GTA V on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S is out next week meaning you can soon start the pre-load for both versions of the game. The game, which is said to include some new visual enhancements such as raytracing and performance modes, will take up quite a chunk of your console SSD.
According to PlayStation Game Size on Twitter, GTA V on PS5 comes in at 87GB. You can expect the Xbox Series X/S version to come in at around the same size too.
Pre-load for GTA V on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S kicks off sometime today so you can start the download later the evening. At the time of writing, the pre-load isn’t live yet but Rockstar said 8 March so hopefully soon. The pre-loads won’t be available until Rockstar lists the game on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Marketplace.
Keep in mind that GTA V, when it releases, is split into two separate purchases. Players can purchase the GTA V: Story Mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S individually. On PS5, the GTA Online mode is free up until 14 June. However, Xbox Series X/S owners will need to purchase the Online mode too.
Rockstar is also hosting a special sale for both the GTA V: Story Mode and GTA Online up until 14 June. After which, PS5 owners won’t be able to play the game for free and will have to purchase it at the full price.
We are still waiting for the game to appear on the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store in South Africa for an official price. According to the Australian Xbox Store, the GTA: Story Mode only costs AU$ 59.95 which is around $44 or R849. The GTA Online mode then costs AU$30.95 which is around $23 or R429.
This is a lot cheaper than we expected. However, this is the current sale price which ends on 14 June. After which, purchasing both modes will most likely cost you the same price as a new triple-A PS5 or Xbox Series X/S game. There is no free upgrade for GTA V on either PS5 or Xbox. Sadly, Rockstar wants people to buy the game for the third time.