At this point, most players have picked up Grand Theft Auto 5 on at least one of the previous consoles in which it was released. Now that Rockstar has unveiled their signature title on PS5, we examine the upgrade and any notable differences. Whether you already own a copy on previous hardware or are looking to cruise around San Andreas for the first time, read on to discover the viability of the PS5 version of GTA 5.
Hands On: Is GTA 5 PS5 worth it as a next gen upgrade?
Owners of the PS4 version can digitally upgrade their game for just ten dollars. If you are still actively playing, you will get the best experience on PS5. Features include better textures, ray tracing, and faster load times. It is also worth noting that all of GTA Online and any future updates apply to the PS5 as well. Anyone who routinely logs into Rockstar’s servers will appreciate the additional fidelity offered by the new console.
As for practical additions, there is support for Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers when using a PS5 controller. You can also take advantage of 3D temporal audio when using a headset or surround sound system. These additional options further enhance both gameplay and ambience. You can even import both single player progress and your GTA Online Characters and continue where you left off. Overall, it is worthy of the ten-dollar upgrade.
Hands On: Is GTA 5 PS5 worth it as a standalone purchase?
As a standalone purchase, GTA 5 on PS5 retails for forty dollars. This budget price is reasonable considering the age of the title and how much content it offers. If you are new to video games, or somehow missed out on one of the industry’s most prolific titles of the last decade, then purchasing GTA 5 on PS5 is a no-brainer.
Securing your upgrade from PS4
To upgrade to the PS5 version of GTA 5, insert your PS5 disc into the newest console. Should you own GTA digitally on PS4, you can select your upgrade from the PS5 GTA 5 store page on PSN.
Paying the ten bucks will add it to your download list and begin the install. Then you are free to build your criminal empire on PS5.