If you’ve been waiting to dive into Grand Theft Auto V on your current gen console, assuming you’re lucky enough to have one, the wait is almost over. Rockstar took to their blog today to give more information on what gamers can expect from the enhanced console experience.
As with most titles of this generation, GTA V will launch with multiple game modes for players to choose from. The first is Fidelity Mode, which gives gamers 4K resolution with a 30fps cap. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X players also bring ray tracing to the experience. S-series players will see their game upscaled to 4K, but not ray traced.
Performance mode targets 60fps, but using an enhanced 4K on the PS5 and Series X, while the S will be locked to 1080p. Ultimately, GTA V Gets a Performance RT mode, which brings the best of both worlds from both modes. Targeting 60 frames per second, the two most powerful consoles will target 60 frames per second using enhanced 4K resolution with ray tracing.
Grand Theft Auto V on current consoles will also support a wide range of features, such as faster load times, improved vegetation throughout San Andreas, improved shadows, water reflections, and more. Also, if you’re on PS5, you’ll notice more feedback as it will support DualSense’s adaptive triggers.
The online mode will be available as a separate download for GTA online players and free for the first three months for anyone who claims it from the game store. Additionally, the new Career Builder feature will get new players into the action quickly, outfitting them with properties, vehicles, and a sizable in-game GTA$4 million to fund their illicit pursuits.
Players will be able to transfer existing characters from their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One modes to current consoles, retaining their progression across generations. The same will be true for Story Mode, meaning you won’t lose your progress just by upgrading.
You can find out more on the Rockstar blog. In case you missed it last month, Rockstar confirmed what we all already knew, that a new Grand Theft Auto was under construction.