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Take-Two have announced their next financial results will be disclosed on Feb 6th, 2023. There are often mentions of upcoming games in these reports so could we hear more about GTA VI's development progress?
Bryan Zampella and Alexandra Cristina Echavarri, the two actors most suspected of playing Jason and Lucia in GTA VI, were spotted together in an Instagram video posted on New Year's Eve captioned "see ya next year".
In bizarre GTA VI news, the developers of Goat Simulator 3 released a teaser video for their new game featuring a few seconds of leaked footage of GTA VI. Unsurprisingly, it didn't stay up long before Take-Two had it taken down.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is now available to purchase on Steam, and on sale through February 2 as part of the Rockstar Games Publisher Sale.
In addition to modern controls, graphical and environmental upgrades, and other enhancements — these versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas are Playable on Steam Deck and support additional features including achievements and more.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is also currently available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher — and will release later in January on the Epic Games store.
Rockstar Games Publisher Sale on Steam
Save big on an assortment of Rockstar Games titles during the special publisher sale on Steam, including 50% off Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.
Plus, get 50% off Grand Theft Auto V, 67% off Red Dead Redemption 2, and up to 70% off classic titles like Grand Theft Auto IV and more. Sale ends February 2.
Introducing Los Santos Drug Wars, the opening chapter in a mind-expanding new GTA Online story update featuring a ragtag crew of new arrivals led by Dax, a man-on-the-edge with high hopes of dosing the world, getting rich, and climbing to the top of the Southern San Andreas criminal food chain.
Experience six wild new "story" missions as you help an outlandish group of new arrivals to Southern San Andreas establish a fledgling business venture running high-grade hallucinogenics out of a new mobile headquarters. Plus, expand your fleet of classic and contemporary rides, and so much more in the first part of Los Santos Drug Wars — now available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Dax and his group of hard-partying nonconformists, the Fooliganz, are looking to establish their position by setting up shop in Blaine County. Embark on the trip of a lifetime and join the troupe at a new base of operations — The Freakshop — and take on The Lost MC and other adversaries to dominate the illicit drug trade. Complete the First Dose in six new missions and acquire the necessary lab equipment to unlock access to an Acid Lab in the rear of the new MTL Brickade 6x6. Then establish your new mobile business with your own brand of mind-bending substances.
Get started by answering a call from Ron Jakowski and meeting up with the Fooliganz above Liquor Ace in Sandy Shores. Through December 22, earn 2X GTA$ and RP on all these new missions as you help Dax and the Fooliganz establish their foothold.
MEET THE TROUPE
Dax is many things to many people: the San Andreas Department of Corrections knows him as a repeat customer, a recently released violent, lewd, and lascivious offender. The Fooliganz in the troupe, on the other hand, recognize him as their leader, hero, narcotic messiah, and dude willing to go all the way for the cause. Dax will be your primary contact through First Dose.
The Fooliganz see themselves as less of a gang, and more of a tight-knit family of misfits that includes ravers, addicts, and outcasts of all stripes — including Luchadora, a metalhead wrestler who found a community in the Fooliganz and rose through the ranks to become Dax’s loyal second-in-command.
Good collaborations are all about chemistry. The Fooliganz are going to need help setting up and maintaining distribution throughout Los Santos and Blaine County. Labrat, The Freakshop’s resident chemist, will help you get the operation up and bubbling.
Ron Jakowski is so paranoid that friends say he lines the inside of his bucket hat with aluminum foil, but Nervous Ron is onto something for real this time. With Trevor gone, he’s discovered the seedy psychedelic underworld of the Fooliganz. He’ll be in touch shortly with an invitation, and you’ll get a chance to join the circus.
THE ACID BUSINESS
Looking to get into the wide world of psychedelics? Complete all of the missions in First Dose to steal the MTL Brickade 6x6, a heavy-duty vehicle that includes the Maibatsu Manchez Scout C motorcycle, which can be requested in Freemode and is used to deliver Acid Product.
Once you acquire the necessary lab equipment, the Brickade 6x6 will become your HQ to make your very own party drops on the go, and the talented Mutt will help you get your new business up and running. Install the Acid Lab upgrade at The Freakshop and source the ingredients, either by ordering supplies or procuring them using brute force, then manufacture and sell your product to those looking to open their third eye just a little bit wider.
Sourcing supplies can be as easy as paying Mutt to order them, or you can get your hands dirty by reclaiming runoff from Humane Labs, stealing grain and volatile chemicals. Rolling up your sleeves and putting in a short shift yourself will even boost production speeds. Once cooked, the final product will need to be delivered to prospective buyers and kept out of the hands of the authorities.
The troupe is a circus so huge that no tent in the world could cover it. But the Fooliganz hang out, cook up, and trip at The Freakshop, a psychedelic haven under the Los Santos Highway. Here, you’ll be able to take advantage of access to a Weapon Workshop to upgrade your arsenal, as well as modify your MTL Brickade 6x6 and Maibatsu Manchez Scout C.
