One of the key features of the new-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X is the faster loading times, and this key benefit is coming to Grand Theft Auto 5 when it’s re-released on the newest systems.
According to tests we ran here at IGN, Grand Theft Auto 5 loads lightning fast on the PlayStation 5, especially compared to the PlayStation 4 version. Replay Mission take around 5 seconds to load, nearly 75% faster than on the PS4.
Particularly striking is how fast autosaves load on the PS5 versus the PS4. On Sony’s newest console, GTA 5 loads save files at around 20 seconds while it takes over two minutes to load the same file on PS4.
Check out the load time comparison below for the full results of our tests.
Alongside faster load times, GTA 5 will come with enhanced visual settings for PS5 and Xbox Series X that include 4K with Ray Tracing at 30 FPS, or a performance mode that targets upscaled 4K at 60 FPS.
On the PS5, GTA 5 will include DualSense haptics and other Adaptive Triggers feedback, as well as “high-end PC” visuals on consoles including “increased population and traffic variety, increased vegetation density, improved lighting quality across shadows, water reflections, and other elements.”
GTA 5 is currently available for pre-load and will cost $9.99 for PS5 for the first three months before increasing to $39.99. For Xbox Series X|S the price will start at $19.99 for the first three months before also increasing to $39.99.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the most popular games of the generation and will be hitting stores again after almost 10 years. But don’t worry, Rockstar did officially confirm it is working on Grand Theft Auto 6, though don’t expect any more details on that for a while.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.