Grand Theft Auto V
and GTA Online
are set to make their PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X debuts on March 15, with the online focus of the latter also getting a standalone release. Taking advantage of that extra hardware grunt this updated version of GTA V is set to support 4K, a 60fps mode, increased draw distances, HDR, and even some ray-tracing.
hasn't specified exactly what form the ray-tracing will take, but that this port has been developed to take advantage of "the technical advancements of the latest console generation". Which also means faster loading times thanks to the SSDs inside modern consoles, plus support for 3D audio and the advanced haptic feedback of the PS5's DualSense controller.
It'll be interesting to see the upgrades in full, hopefully there's a trailer drop in the near future.
Those making the jump from PS4 and Xbox One will be pleased to know that their single-player and online progress will carry over. On the GTA Online front, in addition to going standalone it's getting a few notable improvements.
GTA Online for PS5 and Xbox Series also includes a range of improvements including the ability to skip the GTAV Story Mode prologue before entering Online, and an all-new GTA Online Tutorial. New GTA Online players will now enter the Career Builder, with instant access to their choice of one of four illicit businesses — Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, or Gunrunner — and a sizable GTA$ windfall to help select a property, high-end vehicle, and the firepower required to kickstart their enterprise. Returning players will also have the option to restart their character and take advantage of the Career Builder at any time.