GTA V is coming to PS5 — and GTA Online will be free

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We have bad news and good news for you GTA fans. GTA 6 hasn’t been announced for the PS5. But a remastered and expanded version of GTA V is coming to Sony’s next-generation console. 

Sony’s June 11 PS5 games showcase kicked off with a Rockstar logo, followed by the announcement that GTA V will come to the console in 2021, and that GTA V Online will be free for all PS5 owners. 

You’re probably wondering why a game that originally launched on the PS3, and was then remastered and expanded for the PS4, will once again be re-released on the PS5. Well, as GTA V has a very popular and very valuable online element, it’s no surprise that the experience come to Sony’s next games console. 

Sony didn’t go into much detail about what extra stuff GTA V on the PS5 will have, but we’d expect it to run at 4K resolution and at 60 frames per second, potentially with HDR added into the mix as well. We’d also expect the PS5 version to come with all the GTA V content that’s been released to date. 

If you have GTA V for the PS4 already, you might not be too enthused with the idea of buying the game again for the PS5. Sony hasn't yet made it entirely clear whether people who own the PS4 version will get a free upgrade to the next-gen installment. But the company does seem to want to keep PS4 owners playing, as it will offer PlayStation Plus subscribers $1 million worth of in-game cash for every month they spend playing GTA Online starting now.  

Hopefully, with the enhanced capabilities of the DualSense controller, GTA V will feel even better to play on the PS5. And with the console’s power, it is almost certainly going to look a lot better and run a lot smoother. 3D Audio should also make the game sound a lot more immersive. You might need one of our picks for the best gaming headsets to get the most out of such a system, though. 

Roland Moore-Colyer

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