GTA V is getting enhancements for Xbox Series consoles

GTA V will be coming to next gen consoles such as the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S not long from now. The news comes from Rockstar Games’ blog with details of what you can look forward to when the fifth mainline open world crime thiller is re-released on March 15.

Some of the biggest features to look forward to are pretty bog standard for enhanced editions of previous generation hits. There’s 4K Resolution, 60 FPS, improved texture quality, options for HDR (High Dynamic Range) displays, ray tracing, spatial sound and of course, faster load times.

Grand Theft Auto V will also let you switch between three different graphical settings to match your preferences and playstyle.

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Fidelity Mode is tuned for the highest visual quality and targets 30 FPS. Xbox Series X will support native 4k resolution with ray tracing enabled, while the Xbox Series S supports upscaled 4K resolution. If you like to play GTA V for its gorgeous cityscapes and taking pictures in game, this mode is for you.

Performance Mode is designed for the most responsive gameplay experience and targets 60 FPS. Xbox Series X supports upscaled 4K resolution, while the Xbox Series S supports a resolution of 1080p. If you’re all about the action and each frame is precious to your gaming experience, you’re going to want to keep it in this mode.

Performance RT is only available to Xbox Series X and is a hybrid of the Performance and Fidelity modes designed to support ray tracing and 60 fps but with an upscaled 4K resolution.

Other new improvements added to the mix are increased population and traffic variety, increased vegetation density, improved lighting quality across shadows, water reflections and other elements. Additionally, it’ll also feature improved anti-aliasing, motion-blur, highly detailed new explosions, fire and so much more.

Rockstar is also offering migration of your GTA V save from your Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S via the Rockstar Games Social Club. Curiously, no word has been given on the blog regarding pricing, such as whether the upgrade will be free to previous owners of Grand Theft Auto V, as a ten to twenty dollar digital upgrade or as a full price new purchase.

March 15 is fairly close and we’re hoping Rockstar has put more care and attention to these upgrades than it did with GTA: Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, which launched in a less than ideal state and led to a direct apology from Rockstar.