GTA 6 announcement sidelined by major updates to GTA 5 and GTA Online for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
GTA 6 has already been confirmed, but Rockstar Games isn’t leaving its trusty GTA 5 and GTA Online alone just yet. With GTA 6 trailers yet to come on YouTube, Rockstar Games has revamped GTA 5 and GTA Online for the current generation of consoles i.e. Xbox Series X|S and Sony PlayStation 5. The update will come to this new age on March 15 consoles. , marking a third-generation upgrade in its lifecycle.
“Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S offers new graphics modes with resolutions up to 4K, up to 60 frames per second, texture and character spacing upgrades, HDR options and ray tracing, as well as offers the technical advancements of the latest console generation with faster load times, immersive 3D audio, platform-specific features such as advanced haptic feedback and much more,” said Rockstar Games in its blog post.
GTA 5, GTA Online get major updates
These next-generation upgrades have several migration benefits. “PS4 and Xbox One players eager to continue their journey on the next-generation hardware can port both their GTAV Story Mode progress and their current GTA Online characters and progression to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S with a one-time purchase. migration at launch,” says Rockstar Games.
In addition, GTA Online will also receive a special next-generation upgrade for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, which will debut at launch. It is available for free to PlayStation 5 players for the first three months.
“New GTA Online players will now enter the Career Builder, with instant access to their choice of one of four illegal companies – Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner or Gunrunner – and a hefty GTA$ windfall to help select a property , high-end vehicle, and the firepower needed to kick-start their venture. Returning players will also have the option to reboot their character and take advantage of the Career Builder at any time,” the developer added in its message.
Note that Rockstar Games has not clarified whether these graphics upgrades will make it to the PC version of GTA 5. However, GTA 5’s PC community already has many mods available to improve the graphics, including the ability to add ray tracing as improved textures as well.