GTA Online was initially released way back in October of 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. The game is the online component of GTA V and allows players to jump into massive open-world lobbies and complete co-op missions, competitions, or just wreak havoc on the city.
While GTA Online was made available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows platforms in 2014-15, there have been next-gen consoles released since then. Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 platforms are now on the cutting-edge of console gaming offering supreme graphics and performance capabilities.
The time has now come for GTA Online to enter the new era of gaming and players are anxiously awaiting the drop. Catch up here on all the details surrounding the GTA Online next-gen release time.
GTA Online Next-Gen release date & time
After recently making news after confirming the development of Grand Theft Auto 6, developers Rockstar Games are back in the headlines with another upcoming release. GTA Online is slated to hit next-gen consoles after a long wait in which only the last-gen versions were available.
We now have a set date after Rockstar confirmed GTA Online next-gen will release to consoles on 15th March. A pre-load period is live for players who want to minimize their wait, and the file sizes differ between PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S platforms. Currently, no exact release time has been revealed.
Though it should be noted, players will need to purchase the next-gen version of GTA Online, with Xbox Series X|S offering no free upgrades. PS5 players have a slightly different situation, as the game will be free for the first three months following the 15th March release.
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For those who want to pre-load GTA Online next-gen, it's a very simple process. Simply head over to the PlayStation or Xbox Store to pre-order the game, once the pre-order has been completed, players will be able to begin pre-loading the game.
Enjoy the next-gen festivities and make sure to keep up with GINX for all your GTA Online needs. We'll make sure to keep you in the loop with all the latest game news, updates, and more.
Featured image courtesy of Rockstar Games.