Your newly-acquired Brickade 6x6 may resemble a rolling cinder block but stowing it in The Freakshop will allow you to extensively modify and customize it to your liking. Tune the engine, armor, brakes, and more to transform your mobile business into an unstoppable force on the road — and slap on a decorative livery for good measure. Mod your new Manchez Scout C motorcycle to deliver product even faster, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming the most reputable name in hallucinogenics.
FOOL AROUND AND FIND OUT
A lot changed while Dax was in prison, and he’s dealing with a bit of culture shock adjusting to the outside: everyone vapes now, weed is legal, and all sorts of gangs moved in on the markets the Fooliganz used to run.
Help him make the FIB’s watchlist for activities that include running interference, sabotaging rival drug operations by poisoning crops, planting remote-controlled bombs, and other schemes. After joining the troupe and meeting their illustrious leader, pick up your phone and get in contact with Dax to request Fooligan Jobs that are kicking back 2X GTA$ and RP all week.
FIVE NEW RIDES THIS WEEK
ÖVERFLÖD ENTITY MT
Överflöd’s quest to build a hypercar capable of reaching dizzying speeds while remaining firmly on the tarmac may have reached its pinnacle with the Entity MT Super car, available now from Legendary Motorsport and the Luxury Autos showroom.
But remember — where some mod shops shoot for the moon, Hao’s Special Works hurtles straight into the center of the sun. Players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S can apply unique HSW upgrades at the LS Car Meet to experience the Entity MT’s true final form.
After four decades of pushing tech and perfecting performance, Annis presents the ultimate mega mix of their greatest hits. And if its throwback touches don’t persuade you, head to your Agency Garage to add some Imani Tech Upgrades in the form of a Missile Lock-On Jammer, Remote Control Unit, Slick Mines, and Armor Plating.
The Annis 300R Sports car is available from Legendary Motorsport, but only through December 28. You can also get up close and personal with the 300R and take it for a test drive at Simeon’s Premium Deluxe Motorsport showroom.
DECLASSE TULIP M-100
Everyone remembers the backseat of the four-door Tulip M-100 Muscle car — the sincere heart-to-hearts with cab drivers, the drunken rants, projectile vomiting on the dashboard without bias. Well, now’s your chance to sit up front for a change and, with only two doors, the good news is that nobody can pull the crap you used to pull.
The Declasse Tulip M-100 is now available via Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
ZIRCONIUM JOURNEY II
The Journey II Van was designed with cross-country travel in mind, but then the housing crisis crushed most people's dreams of ever owning a home — and suddenly living in a recreational vehicle looks appealing.
Indulge your mid-life crisis with the Zirconium Journey II, available now at Southern San Andreas Super Autos, and to test drive at Premium Deluxe Motorsport.
BF SURFER CUSTOM
In the middle of the previous century, an entire generation of would-be Yuppies dropped out of polite society to wear tie-dye, burn incense, and piss off their parents. The BF Surfer was their vehicle of choice. This new-and-improved Custom version of the beloved camper gives that hippie mainstay a 21st-century facelift and an engine refresh to match. Think of it like a former burnout with a great credit score.
The BF Surfer Custom Van is available now at Southern San Andreas Super Autos and to test drive at Premium Deluxe Motorsport.
And as part of Los Santos Drug Wars, look forward to a dozen additional new vehicles debuting at retailers in the coming weeks and months.
HUNDREDS OF NEW CLOTHING ITEMS
From Freakshop-ready Fatal Incursion ink and Logger Boots to snug new Onesies and colorful Ugglies, new clothing and ink has arrived at local shops across San Andreas, with hundreds of new items to offer. Plus, be on the lookout for a huge variety of patterned, embroidered, and unique clothing items in the events over the coming weeks and months.
Today’s update also introduces increased payouts in Smuggler’s Sell Missions as part of ongoing economy balancing, and a range of improvements based largely on player feedback including launching Business Sell Missions from the Benefactor Terrorbyte in all Session types, taking on Agatha’s Casino Story Missions solo, and more.
Players keen to trim down their iFruit’s Contact list and get to their favorite Contacts faster can now select which names to show/hide by pulling up the Interaction Menu, selecting Inventory and Phone Contact Favorites.
AND SO MUCH MORE...
Beyond psychedelic trips and crop-dusting runs, Los Santos Drug Wars will continue over the coming weeks and months to deliver new vehicles, world events, and gameplay updates — beginning with new festive encounters and collectibles starting next week. Early next year, expect Downtown Cab Co. to be looking for new recruits, a traveling Gun Van offering exclusive items, street dealers looking to pay premiums for your product, a new garage with the most vehicle storage yet, and much more.
HEISTS CHALLENGE AWARD
The GTA Online community continues to astound and amaze in equal measure. The collective success of operators coming together to take down over GTA$4 trillion over the course of this year’s Heists Challenge sets the bar even higher, quadrupling 2020’s Heist Challenge total.
