The game will have new graphics modes on PS5/Xbox Series X bringing 4K/60FPS gameplay as well as updated textures and draw distances. It’ll also have HDR and ray-tracing and fast loading times, 3D audio and PS5 specific features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
If you’ve played the game on PS4/Xbox One, progress for both story mode and GTA online progression will be able to go across with a one-time transfer.
Whilst PS5 owners will be able to get GTA Online for free for the first three months of launch, Rockstar still isn’t talking about whether GTAV on PS5/Xbox Series X will have an upgrade path or whether we’ll need to buy the game again for the full retail price.
As far as upgrades to GTA Online go, you’ll now able to skip the GTA V story prologue and new online players will able to create one of four businesses to start the game with. The new version of the game will also add Hao’s Special Works auto shop which will allow you to upgrade 10 vehicles that are able to take advantage of the new console hardware.
We’ll let you know when we know more about GTA V’s PS5/Xbox Series X release, and whether you’ll need to buy the game again or whether there will in fact be some kind of upgrade path. It’s pretty clear at this point that it won’t be a free upgrade, otherwise I’m sure we’d know about it at this point.
Regardless though, it’s going to be an exciting few years to be a Grand Theft Auto fan.