GTA 5 — or Grand Theft Auto 5 — is one of Rockstar Games’ most popular games. The game, which debuted nearly a decade ago in 2013, has sold over 160 million copies worldwide. During the years since, Rockstar has focused on other popular titles such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, but the developers have also been working on adding support for current generation consoles, and the game is set to release on Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5.
It’s important to note right away that the new, enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA Online are essentially visual upgrades for the latest gaming consoles. This means that anyone who has already visited Los Santos on their PS4 or Xbox One is unlikely to see any new Story Mode content. Regardless of whether you’re picking up GTA 5 for the first time or replaying it on your current-gen console, it looks like it’ll be a completely different experience in terms of visual effects and design.
Gamers can take on the roles of Franklin Clinton, Michael De Santa, and Trevor Philips in the original GTA 5. The Story Mode of the game follows the exploits (and misadventures) of these three protagonists as their paths cross throughout the game. Rockstar Games previously teased the game’s visual improvements, mentioning places like Blaine County and Los Santos’ metropolis.
According to Rockstar, gamers will be able to take advantage of new graphics modes with up to 4K resolution, a frame rate of up to 60 frames per second, improved texture quality, HDR options, and ray tracing with the remastered versions of the games for PS5 and Xbox Series S/X. In addition to these graphical improvements, the new versions of GTA 5 and GTA Online will benefit from faster loading times, 3D audio, and platform-specific features such as advanced haptic feedback on the PlayStation DualSense controllers.
With that out of the way, here’s everything you need to know about GTA 5 and GTA Online ahead of their release next week on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.
The release date for GTA 5 and GTA Online has been set.
GTA 5 and GTA Online will be released on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X on March 15th. Both games are available for pre-purchase and pre-loading on both PS5 and Xbox Series S/X consoles, and the digital versions will be available on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store on the same day.
GTA 5 and GTA Online for current-generation consoles are expected to take up 94.29GB of storage space on Xbox Series S/X, while another Twitter user claims that the upcoming title takes up 86.83GB of storage space on the PlayStation 5.
PS5 price for GTA 5, GTA Online
The PS5 version of GTA 5 costs Rs. 2,799 ($39.99/ GBP 34.99/ AUD 59.95), which includes both the Story Mode and GTA Online. PS5 gamers, on the other hand, can get the game for Rs. 700 ($9.99 / GBP 8.75 / AUD 14.99) on the PlayStation Store until June 14, which is a 75 percent discount. More importantly, to take advantage of the initial discount, gamers do not need to own an older version of the game.
GTA Online is currently free to preload on the PlayStation Store for PS5 owners until June 14th, according to Rockstar Games. This allows PS5 owners to play the game’s online component for three months at no additional cost. According to the publisher, the GTA will cost Rs. 1,399 ($19.99 / GBP 17.99 / AUD 30.95) after June 14.
Xbox Series S/X price for GTA 5, GTA Online
Unlike PS5 owners, who can get a 75 percent discount on GTA 5, Xbox Series S/X owners can get a 50% discount on the game until June 14 for Rs. 1,399 ($19.99 / GBP 17.49 / AUD 29.97). The game will then cost Rs. 2,799 ($39.99 / GBP 34.99 / AUD 59.95) after that. GTA Online for Xbox Series S/X requires a one-time payment of Rs. 700 ($9.99 / GBP 8.99 / AUD 15.47) — there is no three-month free trial for owners of Microsoft’s current generation consoles.
Because this is a visual overhaul of the popular GTA 5 game from 2013, no new gameplay content will be added to Story Mode. In terms of graphics, Rockstar says that the game will feature three different graphics modes. The first is Fidelity mode, which is tuned for the highest visual quality (read: 4K resolution) at 30 frames per second, according to the publisher. On the PS5 and Xbox Series X, this mode enables ray tracing support. Users of the Xbox Series S, on the other hand, will get upscaled 4K resolution.
Gamers can also select a Performance Mode, which will feature upscaled 4K resolution on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and 1080p resolution on the Xbox Series S, with all consoles running at 60 frames per second. According to Rockstar, a third graphics preset — Performance RT — will be available for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners, which is a hybrid of Fidelity and Performance, with upscaled 4K resolution and ray tracing at 60 frames per second.