As a reward, all GTA Online players will be able to pick up the brand-new Declasse Tahoma Coupe Muscle car for free from December 16 through December 18, after which the Tahoma Coupe will be made widely available for purchase from Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
CREATE YOUR OWN HAO’S SPECIAL WORKS RACES
As we continue to improve on and expand the tools available to our talented community of creators, the HSW Race Creator is now available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Create custom tracks for the highest performance vehicles in Southern San Andreas — or convert any of your existing Races into an HSW Race. Prove you’ve got what it takes by completing Hao’s Intro Race to unlock access to the HSW Race Creator.
IN SHOWROOMS THIS WEEK
Visit Simeon’s Premium Deluxe Motorsport Showroom to get a closer look at three of the new vehicles this week — the Zirconium Journey II and BF Surfer Custom Vans, and Annis 300R (Sports) — as well as the pacey Benefactor Krieger (Super) and Karin Everon (Off-Road).
Meanwhile, the window display of the Luxury Autos Showroom is showing off the new Överflöd Entity MT (Super) available for HSW upgrades, and the Progen Itali GTB (Super: 30% off) for all to admire.
OTHER VEHICLE OFFERINGS CITYWIDE
Spin the Lucky Wheel at The Diamond Casino & Resort — and if you’re supremely lucky you’ll walk away with the keys to the new Zirconium Journey II Van on the podium.
Visit the LS Car Meet’s Test Track anytime this week to give the Benefactor Stirling GT (Sports Classic: 30% off), Pfister Growler (Sports), and Vapid Dominator ASP (Muscle) preliminary trial drives, while determined competitors who finish in the Top 3 in Street Races for three days running will earn the Enus Windsor Drop (Coupe).
And bolster your roster of vehicles with 30% off the Progen Itali GTB (Super), Karin Kuruma (Sports), and Buckingham Vestra (Plane) this week.
This is... not a usual reveal of info. Not sure if it's even real info at the end of it all but we'll give Bloomberg some credibility for now. Long story short: Rockstar is getting woke, and the next Grand Theft Auto game will have the following:
Female protagonist in the style of Bonnie and Clyde (so likely switch between the two)
Going back to Vice City. Plans for large regions including South America were pulled back but Rockstar hopes to add "new missions and cities on a regular basis" (we'll believe it when we see it, Cayo doesn't count)
Probably won't see a release by the end of 2024 (shocker)
The rest of the article goes into the workplace situation at Rockstar Games. Less bro and more "no, can't do that anymore". Expect the next GTA to follow. Even the employees are doubting GTA will have the same impact it used to.
Link to the short article here. Full article here.
With a heatwave scorching Southern San Andreas, gas prices soaring, and the economy on the brink of collapse, it may look rocky out there...
But this is Los Santos, where every dark fiscal cloud has a solid silver lining. On the black market, business is booming, and opportunities abound in The Criminal Enterprises, today’s new update to GTA Online across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Entrepreneurs of all stripes are shifting their focus, adjusting and expanding their pursuits into new avenues, including:
New Source Cargo missions for Executives to launch from their Offices, along with a new daily Export Mixed Goods mission. Plus, new Warehouse Staff hires are on hand to help with sourcing, including your new manager Lupe who’s ready to drill down and synergize any business opportunities.
For MC Presidents, it’s time to accelerate club takings. Stock your bar with Sindy’s help and open your doors to LS’s finest leather-clad patrons. Custom Bike Shop owners can now share their love of two wheels by modifying and delivering bikes to paying customers. Don’t like clean money? No sweat — there are brand new Clubhouse Contracts so you can always keep your hands dirty.
Nightclub Owners can talk to Tony Prince — or log in to their office’s computer — to launch new Club Management missions. Things are always getting messy at the hottest club in town: paparazzi infestations, bouncing troublemakers from behind the velvet rope, chaperoning incapacitated VIPs… Looking to source Goods? Call Yohan and he’ll hook you up.
Calling all Gunrunners: Running low on supplies? New Resupply missions are now available to help keep your subterranean fortress fully stocked. Want to boost Research in your Bunker? Call Agent 14. Looking to expand your trade network? He can secure a contract with Ammu-Nation so you can now sell your excess weapon parts for cash.
To learn more about the ins and outs of the new business expansions, visit the official GTA Online site.
AGENT ULP RETURNS IN OPERATION PAPER TRAIL
Civilians on Highway 1 aren’t the only ones who are noticing the rising gas prices — Agent ULP of the IAA is hot on the case. He’s caught a whiff of a far-reaching criminal conspiracy, and a hefty dose of gasoline fumes, and now he’s convinced that the Duggans and the FIB are colluding to rig the price of oil. The implications are dire, and the details are scant, but he’ll be in touch soon.
The Criminal Enterprises features a wide range of GTA Online experience improvements — many of these the direct result of extensive and constructive feedback provided via our feedback website.
