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UPDATED GTA 5 Next Gen Release COUNTDOWN: Release Time & When you can play

The GTA 5 next-gen version is coming out on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S this week! It's been nearly 10 years since it launced, and now it'll look better than ever.

It's been quite the wait after a few delays but GTA 5 should comfortably live up to the hype with the new promised features. Here's everything you need to know about when you can jump into it.

Latest - New Cars

Now that the game is out in some regions, we know what the new cars in the game are:

  • Pfister Astron Custom - $1,720,000 - Legendary Motorsport
  • Coil Cyclone II - $2,250,000 - Legendary Motorsport
  • Karin S95 - $1,995,000 - Southern San Andreas Super Autos
  • Imponte Arbiter GT - $1,580,000 - Southern San Andreas Super Autos
  • Weaponized Ignus - $3,245,000 - Warstock Cache & Carry

GTA 5 Next-Gen Release Date & Time

The next-gen version of GTA 5 will be released on Tuesday, 15 March worldwide. Pre-load is available right now on all platforms so you can get the game downloaded so there's minimum wait time required. The physical copy will not be released until April.

For a short time, the game will be discounted on the PlayStation and Xbox digital storefronts. There is a slightly larger discount available on PS5 initially, this is believed - but unconfirmed - to be due to an agreement between Sony and Rockstar Games.

What's new in GTA 5?

There will be a completely restructured GTA Online intro coming to the game to help new players get adjusted much quicker.

As for the main GTA 5 game, there is an increase to the resolution with 4K now an option and a frame rate of up to 60FPS. On top of these visual changes, the overall game world should run a lot smoother and lead to way shorter load times.

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Haptic feedback is coming for the DualSense controller and generally improved audio options are coming too including 3D audio.

You can carry over your progress from GTA 5 on the PS4 and Xbox One using the Rockstar Social Club. You can store your GTA Online character and Story Mode save files in the cloud for 90 days and download them on the next-gen version of the game.

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