Developer Rockstar Games has revealed that Grand Theft Auto: Online‘s forthcoming Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions will offer unique upgrades to select vehicles when it launches later this year.
Revealing the news in a tweet, the company didn’t reveal too much more detail, only saying the upgrades would include “all new speed improvements.” It also didn’t reveal precisely which vehicles would get the upgrades, but did confirm they would only be available on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game.
The next-generation versions of the now eight-year-old game were confirmed to be launching in November back in May. Of course, the single-player story of Grand Theft Auto V will also get the same treatment, with a bunch of as-yet-to be confirmed enhancements. However, Grand Theft Auto Online will also be available as a separate purchase and will be free for the first three months on PlayStation 5 via PlayStation Plus. Meanwhile, the older versions of the game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will shut down this December.
On a car-related note, Grand Theft Auto: Online‘s next major update will be the GTA Online: Los Santos Tuners update, which will add a bunch of Tuner-based missions and races later today. It’ll also introduce a new social space known as the LS Car Meet that allows players to show off their personal vehicles as well as access to a new Test Track racing arena. You can check out a trailer for that below.
Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto: Online‘s PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions are scheduled to arrive on November 11.
When GTA Online launches on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S later this year, select vehicles will be upgradable with all new speed improvements and more.
These special upgrades will be available only on PS5 and Series X|S versions of GTAV — stay tuned for more details. pic.twitter.com/R9SS2miSC8
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) July 18, 2021