Grand Theft Auto 5 dated for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S with new details
The delayed game has received a mid-March release date
Rockstar has announced that Grand Theft Auto V will be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on March 15, 2022.
It said the game will include “new graphics modes with up to 4K resolution, up to 60 frames per second, texture and draw distance upgrades, HDR options and ray-tracing”.
Also on offer will be “faster loading times, immersive 3D audio, platform-specific features like advanced haptic feedback, and much more”.
Grand Theft Auto V - Coming to New Generation Consoles
PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to transfer their GTA V campaign progress and their current GTA Online characters and progression to new-gen systems via a one-time migration at launch.
GTA Online for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will let players skip the story mode prologue before playing and will include a new tutorial.
New players and returning ones who want to restart their character will be able to take advantage of the Career Builder to choose one of four illegal enterprises (Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, or Gunrunner). They will also receive “a sizable GTA$ windfall” to buy a property, luxury vehicle and weapons.
The new versions of GTA Online will also include exclusive upgrades for some vehicles, including speed boosts. The new Hao’s Special Works auto shop, located within the LS Car Meet, will enable players to upgrade five new vehicles and five existing ones at launch.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of GTA V and GTA Online were originally due to arrive in November 2021, but were delayed late last year.
GTA V first released in September 2013 and will be appearing on its third generation of consoles. Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, said in November that GTA V had shipped 155 million units.
Rockstar also announced on Friday that Grand Theft Auto 6 is currently in development.
“With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered – and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway,” it said.
“We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready, so please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official details.”