GTAV and GTA Online coming to PS5 on March 15
By Staff Reports
Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online arrive for PlayStation 5 on March 15 — delivering the action-packed, blockbuster Story Mode adventure and the dynamic, ever-evolving world of GTA Online to PlayStation 5 with a host of improvements for new and returning players.
These new versions of GTAV and GTA Online make the experience richer, more detailed and more immersive than ever with new graphics modes delivering improved fidelity and performance including up to 60 FPS frame rates and 4K visuals plus ray tracing and improved texture quality, as well as utilizing the technical advancements of PlayStation 5 for faster loading times, immersive 3D audio, advanced haptic feedback, and much more.
Grand Theft Auto V
Experience the interwoven stories of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor across the sun-soaked metropolis of Los Santos and the backwoods countryside of Blaine County in greater detail than ever before with stunning all new levels of visual fidelity.
Choose from one of three detailed new graphics settings to tailor your gameplay experience for what matters most to you. Fidelity Mode is tuned for the highest visual quality and targets 30 FPS. In this mode the PlayStation 5 supports native 4K resolution with ray tracing enabled. Performance Mode is tuned for the most responsive gameplay experience and targets 60 FPS. In this mode the PlayStation 5 supports upscaled 4K resolution. In addition, the PlayStation 5 has Performance RT mode, a hybrid of the Fidelity and Performance modes supporting upscaled 4K resolution with ray tracing enabled and targeting 60 FPS.
These new versions also offer across-the-board improvements including faster loading times, increased population and traffic variety, increased vegetation density, improved lighting quality across shadows, water reflections, and other elements. Plus improved anti-aliasing, motion-blur, highly detailed new explosions, fire, and much more.
Grand Theft Auto Online
The massive and unrivaled experience of GTA Online — with an unprecedented 8+ years’ worth of gameplay additions delivered across over 40 unique updates — will continue to evolve with the power of PlayStation 5. This new generation of GTA Online includes a range of new vehicles and a new addition to the Los Santos Car Meet: Hao’s Special Works.
Hao’s Special Works encompasses best-in-class vehicle upgrades, a new class of Races using specially modified vehicles, and a weekly rotation of Hao’s Special Works Time Trials, along with a Premium Test Ride, where you can get behind the wheel of these newly modified vehicles for free.
In addition to access being included as part of GTAV, GTA Online will also now be available for the first time as a standalone title for PlayStation 5. Plus, for the first three months from launch, GTA Online will be available to download and keep for free,* an exclusive offer for PlayStation 5 players — making it easier than ever before for new players to experience everything GTA Online has to offer.
And new players might need more than just a pistol in their belt strap to survive Los Santos, so we’re introducing a new Career Builder feature designed expressly for new players – or anyone who wants to reset their character and get a fresh start – to get an introductory leg up in the criminal world of Southern San Andreas. With this system, you get a GTA$4,000,000 windfall to select essentials including Business Properties, Vehicles, and Weapons.
Furthermore, GTA Online for PlayStation 5 has an assortment of new quality of life improvements, including a newly designed introduction and tutorial for new players, a new front-end Main Menu that allows you to jump directly into Freemode, Heists, Races, Adversary Modes, the latest featured weekly event content, and more.
Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online with the Power of PlayStation 5
Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online go further on PlayStation 5 with a host of features that take special advantage of the PlayStation 5 console.
The power of PlayStation 5 delivers new levels of fidelity and performance, allowing for the new graphics modes to deliver up to 4K resolution, up to 60 frames per second gameplay, HDR lighting options, ray tracing, texture upgrades, and more.
Jump into the action faster thanks to PlayStation 5’s SSD, with improved loading times allowing the world of Los Santos and Blaine County to load in faster than ever before.
Feel every moment of the action through the DualSense wireless controller’s adaptive triggers and advanced haptic feedback, giving players the ability to experience new sensations such as changes in the road surface texture, additional sensations from specific weather effects, directional damage, feedback from explosions and more.
Hear the action with pinpoint precision with Tempest 3D AudioTech, from the throttle of a stolen supercar, the rattle of nearby gunfire, the roar of a helicopter overhead, and more.
Story Mode and GTA Online Character Transfers
PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to transfer both their GTAV Story Mode progress and their current GTA Online characters and progression to PS5, with a one-time migration.
Starting today, players can begin transferring their Story Mode progress by uploading a save to the Rockstar Games Social Club. To begin this process, enter GTAV on your current console account and go to the Game tab of the Pause Menu. From there, select the Upload Save Game option. Please note, you can only store one game save per platform at a time and saves will remain available to download for 90 days.
Players with a Rockstar Games Social Club account will also be able to migrate their GTA Online character progress to PS5 on March 15 upon loading up the game on their PS5 console. This migration includes any Characters, GTA$, Progression, Stats, Vehicles, Properties, Weapons, Clothing, and Player-Created Jobs.**
Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online will be available digitally on March 15 through the PlayStation 5 console store — with pre-purchase and pre-load beginning on March 8 — and physical releases coming in April. Stay tuned for more details.
*Offer available from March 15, 2022 until June 14, 2022. Download from PS5 console store. PlayStation Plus required to play (recurring fees apply).
**Players will only be able to transfer their purchased GTA$ when migrating from PS4 to PS5.