For those who like their personal space, business computers can now be accessed in private sessions. Now you can take on Sell and Source missions at your leisure, without the Armageddon of the competitive market. And for those who like the Armageddon, expect a boost in bonuses.
Players can now purchase max ammo for all their weapons in one go using the Interaction Menu. So quit wasting time looking through the ammo displays. Select all, load up, get straight back to the fight. And whether you’re strapping on fresh armor in the middle of a gunfight or performing emergency first aid by tearing into your fifteenth EgoChaser, you can now do both a lot faster with the Weapon Wheel.
New player-requested gameplay improvements also include:
An extensive rebalancing of the in-game economy and payouts for various activities to give players more freedom and choice in how they climb their way up the criminal ranks
A recalibration of the weaponry and countermeasures on the Oppressor Mk II
The maximum number of standard properties will be increased from 8 to 10, adding additional garage space for your collection of vehicles
And many, many more... make sure to check out our recent Newswire article on experience improvements, as well as the Title Update notes published at the Rockstar Support site.
NEW VEHICLES, AND MORE
The Criminal Enterprises also introduces brand-new shipments of Super, Sports, and Muscle cars. So, if you’re searching for a commuter car that will have jaws drop like crypto values, or you’re prepping for full-on armored warfare, check out your local dealerships today. There’s also a pet-project Stirling GT from the customization experts at Hao’s Special Works for those on the latest generation of consoles, and two new vehicles compatible with Imani Tech upgrades available through the Agency’s Vehicle Workshop.
And citizens of Los Santos know there’s only one way to age: Like a fine wine. A fine wine that’s been pumped full of formaldehyde and locked in resin. That’s why some well-loved favorites have been given a facelift. Find the Pegassi Zentorno, Benefactor Stirling GT, Grotti Turismo R, and much more with brand-new modifications and liveries.
Plus, Ammu-Nation now stocks the new Precision Rifle — a long-range, bolt-action firearm with killer accuracy for a quick clean shot.
NEW GTA+ MEMBER BENEFITS
Today also marks the beginning of a new GTA+ event period, and Members will receive an array of new benefits including the Lampadati Corsita sports car for free from Legendary Motorsport — along with two exclusive liveries. GTA+ Members will also get 50% Bonus GTA$ and RP on the new Operation Paper Trail Missions, and fees from all VIP/CEO Abilities accessed via the Interaction Menu are now waived.
Plus, additional benefits including upgrades for your Executive Office, 15% extra bonus GTA$ on Shark Card purchases, and more. For full details on all current GTA+ Member benefits, instructions on how to claim them, and more, visit the official GTA+ site.
THIS WEEK'S EVENT BONUSES
Today through August 3, all GTA Online players will have a number of special bonuses to take advantage of, including 2X GTA$ and RP on the new Operation Paper Trail Missions. Plus, completing any Steal or Source mission (Gunrunning, Special Cargo, Import/Export Vehicle Cargo) will get you a GTA$150,000 bonus delivered within 72 hours of completion.
Completing any Gunrunning, Nightclub Warehouse, MC, or Special Cargo Sell mission will get you the White Beat Off Earphones for your character, and there is a selection of special discounts:
40% off – Agency Property
40% off – Agency Property Upgrades and Modifications
Welcome back to Los Santos. Experience entertainment blockbusters Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online on the latest generation of consoles — now available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S through the PlayStation 5 console store and the Microsoft Store with a host of improvements and upgrades for new and returning players.
Explore Los Santos and Blaine County in greater detail than ever before, now featuring:
Enhanced levels of fidelity and performance with three new detailed graphics modes to customize your gameplay experience — featuring up to 4K resolution, up to 60 frames per second, HDR options, ray tracing, improved texture qualities, and more.
Quicker access to the action as the world of Los Santos and Blaine County load in faster than ever before.
Feel new levels of responsiveness with Haptic Feedback and dynamic resistance via the Adaptive Triggers on PlayStation 5's DualSense wireless controller, including weather effects, rough road surfaces, explosions, directional damage, and much more.
Hear the sounds of the world with pinpoint precision: the throttle of a stolen supercar, the rattle of neighboring gunfire, the roar of a helicopter overhead, and more.
Plus, experience all-new enhancements to the dynamic and ever-evolving world of GTA Online, where you can rise from street-level hustler to become a kingpin of your own criminal empire.
Hao’s Special Works
Exclusive to the latest generation consoles, Hao has taken over the LS Car Meet’s Mod Shop to offer his services as a specialist customizer with Hao’s Special Works. First, unlock Hao’s Special Works by taking his phone call and completing a time trial using a high-performing, HSW-modified vehicle. Once you beat the par time, Hao’s shop will be unlocked for business, allowing you to purchase an HSW upgrade for eligible vehicles and then add a new range of modifications including groundbreaking acceleration, Chameleon Paint, and more.
