We’ve known for months that GTA V is getting a PS5 and Xbox Series X re-release, but when exactly is it going to be available to buy? This is everything we know about GTA 5 on next-gen.
Despite being officially announced at Sony’s Future of Gaming event way back in June, there hasn’t been any official word on when the updated version of Rockstar‘s GTA 5 is expected to drop.
Information has been scarce on the game so far, but in relation to some of the game’s biggest questions: release date, GTA Online, DLC, and data carrying over, here’s what information we have to answer those questions.
GTA 5 on PS5 & Xbox Series X
The reveal of GTA 5 on next-gen wasn’t quite the GTA 6 announcement that people were hoping for back in June, but GTA V’s legacy is unparalleled.
Given that it’s the most profitable piece of entertainment created – raking in over $6 billion – you can see why Rockstar wants to preserve it for as long as possible.
So when is it coming out then?
Well after the GTA 5 PS5 & Xbox Series X announcement, there was a post on the official Rockstar news blog detailing this.
“As recently revealed at Sony’s PlayStation 5 digital event, the adventures of Michael, Franklin, and Trevor are coming to a new generation of consoles, including PlayStation 5, in the second half of 2021.”
Given that Rockstar seems to be steadfast in their approach to it, we can probably expect this to be true and accurate still. Furthermore, GTA Online has obviously become such a huge component of GTA that it’s even superseded the base game itself due to its outrageous popularity.
Will my GTA Online data carry over?
Lots of players have invested lots of real cash to fund their GTA Online antics such as buying luxury cars and properties, but will they get to continue this on next-gen?
Early leaks have suggested that players WILL be able to carry over their data and progress from GTA 5 on the PS4 and Xbox One. But given that there’s an opportunity for Rockstar to make more money, we’ll see if this remains the case.
The blog post also comments on the arrival of GTA Online too.
“There will also be a new standalone version of GTA Online coming in the second half of 2021, which will be available for free exclusively for PlayStation 5 players during the first three months.”
So we can pretty much expect that GTA Online will drop at near-enough the same time as the release of the base game.
This is all we know about the GTA V re-release so far, when we do get more concrete information about it we’ll update you.
Image credits: Rockstar
Crazy Fortnite bug is causing screens to flip sideways
A frustrating Fortnite glitch is causing players’ screens to flip sideways, making it impossible to play without tilting their heads.
Several Fortnite players are being plagued by an absolutely bizarre glitch that’s flipping their screens sideways, and making things more difficult in the middle of their games.
You’ll find plenty that can surprise you the next time to jump into a match of Fortnite, as Epic Games are always introducing new content. This ranges from crossover skins with other franchises like Predator, to tamable Raptors.
However, fans usually only enjoy surprises when they don’t include horrible technical glitches that ruin the game Now, a new one has emerged which is flipping player’s screens horizontally, and it’s particularly frustrating.
Fortnite glitch is flipping players’ screens
Reddit user powerGladius posted a clip showcasing their encounter with this glitch in the middle of a match. They were just enjoying the game, and then the screen spontaneously flipped and locked sideways.
While this may seem amusing initially, it soon became clear that it would keep happening even when they tried to join other games. It’s far less fun to play Fortnite when you need to constantly keep your neck on your shoulders.
The comments were filled to the brim with other players that had also encountered this issue, and they were demanding that Epic Games issue a fix for this issue.
Even pro players like Thiago ‘K1nG’ Lapp of FaZe Clan Brazil and ‘Snow’ from Falcons Gaming have vented about their experience with this glitch. This means that this issue is widespread, and can happen to any player.
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There is no doubt that Epic Games will end up investigating this issue, and then coming up with a permanent fix for it. However, they’ve not acknowledged it at the time of writing, so they might not know about it yet.
We’ll keep checking for any updates regarding this situation. Once the devs announce a proper fix for the bug, we’ll be sure to update you.
Image Credits: Epic Games
Battlefield 6 may not release on PS4 & Xbox One
PS4 and Xbox One owners may be disappointed to hear rumors that the latest Battlefield 6 will potentially be exclusive to the new generation of consoles.
Battlefield fans who are yet to pick up a next-generation console may be disappointed as leaker reveals the developers are considering scrapping release on PS4 & Xbox One as a whole.
Both the PS4 and Xbox One have been difficult to purchase since their respective releases last year. This may be even more devastating for those looking to pick up Battlefield 6 on their last-gen consoles.
Battlefield 6 is set to release this year, with the reveal trailer arriving sometime this summer. Not a lot is known about EA’s latest installment in the series, with some speculating it could be set in the future.
Although there is no concrete evidence, reliable leaker, @_Tom_Henderson_, has not yet heard of Battlefield 6 coming to the now past generation of consoles.
It is possible that PS4 and Xbox One aren’t the focus of EA’s new release, but could still be arriving on the last-gen of consoles upon release.
However, the fact that there has been no news and we are getting ever closer to the reveal and release, leads Tom to believe there is a strong possibility that it won’t be coming to PS4 and Xbox One.
Further, this also leads Tom to believe Battlefield 6 will be releasing on Xbox Game Pass. The loss of players from the older generation of consoles will be a big hit to the day one player count.
However, this loss can be balanced by being introduced on the Xbox Game Pass, leading to a wave of new players on the Xbox Series X.
Whatever happens, it’s safe to say that if you are still in need of the next generation of consoles, you should try your best to get one as soon as possible, especially if you’re a fan of the Battlefield series.
For more on Battlefield, check out our article on the released date of the trailer and possible location for Battlefield 6 according to leaks and rumors.
Image Credits: Electronic Arts
Big map changes and Crypto event details revealed Apex Legends Season 9 leak
Some new Apex Legends leaks point to Olympus going through big changes in Season 9, and Crypto’s heirloom event having a special theme.
A new Apex Legends leak has emerged which hints at some major map changes for Olympus and World’s Edge when Season 9 goes live. It also reveals new details about the Crypto heirloom event too.
Apex Legends has gone through various changes since launch, with each update bringing new content like weapons, heirlooms, and even Legends. The game’s map has also been reformed with new areas like Olympus joining the battle royale.
While Kings Canyon and World’s Edge have been largely altered from their original forms, Olympus has yet to be touched. Now, some new leaks have popped up which suggest that’s all about to change soon.
“Olympus should get the “big map change” at season start,” he tweeted. “World’s Edge should get a small map change mid-season.” So far, it doesn’t seem like anything is planned for Kings Canyon but that could change.
Season 8 completely reformed that map, and left it in a ruined state. So, it’s likely that Respawn might plan some bigger changes for it in future seasons.
Additionally, the data miner also had revealed some new information regarding the upcoming Crypto heirloom event. The season three legend is getting a Jikdo sword as an heirloom, and the event will have a “post-apocalypse” theme.
That event will probably also bring some brand-new skins and other cosmetics for players to equip. With a potential “post-apocalypse” theme, we wouldn’t be too surprised if we ended up seeing some creative new designs.
It’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and are subject to change until Respawn announces something official. That said, we’ll keep checking for further updates, and will inform you once we learn something new.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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