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When does GTA V release on PS5 & Xbox Series X? Next-gen edition features

GTA 5 will be releasing on the PS5 and Xbox Series X marking three generations of GTA V – here’s what we know about its release date so far.

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We’ve known for months that GTA V is getting a PS5 and Xbox Series X remaster, and Rockstar Games has finally confirmed when exactly the next-gen editions will arrive.

Rockstar is continuing to deliver constant weekly updates to GTA Online, and there is plenty of anticipation among players about all the planned GTA V content that will be arriving soon.

A next-gen upgrade of the popular game will be arriving on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, and we now know what kind of changes to expect from it, as well as the official release date.

GTA V on PS5 & Xbox Series X|S release date

After originally being revealed in the PS5’s first showcase, GTA V will come to next-gen hardware on March 15, 2022. Rockstar Games finally gave us an update on Grand Theft Auto V’s remaster through a February 4 community update blog post. We also got confirmation that GTA VI is in development.

While it was initially thought the game would arrive on the PlayStation 5 on November 11, the updated version was pushed back towards the end of 2021.

GTA V PS5 & Xbox Series S|X new features

Rockstar have confirmed that the game will release with “new features and more,” which lines up with their previous statement that GTA V remastered won’t be a “simple port.”

Some new features include the ability to skip the GTA V Story Mode prologue before entering Online and offering returning players a chance to restart their character and take advantage of the Career Builder at any time.

While GTA V has been out for eight years, GTA Online remains insanely popular and continues to receive continuous support. The blog confirms that “Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S features new graphics modes with up to 4K resolution, up to 60 frames per second, texture and draw distance upgrades, HDR options and ray-tracing…”

As previously announced by Rockstar, although GTA Online standalone will be available for both consoles, PlayStation 5 players will receive GTA Online standalone for free “during the first three months.”

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 fast cars and properties, but will they get to continue this on next-gen?

In the same blog post, Rockstar confirms “PS4 and Xbox One players eager to continue their journey on the newest generation of hardware 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 with a one-time migration at launch.”

Grand Theft Auto V Remastered trailer

The newest trailer at PlayStation Showcase 2021 highlighted many of the new improvements that will be in the next-gen edition of GTA V. The changes included improved graphics and enhanced gameplay.

Rockstar Games also seem to have updated the character switching feature so that the process is seamless. There will also be many other additions that have yet to be revealed.

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