Rockstar’s celebrated open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in March 2022, and many might be wondering if it will be a free upgrade for existing owners or if it won’t. We don’t have all the answers at this stage, but history and the evidence so far suggests that it will not be a free upgrade.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S represent the third generation of consoles on which GTA V will be available, following the game’s debut on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. When GTA V originally expanded to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014–taking advantage of the increased horsepower of those systems to deliver a better experience overall–the game was released as a full-priced standalone title instead of a free upgrade for people who already bought the game originally.
With GTA V continuing to sell exceptionally well–it sold 5 million copies in the April-June quarter, propelling the game to 150 million sold overall–it stands to reason that Rockstar and parent company Take-Two will continue to ride the wave for as long as it makes commercial sense to do so.
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