Grand Theft Auto 5's release for next-gen consoles delayed to March 2022
Sony's PlayStation showcase yesterday gave many exciting insights into the future of its gaming console, including the reveal of a first trailer of Spider-Man 2. However, Rockstar Games also used this opportunity to unveil a new trailer for the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto 5, which included the unfortunate news that the upgraded game will now be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles in March 2022.
This is a major disappointment for fans of the popular multiplayer mode of GTA V, which is just called GTA Online. Before the delay was officially announced, gamers expected the next-gen 4K upgrade for GTA 5 to arrive later this year. But it is also bad news for players who are anxiously waiting for the announcement and release of GTA 6.
Just last week, a rebellious man made headlines when he stormed on stage during a live TV show in Germany and consequently demanded the release of GTA 6. Now that even the remastered version of GTA 5 has been delayed, it appears quite unlikely that Rockstar Games will announce the successor Grand Theft Auto 6 anytime soon. At least the trailer gives fans of the series a pretty good taste of the graphical improvements of the upgraded next-gen version, even though those probably aren't very special for players of the technically superior PC version of GTA 5 (from US$29 on Amazon).
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