Starting today, HSW upgrades and modifications are available for the Übermacht Sentinel XS, Shitzu Hakuchou Drag, Grotti Turismo Classic, and Bravado Banshee. There are also five new vehicles releasing today on the latest generation consoles only; the Coil Cyclone II, Karin S95, Imponte Arbiter GT, Pfister Astron Custom, and the Pegassi Weaponized Ignus, all of which are eligible for HSW upgrades and modifications.
Plus returning players from PS4 and Xbox One will receive a complimentary all-new and fully HSW-upgraded Karin S95 after unlocking Hao’s Special Works. In addition, these players will unlock the Dark Purple Pearl and Red Prismatic Pearl Chameleon Paints for all HSW-eligible vehicles with the ability to apply either one for free.
Coil Cyclone II
Take your newly upgraded HSW vehicles into the new HSW Race Series using these specially modified vehicles. The LS Car Meet will also be showcasing Hao’s Premium Test Ride vehicles weekly with his very own podium, allowing LS Car Meet Members on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S to take a weekly selection of highly modified HSW-eligible vehicles for a test drive with the option to buy straight off the lot — without visiting a dealer website.
The first Premium Test Ride vehicle is a souped-up Bravado Banshee decked out in Hao’s Special Works proprietary upgrades and a matching livery. One thing’s for sure: the other cars on the lot will know where you got your work done. Once it’s up to spec, you’ll be able to test your ride’s mettle out in the new HSW Time Trial, a dash from East Vinewood to Vespucci Beach.
The Career Builder
Anyone who is getting started in GTA Online on the latest generation consoles will have access to the Career Builder, helping everyone enter the world of GTA Online with useful tools for rising from street-level hustler to criminal kingpin. Choose from one of four Criminal Careers — Executive, Gunrunner, Nightclub Owner, or Biker — and select from a range of properties, powerhouse vehicles, and weaponry to kickstart your enterprise. The Career Builder is also available to anyone who wants to restart their character in GTA Online.
New Menu Design
Immediately access everything GTA Online has to offer right from the Main Menu, including the latest and most popular updates. Quickly jump into Heists, Races, and Adversary Modes, launch directly into Freemode, or browse from weekly event offerings like discounts, 2X GTA$ opportunities, and more.
Access to All Current and Previous Updates
Dive into more than 40 massive updates with more to come. Featuring everything from the high-stakes hunt for Dr. Dre’s missing music files with Franklin Clinton in The Contract to the high-octane underground street racing action of Los Santos Tuners; Heists on the lush tropical island of Cayo Perico to the nightlife circuit of After Hours and The Diamond Casino & Resort.
All this and more available alongside a wide range of races, modes, activities, and social spaces to enjoy solo or with friends — including nightclubs, arcades, penthouse parties, car meets, and much more.
GTA Online Profile Migration
Players with a Rockstar Games Social Club account can seamlessly migrate their GTA Online Profile from PS4 or Xbox One to PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, which includes any Characters, GTA$, Progression, Stats, Vehicles, Properties, Weapons, Clothing, and Player-Created Jobs.*
Returning players who migrate their profiles will also receive the all-new Karin S95 — converted and tuned up courtesy of Hao’s Special Works —along with the exclusive Cool Noise HSW Racing Suit, Dark Purple Pearl Chameleon Paint, and Red Prismatic Pearl Chameleon Paint.
Just load up the game on either of these new consoles — the first time you enter GTA Online you'll be given the option to migrate your GTA Online Profile. You can also choose to transfer your character via the Migrate Profile option in the Online section of the Pause Menu.
Please note: Migrating your GTA Online Profile will result in its removal from the PS4 or Xbox One account it was initially tied to, which means you will need to create a new one to continue playing on the original platform.
You can also transfer Story Mode progress by uploading a save to the Rockstar Games Social Club. For details on how, please visit Rockstar Support.
In addition to the new Chameleon Paints for all eligible vehicles in GTA Online, there are a number of new quality-of-life updates for veteran players, including the ability to choose different session types from the Find New Session submenu.
As we continue to improve and tune the GTA Online experience, we’ve also made adjustments to increase base payouts on Biker Sell Missions and Nightclub Daily Income on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Going forward, we plan to continue making further adjustments across all versions of the game, in addition to rebalancing other areas — such as vehicles commonly used in PvP combat. Stay tuned for details.
And make sure to check out the re-launched Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online website, which features our handy GTA Online Guides for those starting out.
GTA Online artwork illustration
GTA Online Now Available as a Standalone Title
For the first time, GTA Online is also now available as a standalone title for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. It is available for free exclusively on PS5 through June 14, 2022, and at a discounted price for Xbox Series X|S players through June 14, 2022.
Players who want to experience the interwoven stories of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor have the option to upgrade and add Grand Theft Auto V’s Story Mode at any time, which includes Director Mode and the Rockstar Editor. Download now from the PlayStation Store or the Microsoft Store.
*For GTA Online platform migrations, purchased GTA$ can only be transferred between platforms of the same family (PS4 to PS5, Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S). All earned GTA$ will transfer regardless of console platform.
