Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online hit PS5, Xbox Series X/S in March 2022

The standalone GTA Online will still be a timed freebie on PS5

Rockstar is taking some extra time to polish up Grand Theft Auto V‘s next-gen version. The studio announced today that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online are targeting March 2022.

The new versions of the game, expected to bring technical and graphical boosts to both GTA games, is taking a few additional months for fine-tuning.

While the wait will be a bit longer than initially expected, the plan is still to bring both over, and to still offer a standalone version of GTA Online for next-gen in March. And we got a little look at what’s in store during today’s PlayStation Showcase 2021:

GTA Online will also still be free to claim for PlayStation 5 owners during its first three months post-launch, once it goes live in March 2022. And PlayStation Plus owners can currently grab 1,000,000 GTA bucks every month on the PS4 version of GTA Online until the game launches on PS5 in March.

Though it’s a push back from its earlier date, a little fine-tuning will hopefully make the Grand Theft Auto V experience all the sweeter on next-gen. I’m interested to see more of what’s in store for the upgrade. But both the single-player Los Santos experience and its Online component have managed to stay pretty popular over the years, so it’s safe to say it’ll still make waves.

Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online head to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in March 2022.

Eric Van Allen