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This November, Grand Theft Auto V Roars Onto Next Gen Consoles

The good news is that GTA V is coming to Playstation 5 and Xbox Series S/X. The bad news is, you’ll probably have to pay for it all over again.

It’s true that, in announcing Grand Theft Auto V’s next-gen November arrival, Rockstar haven’t said for certain that they’ll be charging for the next-gen versions. But, from past experience, if a next-gen upgrade’s going to be free, companies are very quick to announce it.

Plus, the announcement makes a big thing of the stand-alone version of GTA Online being free for Playstation 5 players for the first few months, so it’s almost certain you’ll have to pay all over again to get your hands on next-gen Grand Theft Auto V.

So will it be worth having? Given that the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V can be played on their respective next-gen consoles, it’s not that clear cut.

Aside from the graphical upgrade, the best reason to get the PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V was the first-person mode that both incarnations sported. But we’re keeping our wallets closed until we get a look at the improvements the next-gen versions bring. We’d love an optional mode that populates the streets so heavily the in-game city becomes a dead ringer for LA at rush hour.

For now though, we just know the next-gen version is arriving this November 11th. You can expect Rockstar to release footage of the game in action between now and then

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.