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Grand Theft Auto 5's release for next-gen consoles delayed to March 2022

The release of the upgraded version of GTA V for next-gen consoles has been pushed back to March 2022 (Image: Rockstar Games)
The release of the upgraded version of GTA V for next-gen consoles has been pushed back to March 2022 (Image: Rockstar Games)
The delayed release of the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto 5 has been officially announced via a trailer during Sony's PlayStation showcase yesterday. For fans who are anxiously waiting for GTA 6, Rockstar Games' latest delay is not exactly good news either.

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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Enrico Frahn, 2021-09-10 (Update: 2021-09-10)