GTA 5 PS5 and Xbox Collection X is going on. The long-lasting GTA 5 may have launched on three generations of consoles after it arrives, “expanded and enhanced”, on the brand new consoles later this yr. Greater than seven years after its first launch, and 130 million copies shipped later, GTA 5 (and its multiplayer element, GTA On-line) continues to be enormously profitable for Rockstar Video games and Take-Two Interactive. Even when it means you are not getting GTA 6 within the rapid future, the important thing intent right here is retaining GTA On-line’s participant base engaged throughout generations.
If you have already got a PS5 or Xbox Collection X, due to backwards compatibility you may after all play GTA 5 proper now. However you will not get to get pleasure from any critical next-gen enhancements till the brand new model is launched within the second half of 2021. We nonetheless do not have an actual launch date for when that can occur, nor do we all know precisely what its expansions and enhancements will contain, however we’re hoping it is solely a matter of time earlier than we discover out extra given we’re already a couple of months into 2021. It is potential Take-Two’s attendance at E3 2021 may convey us the information we’re ready for.
It appears doubtless, although, that if you wish to hold enjoying GTA On-line sooner or later, you may most likely need to decide up this new model finally, as Rockstar has steered that some future GTA updates will not be supported on Xbox One and PS4, with the writer promising “extra new updates together with further GTA On-line content material unique to the brand new consoles and PC”.
Here is what we find out about GTA 5 on PS5 and Xbox Collection X to this point.
GTA 5 PS5 and Xbox Collection X: what you want to know
- What’s it? A remastered model of GTA 5 for PS5 and Xbox Collection X
- When can I play it? Second-half of 2021 (precise date TBC)
- What can I play it on? PS5 and Xbox Collection X
- If I personal GTA 5 on PS4 or Xbox One, will I’ve to pay for the remaster? TBC
GTA 5 PS5 and Xbox Collection X launch date
GTA 5 is coming to “new technology consoles” within the second half of 2021, Rockstar has confirmed. There was no particular point out of the Xbox Collection X in Rockstar’s press launch, solely PS5 (our guess is that it is a situation of a advertising settlement with Sony), however clearly the phrase ‘new technology consoles’ refers back to the new Xbox as nicely.
It stays unclear if GTA 5 on PS5 and Xbox Collection X should be purchased individually, might be a paid improve for present PS4 and PS5 gamers, or whether or not present homeowners will get the improve without cost.
GTA On-line will even launch as a separate standalone version within the second half of 2021. Might this be a deliberate transfer to scale back GTA’s storage calls for, and permit the multiplayer element to do extra formidable issues? Or is it merely to place GTA On-line as a steady entity, even when one other numbered GTA will get introduced within the subsequent couple of years? We’ll have to attend and see.
PlayStation homeowners have a big benefit in all of this. If you happen to play GTA On-line on PS4, you may get GTA$1 million to spend in-game each month till the PS5 model of GTA launches. And when GTA On-line’s standalone version arrives on PS5, homeowners of the console may have three months to say the sport without cost after launch.
GTA 5 PS5 and Xbox Collection X trailers
GTA 5 on PS5 was the primary trailer revealed for the console throughout Sony’s Way forward for Gaming Occasion in June 2020. The intro, that includes Michael saying ‘Why did I transfer right here? I suppose it was the climate” parallels GTA 5’s well-known first trailer in 2011. We have not had an identical trailer for Xbox Collection X but. Test it out beneath:
GTA 5 PS5 and Xbox Collection X enhancements: what are they?
“The brand new technology variations of GTA 5 will function a variety of technical enhancements, visible upgrades and efficiency enhancements to take full benefit of the most recent hardware, making the sport extra lovely and extra responsive than ever,” is how Rockstar describes the upgrades for GTA 5 on next-gen hardware.
Rockstar hasn’t been overly particular with what the enhancements might be however, hopefully, we’ll lastly have the choice to run GTA 5 on consoles at 60fps, which is fairly simple to realize on PC. We might speculate that the sport is prone to resemble the PC model because it runs on high-end hardware – although it is potential Rockstar is planning different tweaks we do not find out about but.
We anticipate Rockstar will verify these enhancements within the close to future, provided that GTA 5 is about to land on PS5 and Xbox Collection X later this yr.
