Here are the first Grand Theft Auto V images showing how the new PlayStation 5 version compares to its PlayStation 4 predecessor.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X | S versions of Grand Theft Auto V officially release on March 15, and below VGC has captured images showing how the new version compares to the PS4 game which launched in 2014.
GTA V on new-gen consoles offers several visual modes, but for this comparison, we’ve chosen the ‘Fidelity’ mode – which runs at 4K with ray tracing enabled – in order to show off the PS5 version’s graphical power.
From our early testing, the current generation versions of GTA appear much sharper, and much more colorful. Closer than ever to the maxed-out PC version, the current-gen versions of GTA V make the PS4 game, even when running on a PS5, look quite dated.
Rockstar is offering significant launch window discounts for the new-gen console versions of Grand Theft Auto V, with PlayStation receiving the biggest price cut.
Although Rockstar has not officially communicated new-gen pricing details ahead of the game’s release on March 15, pre-orders are available and the game appears to have been discounted by 75% on PS5, and 50% on Xbox Series X | S.
This appears to be due to a previously announced promotion, which sees GTA Online available for PlayStation Plus subscribers to claim for free on PlayStation 5 for the next three months.
The PlayStation 5 version of Grand Theft Auto V’s “Story Mode” is currently listed for pre-order for just £ 8.75 / $ 9.99 on the PlayStation Store.
Since GTA Online already requires a PS Plus subscription to play, it’s not clear if it’s currently possible to purchase it without one on PS5.
However, on Xbox Series X / S the Story Mode and GTA Online costs £ 17.49 / $ 19.99, while GTA Online is available separately for £ 8.99 / $ 9.99 (and requires Xbox Live Gold).
This means to buy both modes, PlayStation 5 owners will only have to spend £ 8.75 / $ 9.99, whereas Xbox Series X / S owners will have to spend double at £ 17.49 / $ 19.99.