After a series of delays, it seems that GTA V and GTA Online on PS5 and Xbox Series X and S will finally be upon players worldwide. The legendary sandbox game will be available on next-gen consoles on 15 March 2022.
These new versions of GTA V and GTA Online introduce high-end PC visuals to the console experience with new graphics modes featuring up to 4K resolution, a frame rate of up to 60 frames per second, improved texture quality, HDR options, and ray tracing—as well as utilizing the technical advancements of the latest console hardware for faster loading times, immersive 3D audio, support for platform-specific features, and more.
Grand Theft Auto V
Like most PS5 and Xbox Series X and S titles, the new GTA V has three different graphics settings—Fidelity Mode, Performance Mode and Performance RT Mode. Fidelity Mode is tuned for the highest visual quality and targets 30 FPS. As for Performance Mode, the game emphasizes responsive gameplay and targets 60 FPS. Performance RT mode is a hybrid of Fidelity and Performance modes, supported enhanced graphics while targeting 60 FPS.
Graphics aside, players can expect better load times and a host of other improvements. DualSense features will also be implemented for the PS5 version, with Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers bringing up the immersion.
Grand Theft Auto Online
The next-gen version of GTA Online includes a range of new vehicles and a new addition to the Los Santos Car Meet: Hao’s Special Works. Hao’s Special Works encompasses new vehicle upgrades, time trials and more.
In addition to access being included as part of GTA V, GTA Online will also now be available for the first time as a standalone title for next-gen consoles. For the first three months from launch, GTA Online will be available to download and keep for free for PS5 players.
On top of a new Career Builder and a GTA$4,000,000 windfall to select essentials including Business Properties, Vehicles, and Weapons, there will be a host of new quality of life improvement.
Story Mode and GTA Online Character Transfers
PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to transfer both their GTA V Story Mode progress and their current GTA Online characters and progression to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, or across console platforms, with a one-time migration for each. Players can already start transferring their Story Mode progress by uploading a save to the Rockstar Games Social Club.
Players with a Rockstar Games Social Club account will also be able to migrate their GTA Online character progress to PS5 or Xbox Series X|S on March 15 upon loading up the game on either of these new consoles. This migration includes any Characters, GTA$, Progression, Stats, Vehicles, Properties, Weapons, Clothing, and Player-Created Jobs.
For more details, refer to this post on the Rockstar Games website.