GTA 5 will make the leap to the new generation of consoles. Rockstar Games is expected to release the game for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X | S in March 2022. Some information about the upgrade from GTA 5 is therefore known, but it is unclear whether the upgraded version will actually be rolled out for free. 

Grand Theft Auto 5 is a phenomenon that has now lasted for several console generations - and fans will also be able to play Rockstar Games' successful titles on the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, again in a pimped-up version. That was already the case with the move from the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360: fans had to buy GTA 5 for Playstation 4 or Xbox One again as a full-price title. What about the upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series? So far unclear, but there are indications for a paid publication.

GTA 5 for power consoles

With the release for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, GTA 5 appears for the third time, and then again in a significantly upgraded version, which is supposed to use the performance resources of Sony's and Microsoft's new generation of consoles. Rockstar Games plans to bring the upgrade to market in spring 2022.

Fans will likely have to dig into their pockets again to pay for the upgrade. GTA 5 continues to sell surprisingly well: Overall, Rockstar was able to sell around 150 million copies, with five million in the second quarter of 2021 alone. It is therefore extremely likely that the parent company Take-Two will commercialize Grand Theft Auto 5 as long as possible is. And with the release of the upgrade version for PS5 and Xbox Series X | S, there is a perfect opportunity to do so. And another small detail could point to a paid upgrade: Up until now, all AAA titles were advertised as having a free upgrade option. With GTA 5 for PS5 and Xbox Series that is exactly not the case - the game should have been released by then.

After all: Owners of a Playstation 5 will at least receive the stand-alone offshoot GTA Online free of charge in the first quarter of 2022, fans of the Xbox Series X | S will probably have to pay for it - it should then be around 20 euros, at least that's how much Red Dead Online costs .

With the jump to the new generation of consoles, GTA 5 will not become a new game, but at least it will probably be a significantly spiced up version: Better graphics, modern technology, more performance, smoother gaming. Rockstar Games published a trailer as part of the Playstation Showcase, but it was not always well received by the fans.

After all, the developers still have plenty of time for optimizations and fine-tuning until March 2022. That seems to have been necessary, because actually GTA 5 for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X | S should have been released on November 11th. For the “polishing”, however, Rockstar Games has given itself an extended deadline and unceremoniously postponed the release date by one quarter.

For GTA fans it has to work with the improved version, because a few years should pass before the release of GTA 6. Although Grand Theft Auto 6 is already in development, it is rumored that it will not be released before 2025.


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