Sony debuted the PlayStation 5 as we speak, and one of many first bulletins was that Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is coming to the next-gen console in 2021. It is launching within the “second half” of 2021, Rockstar mentioned in a publish on the PlayStation blog. A publish on the Rockstar Newswire confirms that Grand Theft Auto V is coming to “new technology consoles” plural, so you’ll be able to count on it on Xbox Collection X, too.
GTA 5 was initially launched on the PlayStation three, earlier than coming to PlayStation four, so PS5 would be the third platform that Rockstar’s open-world motion sport is launched on. It hasn’t been confirmed but, nevertheless it appears not possible that GTA V can be unique to PS5 on next-gen, so you must count on an announcement for Xbox Collection X in the end.
Sony didn’t present any particulars on any potential new content material or options for the PS5 and Xbox Collection X editions of GTA 5. Nevertheless, a trailer confirmed that the sport will probably be “expanded and enhanced” on PS5 and Xbox Collection X.
“The brand new technology variations of GTAV will function a variety of technical enhancements, visible upgrades and efficiency enhancements to take full benefit of the newest , making the sport extra lovely and extra responsive than ever,” Rockstar mentioned.
Rockstar additionally confirmed that the next-gen model of GTA On-line can have “unique” content material not out there on the opposite editions. Moreover, there will probably be a brand new standalone model of GTA On-line that PS5 gamers can decide up for gratis for the primary three months after launch.
What’s extra, on PS Plus members on PS4 are getting $1 million GTA$ each month they play GTA On-line till GTA On-line releases on PS5.
Sony and Rockstar have had a particular relationship for a few years. Sony introduced the PS4 version of GTA V throughout its E3 briefing in 2014. Earlier than that, Sony introduced an unique cope with Rockstar for the espionage sport Agent, however that sport was by no means launched.
GTA 5 is among the most profitable video games in historical past. It has shipped more than 130 million copies to date, and the GTA On-line multiplayer mode continues to make tons of money from microtransactions.
Rockstar is claimed to be engaged on GTA 6, nevertheless it presumably is not going to be launched for a while. A latest report mentioned it might launch in 2023 at the soonest, however this rumor was shot down.
For extra next-gen video games, remasters, and reboots, try our full listing of all the PS5 games announced throughout Sony’s occasion as we speak.