Rockstar Games, the game will feature better graphics on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/ X, including 4K resolution at 60fps, HDR, and raytracing, with faster loading times and immersive 3D audio support. Gamers will also be able to take advantage of platform-specific features on newer models, including advanced haptic feedback on the PlayStation’s DualSense controllers.
Those who have already played GTA 5 on their PlayStation 4 or Xbox One models, can start from where they left by transferring saves with a migration option, according to Rockstar. The announcement came along with the publisher’s approval that it will work on the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series, popularly known as GTA 6. While Rockstar has not yet released the final title, it stated that active development for the next version is “well underway” .
Gamers will be able to skip the GTA 5 Story Mode prologue before entering GTA Online, granting them access to in-game GTA$ currency. This will allow them to access their Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, or Gunrunner business. GTA Online for the latest model will feature Hao’s Special Works auto shop for upgrading vehicles designed for the latest-gen models.