Rockstar Games announced today that GTA V and GTA Online will finally be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on March 15th.
The next-gen versions of GTA V and GTA Online, initially released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will “introduce high-end PC visuals to the console experience.” A 4K resolution, improved texture quality, HDR options, ray tracing, and a frame rate of up to 60 FPS highlight the graphical improvements. Aso mentioned by the announcement are “technical advancements of the latest console hardware for faster loading times,” as well as platform-specific features and immersive 3D audio.
Presumably, one of those platform-specific features is the Xbox’s Quick Resume feature.
The next-gen versions of GTA V and GTA Online also come with story and character transfers. It’s only available for those transferring from the PS4 and Xbox One. The GTA Online servers have been down for a couple of months, so this isn’t entirely surprising news.
Here are the full details from Rockstar directly:
Starting today, players can begin transferring their Story Mode progress by uploading a save to the Rockstar Games Social Club. To begin this process, enter GTAV 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.Source: Rockstar Games
Soon, players will play the next-gen version of one of the greatest releases for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 generation. Still, this is the third release of GTAV. We’re approaching Skyrim meme levels of re-releases here. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about Grand Theft Auto VI soon. Rockstar confirmed last month that the game is in development.