Note:: It seems the "Expanded and Enhanced" wording of the upcoming versions has been dropped entirely.
Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online arrive for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on March 15 - delivering the action-packed, blockbuster Story Mode adventure and the dynamic, ever-evolving world of GTA Online to the latest generation consoles with a host of improvements for new and returning players.
These new versions of GTAV and GTA Online introduce high-end PC visuals to the console experience with new graphics modes featuring up to 4K resolution, a frame rate of up to 60 frames per second, improved texture quality, HDR options, and ray tracing - as well as utilizing the technical advancements of the latest console hardware for faster loading times, immersive 3D audio, support for platform-specific features, and more.
Grand Theft Auto V
Experience the interwoven stories of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor across the sun-soaked metropolis of Los Santos and the backwoods countryside of Blaine County in greater detail than ever before with stunning all new levels of visual detail.
Choose from one of three detailed new graphics settings to tailor your gameplay experience for what matters most to you. Fidelity Mode is tuned for the highest visual quality and targets 30 FPS. In this mode the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X support native 4K resolution with ray tracing enabled while the Xbox Series S supports upscaled 4K resolution. Performance Mode is tuned for the most responsive gameplay experience and targets 60 FPS. In this mode the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X support upscaled 4K resolution while the Xbox Series S supports a resolution of 1080p. In addition, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have Performance RT mode, a hybrid of the Fidelity and Performance modes supporting upscaled 4K resolution with ray tracing enabled and targeting 60 FPS.
These new versions also offer across-the-board improvements including faster loading times, increased population and traffic variety, increased vegetation density, improved lighting quality across shadows, water reflections, and other elements. Plus improved anti-aliasing, motion-blur, highly detailed new explosions, fire, and much more.
There’s also new levels of responsiveness with Haptic Feedback and dynamic resistance via the Adaptive Triggers on PlayStation 5’s DualSense wireless controller, adding new sensations to weather effects, directional damage, rough road surfaces, explosions and much more. Platform-specific features also include immersive audio using Tempest 3D positional audio on PlayStation 5 and Spatial Sound on Xbox Series X|S.
Grand Theft Auto Online
The massive and unrivaled experience of GTA Online - with an unprecedented 8+ years’ worth of gameplay additions delivered across over 40 unique updates - will continue to evolve with the power of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. This new generation of GTA Online includes a range of new vehicles and a new addition to the Los Santos Car Meet: Hao’s Special Works.
Hao’s Special Works encompasses best-in-class vehicle upgrades, a new class of Races using specially modified vehicles, and a weekly rotation of Hao’s Special Works Time Trials, along with a Premium Test Ride, where you can get behind the wheel of these newly modified vehicles for free.
In addition to access being included as part of GTAV, GTA Online will also now be available for the first time as a standalone title for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Plus, for the first three months from launch, GTA Online will be available to download and keep for free for PlayStation 5 players - making it easier than ever before for new players to experience everything GTA Online has to offer.
And new players might need more than just a pistol in their belt strap to survive Los Santos, so we're introducing a new Career Builder feature designed expressly for new players – or anyone who wants to reset their character and get a fresh start – to get an introductory leg up in the criminal world of Southern San Andreas. With this system, you get a GTA$4,000,000 windfall to select essentials including Business Properties, Vehicles, and Weapons.
Furthermore, GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S has an assortment of new quality of life improvements, including a newly designed introduction and tutorial for new players, a new front-end Main Menu that allows you to jump directly into Freemode, Heists, Races, Adversary Modes, the latest featured weekly event content, and more.
Story Mode and GTA Online Character Transfers
PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to transfer both their GTAV Story Mode progress and their current GTA Online characters and progression to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, or across console platforms, with a one-time migration for each.
Starting today, players can begin transferring their Story Mode progress by uploading a save to the Rockstar Games Social Club. To begin this process, enter GTAV on your current console account and go to the Game tab of the Pause Menu. From there, select the Upload Save Game option. Please note, you can only store one game save per platform at a time and saves will remain available to download for 90 days.
Players with a Rockstar Games Social Club account will also be able to migrate their GTA Online character progress to PS5 or Xbox Series X|S on March 15 upon loading up the game on either of these new consoles. This migration includes any Characters, GTA$, Progression, Stats, Vehicles, Properties, Weapons, Clothing, and Player-Created Jobs.*
Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online will be available digitally on March 15 through the PlayStation 5 console store and the Microsoft Store - with pre-purchase and pre-load beginning on March 8 - and physical releases coming in April. Stay tuned for more details.
*For GTA Online platform migrations, purchased GTA$ can only be transferred between platforms of the same family (PS4 -> PS5, Xbox One -> Xbox Series). All earned GTA$ will transfer regardless of platform.
For those subscribed to PlayStation Now, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition is available until Monday, May 2.
"Play the genre-defining classic of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City updated for a new generation, now featuring across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing this beloved world to life with all new levels of detail."
As the GTA Online community continues to grow stronger with each passing year, Rockstar Games would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for playing with us across 2021, whether through the high-speed thrills of Los Santos Tuners, chasing down Dr. Dre’s lost tracks in The Contract, or just causing havoc in Freemode with friends. As we enter our third console generation and with much more to come in 2022 and beyond, here is a look at just some of what’s on the way.
The Contract – Short Cuts to Short Trips and More
The Contract brought GTAV’s story into present-day GTA Online as players helped Franklin Clinton set up his celebrity solutions agency and track down hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre’s lost, unreleased music, along with an array of new gameplay including Security Contracts, Payphone Hits, and the ability to step into the shoes of Franklin and Lamar for the Short Trips co-op story missions.
To ensure everyone can easily experience the fun of Short Trips, players will soon be able to access Short Trips directly from the Jobs menu without completing The Contract’s story missions. And look for official versions of Dr. Dre’s tracks from The Contract, hitting your favorite music streaming service today.
A New Generation for GTAV and GTA Online
With the GTAV community stronger than ever, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online will come to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S platforms this coming March 15, bringing the blockbuster open-world experience to players on the latest hardware. We sincerely appreciate the entire community’s support over the years as the game now heads into an unprecedented third console generation.
Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S features new graphics modes with up to 4K resolution, up to 60 frames per second, texture and draw distance upgrades, HDR options and ray-tracing, as well as offering the technical advancements of the latest console generation with faster loading times, immersive 3D audio, platform-specific features like advanced haptic feedback, and much more.
PS4 and Xbox One players eager to continue their journey on the newest generation of hardware will be able to transfer both their GTAV Story Mode progress and their current GTA Online characters and progression to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S with a one-time migration at launch.
Plus, a new standalone version of GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will debut at launch — available for free for the first three months to PlayStation 5 players — making it easier than ever before for new players to experience everything GTA Online has to offer.
Improvements to GTA Online
GTA Online for PS5 and Xbox Series also includes a range of improvements including the ability to skip the GTAV Story Mode prologue before entering Online, and an all-new GTA Online Tutorial. New GTA Online players will now enter the Career Builder, with instant access to their choice of one of four illicit businesses — Biker, Executive, Nightclub Owner, or Gunrunner — and a sizable GTA$ windfall to help select a property, high-end vehicle, and the firepower required to kickstart their enterprise. Returning players will also have the option to restart their character and take advantage of the Career Builder at any time.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of GTA Online also include the new Hao’s Special Works auto shop, located within the LS Car Meet, which will allow players to upgrade select vehicles (5 new vehicles and 5 existing vehicles at launch) for elite driving performance that takes full advantage of the upgraded power of new console hardware.
"With the unprecedented longevity of GTAV, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway. We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready, so please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official details.
On behalf of our entire team, we thank you all for your support and cannot wait to step into the future with you!"
- Rockstar Games
(spoiler alert: don't expect news of the next Grand Theft Auto anytime soon)
Join forces with one of Los Santos' most famous hustlers and his friends in GTA Online: The Contract, an all-new adventure for solo players and groups, featuring the return of Grand Theft Auto V protagonist Franklin Clinton, manager of F. Clinton & Partner, a "celebrity solutions Agency" ready to fix the special kinds of problems plaguing the high rollers of Los Santos.
With your partnership in the Agency, you’ll work alongside new and familiar faces including Franklin’s longtime friend Lamar Davis, his loyal sidekick Chop, and the Agency’s elite in-house hacker Imani. And in the Agency’s first A-List client contract, you’ll help Dr. Dre resolve a high-stakes theft.
On the streets of Los Santos, Dr. Dre’s stolen phone is the talk of the town — word is the device is loaded with never-before-heard music from Dr. Dre’s as-yet unreleased work, which you’ll need to track down before it leaks to the world. This could make or break your Agency, and you’ll be the one getting your hands dirty.
As you make headway with the investigation, you’ll discover new songs from the six-time Grammy Award-winning hip-hop legend, all premiering exclusively within this massive update to GTA Online.
You’ll also get a rare inside look at Dr. Dre working his magic at Record A Studios, a new music studio where you can hang with Dr. Dre and a special guest artist, kick back, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the hit-making process.
As part of your partnership investment in F. Clinton & Partner, you’ll acquire a new multi-floor, state-of-the-art office space, fitting for a high-end private solutions Agency. The property includes office space for the team and a dedicated lower level for vehicle storage. You can add further modification with an Armory to service your arsenal and a Vehicle Workshop that opens a new range of modifications ideal for completing contracts for clients.
F. Clinton & Partner is new to the scene, and you’ll need to pick up Security Contracts for clients in need to gain experience and credibility. Recover valuables and vehicles, conduct daring rescue operations, defend high-value assets, and more.
After completing a few Security Contracts, Franklin will reveal the Agency’s dirtier work in Payphone Hits — off-the-books, street-level assassinations with bonuses paid out for following specific instructions. These assignments demand a low-profile — you’ll pick up the details by answering payphones around Los Santos.
