KEY POINTS

  • Rockstar Games earlier announced that a new "GTA 5" version would be released on next-gen consoles
  • The classic 2013 "GTA 5" is playable to Xbox Series X through backward compatibility
  • A new report reveals major disappointment for "GTA 5" players who wish to play the game on Xbox Series X

Rockstar Games has not yet announced new details about the much-awaited port of “GTA 5” for Xbox Series X and PS5, but a new report from a reliable industry insider could disappoint a lot of gamers, especially those planning to play the current-generation game on their Xbox Series X.

The current-generation “GTA 5” will be available on both Xbox Series X and PS5. However, it appears that the game might not benefit from the consoles’ next-generation features and capabilities. Industry insider and Windows Central’s James Corden recently shared on his official Twitter account.

The classic Rockstar Games title will not get any benefits from Xbox Series X, according to Corden. Moreover, he said that the game will not improve its framerate as it is still locked at 30 FPS. The insider’s claim all but confirm that Rockstar Games is most likely saving all major enhancements on the game’s next-generation versions.

GTA V A new report claims that the setting of the much-awaited "GTA 6" has been revealed by Rockstar Games. Photo: Rockstar Games/Steam

But, it’s not all bad news for “GTA 5” players. While the report claims that Xbox Series X will not improve frame rate, it would reportedly improve loading times alongside every game on Xbox Series X. Twitch Streamer Stallion83 shared on Twitter a video showing the game on Microsoft’s next-gen console and it revealed that it only took seconds to load. This is a massive improvement from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the game.

Rockstar Games already announced that the new generation of gaming consoles would see another version of “GTA 5,” which would be called “GTA V Expanded and Enhanced.” This version would reportedly see improvements in the technical department, according to Dexerto. But, the game developer has not yet revealed what these technical improvements are.

Meanwhile, it was earlier rumored that the enhanced version of “GTA 5” would retail at full price and without a free upgrade. Interestingly, a French retailer Micromania lists that PlayStation 4 users will get a free upgrade for the “Grand Theft Auto 5” PS5 version. It is worth noting that while these details are interesting, they are not official. It is wiser to take this new piece of information with a pinch of salt.