It appears the first couple of technical improvements in the forthcoming PlayStation 5 version of Grand Theft Auto V have emerged, thanks to the German PlayStation Blog.
A post on the site looking at forthcoming games (spotted by Eurogamer) makes reference to the game running at 4K resolution and at 60FPS. According to Google Translate, the paragraph reads: “You’ve already played the ultimate gangster epic on PS3? And again on PS4? And, have you really had enough of Los Santos? Of course not, and that’s exactly why Grand Theft Auto V should be at the top of your wish list in the expanded and improved version for PS5. You’ve never seen the criminal metropolis Los Santos so beautiful when the skyline shines in crisp 4K resolution thanks to a fat graphics update and you make the city extremely smoothly insecure thanks to a smooth 60 FPS.”
Of course, the game originally launched for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4 all the way back in 2013, so perhaps this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Still, it’s nice to almost have some sort of confirmation, even if it isn’t from Rockstar quite yet. We’d expect to see similar performance on the Xbox Series X|S, but we’ll have to wait for word from Rockstar if there’ll be any specific enhancements there.
That being said, we do already know that the PlayStation 5 release will include Grand Theft Auto Online as a standalone item. Mainly because it’s going to be free for the first couple of months via PlayStation Plus.
Grand Theft Auto V is scheduled to launch on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 on November 11, 2021.