Grand Theft Auto 5 confirmed for PS5 in 2021

Rockstar's smash hit will arrive on PlayStation 5 next year.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 has defined an era not only for Rockstar Games, but for the medium itself. Initially released seven years ago, GTA 5 has seen supreme success on a plethora of platforms. Launching on the cusp of new console releases, GTA 5 was one of many titles that were bi-generational. Now, the game will become tri-generational. It’s been officially announced that GTA 5 will be available on PS5 in 2021.

This announcement kicked off PlayStations “Future of Gaming” livestream. Though the game has been out for the greater part of a decade, Grand Theft Auto 5 is still one of the most popular games today. Rockstar Games’ dedication to adding new content to GTA online has kept that community active. 

Rockstar Games states that GTA 5 on the PS5 will be “expanded and enhanced.” During the trailer, it was also announced that there will be a standalone version of GTA Online releasing next year, exclusively free for PlayStation 5 players. In addition to this, PS Plus members will receive a million dollars in GTA Online every month that they play the game until it launches on PS5. Grand Theft Auto 5 is set to hit next generation consoles in 2021.

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Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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