Rockstar has revealed which of their titles will be backward compatible with next-gen consoles. Chief among which, and arguably their most successful games to date, the PS4 and Xbox One editions to Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 will be playable on the PS5, Xbox Series X, and S. The most recent versions of L.A Noire, (and it’s Playstation VR counterpart, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files, will also share backward compatibility with the new consoles.
Except for PS5 Digital Edition and Xbox Series S consoles, all disc-based copies of backward compatible games can be played inserted directly into the next-gen’s. All previously backward compatible titles on the Xbox One will be playable on the Xbox Series X and S. These include Bully: Scholarship Edition, the original Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV, and perhaps best from the franchise, GTA: San Andreas. PS2 titles available on the PS4 will carry over too. These include three installments from the GTA series, (III, San Andreas, and Vice City), Manhunt, Max Payne, and The Warriors.
Plus, Rockstar reminds us that anyone who logs in to GTA Online each month will receive GTA$1,000,000 into their in-game Maze Bank account within 72 hours of logging in. Check out Rockstar’s blog post for all the backward compatible titles available.
With a remastered and enhanced version of GTA V anticipated for next-gen consoles in 2021, the loading times into its story mode and online play will be considerably shorter on the Series X. A clip published online by GameRiot established that it took less than forty seconds to launch GTA V’s story mode and roughly two minutes for the online world.
The Xbox Series X and Series X both launch on November 10, with the PS5 launching on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, while the UK and the rest of the world will need to wait until November 19.