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GTAV and GTA Online Debuts March 15 on PS5 & Xbox Series Consoles

GTAV and GTA Online Debuts March 15 on PS5 & Xbox Series Consoles

by Skye NgMarch 7, 2022
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On March 15 this year, Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV) and Grand Theft Auto Online (GTA Online) will be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, bringing the action-packed, blockbuster Story Mode adventure and the dynamic, ever-evolving world of GTA Online.

Both new and returning players will be able to experience playing on console with new graphics modes of up to 4K resolution with 60 frames per second (FPS), improved texture quality, HDR options, and ray tracing. 


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Experience all new levels of incredibly realistic visual detail, spanning the sun-drenched Los Santos metropolis and the backwoods of the Blaine County countryside with Franklin, Michael and Trevor. Players can choose from these additional graphical options to customise their in-game preferences:

  • Fidelity Mode is set to 30 FPS and is optimised for the best visual quality. 
  • The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X offer native 4K resolution with ray tracing enabled in this mode, but the Xbox Series S supports 1080p. 
  • Performance Mode is designed to provide the most responsive gameplay experience possible, with a target frame rate of 60 FPS. 
  • Performance RT Mode, a combination of Fidelity and Performance modes that supports upscaled 4K images and ray tracing, is available on the PS5 and Xbox One X.

Taking advantage of the game’s latest console hardware, the technical advancements offer faster loading times, immersive Tempest 3D audio, platform-specific feature support, and new environmental sensations thanks to Haptic Feedback and dynamic resistance via the DualSense wireless controller’s Adaptive Triggers. 

GTA Online 

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This latest version of GTA Online contains a number of new automobiles as well as Hao’s Special Works. The latest addition to the Los Santos Car Meet includes best-in-class vehicle modifications, a Race class with specially modified cars, a weekly rotation of Hao’s Special Works Time Trials, and a Premium Test Ride where you enjoy a free ride in these freshly upgraded vehicles. A new Career Builder tool that’s built just for new players or those looking for a fresh start will also be released, granting players a sum to spend on in-game necessities. 

And for the first time, GTA Online will be offered as a standalone title on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, in addition to being featured in GTAV. PS5 gamers can download GTA Online and retain it for free for the first three months after launch. Furthermore, the online game has a redesigned introduction and tutorial for new players, as well as a new front-end Main Menu that lets you to hop right into the game modes as well as stay updated with recent weekly event content.

Story Mode and GTA Online Character Transfers

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Players on the PS4 and Xbox One will be able to migrate their GTAV Story Mode progress as well as their current GTA Online characters and progression with a one-time migration.

By uploading a save (one per platform) to the Rockstar Games Social Club, GTAV users may start transferring their Story Mode progress. Please keep in mind that saves will only be available for 90 days. Regardless of platform, all earned GTA$ will be transferred but may only be moved across systems that are part of the same family (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series).

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online will be released digitally on March 15 on the PlayStation 5 console shop and the Microsoft Store — with pre-order and pre-loading starting on March 8 — and in physical form in April. Keep an eye out for additional information.


Pokdepinion: Given that GTA Online is free for the first 3 months and the Story Mode appears to be regular priced, there should at least be some sort of free upgrade for the version on PS5 as the game was both fully priced for its PlayStation predecessors. 

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Skye Ng
multidisciplinary designer who is part time twitch cat, part time writer.

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