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Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto 5 Finally Makes It To PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series Consoles

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Grand Theft Auto 5 has finally released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X consoles, almost a decade after it was initially released on their predecessors, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The new versions take advantage of the new console hardware, as well as give players who just want to wreak havoc in GTA Online a new way to access Los Santos.

Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to be one of the most popular - and profitable - games ever since releasing almost a decade prior. With versions on last-gen Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as a release on PC, the open-world title is set to launch, again, on another suite of platforms: the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X. 

GTA 5 will be taking advantage of the console hardware itself, with an enhanced visual mode on each, including a ray-tracing mode. Additionally, players can choose higher framerates with a performance mode. Additionally, the PlayStation 5 version reportedly loads blazing fast thanks to the SSD, with sites like VGC reporting it's up to 3 times faster.

GTA V's Online mode will also be available as a stand-alone download. You can also transfer your online character from the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version to their corresponding upgraded version, as well as any story progress you've made in the single-player mode. PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to grab the GTA Online stand-alone for free for the first three months.

If you're starting anew, don't worry - Rockstar is giving players a pretty nice bonus to get you going in GTA Online with the new Career Builder. Players will enter Los Santos equipped with $4 million GTA$, business properties, weapons, and more.


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Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore