GTA V Enhanced Edition is set to launch on PS5 in the second half of 2021 according to a new email sent out by Rockstar. The game, which was originally announced during the PS5 Future of Gaming event last year, has been missing in action since its debut.
We know that Rockstar plans on giving away the online portion, GTA Online, for free on PlayStation 5 but the developer did not share when users can expect the package to release. Rockstar sent out an email to GTA Online players explaining how their PlayStation Plus GTA credit benefit will change starting on 1 April 2021.
In the mail, Rockstar claims that the $1,000,000 benefit will end “when Grand Theft Auto V launches on PlayStation 5 in the second half of 2021”. However, the email does continue to state that GTA V on PS5 does not have a specific release date yet.
Changes to your GTA$ Benefit
The way you receive your monthly GTA$1,000,000 Playstation®Plus benefit will soon change.
From April 1, 2021 forward you will need to claim your monthly GTA$1,000,000 benefit from the Playstation™Store. At the start of each month a new GTA$1,000,000 product will be available on the PS Store, like other similar PS Plus pack benefits. You must be a Playstation®Plus subscriber to claim this product each month and the GTA$ will be deposited into your in-game account upon store redemption.
The month of March 2021 will be the last month in which your monthly GTA$ benefit will be automatically deposited into your in-game account within 72 hours of your first play session. As of April 1, 2021, these automatic GTA$ in-game deposits will be discontinued.
The amount of the GTA$ benefit is not changing. The offer is still limited to GTA$1,000,000 per person per month and this offer will still end when Grand Theft Auto V launches on Playstation®5 in the second half of 2021. A specific release date of GTAV on PS5™ has not yet been announced.
We’ve heard previous reports that Rockstar is working on GTA V for PS5 that won’t be a simple port of the game. Instead, the developer has moved the game from its original RAGE engine into the same version they used to make Red Dead Redemption 2. This means that players are possibly in for a “remaster” instead of a port.
Of course, we have yet to see any gameplay or footage from GTA V on PS5 so hopefully, Rockstar will share some news with us soon. At least we kind of know now when to expect the game.