Rockstar Games announced the release date for GTA V and GTA Online for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S today, but there was also a little hint that there may be more to come in the next-gen editions of the popular open-world game.
The official announcement states that the next-gen versions of GTA V and GTA Online are ‘expanded and enhanced versions. Enhanced is something we’ve heard before and come to expect – because of course the game will be enhanced for more powerful consoles. It’s fully expected that the game will finally run at 60fps on consoles. It’s expected that GTA V will also be 4K, and there’s even rumour that it will come with support for VR, maybe even PSVR 2.
But expanded? That suggests something more has been added to the original game, perhaps even a new area to run rampant, or perhaps a new single-player story set within Los Santos. There was a time when Rockstar was working on single-player DLC for GTA V, so it’s possible that the scrapped project has been resurrected to beef up the offering for GTA V on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Make no mistake – GTA V will not be cheap on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. The game will be a full-priced release and Rockstar’s chiefs will know that to avoid the sour public reaction to charging full price for a third time on consoles, the game will need to have more than a few nice features that other games are adding for nothing. A beefy single-player story update would be a great way to pull in players who have no interest in GTA Online.
Personally, I’d bet around £3 that GTA V on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S will come with new story content. VR support? I’m only willing to stake £1. Sod it. 50p.