Grand Theft Auto V is the gift that keeps on giving for Rockstar, as they've just announced that the Grand Theft Auto V PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will feature up to 4K resolution, a framerate of up to 60 FPS, improved texture quality, HDR options, and ray tracing. That's not even counting the technical advancements that the latest consoles have to offer, which includes faster loading times, immersive 3D audio, support for platform-specific features (like the Adaptive Triggers on the DualSense), improved anti-aliasing, motion-blur, new highly detailed explosions, fire, and more. There's also Tempest 3D positional audio on PlayStation 5 and Spatial Sound on Xbox Series X|S.
What can I expect for the Grand Theft Auto V PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions?
There will be three modes available for players in the Grand Theft Auto V PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions. The first is Fidelity Mode, which is tuned for the highest visual quality and targets 30 FPS, so if you want to see 4K resolution and ray tracing running on your next-gen console, this is the mode you want to select. The second mode, Performance Mode, is tuned for the most responsive gameplay experience. Both consoles will have an upscaled 4K resolution and while the Xbox Series S will run at 1080p. If you still want raytracing and 60 FPS there's Performance RT, the third mode that is a hybrid of Fidelity and Performance modes. It supports upscaled 4K resolution with ray tracing and 60 FPS enabled.
GTA Online is also coming to the Grand Theft Auto V PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions. They will include a range of new vehicles and the Los Santos Car Meet: Hao's Special Works, which encompasses best-in-class vehicle upgrades, a new class of Races for specially modified vehicles, and a weekly rotation of Hao's Special Works Time Trials. You can also use the Premium Test Ride, where you can try these newly modified vehicles for free.
For the first three months, GTA Online (which will be a standalone title for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S) will be available for free for PlayStation 5, so if you've always been interested now is the time to hop in, as there's also going to be a newly designed tutorial and other quality-of-life improvements.
For those on the PS4 and Xbox One looking to transfer their GTAV Story Mode progress and their current GTA Online characters and progression to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, they'll be able to do so with a one-time migration for each:
To begin this process, enter GTA V on your current console account and go to the Game tab of the Pause Menu. From there, select the Upload Save Game option. Please note, you can only store one game save per platform at a time and saves will remain available to download for 90 days.
Players with a Rockstar Games Social Club account will also be able to migrate their GTA Online character progress to PS5 or Xbox Series X|S on March 15 upon loading up the game on either of these new consoles. This migration includes any Characters, GTA$, Progression, Stats, Vehicles, Properties, Weapons, Clothing, and Player-Created Jobs.
The Grand Theft Auto V PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will be available on March 15, 2022. For more information on everything Rockstar, GTA, and everything in between, stay tuned to TechRaptor.