GTA 5: These innovations are offered by the next-gen version

This is what the next-gen version of “GTA 5” for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S costs and these innovations it offers.

The open-world game “Grand Theft Auto 5” is already more than eight years old. Rockstar Games refreshed the graphics of the title in 2014 with new editions for PS4 and Xbox One. Now the release of the next-gen version of “GTA 5” for Xbox Series X/S and Playstation 5 is just around the corner. This should appear on March 15th, unfortunately an improved PC version is not planned at the moment.

Prices for the upgrade

At the same time as the prettied “GTA 5” version for current consoles, “GTA Online” is also to be relaunched. PS5 owners can download and keep the multiplayer component for free for the first three months after release. However, all console players have to pay again for the story mode: the version for PS5 should cost 10 euros until June 14, 2022, after that 40 euros will be due. On the Xbox Series X/S, the upgrade will cost 20 euros until June 14, after which the developer will charge 40 euros. Xbox players who are only interested in “GTA Online” pay 10 euros for this. A free upgrade of the versions for PS4 and Xbox One is not planned.

Three performance modes

The preload of “GTA 5” and “GTA Online” is available on both consoles since yesterday. The download size is 87 GB on the PS5, on the Xbox the installation is even slightly larger at 94 GB. Both next-gen versions are said to support 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. There are also three performance modes available: Fidelity offers 4K resolution at 30 fps with ray tracing. Performance mode delivers upscaled 4K images at 60 fps. In RT performance mode, gameplay scenes are also upscaled in 4K, but with ray tracing and a target frame rate of 60 fps. Also new are HDR support, faster loading times thanks to the consoles’ SSDs, 3D audio effects and new weapons, vehicles and activities.

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