In addition to a Concierge service at the Agency, you’ll be able to call Imani and Franklin from your iFruit in Freemode to make use of their unique services and abilities, as well as request Security Contracts and Payphone Hits from the road.
The Contract has three new weapons, each a valuable instrument Franklin has accrued over his career. The Heavy Rifle is available at Ammu-Nation or to purchase and modify from your Agency’s Armory at a discount. The Stun Gun and Compact EMP Launcher are tools of the trade that are exclusively available at the Agency’s Armory.
Look out for a fleet of seven new vehicles including the Pegassi Ignus supercar, Lampadati Cinquemila sedan, and Pfister Astron SUV, which are all available from Legendary Motorsport. The Dewbauchee Champion supercar, Bravado Buffalo STX muscle car, Enus Deity sedan, and Enus Jubilee SUV have new Imani Tech modifications available to them from the Agency’s Vehicle Workshop. Slick Mines, Armor, and Machine Guns are baseline essentials for Agency work. Meanwhile, a Missile Lock-On Jammer will keep you clean of homing missiles, and the Remote Control Unit will allow you to drive the vehicle remotely.
While you hit the streets, tune into the new radio station MOTOMAMI Los Santos hosted by ROSALÍA and Arca pumping tracks from across the musical spectrum — from bachata to electro and much more. New music is hitting the airwaves of Radio Los Santos and West Coast Classics as well, including exclusive new tracks from artists such as Juicy J and Mike Dean, Pusha T, Dom Kennedy, Mozzy, and more.
There are hundreds of new pieces of streetwear and accessories, including new jackets, sweaters and hoodies, baseball caps, tattoos, and new Facepaints and Hairstyles from the Barber. Plus, players who visit Record A Studios anytime between now and December 22 will receive the Westside Fitted Cap for free.
Today’s release brings several other positive changes for GTA Online. Players will now receive fewer phone calls and texts inviting them to take part in new gameplay. Now, players can use the map in the Pause menu to review and select gameplay. Highlight any contact blip on the map to see more details and trigger the contact’s introduction to this content.
Additionally, a number of new Pause Menu Awards and Daily Objectives are now available to complete in GTA Online, and daily fees for Properties and Businesses have been reduced. Players are also now rewarded LS Car Meet reputation for completing Auto Shop Contracts, Customer Deliveries, and Exotic Exports Deliveries, and the safe capacity in the Nightclub and Arcade has been increased.
Alongside all the new additions with The Contract, you can also take advantage of weekly event bonuses and discounts in GTA Online. Visit the Lucky Wheel and LS Car Meet to see the latest prizes and contests, earn 2X GTA$ and RP on Transform Races, Weed Killer, and Welcoming Party. Plus, all who play GTA Online this week will receive the Radio Los Santos Tee, free of charge, to celebrate the legacy of LS’ long-running hip-hop radio station.
As you complete each of the missions within Dr. Dre’s Contract, look out for first-time completion cash bonuses of varying amounts. Plus, completing three Security Contracts between now and December 22 will earn you a tidy GTA$200K one-time bonus, available within 72 hours of completion.
Stay tuned to GTA Online over the coming weeks for new vehicles, holiday gifts, a new Adversary Mode featuring familiar faces, and even more surprises at Record A Studios.
In the years since he and his accomplices knocked over the Union Depository, renowned Los Santos hustler Franklin Clinton has been making moves of his own.
Welcome to F. Clinton and Partner, a new “celebrity solutions agency” catering to the Vinewood elite in need of solutions to high-society problems.
Franklin needs two things: a reliable partner and a big-ticket, high-profile client. With your longtime LS contact — and newly aspiring cannabis entrepreneur — Lamar Davis making the connection, you can be the partner that helps Franklin take the business to the next level.
Meanwhile on the other side of the city, DJ Pooh has been reaching out to Franklin about an exciting potential client: his close friend, Dr. Dre.
Lost in the shuffle on his way to Cayo Perico last year, it turns out Dr. Dre’s phone isn’t just missing — it’s in the wrong hands. Not only that, but the phone also contains the hottest property in the city: new, unreleased music from Dr. Dre himself. This could be the big break your agency needs.
Get ready for a wild and hilarious ride through Los Santos, from the mean streets of Franklin’s old neighborhood to the hottest parties in the city, from debaucherous mansions to the offices of the FIB and everywhere in between as you join Franklin, expert hacker Imani, Chop the Dog, and crew to secure Dr. Dre’s precious tracks and return them to their rightful owner.
Stay tuned for more info on The Contract, arriving December 15 to GTA Online — including details of an eclectic new radio station from some very special guest hosts, huge first-of-their-kind updates to existing radio stations including a ton of new and unreleased exclusive tracks from Dr. Dre and a heavy-hitting line-up of artists, plus additional opportunities for agency work including choice hits for players willing to get their hands dirty, plus new weapons, vehicles, and much more.