GTA V Backwards Compatibility and More Rockstar Confirms

GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2 Cover Art

With the launch of next-gen consoles coming up next week, Rockstar has revealed that GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2, and other games will be available via backwards compatibility.

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GTA Backwards Compatibility

“As the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles later this month approaches, we are happy to announce that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 will be playable via backward compatibility, along with the most recent versions of L.A. Noire (including the PlayStation VR version of L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files), all previous backward compatible Rockstar Games titles on Xbox One, and all Rockstar Games PlayStation 2 titles currently available on the PlayStation 4 from the PlayStation Store.”

Credit: Rockstar Newswire

This is great news as many fans have been wondering whether or not they will have to repurchase these beloved games in order to play them on their new consoles, as it seems unlikely that Rockstar would forego developing next-gen versions of GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2 as this would be sure to boost player numbers even more than the surge of players to GTA V already. Rockstar also says “if you own a disc-based copy of any backward compatible game, you’ll be able to insert that disc directly into your new PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X (excludes PlayStation 5 Digital Edition and Xbox Series S consoles). Meanwhile, digital game owners will have instant access to download any compatible Rockstar Games titles they already have tied to their PlayStation Network or Xbox Live accounts. On PlayStation 5 these will be available from the Your Collection section of your Game Library and on Xbox Series X|S from the Ready to Install section.”

Games & Apps screen on Xbox
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File Transfer

More good news for Rockstar fans, as you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off. “Transfer save files and full games via LAN cables, connecting wirelessly, or with USB storage. You can also transfer the most recent cloud save tied to your PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live account” Though they do warn players that they may want to ensure your cloud saves are enabled on your PS4 or Xbox One before playing on PS5 or Xbox Series X|S

Also backwards compatible on Xbox Series X|S:

  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Grant Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis

Titles that will also carry over from the PlayStation Store:

  • Bully
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Manhunt
  • Max Payne
  • Red Dead Revolver
  • The Warriors

PlayStation Plus members will also be awarded $1 million (deposited into their in-game Maze Bank account within 72 hours of log-in) each month they play the PS4 version of GTA Online up until the launch of the new standalone version of GTA Online on PS5 in 2021.

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