Grand Theft Auto V or GTA V was released last month on next-gen consoles, but those searching for a boxed copy for the Xbox Series X/S or PlayStation 5 were out of luck – the game is currently only available as a digital download. That, however, appears to be about to change.
Physical copies of GTA V for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will be released later this month, according to Rockstar’s official website, with pre-orders starting now. However, you might want to hold off for the time being because the boxed next-gen version of GTA V costs $40, while it’s only $20 on the Microsoft Store and $10 on the PlayStation Store (the latter deal is only available to those browsing the store via their PS5). So, if you truly want a boxed copy of GTA V for PS5 or XSX, you should probably wait a while because it will most likely be discounted as well.
The next-generation console version of GTA V has received mixed reviews. While the cosmetic improvement is impressive, the performance isn’t nearly up to par (particularly on Xbox).
GTA V will be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Later This Month
The PS5 and Xbox Series X offer identical visual modes – Fidelity gives you native 4K, ray tracing, and 30fps, Performance offers native 1440p at 60fps, and RT Performance offers dynamic 1440p, ray tracing, and 60fps. Based on the analysis above, it seems PS5 holds pretty much rock solid in all modes, with only small 1 or 2 frame dips in Performance mode when things get crazy. Meanwhile, the Xbox Series X seems to struggle in RT Performance mode, dropping down to the 30 to 40fps range, and Performance mode dips to the low 50s. Things are even worse on Xbox Series S, which offers only two modes – Fidelity (1440p at 30fps) and Performance (1080p at 60fps). Fidelity mode does not consistently hold 30fps, dropping into the mid-20s, and Performance seems to hover pretty consistently in the 40fps range once things heat up.
Grand Theft Auto V is now available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and Xbox 360. On April 12, you’ll be able to purchase a physical copy of the game on the PS5 and XSX.
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