For those of you will playing Grand Theft Auto 5 and its online multiplayer component, GTA Online, you’ll soon be treated to a next-gen upgrade. Rockstar announced that the “expanded and enhanced” versions of these games will be dropping on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on November 11, 2021.
Although both games are currently playable on next-gen consoles via backward compatibility, they aren’t specifically next-gen versions. Rockstar says these new versions will offer “new features and more.”
As previously announced by Rockstar, this new standalone version of GTA Online will be available for free exclusively to PS5 players during the first three months. It will, however, be available on Xbox Series X|S after this exclusivity window is over. Additionally, PlayStation Plus member on PS4 can still claim their free GTA$1,000,000 every month up until the launch of GTA Online on PS5 by visiting the PlayStation Store.
Rockstar planted some seeds in today’s announcement, teasing “special benefits” coming in this summer’s updates to GTA Online “for players to take advantage of in these expanded and enhanced versions when they drop.”
I’m not sure what this could possibly mean, but perhaps it’s new vehicles, outfits and other such in-game items.
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And if that weren’t enough to get you excited, Rockstar plans to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III in GTA Online. Again, we have to wait for details, but the developer promises “fun surprises.”
Grand Theft Auto 3 released in October 2001, so it’s likely these surprises will drop around then. Hopefully, we get to find out what they are ahead of time though.
GTA 3 took us to the fictional city of Liberty City, which was loosely based on New York City. It was the first game in the series to offer a fully 3D world. It’s often considered one of the greatest games of all time and a crowning achievement for an open-world concept.