Grand Theft Auto 5, or GTA5, is set to launch on the next-gen consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, on March 15, according to publisher Rockstar Games. Furthermore, the game will be able to utilize the graphical capabilities of the next generation consoles along with the ability to transfer Story Mode progress from older generation consoles to the newer PS5 or Xbox Series X/S.
Rockstar will also launch a standalone version of the GTA Online for next-gen consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, completely free of charge for the first three months for specific users, while also offering the ability to skip the GTA 5 Story Mode prologue before entering GTA Online.
According to Rockstar Games in a recent post, GTA 5 will feature better graphics on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, including 4K resolution support at 60FPS, HDR, and raytracing, along with faster loading times and immersive 3D audio support. Moreover, the gamers will also be able to take advantage of the platform-specific features on newer consoles, including advanced haptic feedback on the PlayStation’s DualSense Controllers.
Those who already played GTA 5 on their previous consoles, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, can pick up right where they left off by transferring saves with a one-time migration option, according to Rockstar Games. The announcement has come alongside the publishers confirmation that it is working on the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series, while referring to the much-awaited GTA 6, however, the publisher did not reveal the final title.
Read more: Rockstar Announces Grand Theft Auto 6.
Meanwhile, Rockstar Games is also launching a standalone version of GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X consoles, and the publisher is providing three months of free access to PlayStation 5 owners. The game will provide the ability to skip the GTA 5 Story Mode prologue before entering GTA Online, granting them access to in-game currency, so they can start their Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, or Gunrunner business.
Furthermore, GTA Online for next-gen consoles will also feature Hao’s Special Works auto shop for upgrading vehicles designed for the latest consoles, according to the company.