Grand Theft Auto 5 will be finally coming to current-generation consoles i.e, the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X at the end of the year. Rockstar confirmed that the game will be launching on both consoles on November 11th.
As of now, Rockstar has not detailed what changes and upgrades the new version of the game will be offering but the developers say it will be “expanded and enhanced.” If you already own the game, it is unclear how you will be able to upgrade to the new version as of now. Sony has said that it will be free for all PS5 owners exclusively during its first three months of availability.
GTA V is one of the best selling types of media of all time and its earnings surpassed even movies, books and all other forms of media. The game debuted for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 in 2016 and has been a massive hit across three generations of gaming consoles. Publisher Take Two has said GTA V has sold more than 140 million copies to date.
Rockstar is also planning surprises for its player base and said in a press release “this summer’s updates to GTA Online will include special benefits for players to take advantage of in these expanded and enhanced versions when they drop. Plus, in honour of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the genre-defining Grand Theft Auto III, we’ll have even more fun surprises to share — including some specifically for GTA Online players.”
The developer is already giving PlayStation 4 players $1 million in virtual GTA currency at the start of each month until the game’s PS5 debut.
Grand Theft Auto 5’s upgraded version is expected to offer technical and visual improvements. Players can expect faster loading times and higher resolution textures for now. It may serve as an incentive for fans to upgrade to new hardware even though it’s just an upgraded version of GTA V.