The place is GTA 6?
GTA 6 merely is not prepared but. Whereas we all know virtually nothing in regards to the subsequent entry within the sequence, these video games are grand undertakings for enormous worldwide improvement groups. Purple Lifeless Redemption 2, after all, was Rockstar’s final main undertaking, and anticipating GTA 6 so quickly after that’s unrealistic.
Within the meantime, GTA On-line has an infinite viewers, and the sport is sustained by persevering with gross sales of GTA 5 and in-game foreign money. Rockstar doubtless desires to take care of that curiosity between generations till GTA 6 is lastly prepared.
GTA 5 PS5 and Xbox Collection X: information and rumors
Take-Two at E3 2021
E3 2021 goes forward and Rockstar’s dad or mum firm Take-Two Interactive is on the record of attendees. This yr’s E3 goes to be a wholly on-line affair, happening between June 12 and June 15, with publishers giving devoted press conferences alongside a four-day broadcast with interviews and commentary.
With Take-Two attending, it’s potential E3 2021 might be the place we lastly hear just a little bit extra about GTA 5’s Expanded and Enhanced version. Rockstar hasn’t historically been very huge on E3 for its bulletins however as something to do with recreation is extra of an replace than a full-blown announcement it seems like there’s an opportunity we may see one thing. Given GTA 5 Expanded and Enhanced is predicted someday this yr and E3 might be just about proper in the midst of the yr, it might be the right place for a launch date announcement.
As but, Take-Two is but to substantiate any detailed plans for the present so we will’t be sure that GTA 5 Expanded and Enhanced will seem however we’ll be retaining our fingers crossed.
Not a ‘easy port’
Talking in the course of the Morgan Stanley Expertise, Media & Telecom Convention, earlier this week (by way of VGC), Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, defined that the corporate would not essentially see remasters turning into a much bigger a part of the corporate’s technique going ahead, it plans to strategy any potential remasters otherwise from its opponents.
“Remastering has all the time been part of the technique,” Zelnik mentioned. “We’ve carried out otherwise than the competitors – we don’t simply port titles over, we really take the time to do the easiest job we will making the title totally different for the brand new launch, for the brand new know-how that we’re launching it on.”
“So, we enhance the know-how, we improve the visuals, and we make efficiency enhancements,” Zelnik continued. “And that’s why I feel our remastered titles sometimes achieve this nicely.”
“We’ve carried out nice with the Mafia sequence, for instance, and Grand Theft Auto [V] is now heading into its third technology which is unbelievable”, Zelnik mentioned of the upcoming GTA 5 remaster. “It was a standard-bearer when it was launched, it continued to be the standard-bearer within the second technology, we’ll see how Grand Theft Auto does within the subsequent technology. Clearly, I’m assured that Rockstar goes to ship only a nice expertise, however you may’t try this for those who’re simply doing a easy port.”
Utilizing Rockstar’s RAGE engine?
There have been rumors that the sport may use Rockstar’s RAGE engine, used within the improvement of Purple Lifeless Redemption 2.
The rumors come from Rockstar insider ‘Tez2’ (By way of Wccftech) who posted on GTAForums that new GTA 5 recreation information makes reference to the RAGE engine relatively than GTA 5’s unique engine. Tez2 does additionally observe, nonetheless, that this might imply that the sport’s UI will run on the brand new engine whereas the remainder of the sport will nonetheless use its unique engine.
Writing on the discussion board, Tez2 says “Discovered new structs that had been added with the current replace referring to the standalone model and certainly one of them is “rage::fwuiMessageBase”, which is from RDR2’s RAGE model, in order that appears to go alongside what @Spider-Vice & @uNi acknowledged, that the improved version is prone to make the most of RDR2’s RAGE model. Nevertheless, it may simply be that the UI would make the most of RDR2’s base code, whereas the remaining stays the identical.”
As these are simply rumors in the intervening time, nonetheless, we must be cautious till Rockstar itself makes any type of announcement.
We’re additionally nonetheless ready for additional info on how this version is ‘expanded’ for brand new consoles, because the trailer mentions, however Rockstar will focus on the brand new model of the sport extra down the road.