Friday, March 04, 2022
Rockstar has revealed a bunch of new details about the enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online coming to Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 later this month, with “high-end PC visuals” for consoles among the improvements on offer.
On current-gen consoles, GTA V and GTA Online will offer new graphics modes with support for up to 4K resolution and frame rates of up to 60fps. Texture quality will also be improved, while features like HDR and ray tracing will also be implemented. Faster loading times, immersive 3D audio, and “platform specific features” are also mooted.
GTA V will have three graphics settings to choose from, with Fidelity Mode targeting “the highest visual quality” at 30fps. On Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, this mode will have 4K native resolution with ray tracing enabled. on Xbox Series S, upscaled 4K resolution will be supported. Performance Mode, meanwhile, has upscaled 4K visuals at 60fps.On Xbox Series S, Performance Mode renders at 1080p.
Unique to only the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions will be the Performance RT mode, which offers a hybrid of Fidelity and Performance, outputting at upscaled 4K with ray tracing enabled, and a frame rate target of 60fps. Traffic volume and variety will also be expanded, as will population, vegetation density, and other elements. Improved lighting, shadows, water reflections, anti-aliasing, motion-blur, and more detailed fire, explosions, and other effects are also promised. Spatial Sound will be supported on Xbox Series X|S, too.
Grand Theft Auto Online will be treated to a range of enhancements, to boot, with “over 40 unique updates” to be included as standard, alongside the all-new addition of 'Hao's Special Works' to the LS Car Meet. This will grant access to “best-in-class” vehicle upgrades, a new class of Races for modified vehicles, weekly Time Trials, and a Premium Test Ride. GTA Online will be available standalone for the first time on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5.
New players will be welcomed to GTA Online with a new ‘Career Builder’ feature, also available to anyone who'd like to start afresh and reset their character. The system grants a GTA$4,000,000 windfall right off the bat, as well as Business Properties, Vehicles, and Weapons, to give you a leg-up. A newly designed intro and tutorial will also feature, as will a new Main Menu that enables you to get straight into Freemode, Heists, Races, Adversary Modes, weekly event content, and more.
Anyone who's played GTA V on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will be able to transfer their Story Mode progress and GTA Online characters to the Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5 version when it launches, with a one-time migration to your platform of choice available by uploading your save to the Rockstar Games Social Club. This can be carried out by entering GTA V on your current console, heading to the Game tab in the Pause Menu, and selecting the Upload Save Game option.
Grand Theft Auto V and the standalone release of GTA Online will be coming to Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 on 15th March, with pre-purchase and pre-load available from 8th March. Check out some new screenshots below.
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