It’s practically unheard of for a game that is eight years old to be delayed, but then again, pretty much any and every gaming project is seeing protracted development through 2021.
The delay isn’t all bad for PlayStation players. There’s an ongoing PlayStation promotion where PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 can claim $1,000,000 of in-game currency by visiting the PlayStation Store at the start of each month, with Rockstar and Sony filling players’ pockets up until the game’s PS5 release.
Even with that, GTA V is the gift that keeps on giving for Rockstar, and the game will be released natively on its third generation of consoles (it debuted on the PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2013, after all). As such a ludicrously popular game, it makes sense for Rockstar to want to keep the good times rolling and update the game for the new generation of consoles. In the process they can increase the game resolution, the frame rate, and improve the game’s loading times significantly over the game on PS4 or Xbox One (let’s not mention the original release). The upgrades include “all new speed improvements” which sounds like those playing on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S will get an advantage over their last gen counterparts.
As part of a partnership with Sony, GTA Online will be a separate standalone edition and PlayStation 5 owners will be getting it for free as long as they claim it within the first three months of the game going live. So, make sure you snap up the game if it’s one that tickles your fancy. You’ll just have to wait a few more months before you can do so.