Next-Gen GTA 5 Gets a Release Date


Rockstar Games' immensely popular open-world title, Grand Theft Auto 5, continues to find its way to new consoles many years after it was first released.

With that said, we've already known for a while already that GTA V was coming to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X. But, what we didn't know was when the next-gen GTA 5 was coming, until Rockstar Games' most recent announcement.

According to Rockstar, the next-gen Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X consoles on November 11.

What's New in the Next-Gen GTA V Version?

It'll be interesting to see how well GTA Online will sell as a standalone title.

Unfortunately, Rockstar Games did not go into much detail about what's coming to the next-gen GTA V iterations. The only words we have to go on is that GTA 5 on the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X will be "expanded and enhanced". It was also not clarified if the next-gen GTA version will come as a free upgrade for current owners of the game, although earlier reports do indicate that this is going to be the case.

Rockstar Games' latest announcement seems to focus more on GTA Online. The online multiplayer component will now release as a standalone title. GTA Online will also launch at the same time as the next-gen GTA V.

GTA Online will also be available for free to all PlayStation 5 owners until February 22. Meanwhile, PS4 players with active PlayStation Plus subscriptions will receive $1,000,000 every month in GTA Online until the PS5 version arrives.

In other GTA news, Rockstar Games is teasing something big coming soon. To be more specific, this will all be related to the 20th anniversary of GTA III. However, Rockstar did not clarify what "fun surprises" await players as part of the celebration. Although we can assume that the celebration will likely be designed for GTA Online.

At the moment, GTA 5 holds the record as the second-best-selling video game of all time. Since the game launched for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2013, Rockstar Games has sold more than 140 million copies of GTA V. The number only ballooned once GTA 5 arrived for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC.

While taking over the top spot from Minecraft with more than 200 million copies sold seems impossible, who knows? Either way, the one thing that we're sure of is that the next-gen GTA 5 will surely help add to its overall sales figures.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a freelance content writer based in the Philippines. He is a lifelong gamer and a PC hardware enthusiast. He builds and repairs laptops and computers for friends and family in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.